Cameroonian Englebert Zoa Etundi is seeking the post of CEO of Asecna

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Cameroon wants to occupy the post of Director General of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna). The candidacy of Cameroonian Englebert Zoa Etundi has just been presented for this purpose by the Cameroonian authorities.

On September 14, 2020, the eighteen Member States of Asecna (Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Union of the Comoros, France) are called upon to elect a new general manager at the head of this international public establishment whose mission is to provide the services that guarantee the safety of flights in the airspace which is at its load, to manage or maintain any aeronautical or meteorological utility equipment.

To optimize the chances of its candidate, Yaoundé is already deploying its diplomatic machine in order to seek the support of certain African countries.


Cameroon's representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Canada since 2008, Englebert Zoa Etundi boasts more than 30 years of experience in the field of civil aviation.

This holder of a Master of Science (MSC) is a graduate of the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and a doctoral candidate at the University of Quebec in Montreal. During his tenure as a member of the ICAO Council (2008 - 2016), he served as First Vice-President of the Council, Vice-President of the AFI Plan and Chairman of the ICAO Air Transport Committee.

Between 2013 and 2016, Englebert Zoa Etundi also represented the Economic Community of Central African States (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and -Principle) as a regional representative on the ICAO Council.

Under his cap as an expert in air navigation services, he has audited several African countries. Including Senegal, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Angola.


But long before this professional influence on the international scene, the Cameroonian expert held various positions of responsibility within the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) including those of deputy inspector general of air navigation services, deputy director of the air navigation services safety oversight, training center coordinator and World Bank regional aviation safety expert.

“The candidate's strategy is to strengthen the operational performance of the Agency and its influence, while ensuring its full development and sustainability. This involves organizational changes with a view to making a transition to a new approach based on risk management, promoting rigor, transparency and accountability applicable at all levels of the institution. This strategy is based on three pillars, in particular the modernization, leadership and expansion of Asecna ”, explains the Cameroonian Ministry of Transport.

Details that the candidate from Cameroon is competing with three other challengers for the moment. This is the current occupant of the post, the Mauritanian Hassen Ould Ely candidate for his own succession after a four-year lease at the head of Asecna. The other candidates in the running are: the Chadian Mahamat Awaré Neissa, the Central African Théodore Jousso.

Baudouin Enama

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