Like last year, they are still five in the year 2016 to be in the Choiseul top 100 African economic leaders of tomorrow, which has just been made public.
The first Cameroonian in the top 100 African is Jean Paul Melaga (39), CEO of Whitestone Finance and former Africa Director of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (2008-15), resisted for three years in this ranking.
It is the same for Daschaco Bony (39), CEO of Acmar Media Group, and Tony Smith, CEO of Limitless Corporation and former project manager at Microsoft (2009-2011).
This year, the newcomers in the Choiseul are Ingrid Etoke (36), MD of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Central Africa, the British multinational specializing in pharmaceuticals. Former director of Sandoz Laboratories Cameroon (2010-2014), this former student of the University of Lille comes in this ranking together with Tonje Bakang (35), a self-taught who became CEO of Afrostream after being Project Manager at EuropaCorp in 2013.
To recap, the Choiseul ranking, published annually by the eponymous Institute, “recognizes, identifies and classifies young African leaders aged 40 years and under, who will play a major role in the economic development of the continent in the near future.”