NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS
LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION AWARD
The current chairperson of AFCHAM, D. Nkwetato Tamonkia is a veteran
educationist with a knack for leadership that has seen him excel in
several leadership positions in the fields of education,
non-governmental organizations and business. His experience in
language teaching and corporate training since 1998 as well as his
on-going research project on sociolinguistics has earned him a
multi-dimensional view of society and the keys to the success of
individuals, organizations and businesses.
His first break-through leadership position was as Secretary General
of The Commonwealth Youth Association in Cameroon, a post he held for
two years 2003 to 2005 before moving to China where he co-founded and
organized the first ever Miss Africa in China Pageant in Beijing in
2008 in a strife to release his emotional attachment to African
culture. In the following year he founded the popular social
networking community for teachers and students called MyEE Online. He
is also the brain behind SEPFRA (Solar Energy Products For Rural
Areas), a non-governmental organization that seeks to provide
solutions to basic energy lack in rural areas in Africa.
About AFCHAM, Mr. Nkwetato believes that the organization is “the
ultimate connection through which companies and individuals that see a
bright future in Africa can get started”. As an editor for Bridge
Afrique Magazine, he has written extensively on Africa and issues
affecting mankind. He chairs the board of the African Chamber of
Commerce and at the same time heads the chamber’s Education Committee.
Pa Dee, as fondly referred to by his close ones, has a passion for
human values, shuns social ills especially the likes of racism,
injustice, discrimination, and strongly believes that his children and
all those he has mentored will support and carry on some of his
visions when he retires.