Enga Kameni has recently been appointed by the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa as an Adjunct Professor of Law. His application, which was sent by the Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law, was endorsed by the Joint Appointments and Promotions Committee of Senate and Council of the said University. His current employer, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has been supportive of Enga’s affiliation with UWC and has also approved the appointment.
Enga’s journey with the University of the Western Cape started many years ago when they awarded him a full scholarship and made him a visiting lecturer just two years after completion of his studies becoming the first alumni of the programme to teach in the said programme. He has been a visiting lecturer to the master’s degree programme in trade and investment law at both the Universities of the Western Cape and the University of Pretoria for more than a decade now. The current appointment follows from earlier appointments by Harvard Law School (visiting lecturer) in 2019, University of Pretoria (extraordinary lecturer) in 2016 and LUISS University Rome, Italy (visiting lecturer) in 2013.
It should be noted that Enga is currently a Senior Manager, of the Legal Services Department of Afreximbank. Cairo, Egypt. As Senior Manager, he negotiates, structures and documents loans and other transactions where Afreximbank is a lender, co-lender or borrower. To date, he has worked on many important transactions financed by Afreximbank with a value of more than USD 15 billion. He is also a member of several committees and working groups within the Bank. Prior to joining Afreximbank, Enga worked with the Finance & Capital Markets Team of Clifford Chance LLP, Paris, France; Legal Advisor, Perenco Oil & Gas, London, UK; Manager, Tax & Legal Services, Ernst & Young, Legal Associate, Parliament of Namibia and Associate, Jing & Partners Law Firm, Douala, Cameroon.
Enga holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon (graduated as valedictorian) and a master’s degree in corporate law and governance from Harvard Law School, USA where he was Dean Clark Scholar, Frank S. Lally Scholar and Harman Fellow. He also holds a master’s degree in trade and investment law from the University of the Western Cape (Carnegie Scholar) and a doctorate degree in international trade law from the University of Pretoria where he was a Potter Fellow. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, USA and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, USA. Enga is also member of the Cameroon Bar Association.