African Startups Ecosystem Builder Entrepreneur, Investor, & Mentor Speaker Diaspora Leader Runner
About

About

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.

Work

Work

SKILLS

SKILLS

Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Software Engineer

Mentoring

SKILLS

SKILLS

Public Speaking

Online Marketing and Advertising Pro

Languages: English, French, and Bafoussam

Blog

Blog

A morning run, of perspective in Kigali.

That Saturday started off as my usual, waking up in the morning for a run.  This time, however, my experience...

November 3, 20200 comment

Boundless Inspiration

For a long time now, friends and acquaintances have told me I...

May 28, 20180 comment

Being in the Top 5 Percent (How Running is Like Business)

This weekend, I’m facing a big challenge. I’m running my first marathon:...

October 30, 20141 comment

CONTACT

CONTACT

Email reachout2rod@rodriguefouafou.com Monday–Friday | 9am–5pm (GMT +2)

Location Kigali, Rwanda