Scott Ford, Partner of Westrock Capital Partners & Founder of Rwanda Trading Company

Scott Ford serves on President Paul Kagame’s Presidential Advisory Council. He formed Westrock Capital Partners in 2009 after orchestrating the sale of Alltel Corporation, one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies to Verizon. During Scott’s time as Alltel’s President & CEO, the company’s shareholders enjoyed the greatest total return on investment of any major telecommunications company. He now serves on the board of AT&T.

Scott founded Westrock Coffee and Rwanda Trading Company in 2009 to export coffee and build agribusinesses in Rwanda. A University of Arkansas graduate, he worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch in New York and Stephens Inc in Little Rock prior to joining Alltel. Scott and his wife, DeDe, have three sons and live in Little Rock.