Born on March 12, 1948 in Libreville, Gabon, Dr. Adamou Ali hails from the North Region in the Republic of Cameroon.
After attending university studies from 1969 to 1970 at the Faculty of Science in the Federal University of Yaounde, he enrolled into the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science of Angers in France from 1970 to 1978 and obtained the ‘Diplôme d’Etat de Pharmacien’. From 1978 to 1980, he attended the Faculty of Medicine of Angers in France, where he graduated with the ‘Certificat d’Etudes Spéciales en Parasitologie’.
In terms of professional career, prior to his appointment as member of the Electoral Board in 2008, Dr. ADAMOU ALI had occupied the following positions:
- Assistant at ‘Pharmacie du Nord’ in Garoua, from 1980 to 1982;
- Partner with Mr. Jean Marie ESCLAFIT of ‘Pharmacie du Nord’ in Garoua, from 1982 to 1990;
- President of the Regional Order of Pharmacists in the Northern Provinces, from 1987 to 2001;
- President of the Regional Association of Pharmacists of the Northern Provinces, from 1987 to 2007;
- Full Member of the Cameroon National Order of “Division A” Pharmacists, from 1990 to 1994;
- Proprietor and Manager of ‘Pharmacie du Nord’’ in Garoua, from 1990 to 2007;
- Independent person in the Joint Divisional Elections Supervisory Commission, from 1992 to 2002;
- Administrator of Laborex Cameroon, ‘Groupe Euro Pharma France’, from 1992 to 2007, mandate renewed up to 2010;
- Provincial Representative of the President of the Cameroon National Order of Pharmacists;
- Divisional President of the National Elections Observatory for Benoué, body charged with the supervision and control of elections in Cameroon, from 2002 to 2006;
- President of the Provincial Representation of the National Elections Observatory for the North Region, 2007.
Dr. ADAMOU ALI is member of several civil society organisations notably:
- Lions Club International, from 1990 to 2007, in which he served as President of Region 22 - District 403 B, from 2003 to 2004;
- Foundation Board of ‘Lycée Classique et Moderne’ of Garoua, in which he represented the civil society, from 2002 to 2007;
- Kanuri Cultural Association of Cameroon, in which he served as National President, from 2002 to 2007.
On January 29, 2009, he took the following oath of office before the Constitutional Council: “I swear to fully and faithfully discharge my duties and to exercise my office without fear or favour in accordance with the Constitution and laws in force, to ensure the confidentiality of proceedings and votes, to abstain from taking public positions and to decline any consultation on matters falling within the purview of Elections Cameroon.”