Competing for Tech Talent in Africa In Africa, as nowhere else in the world, technology is improving people’s lives. From eCommerce platforms for the informal market sector to mobile money solutions for the unbanked, technology is helping to solve key development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last seven years, the continent has seen a staggering increase […]
Executives in Africa were delighted to be back at AFSIC this year, as Gold Sponsors of this leading Africa Investment Conference. It was exciting to see so many new businesses there looking for investment to back their exciting new ventures, ranging from electric vehicles for cleaner logistics solutions, through to innovative media businesses and start […]
Sarah FitzMorris, Co-Founder and CEO of Executives in Africa is honoured to have been appointed to the Global Advisory Council of 100WF in order to help set up 100 Women in Finance in Africa. With nearly 20,000 members in 27 locations globally, 100WF is committed to building a more diverse and gender-equitable finance industry by […]
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 […]
If you are an expert in your field, does it really matter if you’re not a great presenter? by Maggie Lawrie, CEO Presentation & Executive Coach
CEO’s and Senior Leaders generally have pretty good communication skills, but standards vary considerably. Not everyone needs to be able to wow their audiences in a powerful, presidential-type way, but I think we have gone past the point where being the best in your field is enough to hide behind. Just look at the example […]
What opportunities do the Youth of Africa present? Elizabeth Bintloff, CEO, Junior Achievement Africa, shares her thoughts
One of the challenges I face when I talk to people outside of our mission space about the subject of youth in Africa is that there is not always a clear understanding of who Africa’s youth are. The media and other sources frame our assumptions about all youth, and for African youth especially, the references […]
As a Managing Director who has launched and developed 6 different businesses in Africa I have worked with EiA in several different capacities. I have been a potential candidate, I have worked for CEOs they have placed and I have been on the client side a number of times. While I would wholeheartedly endorse their […]
Our client, a leading Africa-focused Private Equity Firm based out of London, needed to hire a CEO for its recent acquisition of a 51% holding in a Drinks business in Ethiopia.
With 70% of our hires being African Nationals, is the historic reliance on expats for leadership roles coming to an end?
The historic reliance on ex-pats for leadership roles in Africa is dwindling due to the rise of both indigenous and international companies committed to developing local talent. By nurturing career development in high potential African talent which in turn breeds corporate loyalty, the best African nationals are generally well looked after and are therefore not […]
‘If the young are not initiated in the tribe, they will burn down the village just to feel the warmth.’ This African proverb is one of the most powerful and relevant of our time given the demographics of booming youth populations in the developing world, aging populations in the developed world and all the […]