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Kate Kanyi Fotso


She is the director-general of Telcar Cocoa, the local dealer of U.S behemoth Car-gill. On its own, her firm supplies 30% of all the cocoa in Cameroon exports. In this sector where she has been competing with men for the past 20 years, Kate Kanyi Fotso has truly become an eminent figure. Reckoned as the main supplier of certified cocoa in the country, she has over six cocoa campaigns distributed around six billion CFA francs of premium to certified cocoa producers. According to Forbes, she is worth $250 million (around XAFI50 billion), making her the richest woman in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. However, her revenues took a Strong hit in recent years after Conflicts sparked by secessionist broke out in the southwestern part of the country which used to be Cameroon’s largest cocoa production basin and the region where Telcar Cocoa purchases up to 80% of their cocoa stocks Business in Cameroon. For the past 20 years, Kate Kanyi Fotso has truly become an eminent figure. Reckoned as the main supplier of certified cocoa in the country, she has over six cocoa campaigns distributed around six billion CFA francs of premium to certified cocoa producers. Have a Vision and Focus on it. Mrs. Kate is on her lane and has walked this path for many decades, has become a master over it, and is now a household name. Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve is essential. Also focusing on Mastering your sector is also a very intelligent business strategy, as diversifying investments sometimes is costly.


Discretion and Humility as ingredients for a successful career.
In the hustle and bustle of industry events, vainglory is sought by rich and famous business folks. Madame Kate has mastered the out of discretion and Humility, a lesson that teaches us to let the results of our work speak for itself.