Board of Trustees Members

Gabriel Kuiatse, MBA (Chair)

He has 28 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has spent most of his career with Schlumberger where he started as a field engineer.

He then occupied various management positions as Training Center Manager based in UK in charge of training and developing field engineers, fi eld technicians and front line managers; Operations Manager Well Service and WCP for West and South Africa; Marketing Manager Schlumberger Oilfield Services for West and South Africa . He also served as Marketing Manager Schlumberger Well Completions and Productivity for Europe and Africa for based in Paris. He is currently a Global Account Manager based in Houston. He is also the current President of LAFABAH (La Famille Bamileke of Houston). Mr. Kuiatse holds an MBA from the University of Surrey UK.

 

Augustine Ayuk, PhD

Augustine E. Ayuk, is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Clayton State University. He earned his undergraduate and Masters degrees at Georgia College and State University and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Clark Atlanta University in 2001 and  previously taught at Kennesaw State University and the University of West Georgia. He is married to Esther Ayuk and we have three children.

Dr. Ayuk’s areas of interest include electoral politics in Africa, African Political Economy, African International Relations, leadership and political institutions in Africa. His article “Privatization in Cameroon and Costa Rica: A Comparative Analysis.”  Published, In the Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association (an on-line journal 2008), undertakes a cross-national study of privatization by both countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the challenges encountered and how both countries resolved these problems. In addition, he made contributions to a custom edition textbook, We the People: Reflections on American Politics at the University of West Georgia. He reviewed “Electoral Violence in Africa: A Continent’s Soft Political Underbelly.” for publication in the Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association 2008. He is currently reviewing “Contemporary Igbo Nationalism and the Crisis of Self-Determination in the Nigerian Public Sphere” for publication in the African Studies Review. He is working on a manuscript, “Western Union, Money Gram and Cell Phones: How Remittances have created a ‘new and ungrateful breed in Africa.”

 

Gwendoline Shang, M.D.

Dr. Gwendoline Shang, often called “Gwen” works as a clinical scientist with Johnson & Johnson.  In her current engagement, Dr. Shang is involved in research and development for Johnson & Johnson’s immunology division focusing on new therapies for Psoriasis – A growing disease that affects more than 7.5million patients in the US alone and 125million people worldwide.

She is a graduate of the University of Pavia, Italy where she studied Medicine & Surgery focusing on Pediatric Surgery.  Dr. Shang graduated within the scheduled 6 years of the medical training program, an achievement which less than 5% of medical students in Italy attain.  Her experience in the field included working  as a surgical assistant to Professor G. Parigi (MD) at the Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy, assisting in more than 150 surgeries over her 3year tenure at the hospital.

Gwen is involved in various community organizations that mentor young Africans, but her main focus is her work with the Shemka Foundation, along with her siblings. The organization was created in honor of their late father, Simon Shemka Shang. The goal of the Shemka Foundation is to provide affordable healthcare and education to local communities in and around Yaounde and hopefully expand to other rural areas in Cameroon.

Gwen speaks four (4) International Languages fluently along with a host of Cameroonian languages.

Aside from career activities, Gwen loves gardening, traveling, listening to good music, remodeling and hosting family & friends to exotic Italian and African dishes and most of all, spending quality time with her loving partner.

 

Thomas Ndomb

tndomb@cpsociety.org

He is a graduate of the Nigerian College of Accountancy Jos Nigeria (1996) and a Certified Accountant in Nigeria( ANAN), Thomas has been Vice President Carrier Relations at Telco 214, Inc, since 2003. Having worked in the Telecoms Industry for over 11 years, he has gained a wealth of knowledge on the African Telecommunications industry. Prior to his work at Telco 214, Thomas served for 3 years as an auditor for Arthur Andersen Central Africa office in Douala Cameroon where he was exposed to the specific challenges faced by many public and private corporations in the CEMAC Region. He will later use that experience in expanding the business footprint of Telco 214 in the whole continent of Africa. Thomas has held a number of positions during this time in both business development and account management on the African and Carrier side. In his work, he’s travelled to about 35 countries across the continent and has been exposed to multilingual partnerships in the Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish speaking zones.