Daniel Claude ABATE
CEO BFM BUSINESS CORPORATION LTD
Holder of a first Degree in Law & Political Science and of an accredited MBA in Finance from Leicester University, United Kingdom.
M. ABATE started his career as Fuels Territory Manager with ExxonMobil, world N°1 oil company. Five years later he moved to Coca Cola West Africa as Business Development Manager covering all West Africa Markets except NIGERIA. 4 years later he joined British American Tobacco (BAT) as Sales & Distribution Director for all Central West Africa Markets including Sao Tomé & Principe. Position that he hold until his resignation in 2010 after almost 6 years with BAT to create his first own company, Beauty Point Industried Ltd, an industrial SME in natural ingredients cosmetics. M. ABATE is now CEO of a his own group company called BFM BUSINESS CORPORATION LTD with 3 key divisions: cosmetics, agro industry and Digital Signage Systems the latter being the most important and innovative business activity.
On top of running his own company, M. ABATE has been recently re-elected for a 3rd term of 4 years as the Executive President of MECAM (the national syndicate and association of Business Entrepreneurs), the second largest employer/private sector organization in Cameroon.
M. ABATE has also been appointed in 2016 by decree of the President of the Republic, as Board Member of Financial Markets Commission, the regulatory body of the Cameroon financial markets.
M. ABATE is also the President of Ethics and Governance Enhancement Committee of Cameroon Customs which is a consultative Committee in charge of assisting Ministry of Finance and General Manager of Customs to promote and implement ethics and governance reforms accross Customs Department.