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  • 1. Page 1 of 8 Work Address Home address AFRILAND FIRST BANK, Place BP 8103 Biyem Assi de L’Hotel de Ville BP 11834 Yaoundé, Cameroon Yaoundé Cameroun Tel: (237) 231 05 76 (D) Tel: (237) 222 58 37 (B) (237) 783 28 84 (237) 775 27 30 (mobile) (237) 775 27 30 Fax (237) 222 17 85 Email : s9numbem9@yahoo.com Biodata Marital status Married No of children Four Nationality Cameroonian Age 45 years SIMEON TCHATCHOUA NUMBEM I OBJECTIVES ♦ Investment-oriented financing of micro, small and medium enterprises with microfinance, debts, risk and venture capital. ♦ Focus on sustainable development that creates employment opportunities from natural resources management for poverty alleviation. II EDUCATION 1998 Cornell University, United States of America, Ph.D. Agronomy (Soil Sciences) (Major) Regional Planning, (Minor) Agricultural Economics, (Minor) 1988 International Training Center Ghent, Belgium, M. Sc. soil Sciences. Department of Agronomy and Soil Sciences. Concentration in land evaluation and land use planning. (Major) 1983 Yaoundé University, Cameroon, B.Sc. Natural Sciences, Other Professional Training ♦ Management of Microfinance Institutions In-house training Afriland First Bank ♦ Corporate Financier analysis and management: In-house training Afriland First Bank ♦ IFC – FMO training seminar on environmental and social management, 22 to 25 March 2004. Creating opportunities for enterprise from environmental resources in Africa, Dakar, Senegal. ♦ Environmental Finance Management for corporate investment development. FMO Holland, The Hague ♦ Enterprise Intermediation for EXIM Bank USA loans : Africa Investment Corporation
  • 2. Page 2 of 8 III PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE April 1999 to June 2004 and Current (Job Location: Afriland First Bank, Cameroon) ♦ FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BANKING ♦ Positions occupied: (Chief of Division Microfinance, microenterprise and Environment, ♦ Sub-Director Position: Adviser to the Chairman of the Bank) Commercial Banking ♦ All commercial banking operations including loan analysis Investment Banking ♦ Work with (CENAINVEST) Central African Investment Company, a Venture Capital Fund for major corporate. ♦ Co-creator of MITFUND (Micro Trust Fund) a risk capital Fund for Micro, small and Medium size enterprises, with 180 microenterprises in portfolio, ♦ Led the team that negotiated the Master Guarantee Agreement (MGA) between Afriland First Bank and the EXIM Bank of USA. Microfinance With Microenterprise Development ♦ Supervision and control of MFIs Incharge of the creation and supervision, auditing and control of community-based institutions (MC2): that serves 75 000 to 100 000 people today in Cameroon. ♦ Training and Capacity Building of managers ( as National Coordinator ACIM) (Association of Microfinance Institutions, worked with (CGAP/CAPAF/ PIAD (Pan African Institute for African Development) in training of trainers for Microfinance Institutions in Cameroon. ♦ Legislation and policy development, assisted the government and COBAC (Central African Banking Commission) and the Central Bank in formulating policy for Microfinance legislation. ♦ Financing and Refinancing policies and strategies. Project development, planning, monitoring, analysis and structuring of the financial needs for microprojects and Microfinance Institutions. ♦ Application of Microfinance to microenterprise development: developed models for the use of microfinance and microcredit in rural development activities for poverty alleviation. Promotion of “Development-oriented Microfinance” as the approach for social and economic development in rural Africa. o Agribusiness promotion with risk capital, with more than 180 microbusiness created, o In Agriculture, soil fertility, community forest management, rural electrification, natural resources management and in the health sector. o Investment-oriented model (PIA). Model applied in development of financially sustainable clinics for IPPF – AR in NIAROBI, KENYA in sexual and reproductive health with HIV/AIDS. International Cooperation in Microfinance: o SEEP network: Small Enterprise Education program, of Washington DC. o Microcredit Summit Campaign: The international NGO advocating for reaching 100 million people with Microcredit by 2005.
  • 3. Page 3 of 8 o FAU –DIFID: A Ugandan based Microfinance Institution .
  • 4. Page 4 of 8 Work In Environmental And Natural Resources Management 2003 PAFRA project (AFDB – MINEF financing):  Integrated community forest management promoting sylviculture with sustainable forest extraction; combining microfinance and microenterprise development in community forest management. 1988.1992 Provincial Coordinator NGO (Friends of Nature):  Developed the background document for the establishment of the KILUM Montane forest reserve, NW province. Agriculture And Rural Development 1998 Post Doctorate Research Position USDA/NRCS, USA; Developed a framework to assess land use, desertification vulnerability and land degradation in Africa. 1988-1993 Institute for Agronomic Research for Development (IRAD, Cameroon)  Researcher, in soil sciences, land use and land evaluation  Physical rural planning, Soil and water management with irrigation, The Ruppin Institute Israel IV CONSULTANCY POSITIONS May 2004 South – South Cooperation in Microfinance: Workshop tour of Ugandan delegation from the banking and microfinance sector, Yaoundé 2004 2003 IPPFAR (International Planned Parenthood Federation African Region): Study on establishing an integrated network of financially sustainable franchise clinics in Africa, undertaken in 7 countries. 2001 Action Research and feasibility studies for institutional Microfinance outreach in MC2 with ADAF (Appropriate Development Foundation for African Development), a Cameroon NGO 2000 Government of Cameroon: (DRSP document): Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Cameroon. April 1998 World Bank/FAO: Soil Fertility Management and Environmental issues for the National Fertilizer Sector Project Ethiopia. June 1998 Environmental Consultant: World Bank-WWF Alliance: Developed georeferenced database for nine African countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, for the protected areas, paper parks and gazetted forests in Africa. Used GIS, COMA support system. V WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ON MICROFINANCE AND MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT Nov. 2002 Fifth Microcredit Summit, New York USA. Nov. 2002 United Nations: Africa Advocacy Microcredit Forum II – A solution for Africa? Nov. 2000 African Regional Microfinance Summit, sponsored by the Microcredit Summit Campaign. (Paneled two sessions).
  • 5. Page 5 of 8 Sept. 2001 National Conference on the new laws by COBAC, the Central African Banking Commission and BEAC on the regulation of Microfinance. Institutions in the Central African Sub region (paneled the workshop session on internal regulations).
  • 6. Page 6 of 8 1999 Yaoundé, Cameroon. Conserving and Managing Biodiversity in Central Africa: Global Challenges and local solutions. Organized by the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. VI COUNTRY EXPERIENCE: Europe and Middle East: Belgium, England, Italy, Israel and The Netherlands North America: United States of America and Canada Africa: Benin, , Cameroon, , Central Africa Republic, Democratic, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, Senegal, Togo, Tchad, Zimbabwe. VII LANGUAGE SKILLS English: Proficient in speaking, reading and writing (used in Ph.D. and M. Sc.). French: Proficient in speaking, reading and writing (used in B.Sc. studies). VIII PUBLICATIONS 2002 Numbem, S. T., Bomda J, and Fokam P. K. Microcredit and Agriculture, how to make it work., Paper selected among 750 others on same topic and presented at the MICROCREDIT SUMMIT Campaign conference, NY, USA 10 – 13 November 2002. 2002 Fokam P. K., Bomda J., and Numbem S. T., Development of effective linkages between Microfinance Institutions and the formal Banking sector; Paper prepared for the MICROCREDIT SUMMIT Campaign conference, NY, USA 10 – 13 November 2002. 2001 P.F. Reich, S.T. Numbem, R.A. Almaraz, and H. Eswaran; Land resources stress and desertification in Africa. In: Bridges, E. M,I.D. Hannam, L.R. Oldeman, F.W.T. Pening de Vries, and S .J. Scherr, and S. Sompatpanit (eds.). Responses to Land Degradation. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Land Degradation and Desertification, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Oxford Press. New Delhi, India. 2000 Numbem S. T. Overcoming Legal and Regulatory Constraints to Savings mobilization; the case of Microfinance Institutions in Cameroon. African Region Microcredit Summit 8 –12 October 200, Harare, Zimbabwe. 2000 Numbem S. T., Action plan of the ‘Afriland First Bank: African Region Microcredit Summit 8-12 Oct. 2000, Harare, Zimbabwe. 2000 Numbem S. T., and ZO’O G.R. Oloman Transformation, Regulation and Supervision, the case of Cameroon and the Central African Sub-region. MFI ² Networks Workshop, April 25-30, 2000, Accra, Ghana. 1999 3-Dimensional Framework for Sustainable Natural Resources Management in the Central African: A conceptual emphasis. Journal of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, No 1, 1999. 1998 Numbem, S. T. Soil Productivity Potential Under Indigenous Fallow (Afub Owondo) in the Humid Forest Zone of Southern Cameroon. (Ph.D. Thesis).
  • 7. Page 7 of 8 1997 Numbem, S. T. Food Crops and Economic Dependency in Africa: African Notes. Institute for African Development Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  • 8. Page 8 of 8 IX OTHER SKILLS ♦ Translator: French – English/ English – French Translator. ♦ Training of trainers in Microfinance and microenterprise development, ♦ Vetiver bioengineering Use Vetiver for rehabilitating degraded landscape against erosion, embankment and road stabilization. ♦ Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Working ability with Geographical Information Systems ArcInfo/ Arc View (DOS-base) systems; Idrisi (DOS and Windows); GPS (Global Positioning System). Working ability with aerial photo-interpretation and Satellite Imagery. ♦ Computers, Demonstrated ability with following IBM/PC and Apple programs: Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1. 2. 3., Quattro. Word processing: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect. ♦ Statistical Packages: Minitab, Systat, and familiarity with SAS, Database: Microsoft Access, Dbase IV, Graphical Packages: Microsoft PowerPoint and Canvas graphics. X REFERENCES Tewodros MELESSE Laurent SOME Paul RIPPEY Directeur Régional Regional Director Investment Manager IPPF- AR WWF Cameroon DFID - FSDU Tel: 254 (20) 2720 280 (o) BP.6776 Yaoundé 18 Shimoni Road N° 48 (20) 2720 281 (o) Tel: (237) 221 62 67 Kampala, Uganda 254 (733 612730(C) Tel (237)950 36 11(M) Tel: 256 (0) 77 863 078 Email: tmelesse@ippfaro.org Email: lsome@wwf.cm paul@FSDU.OR.UG