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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 […]

First Impressions are Critical – are you using Search as a PR tool for your Corporate Brand? By Stuart Denson and David Pinney, Search Consultants

Monday 5th June 2017

Is your recruitment process damaging or enhancing your corporate brand? In today’s competitive market, corporate image is a key strategic element in delivering growth and success in the local market.  Have you ever considered how your recruitment process, and perhaps even more importantly, how the recruitment partner you choose to represent your company externally in […]

Finding Business Leaders for emerging sectors – Read our Case Study on how we searched globally for a COO based in Tanzania for an Investment Company.

Thursday 1st June 2017

Case Study – Finding a COO for an Investment Company in Tanzania An Investment Company which works in partnership between governments, private companies and development partners to provide tangible improvements to Africa’s investment climate, required an East African National with a unique combination of skills. The Situation Based in Tanzania, a need arose for a […]

Is Tanzania’s President the new role-model for African countries? By Emily Bralee, Research Associate, Executives in Africa

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

The son of a peasant farmer and successful previous Minister of Works, John Magufuli, became President with 58% of the people’s vote following a bruising election in 2015.  He is known as ‘the bulldozer’ for his no-nonsense and abrasive style, which, together with his claimed peasant farmer family background, has enhanced his popularity.  His election […]

Finding Business Leaders for emerging sectors – Read our Case Study on how we searched globally for a Modern Retail CEO for a Nigerian Retail Start-up

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Case Study – Finding a Modern Retail CEO for Nigeria A Private Equity backed Retail start up business required a CEO from a leading multinational to create a new African brand for grocery Retail.  The initial business was to be opened in Nigeria with the long term vision to roll out stores across the African […]