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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 […]

How is Chinese investment affecting talent development in Africa?

Wednesday 11th January 2017

FOCAC, the Forum Of China-Africa Cooperation, is creating the platform for more opportunities that lead Africa to industrialization and modernization with increasing Chinese investment. In December 2015, at the FOCAC summit, Xi Jinping, President of the Peoples Republic of China, announced that China will invest over $60billion in Africa over the next 3 years.  By […]

East Africa’s role in the Global LNG Race – will Mozambique and Tanzania be able to Capitalise on the Domestic Potential? By David Pinney, Search Consultant

Friday 6th January 2017

Executives in Africa have been paying close attention to the discovery of LNG in East Africa throughout 2016 in the light of global uncertainty.  It is remarkable how quickly East Africa, specifically Mozambique and Tanzania, have become the primary focus of attention as a source of a new global gas supply. This is very exciting […]

SuperReturn Cape Town Report – Where there is uncertainty there is opportunity

Thursday 8th December 2016

Managing Director Richard Putley and a team of four Search Consultants attended the 5th annual Super Return Conference in Cape Town at the beginning of December.  Presenting itself as the gateway into Africa’s Private Equity and Venture Capital communities, it attracted over 550 PE professionals from 150 local and International LP’s and 200 World Leading […]

Trumpism and Africa – Is Trump’s Policy on Africa likely to be Non-Existent? – Graham Palfery-Smith, Board Advisor

Thursday 1st December 2016

According to a November CNN headline, ‘Trump’s policy on Africa is likely to be non-existent’ and it is, sadly, hard to disagree.  What might the impact of this ‘non-policy’ be? There is little doubt that the so-called ‘sixth region’ of Africa, that is the Diaspora of African descent recognised as such by the African Union, […]