Honoré Tiako Njenkam obtained a degree in business information technology from Braunschweig University of Technology. He initially worked for a company and then spent several years as a freelance IT and business intelligence advisor in Germany and Switzerland. Two years before returning to Cameroon, he set up his own consulting firm, ISNOV, which helps businesses to improve their processes using modern IT systems. With the help of two employees in Cameroon and regular visits to the country, he eventually landed his first clients. ‘Companies benefit enormously from taking good advice and introducing innovative IT systems. It makes them more efficient and transparent, and that means they are easier to manage. It provides more scope for increasing revenue and for expansion,’ says Tiako Ndjenkam. The business model is catching on – and word is getting around. He now has 12 customers.