A native of Cote d’Ivoire, Eric Kacou is co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP), a firm providing entrepreneurs and leaders with the right mix of insight and capital needed to generate prosperity. He is also the author of Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets, which has already received coverage from international media such as FT, CNBC, and SABC.
Prior to starting this venture, he served as Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness consultancy focused on emerging markets. An expert in business strategy and economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program. Eric also served CEOs and leaders of over a dozen developing countries and international development partners.
Eric started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Company advising Fortune 500 executives. A Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Eric earned his MBA at the Wharton School, and serves on the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The World Economic Forum honored Eric Kacou as a Young Global Leader.