Isaac Kwaku FokuoIsaac Fokuo



Occupational Information

Job Title:

Founder and CEO of Botho Emerging Markets Group

Professional History

Isaac is Founder and CEO of Botho Emerging Markets Group and the founder of the Amahoro Coalition. Botho works in emerging markets, which comprise 85% of the world's population. It is a strategic advisory firm specializing in investments in emerging markets.  'Botho' is the Setswana word for respect, which Isaac says shapes his company's approach to business. The Amahoro Coalition is an initiative convening private sector firms in Africa to accelerate the economic inclusion of refugees.

Previously, he was the CEO of the African Leadership Network (ALN), a membership community of the most dynamic and influential new-generation leaders in Africa.  He has over 15 years of experience in change and project management, supply-chain management, and business development. His areas of expertise include corporate due diligence and governance, process design and implementation, China/Africa relations, political and economic risk analysis, and Islamic finance.

He is also co-founder and board member of the SinoAfrica Center of Excellence Foundation, an initiative that promotes the exchange of knowledge and ideas between China and Africa. He earned his MBA from DePaul University, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Hanover College. Originally from Ghana, Fokuo now lives in Kenya.


BA in International Relations from Hanover College and also a Trustee
MA in International Relations from The University of Chicago
MBA from DePaul University


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: International Relations, Leadership, Entrepreneur, Change Management, Project Management, Supply-Chain Management, Business Development


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.