Hello

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

My name is Derrick Tawah. Those who know me closely call me Ngwa - my birth name.

I am a sales, and sales operations professional with a strong entrepreneurial drive. I am enthausiastic about IT and her role in eradicating poverty and unemployment in less priviledged parts of the world. Photography is something I would love to get into.

I hold a Master degree in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics (HWR). Besides that, I hold a certificate in User Experience Design (UX Design) from CareerFoundry and a Certificate from Codecademy in Frontend Web Development: Building Websites from Scratch using HTML(5), CSS(3) and Javascript.

I was born and raised in english-speaking Cameroons. I moved to Nigeria in 1991 where I studied undergraduate Economics. In 2001, I moved to Berlin (Germany).

On My Mind

Sales

Providing business solutions By phone and on the field.

Sales Operations

Driving sales & productivity with numbers, and processes.

Frontend Dev

Creating responsive websites and web apps with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.

UX Design

Designing web products based on user-centered design processes.

SQL

Storing, manipulating and retrieving data using SQL and making meaning out of that data.

SoftwareDev

Developing Software and apps with Python 3, PHP and Ruby on Rails.

Music

I do play African drums. My biggest wish is to play the keyboard and guitar.

Photography

Creating durable images of my most favorite impressions.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

- Nelson Mandela

Work

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. - Walt Disney

Jan 2016 - Present

NjangiList

Owner

NjangiList showcases creative, innovative and interesting businesses from Africa. I have been and still responsible for: Research, Development, Sales, Marketing and Management of the Platform

Jul 2011 - Mar 2019

ReachLocal Inc.

Senior Sales Operations Manager and Teamlead (Germany & Austria)

Supporting Digital Marketing Consultants (DMCs) in presales and post sales related activities, helping them achieve their targets. Working closely with Regional Sales Managers to drive sales and achieve office sales targets. Point of contact for for the office and varoius departments Managing a team of regional sales suppport managers across Germany and Austria. Managing processes and workflows and coordinating product releases in the local market

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

ReachLocal Inc.

Internet Marketing Consultant

Acquiring, managing, and retaining new accounts for ReachLocal. These were typically small and medium-size businesses(SMBs). The role involved providing SMBs with digital marketing solutions that helped them acquire manage and retain new customers while focusing on their core business activities.

September 2009 - Oct 2010

Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH

Sales and Product Manager

As Sales Manager, I was charged with acquiring new customers in non-German speaking countries across Europe, and sometimes extending into Africa and the middle east. Cultuzz customers were typically hotels looking to maximise room bookings through Cultuzz suite of solutions. These included a channel manager, a hotel booking engine, and a hotel voucher service.
As Product Development Manager, I was involved with managing the development of the next release of CultBooking - the hotel booking engine from Cultuzz. This task involved liaising with the technical development team to develop and test new features

September 2007 - May 2009

Marcus Evans Ltd

Senior Sales Executive

Cold calling, and selling hospitality solution packages around major sporting events, directly to C-level decision makers of major corporations globally.

Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world --Nelson Mandela

Mar 2019 - Aug 2019

BTA

Software Development

Specialisation: Python 3, PHP, SQL, Javascript, Ruby on Rails

Software Development

May 2018 - Aug 2018

Codecademy

Frontend Web Development Certificate

Specialisation: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript

Building Websites from Scratch with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript and JQuery

Oct 2015 - May 2016

CareerFoundry

UX Design Certificate

Specialisation: UX Design

User Experience (UX) Design

Jan 2006 - Aug 2007

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Master of Arts (M. A.)

Specialisation: International Economics

Studies in International Economics

Jan 1993 - Aug 1997

University of Benin, Nigeria

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Hons

Specialisation: Economics

Studies in Economics and Statistics

Sep 1989 - Aug 1991

Cameroon Collecge of Arts, Science and Technology, Bambili (Cameroon)

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Certificate

Subjects passed: Mathematics, Economics & Geography

High school level education in english Cameroon, based on the London General Certificate of Education (GCE) certification.

Sep 1984 - Aug 1989

Presbyterian Secondary School, Mankon (Cameroon)

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Certificate

Secondary school level education in english Cameroon, based on the London General Certificate of Education (GCE) certification.

Get in Touch!

Berlin | Germany
+49 (0) 157 77017232
info(at)derricktawah(dot)com