These are the characteristics most associated with Esther Mbiakoup. She is serving her first term as Treasurer of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) in the US Section. She is the mother of two children. Her daughter recently graduated with a PhD in Development Studies, and her son is pursuing his college education.
Esther has a strong background in finance and budget planning as a Small Business owner. She also has experience in leadership, with an ambitious agenda to revamp the Section’s financial management system as her first order of business. This will ensure an impeccable record of cash flow in and out of the Section.
As Section Treasurer of CPDM USA, Esther’s role to provide outstanding leadership and financial management to significantly grow the Section’s internal as well as its external effectiveness is critical. She is poised to leverage her entrepreneurial background for the implementation of mechanisms that assure accountability, transparency as well as succession plans for the Section.
She previously served as Section Assistant Treasurer in 2015 for CPDM, and in 2008 for WCPDM under President Patience Tamfu’s first term, respectively.
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Esther Mbiakoup is from the West Region of Cameroon. She grew up in Tiko, in the South West Region and attended her secondary school at Government Technical High School, Kumba. She later on moved to the Capital city of Yaounde to pursue her business ambition after her studies. While in Yaounde, at the bustling student center of Ngoa-Ekele (University of Yaounde I), she realized her entrepreneurial dream of owning several businesses namely: a Hair Salon, a Boutique and rental property (Mini cite).
In 1992, Esther moved to the United States in search of greener pastures. While in the US, she enrolled in nursing school to pursue a career in health care. With her passion for business, intrigued with all the endless possibilities in the land of the free and home of the brave, her dreams where set. Through hard work, with obstacles abound, she embarked on several businesses with successes.
Esther recently expanded her investment portfolio by opening a Supermarket in the state of Maryland.
In 2015, Esther was awarded one of Cameroon’s most distinguished Medals, known as the Chevalier de l’ordre for her contributions to the State by the President of the Republic of Cameroon, given by H.E. Joseph Bienvenue Charles FOE ATANGANA, the former Cameroon Ambassador to the United States of America. Esther could not be more deserving of the Medal. As a giver, leader, and most generous promoter, Esther remains passionate about her Homeland, and she keeps close ties with the community and she’s dedicated to improving cultural understanding across borders, specifically, with audiences in the US.
She actively participates in multiple Cameroonian associations in various capacities. Highlighted examples include her role as: Vice President of Bangangte Cultural Association of Maryland, and a founding member of Christian Women Fellowship (CWF) in the Silver Spring Presbyterian church. She was a member of the delegation that visited Cameroon to form a sister-church-partnership with the Buea Town Presbyterian church. She remains an active citizen on cultural issues, community events as well as political, particularly active in the Cameroon’s People Democratic (CPDM) Party.