Franck Manuel Umeh
I was born in Cotonou (Republic of Benin) a country located in West Africa near Ghana Togo and Nigeria. I grew up between European countries and Benin. My family enjoyed rural life in France and discovering joys such as regional wines and local cuisines and customs.
During my young years in France it became apparent that I had natural skills for athletics, football and fitness. I decided to not pursue these talents apart from solely as personal interests.
I studied American Literature and Culture in USA Maryland State, and Marketing and Tourism Management in London to MBA level. I continued travelling between European countries and Benin in Africa where I carried out missionary work. When I spent time living in America my employment included being the manager of Marriot hotels.
French is my Mother tongue and English is my second language. Apart from French and English I also speak Italian fluently. I am a travelled and well rounded individual with many diverse interests and abilities. I still love to travel and engage with people from all over the world.