We are a team of experienced consultants with a passion for supporting teachers and students in creating bold changes so the trajectory of students lives are positively changed.
Irene Awemo: Founder and President
Irene is the founder and president of School of Professional Excellence (SCOPE) Cameroon. She is a transformational leader and philanthropist with over 30 years of experience in the education sector. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in the technical field and over 10 years of Pedagogic Inspection with the Ministry of Secondary Education in Cameroon.
Her strong knowledge and rigorous principles in the educational field motivated her appointment as lead examiner with the General Certificate of Education (GCE) and Baccalaureate Board of Examination in Cameroon.
She is founder of many successful enterprises operating in different regions of Cameroon that employ many young Cameroonians. These enterprises include; Business Dealings Associates LTD, which is service provider for Orange, ENEO, ABB and other multinational corporations.
One of Irene’s core beliefs is that providing every child with an outstanding education is the most critical 21st century challenge because of the causal impact of education in our communities. Every student deserves a high-quality teacher every year, and teachers deserve training, support, coaching, tools, and resources to succeed.
Irene is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the leadership committee for several charity groups focused on supporting the education and empowerment of women and care for orphans.
In addition to her professional certifications in educational leadership, and management, Irene holds a Post Graduate Technical Teachers Certificate from ENSET and attained her MBA from the University of Douala in Cameroon.
Christopher Sarakang: Co-founder and CEO
Christopher is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of the SANDE group of companies comprised of many small and medium size enterprises in distribution, consultancy, education and real estate. Prior to becoming the CEO of the SANDE group, he had a great track performance record in renowned fast-moving consumable goods across Europe and Africa; serving at Imperial Tobacco France as Sales Manager and then Commercial Director, Coca-Cola Africa as National Sales Manager, BGI Castel group (Brasseries du Cameroun) as Regional Manager then Commercial Director, Guinness Cameroon as Sales Director and then Diageo Africa (Nigeria and Tanzania) as General Manager Distribution.
Christopher is a results-oriented leader with over 30 years of accomplishments with management success in sales, marketing, and operations and his outstanding performances and key achievements during his services at these companies fetched him dozens of excellence awards. Christopher has been sharing these experiences with many multinational Companies (MTN, Orange, Dangote group, etc) and some universities (UBA, IUG, ESG SCOPE, etc) across Africa.
Christopher obtained a MSc in Sales and Marketing from the Higher School of Business Administration (ESSEC) in Douala, Cameroon and many professional qualifications obtained in Commercial Management, leadership and strategy (Ken Blanchard, McKinsey, Gap international USA, Coca–Cola Africa, Square, YSC) obtained in France, UK, Ghana, and Cameroon.
Tanjong Ferdinand: Engineering Consultant
Tanjong is a highly skilled engineer with over 13 years of professional experience in mechanical/electrical engineering, workshop management, occupational Health & Safety and Service/project coordination.
He holds an HND in mechanical engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa and a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany.
Before becoming business developer for Marine Turbo Engineering LTD UK, covering Central and part of West Africa, he worked with ABB in Southern Africa as a turbocharger service engineer, in Cameroon as a workshop manager and service engineer, covering 9 countries in Central Africa, including Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Ivory Coast in West Africa. Tanjong also worked with ABB Marseille – France, Baden – Switzerland and Manitoba – Canada. In Germany, he worked with MEREX Autovertrieb GmbH, Gaggenau, as a service staff. Most of Tanjong’s services were and are being performed on rigs (oil platforms), Power Plants and factories across the globe.
Mireille Nde: Marketing and Communication Consultant
Mireille has over 10 years of consulting experience in the telecommunications, sales, hospitality and healthcare industry. She has served in a leadership role for several complex engagements with large multi-facility organizations. Her expertise centers on large scale process re-design, performance improvement, system design and optimization. Mireille is passionate about helping organizations clarify their vision and build straightforward strategies to meet goals.
In her current role as Senior Business Analyst, Mireille oversees the business development and the delivery of all client projects.
Mireille obtained her B.A in Business Administration from Valdosta State University and Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University.