Actemium Cameroon project manager Sidoni Moudi Elimbi, 42, manages maintenance contracts for the oil company Perenco, VINCI Energies’ largest customer in the country. Her career at Actemium, specializing in HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality), began with the Limbe refinery expansion project in southwest Cameroon.
“In 2019, management offered me the role of junior project manager for the Perenco contract. I must say that I was a little concerned about taking on such responsibility! But I was fortunate to have had as my mentor the incumbent project manager Alain Zeh Messi (known as father Alain), someone with a great deal of experience and highly respected.”
The Covid 19 pandemic proved to be a trial by fire. “It wasn’t easy, but I learned a lot about my new role and about myself, my ability to be a manager.”
“I’m supervising teams and making sure that services are being delivered properly, completion times are being met and of course that safety instructions are being complied with and the environment protected.” Her goal is to “become a business unit manager, still in the maintenance sector.”