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How do you find the right leader to deliver sustainable growth in Africa?

The greatest demand for talent over the last year has been for leaders who can scale businesses. Executives in Africa are an award-winning Search Firm who specialise purely on senior management roles based across the continent.  Having delivered over 750 Searches across 42 countries in Africa, they really are expert when it comes to human […]

Why Interview Feedback is Often Awful – by Paul Marsh, Client Trainer

As an ex-HR Director in another life I am all too aware of the reasons why we shy away from honest, constructive feedback (be it at the end of the interview or in a subsequent call or email): If the applicant doesn’t get the job we think they might not like what they hear and […]

How do you find the right leader to deliver sustainable growth in Africa?

Our greatest demand for talent over the last year has been for leaders who can scale businesses. We have worked with founders and companies at various fundraising stages to find leaders with experience in new country set-up, creating a blueprint for scaling, fundraising and investor relations as well as leveraging technology and working across all […]

SMART Objectives miss One Magic Ingredient – by Paul Marsh, Client Trainer & Founder at Lightbulb

Managing performance, and particularly when people are remote working, is tricky.  The practical use of objective-setting to help us focus on expectations and outcomes has never been more important. Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting for years.  Now, there is nothing wrong with this approach: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound – but does […]

AFSIC 2021 – How To Hire The Right Leader First Time By Richard Putley, co-Founder

Executives in Africa were delighted to be back at AFSIC this year, as Gold Sponsors of this leading Africa Investment Conference.  It was exciting to see so many new businesses there looking for investment to back their exciting new ventures, ranging from electric vehicles for cleaner logistics solutions, through to innovative media businesses and start […]

Making Change Happen: Leadership Traits which Deliver the Competitive Edge. By Nicki Halle, Executive Search Consultant

Change management has never been easy, but it is arguably tougher in today’s business landscape.  Achieving this in financial services on the African continent has certainly become a differentiating factor in 2021 and those who have not been quick enough to evolve are already falling behind. Critically, the pace of change is a different proposition […]

Sarah FitzMorris, CEO, Appointed Global Advisory Council of 100 Women in Finance

Sarah FitzMorris, Co-Founder and CEO of Executives in Africa is honoured to have been appointed to the Global Advisory Council of 100WF in order to help set up 100 Women in Finance in Africa.  With nearly 20,000 members in 27 locations globally, 100WF is committed to building a more diverse and gender-equitable finance industry by […]

How can you run a truly Confidential Search? Where are the pitfalls and how can you mitigate against these?

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin We all understand that the confidentiality of a candidate’s job search is at the heart of any Executive Search or hiring process. However, the most sensitive of Searches are when the position being recruited for must be kept a secret. Benjamin […]

How does Environmental & Social Change impact Executive Pay and Incentive Pay Design? By Simon Patterson, MD at Pearl Meyer.

Am I alone in being thoroughly depressed that they have just discovered vast reserves of oil below the Okavango Delta? I don’t think so.  While it will be great for shareholders for the company which made this discovery and holds the licenses to exploit the carbon, the human race shudders at the impact on the […]

How do you Take the Risk out of Senior Management Appointments? by Sarah FitzMorris – CEO & Co-Founder

Now, more than any time, Companies need to make sure they are getting Senior Management appointments ‘Right First Time’ and often within a set time period in order to achieve strategic goals. Companies are moving forward in a new world, often with new hybrid ways of working and a tighter focus on getting ROI on […]