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Joe Thompson, Sea Scout, reports back from his trip to Tanzania

Friday 15th September 2017

I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for the donation which supported me to go to Tanzania.  Please pass on my thanks to all your employees and network members who also contributed – without their help I would have struggled to get my total. I had an amazing time in Tanzania.  […]

What questions should you be asking in order to select the most appropriate firm to run your Search in Africa?

Monday 11th September 2017

As the adverse economic conditions that have affected the major African economies begin to show the ‘green shoots of recovery’ and the other smaller emerging countries continue to thrive, the competition for top managerial talent remain as intense as ever across Africa. In addition, the trend for localisation continues to gather momentum and this is […]

”The long journey home: the challenges a returnee can face on their way back to Africa”

Wednesday 6th September 2017

“Would you consider a role back in Africa?” asked the Executive Search Consultant.  Adeolu couldn’t believe her ears.  Had all her carefully planned career moves finally paid off? Whilst she was always hearing at conferences that there was high demand for Africans in the Diaspora, especially those with multinational experience, it hadn’t actually been that […]

Why invest in supply chain infrastructure? By Sarah Benson, Search Consultant

Friday 1st September 2017

There are more than a billion people across 54 countries on a continent bigger than Europe, the USA, China and India combined, yet Africa is barely present on the map of world trade.  When the Economist published a new report on emerging Africa, “Africa Rising”, they commented that “Africa can be a hard place to […]

How to Mitigate Against ‘Failure Rate’ for Key Senior Management Hires in Africa

Thursday 3rd August 2017

At Executives in Africa we believe in delivering long term value to our clients.  We are proud of the fact that 99.4% of candidates we have placed, have stayed for at least a year and the majority have gone on to be promoted and deliver quantifiable results.  That is a ‘failure rate’ of under 1%. […]

Adebola Omololu, the CEO of Afriscaper, an Africa-focused Infrastructure & Real Estate Funding Platform, discusses the huge potential of crowdfunding for investment opportunities in this sector

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Real Estate & Infrastructure Crowdfunding has established itself as a major game changer where the larger Real Estate industry is concerned.  Crowdfunding involves the pooling of funds by multiple investors in a project.  This form of crowdfunding is different from ‘rewards-based’ or ‘venture crowdfunding’ in terms of how investments are made, the kind of potential […]

The Challenge of Unconscious Bias

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Let’s start with a riddle.  A Father and Son are involved in a car accident.  The Father dies at the scene, whilst his son is taken to hospital for surgery.  The surgeon comes into the operating theatre, looks at the boy and says: “I can’t operate on this boy because he is my son.” So […]

How the 2017 Cambridge Africa Conference inspired attendees to ‘Make an Impact’ in Africa

Monday 10th July 2017

This year’s Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) Conference had a real buzz about it.  Run by a team from the Judge Business School each year, the annual event has become one of the leading Africa Conferences in the UK each year and provides entrepreneurs an ideal opportunity to network with Cambridge University students and alumni, important […]

Understanding Mobile Money opportunities and how businesses are using them. By Greg Reeve, Founding Partner of MFX

Thursday 6th July 2017

Mobile Money is one of the generic terms for the ability to provide a number of financial services to customers, delivered by the phone.  More than half a billion Mobile Money accounts were registered as of the end of 2016, with more than 170 million active accounts around the globe.  People can use a Mobile […]

Local Contingent Recruitment vs International Search – Gary & Barbara Taylor share what they have learned since relocating from Zimbabwe to the UK

Monday 3rd July 2017

Until early 2017, Barbara and I were operating a very successful recruitment company, Oxford Recruitment, on the ground in Zimbabwe.  We ran it for 17 years and delivered an excellent service to our clients, mainly locally, as well as delivering some international / pan African exclusive mandates.  With a business background and having worked in […]