Areas of expertise include telecommunications, agri-business, transportation, mergers and acquisitions, finance and e-commerce, government and law, social business, international business development, strategic management, video surveillance and CCTV, real estate management, sales and investment, urban and land development, due diligence, marketing, sales and strategies, leadership coaching, fraud/anti-bribery and anti corruption, safety and security, business intelligence and investigations.
I was born and raised in Cameroon. I became involved in business, political and charitable ventures starting very early on in life. As a young man, I was sent to the United States to study with the objective of returning to open a family bank. While I was in the United States, Cameroon’s currency was devalued and the banking venture was put on hold. Remaining in the United States for the next couple decades, I found myself a bridge, connecting the North American, European and Asian markets, businesses and governments with our growing economy in West Africa. I was fortunate through many ventures to not only gain first hand experience working in various sectors of our economy, including mining, hospitality, agricultural, transportation and telecommunications, but also to work alongside Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank. Through Mr Yunus, I saw clearly that the path forward for African businesses was to invest in leadership. This investment would result in people, communities, nations and regions growing to become competitive on the world stage. The United Nations considers Africa’s poverty and corruption to be one of the largest factors threatening world security. By developing and empowering people, businesses will thrive and the continent will not only evolve, but Africa will produce powerhouse industries, benefiting all.
Helping people succeed! I love assisting others solve difficulties and surmount challenges to see their businesses thrive. For me, the ladder to greatness is not just helping a company build their material success, but playing a part in the entire workforce’s evolution toward greatness, triumphing over their obstacles, becoming employees who participate with joy and a sense of accomplishment and leaders who give back with integrity. Like I say in church, I want to add credit not to debit to whatever time I have here on this beautiful planet.
Some of my success stories
In Cameroon, I co founded the Queen's Transit and Services, which opened the doors for the shipment of foreign and domestic goods across the country. We recruited and employed the best qualified transit agents (shipping and trucking) to solve very complicated shipping, clearing and handling problems. Through Queen’s Transit and Services, we made the import and export of goods easy, accessible, transparent and efficient, connecting Cameroon’s most remote areas to the rest of Africa and the world.
I also secured gold and diamond mining licenses under K10 CASA Consulting and I am currently solidifying funding to build a gold refinery and gold trading infrastructure to facilitate increased financial transactions in Cameroon.
On the international front, I was the executive vice president and still am an advisor of Pan American Wireless Co,which produces wireless terminals in Panama. Starting in 2007, we grew the company to more than 110 employees and $20 million in annual revenues. Among other responsibilities, I was the architect of the video surveillance component of the company, a most welcomed service to police, government, retailers and private residences.
I co-founded Juristes du Coeur, an organization in Cameroon offering legal aid to clients unable to pay for lawyers. The goal of the program is to work and foster relationships with legal organizations in democratic countries to train lawyers and judges, promote good and fair justice practices and decisions, fight corruption and honour justice officials, who through the execution of the law, uphold the highest ethical standards. Juristes du Coeur provides pro bono legal services to clients unable to pay, facilitates training, and recognizes judges and lawyers who exhibit exemplary behaviors in the execution of the law. Like in other African countries, many innocent people are in prison. In the court system, cases are wrongly dismissed and clients wrongly convicted daily, due to corrupt lawyers and judges.