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EiA Team gaining first-hand knowledge of the OCP Plant in Morocco with a guided tour.

Tuesday 15th November 2016

On kind invitation from OCP AFRICA, James Stevenson, Managing Search Consultant and Stuart Denson, Executive Search Consultant had a guided tour of the OCP Phosphate Hub at Jorf Lasfar last month.  It was a fantastic opportunity to visit this facility and learn more about the supply chain for the OCP business. The OCP Group is […]

Why do we need more female leaders in Africa? by James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

Friday 11th November 2016

There has been much talk of female leadership in politics recently with Hilary Clinton narrowly missing out on becoming the first female President of the USA, whilst Theresa May recently became the UK’s second female Prime Minister following the dramatic Brexit vote. Whilst female candidates are gaining more prominence in politics there is much continued […]

My $600,000 mistake and how you can avoid it. By John Agnew

Friday 4th November 2016

I write this specifically for you and I am one of you. That’s assuming that you are a business owner, Managing Director or HR professional engaged in an African market with turnover of anywhere from $500k to $500M. I am not a recruitment industry professional and I don’t have any plans to become one.  I […]

What Trump could mean for Africa – Graham Palfery-Smith, Board Advisor

Tuesday 18th October 2016

However unpalatable some of us might find it there is a very real possibility that Donald Trump could be the next President of the United States and ergo the most powerful man in the world. What might this mean in practical terms for Africa? Aside from the prosaic – some celebrities, such as Samuel L […]

EiA Search Team heading to the Super Returns Africa Conference in South Africa by Richard Putley, Managing Director

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Throughout 2016 there have been unexpected political and economic changes internationally as well as across Africa.  But change is welcomed by those looking to invest because change creates opportunity and the impact the change has had on economies across Africa in 2016 has created a favourable environment for investors to take ownership in businesses with […]

Is Nigeria really the 137th worst place to live as an expat?

Wednesday 5th October 2016

‘So what’s Nigeria really like?  How bad is it?’ asks my candidate who is flying out to Lagos for final interviews for a CEO role with an exciting new media company there.  ‘I read on line that it’s 137th out of 140 worst places to be an ex-pat!  What’s it really like to live there […]

What’s the biggest factor affecting ROI in Africa? Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director presents her thoughts after speaking at the 6th Ugandan Convention in London

Monday 12th September 2016

Over the years, I have attended many conferences on Africa where keynote speakers and delegates have talked about doing business in Africa.  I have heard about financing, the infrastructure and logistics hurdles, operational challenges, and or course the potential returns.  The 6th Uganda Convention on 10th September 2016 delivered many of the same messages. The […]

Is Democracy the best model for African countries? By James Stevenson, Managing Consultant

Thursday 8th September 2016

There are many imperfections of what we call democracy. Mark Twain once said of democracy ‘’only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for a democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth’’. All across the globe there are many countries that […]

There are times when investment in Search really pays off….

Thursday 18th August 2016

Executive Search is most suited to critical leadership roles where hiring the very best business leader will give companies a competitive advantage in the market place.  It is also the best way to identify rare and highly specific technical skills which are in short supply. Having analysed our successful hires over the last twelve months, […]

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 […]