Eric Kacou is cofounder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners), an advisory and investment group. ESPartners provides Intelligent Capital the right mix of insights and financing to entrepreneurs and leaders across Africa and the Caribbean.
A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, Eric authored Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity for BOP Markets published by Wharton School Publishing. Eric served on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Innovation as well as the Wharton Board for Europe Middle East and Africa.
Prior to starting ESPartners, Eric led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, an initiative credited with helping revitalize Rwanda’s economy by fuelling exports and entrepreneurship. An expert in economic growth and reconstruction, Eric has also served leaders of business, government and development partners in over a dozen other low income nations.
Eric was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, the African Leadership Institute as a Tutu Fellow as well as Forbes Afrique as one of Africa’s 20 builders of tomorrow. Eric earned his MBA at the Wharton School and his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Mason Fellow.