Born in Paris on the 4th of January 1983 to Professor Joseph Tanyi Mbafor and Regina Bissona Mbafor, Jean Marc AFESI MBAFOR is the second child, first son of a family of five children. Spending almost all of his life in Yaoundé, he completed his primary and secondary studies from Government Central English Primary School and Government Bilingual Practicing High School Yaoundé respectively. He then went to Nigeria to pursue his studies in Business and Entrepreneurship while working as an operations staff in the company of his adoptive parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ezeudemba, where he honed his skills in entrepreneurship and leadership. After obtaining his diploma in Business Management, he returned to Cameroon in 2009 to take up an active management role in the family business.
In 2013, he gets elected as the President of the National Executive Bureau of the Cameroon National Youth Council, a post of responsibility which he holds till his appointment as a member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism. In 2016, he was elected as the president of CRJFAC (Conseil Régional des Jeunes Francophones de l’Afrique Centrale). In 2017, he is designated by the guardian newspaper as the most influential youth leader for the year 2016.
Jean Marc Mbafor is married to Ndanga Nabo Alice Sylvie and a father of three daughters. Perfectly bilingual, he is also a lover of music being a bass guitar player for his church orchestra. He is a fervent Christian having been brought up in a devout Christian family.