My name is Rodrigue Fouafou (pronounced Rod-reeg Foo-wa-foo — Rod for short) and I was born in the city of Bafoussam, Cameroon, in a poor family of 32 brothers and sisters (my father had six wives). Dreams of being successful and traveling the world were the main focus of my childhood. My ambitions growing up were to succeed in the expansive world of business. My humble upbringing was not very promising to achieve my childhood dreams. However, I made sure every decision brought me a step further to see my dream come through.
Every child has dreams and, whether consciously or subconsciously, seeks a person to emulate and follow in footsteps. For me, my brother Emmanuel (who was living in California) was that person. My father died in 1991 at a young age and I, too, was young — only 12 years old — at his death. I was just at the age where the questions of a young boy begin formulating into manhood. My brother Emmanuel, the first of the family to venture out of Cameroon, quickly stepped in to guide me. He paid my way through school and took a serious interest in my future. His love and guidance have helped develop my stature as a person of high integrity, moral standing, and determination.
After my studies in software engineering at the University of Ottawa, I started my career as a software engineer and had a few successful years working at IBM as well as Nortel. Soon after, I took a leap in the entrepreneurial world. After successful years founding and developing businesses, it is now an honor to help others attain their goals through business seminars, customized mentorship programs, and through other platforms.
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