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Launch of a Pan African Passport – A step forward or more EU-style woe? By Tunde Makinde, Executive Search Consultant

Tuesday 16th August 2016

If Britain’s exit of the EU has been coined ‘Brexit’ what will the progress the African Union is making eventually be called? The United States of Africa? July 2016 saw the potentially significant launch of an electronic passport intended to allow free movement among all 54 markets in the region at the African Union summit […]

What I learnt about business in Africa from rowing across an ocean, by James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

Monday 15th August 2016

In April 2011 I set off from Geraldton, Western Australia, with my Kenyan friend, Ben Stenning, and rowed the 3,500 miles west to the island of Mauritius, off the east coast of Madagascar.  It took us 116 days and during that time we experienced all of the highs and lows you could expect from operating […]

Good luck to Segun Toriola, Tim Harrison, Executive Search Consultant

Friday 5th August 2016

As Jo Pavey is rightly lauded in the UK for making it to Rio for what will be her fifth Olympic Games, cast your mind to the Nigerian Table Tennis team.  Segun Toriola will be part of that team and participating in his seventh Olympics!!  We wish him well. In other Olympic news, Uganda’s Stephen […]

From Nairobi to Paris – winning for the third time! By Simon Easter, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Sunday 24th July 2016

Executives in Africa congratulate Chris Frome for his third Tour De France win.  Africa once again demonstrates its reach beyond the continent. As a keen cyclist myself, I follow the event closely around this time of the year.  What is little known though, is that Chris was actually born in Nairobi in 1985 and competed […]

Which Sectors have been Hiring and Where will the Growth be?

Wednesday 13th July 2016

Where has the demand been in the last twelve months across the various sectors in Africa, and how have our functional specialists continued to deliver on sometimes highly specialist Searches?  Analysis of successful hires made by the EiA team over the last twelve months shows that 29% of these were into FMCG organisations, a further […]

What is the likely impact of Brexit on Africa?

Monday 11th July 2016

For those passionately interested in the ongoing development of Africa as a continent, and who believe that trade and education are the only real answers to the economic development of the continent, it could be said that the Brexit vote has come as a bit of a shock. In fairness it was a profound shock […]

Can Companies find good quality African candidates?

Wednesday 15th June 2016

We believe we can have a positive and lasting impact on Africa through helping our clients find the very best leaders for their businesses.  However, being a UK-based Search Firm, clients sometimes assume that this means that we mainly place expats into leadership roles.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. Analysis of successful hires […]

Judge Business School – Africa Business Network Conference 2016: How can Africa be transformed to create value and to drive consumption?

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Over 150 Students, Alumni and Business Leaders from or with an interest in the African Continent attended 5th African Business Network annual conference at the Cambridge University Judge Business School at the end of May.  This year the main theme was how Africa could be transformed to create value and to drive consumption – a […]

How are companies in Nigeria faring in the midst of the toughest currency challenges?

Friday 27th May 2016

At the end of May, Executives in Africa MD, Sarah Fitzgerald, was in Nigeria for meetings with new and existing clients. While she was there, Fitzgerald took some time to observe how the businesses are faring in the midst of the some of the toughest currency challenges for nearly a decade. “Basically it’s a costly […]

Does your Executive Search Firm visit you?

Wednesday 18th May 2016

As the world’s largest Executive Search team with a pure focus on Africa, we believe it is critical to spend time on the continent to visit our clients, experience their office environments, and get a proper understanding of the cultural and personality requirements which work in a particular organisation.  This is the same for Search […]