Our Management Team

The success of our organization begins with good leadership. Our management team will foster hard work ethic, teamwork, dedication, creativity, and a high focus on objectives. Management is accountable for results, and excellence is rewarded.

Patrick Tcheunou, Co-Founder and CEO

Patrick Tcheunou is a Cameroonian native who grew up farming coffee and many other food crops. He has a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. Patrick has more than nine years of combined industrial and research experience and was trained in coffee export with the International Trade Center (ITC) and other related trainings.

Tamara Trager, Co-Founder and Director of Communication

Tamara Trager has a Master's degree in Psychotherapy. She has more than six years of business ownership experience and was a trained coffee exporter.

Bianda Salome, COO

Ms. Bianda Salome is an Agro-Economist with more that ten years of experience. She has extensive experience of coffee and cacao farming, agriculture development in rural areas in Cameroon. She has experience working with the Department of Agriculture in Cameroon as well as the German Cooperation of Development in the Center and the West provinces of Cameroon. 

Neba Derick Akume, Operations Director - Coffee

Mr. Neba Derick Akume is an Agronomist expert in Arabica Coffee farming, Conservation and sustainability farming. He has more than fifteen years of Production, Project Management, Research and Professional Training experience working with the Cameroonian Government, more specifically the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development.

Ruth Edwige Ngo Oum, Operations Director - Cocoa

Ms. Ngo Oum is an Agronomist with experience in cacao farming and others.Working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Cameroon, she trains cacao farmers in many areas including phytosanitary, new production techniques, and pest/disease control.


Gerrit Thanko, Field Operations Chief Manager

Mr. Gerrit Tchanko is a Cameroonian Native who grew up farming coffee and many other food crops. He has received training in Arabica coffee farming from the Cameroonian Government and in Cocoa farming from a local organization. Gerrit specializes in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management. He got his Master's degree from the University of Manchester, UK.


Synthia Maginelle, Administration and Human Resources Manager

Ms. Synthia Maginelle holds a Master degree in Human Resources Mangement from the Catholic University in Cameroon. She has experience not only in Human resources Management, but also in Marketing, Sales and Communication. Her experience has been with Petroleum, Marketing, Supply Chain companies as well as the Labor and Social Security Department in Cameroon among others.  


Luc Nkouekam

Luc Nkouekam, Technology Manager

Luc Nkouekam is a senior electrical technical engineer Cameroonian native and an inventor. He has more than forty years experience of farming including coffee, cocoa, and many others food crops. Luc has more than 30 years of experience in industrial maintenance, construction, logistic, buying, and transportation.


Jill Schnipke, Communication and Marketing Lead

Jill has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Biology. She has over ten years of experience in training, communications, and business operations, including international localtions. 


Christa Alei, Advisor to the Field Operations Chief Manager

Christa has a Master's degree in Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences with over four years of related agricultural experience. She brings to the company strong professional and research experience with governemental and non-governemental organizations in Cameroon. 



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