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Executives in Africa are delighted to announce the appointment of Heather Hughes as our Quality Assurance and Project Manager

Friday 17th February 2017

As part of our commitment to delivering excellence in all Short Lists we deliver to clients, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Heather Hughes as Quality Assurance and Project Manager for all EiA Searches. Heather graduated with First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry from The University of Northumbria, and spent 27 years working […]

How EiA supports pan African Localisation Strategies

Monday 13th February 2017

Case Study: Our client, a Multinational Industrials Business, embarked on a market entry strategy into the agriculture sector with the dedicated aim of transforming farming in Africa. Their growth strategy included the creation of subsidiaries where market penetration had been identified as critical to the success and this included countries in both Francophone and Lusophone […]

What value can an Ex Ambassador add to your Advisory Board?

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Greg Dorey, previously Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union, suggests reasons why you might consider using a former UK Ambassador as an Adviser or Non-Executive Director. This article will no doubt be seen as self-serving, and to a degree it is.  But most readers will probably have a somewhat dated view of […]

How to beat the localisation challenge – Joao Costa reports on how, even in Angola, quality local talent can be found

Monday 16th January 2017

Angola has an abundant and diversified wealth of natural resources. It rivals Nigeria, the first oil producer in Africa, and is the leading US and China oil supplier.  However, the greatest richness and potential as a country is its people.  The national talent is its best asset and the most important and determining capital growth […]

How is Chinese investment affecting talent development in Africa? By Emily Bralee, Researcher

Wednesday 11th January 2017

FOCAC, the Forum Of China-Africa Cooperation, is creating the platform for more opportunities that lead Africa to industrialization and modernization with increasing Chinese investment. In December 2015, at the FOCAC summit, Xi Jinping, President of the Peoples Republic of China, announced that China will invest over $60billion in Africa over the next 3 years.  By […]

East Africa’s role in the global LNG Race – will Mozambique and Tanzania be able to capitalise on the domestic potential? By David Pinney, Search Consultant

Friday 6th January 2017

Executives in Africa have been paying close attention to the discovery of LNG in East Africa throughout 2016 in the light of global uncertainty.  It is remarkable how quickly East Africa, specifically Mozambique and Tanzania, have become the primary focus of attention as a source of a new global gas supply. This is very exciting […]

SuperReturn Cape Town Report – Where there is uncertainty there is opportunity

Thursday 8th December 2016

Managing Director Richard Putley and a team of four Search Consultants attended the 5th annual Super Return Conference in Cape Town at the beginning of December.  Presenting itself as the gateway into Africa’s Private Equity and Venture Capital communities, it attracted over 550 PE professionals from 150 local and International LP’s and 200 World Leading […]

Trumpism and Africa – Is Trump’s policy on Africa likely to be non-existent? – Graham Palfery-Smith, Board Advisor

Thursday 1st December 2016

According to a November CNN headline, ‘Trump’s policy on Africa is likely to be non-existent’ and it is, sadly, hard to disagree.  What might the impact of this ‘non-policy’ be? There is little doubt that the so-called ‘sixth region’ of Africa, that is the Diaspora of African descent recognised as such by the African Union, […]

EiA Team gaining first-hand knowledge of the OCP Plant in Morocco with a guided tour.

Tuesday 15th November 2016

On kind invitation from OCP AFRICA, James Stevenson, Managing Search Consultant and Stuart Denson, Executive Search Consultant had a guided tour of the OCP Phosphate Hub at Jorf Lasfar last month.  It was a fantastic opportunity to visit this facility and learn more about the supply chain for the OCP business. The OCP Group is […]

Why do we need more female leaders in Africa? by James Adair, Search Consultant

Friday 11th November 2016

There has been much talk of female leadership in politics recently with Hilary Clinton narrowly missing out on becoming the first female President of the USA, whilst Theresa May recently became the UK’s second female Prime Minister following the dramatic Brexit vote. Whilst female candidates are gaining more prominence in politics there is much continued […]