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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 […]

Emily Fryer, Executive Search Consultant (Agri), shares insights from her network on some of the challenges faced by the edible oil sector in Zambia.

Monday 10th April 2017

Agriculture is an essential sector for Executives in Africa to support in order to feed a growing population and it is an area where we can have a positive impact on the Continent.  We have placed a number of leaders in this sector including a full leadership team for a palm oil refinery including Managing […]

How the growth in Ethiopian Manufacturing has affected the demand for talent in Ethiopia? By William Hardman, Search Consultant

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Executives in Africa (EiA) has seen activity in Ethiopia increase rapidly over the last 12 months having completed Search mandates in a range of business including Real Estate, Fertilizer and Mobile Money.  Now manufacturing is another sector seeing huge investment and growth. The Government’s tax policies, free trade agreements with the West, and huge investment […]

Talent Scarcity in Emerging Industries and How to Overcome It

Monday 13th March 2017

Emerging and rapidly developing industries and sectors, such as Technologies, Real Estate and Renewables are fast becoming strong contributors to the success of economies across the African continent.  Critical to their continued success is the human capital driving the expansion, but this talent is in scarce supply on the continent, especially if your company is […]

A New Gold Standard for African Democracy but Where Now for Ghana? By Adam Waterhouse, Search Consultant

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Ghana has re-established itself as a shining beacon in Africa for the benefits of peaceful, clean and transparent democracy when authorities proclaimed opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, 72, a British-educated lawyer and veteran statesman, as their next President. Winning clearly with 54% of the vote from a high turnout of 69%, he has a strong mandate […]

Can ‘extroverts’ give a misleading impression at interview? By Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director

Wednesday 1st March 2017

It is a fact that we all make up our mind about somebody within the first 5 to 8 minutes of meeting them.  Whether this is face to face, by Skype or on the telephone, in an interview in particular, human nature causes us to make up our mind about a potential future hire really […]

Why do Africa’s Oil Producing Economies need to diversify? By James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

Tuesday 21st February 2017

There appears to be growing confidence in the oil industry and beyond that the market is turning a corner in 2017, having bottomed out last year.  I don’t share this confidence and can’t see oil prices rising this year, next year, or any time soon for that matter. Furthermore I think some of the indicators, […]

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 […]