Cameroon: Thomas Belibi Fotso Democratizes Access to Books

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mercredi, 22 mai 2024 13:05

A management graduate, he has over eight years of experience working in various companies and organizations. As an entrepreneur, he has been repeatedly recognized for his creativity and leadership.

Thomas Belibi Fotso (photo) is a Cameroonian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Bookbookshop, an innovative startup in the educational sector.

Founded in 2019, Bookbookshop aims to simplify access to books by offering an ordering and delivery service, assisting parents during school start periods. Through its online platform, individuals, schools, and companies can order academic books. Additionally, Bookbookshop supports organizations in their social initiatives by donating books and supplies.

In addition to his role at Bookbookshop, Thomas Belibi Fotso serves as the executive director of Youth Touch, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the development of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. Since 2015, he has overseen the volunteer program, strategic development, and resource management at Youth Touch.

Thomas Belibi Fotso graduated from the National Advanced School of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT in Cameroon, earning a bachelor's degree in telecommunications management and business administration in 2015. He also holds a master's degree in economic sciences and management, obtained from the University of Yaoundé II in 2018.

A mentor in the Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentorship Program in 2023, his professional career began in 2013 at Campost, the national postal service of Cameroon, where he was an intern. He later worked as an administrative and sales assistant at Proluxe in Yaoundé from 2016 to 2017, before becoming the manager and director of Massa Judith Corporation, a service startup, from 2019 to 2023.

Recognized for his commitment and impact, Thomas Belibi Fotso won the Orange Social Entrepreneur Award in Africa and the Middle East (POESAM) in 2020. The same year, he was one of the winners of the 1000 Entrepreneurs Challenge at the France-Africa Summit.

Melchior Koba


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