Nelis van den Berg, M.A.

Area Director for Francophone Africa


  • M.A. Interdisciplinary Main ‘Pedagogiek’ (Educational Psychology), Leiden University, Leiden, Holland, 1987–1993
  • Certificate in Theological Training, Institut Biblique, Nogent sur Marne, France, 1993–1994
  • University Preparatory, Evangelische Hogeshool, Ede, Holland, 1987

Current Position

Associate Executive Director for Africa, Europe, and Central/Western Asia, 2016 –  and Area Director for Francophone Africa, 2013 –

Other experience

  • SIL Cameroon, General Director, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2008–2012
  • SIL Cameroon, interim General Director, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2006–2007
  • SIL Cameroon, Director of Language Programs Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2005–2006
  • SIL Cameroon, Liaison with the National Association of Language Committees, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2002–2005
  • SIL Cameroon, Director of Training, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2001–2005
  • SIL Cameroon, Literacy Specialst, Abong-Mbang, Cameroon, 1996–2001
  • SIL Cameroon, Assistant to the Director of Language Services, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1995–1996
  • SIL International, Project Funding Writer, High Wycombe, England, 1995

Other Affiliations and Relevant Experience

  • Campus Crusade Cameroon, Member Advisory Board, (2010– 
  • CABTAL (Cameroon Bible Translation and Literacy), Board Member, 2006–
  • Wycliffe Netherlands, Strategic Planning Process Leader, 2010
  • SIL International, Member Reinvention Team, 2010
  • SIL Africa Area, Member Training Board, 2003–2005