Christian Ngan is Encouraging the Use of African-owned Products to Preserve African Identity
Christian Ngan is an entrepreneur, businessman and financier in Cameroon. He is the founder of Adlyn Holdings and Madlyn Cazalis group, which has interests in the organic cosmetic industry.
The company designs, manufactures, transports natural beauty products and operates in Central Africa. Christian is the first American businessman to ever be listed in a Forbes list.
He was born in Douala into a middle-class Christian Cameroonian family, but spent his entire childhood in Yaoundé, in 2001, after its baccalaureate, he went to study in France. He first studied Economics at Pantheon-Assas University. In 2010, he received a master’s degree in International Affairs from Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
He also received a master’s degree in 2010 in Financial Engineering from EMYLON Business School in Lyon.
Now, the company has more than 20 references and more than 60 retail outlets in Africa. Madlyn Cazalis’ main goal is to launch various investment projects in Africa, to raise consciousness, and make Africans proud of their identity by creating quality African-owned products.
Prior being an entrepreneur and developing Madlyn Cazalis brand in 2012, Ngan worked as an associate at Findercod, an investment banking firm in Paris where he dedicated to the long-term financing and private equity areas.
In 2010, he worked within the Corporate Finance division of Quilvest Group, a family office and private equity fund with $36 billion assets under management. He worked tirelessly on mergers acquisitions and fund-raising assignments in numerous sectors such as Cleantech, Technology, Media, Telecom, Financial Services and Luxury.
In 2013, Christian decided to return to Cameroon and he started his own cosmetic company with $3000. Christian founded Madlyn Cazalis to prevent young Africans from the dangers of whitening their skins by encouraging natural well-adapted products.
His main goal is to launch various investment projects in Africa to raise consciousness and make Africans proud of their identity by creating quality African-owned products.
In 2014, Christian was listed in the Choiseul 100 Africa: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, listed by Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) in the “Top 35 Africans under 35 in 2014 and was also nominated as the Young Business Leader of the year, West Africa by CNBC Africa. He is also recognized as one of the Top 40 African Visionaries, Top 100 African Doers.
He encourages African entrepreneurs in promoting their own skills and image all over the world. In an interview with ‘The Guardian’, he clearly stated, “Young Africans are the promoters of their self-image to the world. We can talk with our own voice”.
Madlyn Cazalis currently has more than 200 distributors (chemist stores, supermarkets, beauty institutes and retail outlets).