As 2014 drew to a close, everyone at Executives in Africa was proud to learn that we achieved a ‘record breaking quarter’ in the last quarter of 2014. There there are many things that this can be attributed to as we head into our 5th year of operations.
As part of our plan to grow and expand, the successful entry into South Sudan and Ethiopia opened up a significant number of fresh and exciting opportunities and extended the total number of locations covered by our team to 23.
The visit to Lagos at the start of 2014 by Sarah Fitzgerald strengthened our brand locally in Nigeria and Richard Putley will be heading back there early this year due to ongoing demand for our Search capability in this market. Likely other countries on the agenda for 2015 include Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia and South Africa.
Our good attendance internationally at conferences this year, culminated in Tunde Makinde’s appearance at the TMT conference in South Africa in November and we believe this exposure has been a vital contribution to the ongoing strength of our African networks both internationally and on the continent.
Networking initiatives have seen Sarah Fitzgerald to continue to be at the forefront of organizing ‘Professionals For Africa’ networking and speaker events in London’s Eight Club as well as a new collaborative event with SAICA, and we have some exciting events lined up for the coming year.
We also extended our capacity in Lusophone Africa with the hiring of João Carlos Costa who brings ten years experience and depth knowledge of Angola in particular. He has extensive networks within Portuguese speaking candidates based in Africa, internationally in the Diaspora and also across Portugal, all of whom are looking to develop their careers further in on the continent. João will be ably supported by Carla Whitbread and Carla Brennan in our In House Research team.
We are delighted to have added new team members this year.
Consultants; Colleen McIntyre, Stuart Denson & Emily Fryer
Executive Consultant; João Carlos Costa
Researchers; Helen Clear with Carla Whitbread and Carla Brennan starting in January 2015
Quality Assurance Manager; Emma Launchbury