Political Economy advisor
For over two decades, Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. has worked as an International Political Economy advisor to governments, investors, and global Fortune 500 companies on the nuances of navigating and expanding into emerging growth markets. He is also the Founder of Botho Emerging markets Group an investment and strategy advisory firm with offices in Nairobi, Dubai, and Chicago.
Having worked in more than 20 markets across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, Isaac has an extensive and successful track record in investment facilitation, strategy consulting, and policy advisory across numerous sectors. Isaac is also an Angel Investor to start-ups based in Africa and the GCC and co-founder of the Amahoro Coalition, a convening of private sector actors committed to championing refugee economic inclusion in Africa. Isaac is a member of the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council (CAWCC), the Aspen Institute, and the Africa Wildlife Foundation Initiative. Previously, he served as the CEO of the African Leadership Network (ALN) and VP for Strategy and Linkages for the African Leadership Group (ALG). He is a 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, a Trustee of Hanover College, and serves on the Boards of Axis Human Capital Group and The Boardroom Africa.
Isaac has also written widely on Africa and other emerging markets for publications and platforms including the World Economic Forum, Forbes, Zawya, The Financial Times, Africa Business Magazine, Reuters, CNN, Arabian Business, among others. Isaac holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business, and a Certificate in Executive Education in Leadership from the Oxford University
Saïd Business School.