Isaac K. Fokuo

Principal, Botho Emerging Markets Group and Founder, SACE Foundation


Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr. (Kwaku) offers strategic and leadership guidance to support clients successfully navigate the nuances of emerging growth markets. Kwaku is the founder and principal of BOTHO Limited, an emerging markets investment advisory firm. Kwaku is also founder of the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE), an organization that facilitates partnerships between Chinese and African private and public sector actors.

Most recently he served as the Vice President for Strategy and Linkages for the African Leadership Group (ALG). At ALG, Kwaku drove the organization’s key relationships with governments, private institutions, and captains of industry in an effort to connect Africa’s most influential and dynamic leaders through the African Leadership Network (ALN) and the African Leadership University (ALU). Kwaku is a member of the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council (CAWCC), an Aspen Institute and Africa Wildlife Foundation initiative committed to gaining influence into the decision-making process on conservation and investment in Africa and embedding conservation in the mainstream economic, financial, investment, and trade relationships between China and Africa.

Kwaku holds an MA in International Relations with a focus on security and regional integration from the University of Chicago, an MBA with a focus on operations management from the Kellsdtadt School of Business at DePaul University, and a Certificate in Executive Education in Leadership from the Oxford University Saïd Business School.

He is an Archbishop Tutu Fellow and a Trustee of his alma mater, Hanover College.