“I would prefer an A-team working on a C-idea,
than a C-team working on an A-idea”
These are words uttered from a place of belief in human capabilities by Ahamefula B. Rochas. He is the personification of a “Venture Capitalist” as he changes the course of businesses from a situation of little funds to a position of operational capital. With his input, entrepreneurs are defying the odds as they overcome obstacles such as funding, to birth business ideas. Funding, a prime entrepreneurial challenge at a time when capitalism and privatization stand as optimum necessities in Nigeria, and the continent at large. An issue well addressed in the Forbes article “Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism”
For Aham Rochas, a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Mechanical Engineering (2012-2015) from the University of Manchester, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (2015-2016) from the Imperial College London positioned him to become a problem solver. From the University of Cambridge, he earned a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship (2018-2020). While also obtaining degrees in Executive Education for Finance and Accounting, Strategy and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Columbia Business School respectively in 2018.
He has been able to drive the concept of Venture Capital with his company, Aham Rochas Group. A company which he heads as Group Managing Director. Aham is also a leader at many other notable companies. They include the Aham Rochas Foundation as President, the Rochas Group also as President. He is the founder at Golborn, a member of the board of the Rochas Foundation College of Africa, a director at Juremi Group, the founder atFULA, and a member of the Rochas Foundation Board.
Aham Rochas has not only succeeded in aiding entrepreneurship in Africa, but he has also given back to the community. Making an impact with his foundations through the Emergency Education Program (EEP), Peace Campaign Initiative (PCI), Female Entrepreneur Program (FEP), and One Home One World (OHOW). The Rochas Foundation College of Africa is an educational project established by the Rochas Foundation to create an excellent educational platform for the less privileged for free.
Accompanied by the vivid vision of improving entrepreneurial practices across the continent. He has provided the necessary capital for ventures, Aham Rochas is also driven by societal development and a philanthropy-inspired ideology. He continues to support entrepreneurial ideas with the aim of business excellence, nation’s growth, and human development.
Meet Ahamefula B. Rochas, the face of this edition of the BELT Magazine.
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