Armel François, CEO of Plantations du Haut-Penja, was appointed on Thursday as acting President of the Groupement inter patronal du Cameroun (Gicam). The decision that brought the French man to the spot light was made public via a statement signed by Alain Blaise Batongue, the executive secretary of the association.
Alain Blaise Batongue also added that the resolution was adopted pursuant to Article 19 of the bylaws. Article 19 of Gicam, stipulates that the first vice president assumes the role par interim until the next election.
Armel Francois replaces the late CPDM tycoon, André Fotso, who died in Paris on August 2. The mandate of the latter will end in 2019.
By Sama Ernest (Cameroon Intelligence Report)