Karen Kakou


"I am an international student."


Karen A. Kakou

Karen KakouMeet Karen Kakou. She dreams of leading a Fortune 500 company one day, and she wants other African students to dream big, too. When she was studying at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, she founded an on-campus organization to provide financial and moral support for her fellow African students.

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  • Earned an Associate of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from the Madison Area Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering – Management at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • Currently, a Supply Chain Leader in the Frito-Lay divison of PepsiCo
  • Founded African International Students Aid Foundation USA to provide financial and moral support to African students
  • Dreams of leading a Fortune 500 company and becoming the “African Indra Nooyi,” the current CEO of PepsiCo


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