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What is the Best Way to Find Scarce Skills? Read our Case Study on how we searched globally for Thermal Power expertise for a role in East Africa

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Introduction: Our client, a Multinational Power Generation Solutions Provider required an experienced Sales Manager with a strong technical focus to further develop the market across multiple industries in Eastern Africa within a highly technical sub-sector. The Situation The sales strategy in the region had previously been driven by the Managing Director based in the Middle […]

How to Succeed in an Interview – Fiona Rhys shares her thoughts on how to properly prepare and beat your competition

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Most people would assume that senior business leaders, by the nature of them having achieved that level in their career, know how to best present their most relevant skills in an interview.  This is not necessarily true and let me demonstrate this with a situation Executives in Africa experienced a couple of years ago. We […]

Can you find me a Francophone African for Morocco? Mais oui!

Thursday 26th October 2017

The recent unpredictability of many of the English–speaking commodity-driven economies is encouraging investors to look beyond their usual markets and the Francophone markets are showing all the signs of sure investment. Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal are noted by think tank Brookings Institution as two of the most promising investment opportunities in Francophone West Africa, with […]

Hope for Angola’s Future – João Costa, Lisbon Office, shares his thoughts following the Angolan elections

Monday 16th October 2017

In July, the fourth democratic elections of Angola took place, which resulted in the victory of the MPLA, a party that ruled Angola for 42 years, again with a majority of about 61% of the votes. As a result, former minister João Lourenço, 63, a former Defence Minister, has been appointed the third President of […]

The African Proverb Which Should Change the World By James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

Wednesday 11th October 2017

  ‘If the young are not initiated in the tribe, they will burn down the village just to feel the warmth.’ This African proverb is one of the most powerful and relevant of our time given the demographics of booming youth populations in the developing world, aging populations in the developed world and all the […]

How do you Scale Quality? Heather Hughes, QA & Project Manager, shares her insights

Monday 2nd October 2017

The skill in biggest demand from Executive in Africa’s clients is the leadership capability to scale a business.  Africa is home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, and is one of the most desirable investment destinations.  The business landscape has been rapidly changing due to increased regional mobility, rapid urbanisation […]

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 […]