A profile adapted to current stakes

During my 18 years in the Cameroon Customs, I have had operational experiences in the sea ports and airports, as well as experiences in policy and strategic issues at Customs Headquarters including IT management, leading to my appointment as Director of the Computer department which is a highly strategic area for overall Customs and border reforms and modernization, given that greater ICT uptake and data analysis equally support fight against corruption, improve the performance of administrations and optimize the use of resources.

During this journey, I equally gathered experience in the management and successful implementation of reform processes, in partnership with businesses, donors and other stakeholders. These successful reforms have been acknowledged as fruitful in the fight against corruption and have inspired several Customs administrations that are currently benefitting from WCO support in this area.

Since May 2012, I have actively driven and contributed to several key priority areas of the WCO Secretariat, notably on issues relating to trade facilitation, and specifically with regard to the accession to and implementation of the International Convention on the simplification and the harmonization of customs procedures – as amended (Revised Kyoto Convention - RKC) which is known as the blueprint for efficient and modern customs regimes.

With wealth of experience and expertise in both policy and operational areas, I have been able to advise at the political and strategic levels in the promotion and successful implementation of several instruments and tools developed by the Organization to support the reform and modernization programmes and projects of various Customs administrations and partner government agencies in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The five years I have spent at the Secretariat have enabled me to deepen my knowledge of ongoing work in the Organization, as well as the new initiatives. Through sustained work in all the six regions of the WCO, I have extensive and intensive understanding of the issues and challenges in each of these regions and associated needs and requirements for reform and modernization.

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