CEO GreenHouse Ventures
Roland Fomundam, founder and CEO of Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) is a seasoned social entrepreneur. Over the past ten years, he devoted his time to finding lasting solutions to tackle challenges facing Africa’s agricultural communities that make up over 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and account for about 32 percent of gross domestic product’ (FAO).
Roland started GHV, to address these challenges, improving the agricultural ecosystem to increase production and profit as a means to empower farmers and promote the cultivation of valued foods in a sustainable manner. Since inception, the company has successfully introduced greenhouse farming to Cameroon and Cameroonians in a way that has attracted and engaged more youths in the industry than usual. His successes are now being replicated in other countries like Uganda, Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana where the company is currently carrying studies for proper implementation.
The successes of GHV have had an immeasurable impact in redefining the status quo and stigma that agriculture in Africa is for the poor, the dirty and uneducated people but also portrays one that is enjoyable, profitable, sustainable and saves the environment. The GHV business has been instrumental in getting these greenhouses in the hands of many users who have attested to its successes in terms of their return on investment(ROI) and happiness.
Roland is also the founder of two for profit companies and one not for profit organization. He has also led research teams to Cameroon made up of students established through educational network from the Northeastern University where he earned a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship. Roland’s solutions and ideas have been implemented in several communities throughout Cameroon and beyond. He is also a visiting lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a few universities in Cameroon. And most recently, he is the Regional Partner at FasterCapital Firm a venture capital firm providing seed fund to start ups.
Roland is a technology and business development expert. He is a philosopher, a success coach, a mentor, a pragmatist and a thought leader. His ambitions and works are geared towards the establishment of platforms with a sustainable business models to engage individuals and communities for win – win outcomes.