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My name is Derrick Tawah. My family and those who know me closely call me Ngwa - that's my maiden name.

I am a proud father of two wonderful boys, an entrepreneur, sales and sales operations professional and enthausiatic about the internet and photography.

I am the owner of the NjangiList platform, a website that showcases interesting, creative and innovative startups and businesses from Africa.

I hold a Master degree in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics. Besides that, I hold a certificate in User Experience Design (UX) from CareerFoundry and a Certificate in Web Development (HTML and CSS) from Codecademy.

I was born and raised in Bamenda (English-speaking Cameroon) but moved to Nigeria for studies in 1991 and then Berlin (Germany) in 2001.

My Passions

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 and CSS3.

UX Design

Designing web products based on user-centered design processes.

Things to add to my Passions

SQL

SQL is a language for storing, manipulating and retrieving data in databases.

Python

Python is a programming language that can be used on a server to create web applications.

JavaScript

JavaScript is often referred to as the programming language of HTML and the Web.

Photography

Photography is the art, application and practice of creating durable images.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

- Nelson Mandela

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. - Wilbur Wright

My Work

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

Jan 2016 - Present

Founder & CEO

NjangiList

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

Jul 2011 - Present

Senior Sales Operations Manager and Teamlead (Germany & Austria)

ReachLocal Inc.

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 Cordinating Product releases in the local market

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Internet Marketing Consultant

ReachLocal Inc.

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

Sales and Product Manager

Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH

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

Senior Sales Executive

Marcus Evans Ltd

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

My Education

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

Jan 2016 - Aug 2007

Master of Arts

International Economics

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Studies in International Economics

Jan 1993 - Aug 1997

Bachelor of Science

Economics

University of Benin, Nigeria

Studies in Economics and Statistics

Sep 1989 - Aug 1991

GCE Advanced Level Certificate

Mathematics, Economics & Geography

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

Studies at advanced level high school education with topics in Mathematics, Economics and Geography

Sep 1984 - Aug 1989

GCE Ordinary Level Certificate

Presbyterian Secondary School, Mankon (Cameroon)

Studies at ordinary level high school education.

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Address:

Berlin-14129 | Germany

Phone:

+49 157 77017232