On June 7th, Jacques Jonathan Nyemb was co-opted by the board of directors at GICAM (Inter Patronal Groupings of Cameroon): he becomes the youngest board member in the organization’s history.
Nyemb’s alma maters read like a checklist of the world’s most prestigious seats of higher learning. After a master in public administration (MPA) from Harvard, a LL.M. with merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a masters in banking and finance law from Panthéon – Assas, he spent six years working in Europe and the USA as an attorney. He is admitted to the bar in Paris and Cameroon.
He has worked in France at Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Clifford Chance as well as at several international organizations such as Ohada and the International Chamber of Commerce. Since 2016, he has been working as of counsel at Nyemb law office in Cameroon, one of the main independent law offices in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside his father, the business lawyer Jacques Nyemb. His practice focuses on commercial and financial operations, business development, investment and private equity, but he also advises governments and local and international public bodies on public policies and sectoral regulations.
Created in 1957, the Inter Patronal Groupings of Cameroon (GICAM) is the most representative organization of the private sector in the country. It has more than 1,000 members and brings together professional consortia and individual enterprises. It represents members of the private sector and public authorities on major economic subjects such as growth-acceleration, competitiveness, youth employment, business ethics and professional training.
Within GICAM’s counsel, Jacques Jonathan Nyemb will utilized his extensive experience of the issues related to the practice of business in Cameroon and sub-Saharan Africa, but also his knowledge of the local and international business environment. With this nomination, GICAM and its president reaffirm, not only the vital importance of law in business, but also the role the young generation will play as main drivers of economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa.