Roland Holou is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com), the premier global diaspora engagement network platform that connects the international diasporas to each other and to opportunities with governments, nonprofits, businesses, laboratories, international institutions, schools, and research institutions. DiasporaEngager is also a think tank and a consulting company that helps the diasporas and their stakeholders to locate, engage, and network with each other and with their country of origin and their current country of residence. Dr Roland Holou is the architect of the world’s largest map of the diaspora and their stakeholders (https://diasporaengager.com/map).
Before founding DiasporaEngager, Roland worked as a plant biotechnology research scientist in the USA. He also has held international positions including the International Chair of the “Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association”, and the “International Service in Agronomy Award Committee” at the American Society of Agronomy. Roland Holou is a member of several professional associations including: American Chemical Society, Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora, French Writers Association, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association, International Association for Plant Biotechnology, American Society of Plant Biologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, Environmental, and Biological Systems; American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, American Society for Microbiology, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Benin Association of Pastoralism, etc.
Throughout his career, Dr Roland Holou has received many awards and honors such as: “National Association of Distinguished Professionals”, “Top Ranked U.S. Executives Award by National Council of American Executives”; “Who’s Who in the World”; “Who’s Who in America”; “Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs”; “Doctoral Marshal”; “Rollins Society Inductee”; etc.