We are very pleased to announce that Amede Achingale, our franchisee in Cameroon, has been appointed as the President of the European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry (EEIG) for Cameroon. We strongly believe that this is a very timely news at this crucial time in the development of her Antal business in Cameroon and the CEMAC region.
You can find out more about this new appointment on www.european-economic-chamber-eeig.eu/en/offices.htm
Tony Goodwin, our CEO & founder, said:
“This is just the kind of role that will help raise the business profile and be an excellent attribute to our world-wide branding. I am really delighted for you and for Antal Worldwide.”
As we wanted to introduce you to Amede, we asked her some questions about Antal, her life and her business.
Here is a short introduction, to read the whole interview, please go onto our website
Thanks a lot to Amede who took the time to answer to my questions and congratulations.
Why did you go down the franchise route? And why did you choose your franchise?
Having worked for over 22 years in various countries and sectors including banking, telecommunications, oil and gas, it was time to settle down to one’s own business. In 2010, my husband and myself set-up a business which at the time was involved in training, network marketing presentations, translation and other services but this wasn’t enough; I still felt something was lacking so I continued searching……
Being an entrepreneur and having always nursed the idea of owning a consultancy business, my search was along those lines. After several searches, I discovered that the only consulting business that can work with my existing business was recruitment. Also, I wanted a business that utilises my knowledge, skill sets, expertise and network of the industry I come from.
Given my many years in Sales, Banking and Relationship management experience in various sectors, a franchised business – a known brand – was the only type of business that will enable me leverage on my existing/past business relationships. I would be able to create a distinctive advantage in the industry and the best value proposition to my clients using existing systems, processes, teams and methodologies.
With Antal International, I could anticipate success. And hence, here I am today already helping some business partners after just 6 months, to expand into Africa and grow because of the candidates I introduce to them who make a high impact on their businesses.
What did you do before taking up a franchise?
I have worked in various capacities in the different sectors mentioned above; the last being a Team Leader, within Retail & Transaction Banking for United Bank for Africa (UBA) Cameroon…. more on our website