Our Board

 

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Churchill Nanje
[Founder of Njorku]

 

 

Mambe Churchill Nanje is the founder of Njorku.com – Africa’s first job search engine, which helps thousands of job seekers daily find jobs in locations nearest to them.

Njorku was named by forbes as one of the top 20 technology startups in Africa (Forbes Magazine, 2011) and over the years Njorku has grown to serve 100,000+ monthly unique users across Africa.

Mr Mambe started his first business – AfroVision Group Limited at the age of 20 after leaving his job at the Trustech institute of technology. With AfroVisioN Group Churchill won the award of the most outstanding young entrepreneur in Buea (JCI, 2009) and the most outstanding young entrepreneur in cameroon (JCI, 2011).

Mr Mambe wants to be able to use Njorku to enhance the career and lives of 350million youths in sub saharan Africa within the next 5yrs.

 
Vera Songwe [Country Director at the World Bank]

Vera Songwe
[Executive Secretary, Economic Commission on Africa]

 

Ms. Songwe was just appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, the first woman to ever serve in this role. Ms. Songwe has been working as the the IFC Regional Director for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal since 2015.Until June 30, 2015, Ms. Songwe was the World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania.

Most recently, she was the adviser to managing director Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who oversaw the World Bank Operations in the Africa, Europe and Central Asia and South Asia regions, as well as human resources. She is also a non resident senior fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institute.

Ms. Songwe holds a PhD. in Mathematical Economics from the Center for Operations Research & Econometrics from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. She holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Alain Nteff
[Co-founder and Director at Gifted Mom]

 

 

Alain Nteff is a Telecommunications engineer and the Co-founder and Director at GiftedMom, which is Central Africa’s first social business, developing innovative and low-cost technologies to improve maternal and infant health. The social venture wants to scale nationwide in Cameroon reaching 20,000 families by end of 2015 and replicating their simple but effective solution in other developing economies in Africa and beyond, targeting 5 Million users in the next 2 years.

Mr. Nteff recently received the 2015 Queens Young Leader Award handed over by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace. He was also the Youngest Participant at the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and was named Africa’s Top Young Social Entrepreneur in 2014 by the MasterCard Foundation and the African Leadership Academy.

The innovations of GiftedMom have been covered by CNN, Forbes, The Huffington Post, LeMonde.fr, Jeune Afrique and Cameroon Tribune.

 

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Anrette Ngafor Akinyele
[ Director of Nacho Comprehensive College and CEO/Founder of Liiber London]

 

 

 

Anrette Ngafor-Akinyele is the Director of Nacho Comprehensive College, a secondary -high school in Bamenda, Cameroon known for excellence.

Anrette is also the Founder and CEO of Liiber London, an international fashion brand. Liiber London has graced front cover for international magazines such as New African Woman, Brune, Pride , Go Woman and her designs have walked runways in Cameroon and around the world.

Anrette Ngafor studied in the UK and studies Fashion and management at Salford University Manchester. After university she worked for design houses such as Zara, Mango, Selfridges and went into management position for Karen Millen.

 

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Afowiri Fondzenyuy
[Founder of the AMOM Foundation]

 

 

Afowiri Fondzenyuy is the Founder and Managing Director of the Amom Foundation, spreading the mission to empower youths to meet with their daily challenges by becoming ‘job creators’ rather than ‘job seekers’ in Cameroon.

In 2006, Afowiri initiated Amom Charity as a follow up of a class project which has since impacted the lives of 22,000 children annually and has pioneered numerous educational programs that have been adopted and replicated by the Cameroon government.Afowiri is a social entrepreneur and has been a Financial Risk professional for 16 years; where he worked in different roles in the US with major financial institutions like Bank of America, Bank of New York, Wells Fargo and LPL Financial.

He holds a Bsc in Economics and AgriBusiness from the University of Dschang in Cameroon, Master in Finance from Tulane University, MBA in International Business from University of St Thomas in Houston and Non Profit Leadership certificates from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Management at Walden University.

 

Odilia Wankwi
[Senior Guidance Counselor and Head of Service at the Regional Delegation of Secondary Education]

 

 

Odilia Wankwi has over 40 years of experience as a teacher across Cameroon. She is currently the Head of Service at the Regional Delegation of Secondary Education. Her experience includes working as a Senior Guidance Counselor and the Head of School Mapping and Counselling at the Ministry of Education.

She has worked in several positions and organizations in Cameroon including the Ministry of Finance, the North West Guidance Counsellors’ Association and has been instrumental to several projects such as  the School Mapping Project MATRICA of 2000.

Odilia received her training at the Higher Teacher’s Training Institute at the Yaounde University as well as ENS Yaounde. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma-Guidance and Counselling.

 

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Elias Pungong
[Managing Partner at Ernst Young]

 

Elias Pungong is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. He is a specialist in Production Sharing Contracts and Establishment Conventions within the Oil & Gas Industry and has built up 20 year career within the industry.

After graduating with an MSc in Mathematic Statistics from St. Catherine College, Oxford University, Elias started his professional career in London in 1991 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1994. He then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brussels in 1996 and in 2001 was admitted as an Associate Partner in Francophone Africa. In 2003 he became the youngest ever member of the Territory Leadership Team responsible for Risk Management and Independence for all the 19 territories that make up the Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa. In 2005 Elias was promoted to Assurance & Advisory Managing Partner & Leader for all 19 countries of Francophone Africa.

In 2007 he then went on to become Oil & Gas Leader for Africa. In this role, he coordinated all business in the Oil and Gas space for all of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the newly formed Africa Region. In 2008 he was appointed a member of the newly created Africa Wider Leadership Team (WALT). In 2009 he was nominated as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and in 2010 joined an illustrious and respected band of graduates of the John F. Kennedy Harvard School.

Having worked extensively across Europe and Africa, Elias personal penchant for the development and support of social causes is immeasurably sewn into the fabric of his person, demonstrated by his time spent in Peru supporting Ciudad Saludable as well as his founding of the Pungong Foundation in his home nation of Cameroon and its Affiliated actions.