2010 Tutu Fellow Eric Kacou has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Rwanda Development Board. Eric, along with three other new members, were appointed in May 2020.

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is a government body responsible for accelerating Rwanda’s economic development by enabling private sector growth. Headed by the Office of the President and governed by a Board of Directors made up of global entrepreneurs and experts, the RDB has a goal of transforming Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment, and innovation by fast tracking economic development.

Eric Kacou is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP), an advisory and investment group in Africa. Prior to starting ESP, Eric led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, a presidential initiative credited with helping revitalize Rwanda’s economy. When he was Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness firm, Eric also served leaders of business, government, and development partners in over twenty nations across Africa and the Caribbean. He is also the author of Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity (2011) and Fly Africa (2018).

You can read more about the RDB Board of Directors at their site.