Alieu Fofanah is a speaker, facilitator and leadership coach, who has a proven track record of helping high-calibre, high-performing entrepreneurs and employees successfully reach their next pivotal step.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely – a lesson Alieu had learnt when he failed the majority of his GCSEs. By the time he embarked on his bachelor’s degree he had completely transformed his mind-set and his personal brand. Alieu graduated with a first class degree in Business and Management from Aston University. In 2015 he received the British Award for African Development, in 2014 he was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Black British Business Awards and in 2010 was recognised as a Future Leader at the House of Lords by Powerful Media.
Alieu’s professional background includes six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), firstly as a Chartered Accountant within the Corporate Advisory team, then moving into a special projects role within PwC’s Africa Business Group to follow his passion to consult on, design and deliver a range of development initiatives. He also coordinated the development and implementation of PwC’s strategy to strengthen its position in Africa.
Alieu launched GoGetters in 2013 a project to explore the business ecosystem across six African countries. During the journey he led the GoGetters team to organise three entrepreneurship workshops, start a sugarcane drinks business in Sierra Leone and film three documentaries. As a result he featured on five TV channels, three newspapers and two radio shows – impacting a further four million people.
Alieu has spoken to over 8,000 professionals and students across the UK and Africa. Many have described the central theme of Alieu’s message as “life transformational” and the ‘maximisation of individual potential”. His inspiring message is relevant to all age groups to fit whatever challenges they’re facing.
Alieu’s mission is to challenge, inspire and teach people how to be go-getters in all aspects of their lives and to build their personal brand in order to define what they want to be remembered for.