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Balancing Mobile Lending with Financial Education – Sarah Fitzgerald, MD, interviews Sadia Rajput at the Seamless EA Conference

With the rapid rise of FinTech companies and increased accessibility to online micro loans and financing, the mobile lending industry currently estimates there are… seven million borrowers in Kenya… procuring loans from more than 50 digital lenders… with the average loan size being $40… and interest rates up to 150 per cent. Mobile lenders came […]

What is at the Centre of the Innovation Equation? by Chris Colbert, former Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Labs

In September, as part of the Seamless East Africa Conference in Nairobi, I stood before a large group of executives, government officials and startup founders and delivered a keynote talk titled Inside Innovation.  The gist of my talk, in fact the gist of many of my talks that I have been giving around the world […]

Attract. Engage. Retain – Charting the Course for the Employee Life Cycle

See our Managing Director, Sarah Fitzgerald, presenting this masterclass at the 2019 HR EXPO in Lagos, Nigeria earlier this year. EiA is proud to support this leading Human Capital focused event year on year and we are looking forward to working with the HR EXPO team to identify the needs of leaders across the continent […]

“Uberisation” – Disrupt or be disrupted? What role has Africa played in the disrupter economy and what role will it play in the future?

The utilisation of technology and the disruption it is causing is everywhere.  It will happen in every industry and nowhere is this truer than in Africa. When one of the leading global hotel businesses does not own a single hotel room, and one of the leading global taxi companies does not own a single taxi, […]

The Management Challenges of Millennials and Gen Z.

Young people are often the most optimistic.  They are ambitious.  They are innovative, eager to learn the newest technologies and are risk takers.  To see Africa through their eyes is to see a continent brimming with potential and opportunity.  So, are they tough to manage or have we just not adapted our management practices to […]

Can you really make an impact in Africa? By Yared Tesema, Research, Ethiopia

My mother has taught me two sayings in my life. I was only 10 when she told me the first one.  I will never forget the day, for it was a Sunday afternoon.  I always look forward to such afternoons because the coffee celebration is always special. Drinking the beverage with family and friends is a […]

Executives in Africa win ‘Best UK Overseas Operation’ at the 10th Global Recruiter Awards

The 10th Global Recruiter Awards took place yesterday at Café de Paris, London, with Executives in Africa lifting the award for “Best UK Overseas Operation”. The Awards have an unprecedented reputation within the Industry for recognizing the best of the best, so winning the “Best UK Overseas Operation” with their first nomination, was a superb […]

Meet the Finalists: “Best UK Overseas Operation”

Executives in Africa are excited to announce that we are finalists in the highly coveted category of “Best UK Overseas Operation”, for the Global Recruiter Awards being held in June at Café de Paris, London.  The annual awards have an unprecedented reputation within the recruitment industry for recognising the best of the best.  It is […]

What is Driving Localisation Strategies Across Africa? by Steve Hasson, Executive Search Consultant

When talking about where his replacement will come from, Jack Welch, GE’s CEO, recently stated that this leader will likely have had significant exposure to working in one or more emerging markets locations; “An executive cannot develop a global perspective on business or become comfortable with foreign cultures by staying at headquarters or taking short […]

Is it possible to recruit for a naturally engaged workforce? Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director shares her thoughts from the HR Expo Africa 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.

This year, I was delighted to be asked back to the HR Expo Africa in Lagos, the theme of which was ‘Employee Engagement’, to run a Masterclass entitled ‘Attract, Recruit & Retain an Engaged Workforce’ as one of the opening speakers. Even through we have run an Employee Engagement Survey for the last 2 years […]