13, September 2016
The remains of the Cameroonian tycoon and President of GICAM Andre Fotso will be laid to rest in his native Banjoun in the West Region on Saturday 17th September 2016.
He died at the age of 69 on the 2nd of August 2016 in Paris after a protracted illness. Andre Fotso will be remembered as a successful Cameroonian businessman that provided direct employment to more than 800 Cameroonians. After his sojourn as a student of the Lyon II University in France in 1977 to 1983, where he studied Management Science, the late Andre Fotso came back to Cameroon and in 1991, started a business enterprise.
In 1993 he set up the first Cameroon Gas company and in 2002 became a member of GICAM. His efforts to enlarge the Cameroon Business landscape earned him the post of a vice President of GICAM in 2008, after having contributed to establish the Ecobank group in Cameroon in 2003.
In May 2010, the organization registered some remarkable changes thanks to some innovations made by the deceased. In July 2010 he laid the ground work for the construction of the Kribi deep sea port, and some road infrastructural projects in September that same year.