(Business in Cameroon) - Alongside South Africa and Nigeria, the continent’s two strongest economic powers, Cameroon has been listed among the countries with the most nationals to make the 2014 “African leaders of tomorrow” list published following an investigation carried out annually by the Choiseul Institute.
In the listing, which, according to Choiseul Institute president, Pascal Lorot, “identifies the women and men, 40 years old or younger, who embark on the path of success with the ambition to raise Africa to its highest level of economic , social and cultural development,” Cameroon has 10 ambassadors (see list below), five of whom are in the top 100 and five others are in the remaining 100 future African leaders.
“Whether as heads major corporations and SMEs, investors or project founders, they all have in common excellence, influential networks, immense potential and the ability to go farther,’ stated Pascal Lorot.
List of Cameroonians in top Choiseul 2014’s top 100
- Jean Paul Melaga, Director of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for Africa and former Director of Renaissance Capital for Africa (13th)
- Vera Songwe (photo), Country Director at the World Bank for some West African countries (30th)
- Bony Dashaco, CEO of Acmar Media Group (36th)
- William Nkontchou, Director of Investments at Emerging Capital Partners (40th)
- Mamadou Touré, CEO of Africa 2.0, former Head of Investments for Sub-Saharan Africa at the IFC (93rd)
Cameroonians on the second list
- Tony Smith, CEO of Limitless Corporation, former project head at Microsoft
- Ismaël Nzoueton, CEO of I-Dispo, former consultant with Microsoft-France
- Cyrille Lavoisier Kemayou, Commercial Director at IHS Towers Cameroon, former Director General of Administration at Unipal for Central Africa
- Christian Ngan, CEO of Goldsky Partners, former Director of Investments at Findercod
- Arthur Zang, CEO of Himore Medical Equipments