What is at the Centre of the Innovation Equation? by Chris Colbert, former Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Labs
In September, as part of the Seamless East Africa Conference in Nairobi, I stood before a large group of executives, government officials and startup founders and delivered a keynote talk titled Inside Innovation. The gist of my talk, in fact the gist of many of my talks that I have been giving around the world […]
Having recently become members of the AVCA, Executives in Africa were delighted to have two Consultants attending the AVCA conference in Nairobi at the beginning of April 2019. His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to make the welcoming address to the assembled audience but, with his State of the Nation speech due in just […]
About the Author: Dennis Chaling’a is Regional Finance and Project Officer for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. Dennis holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing master’s in business administration majoring in Operations Management from the same University of Nairobi. Dennis is accomplished in financial management majoring mainly in project finance. […]
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 […]
Africa will soon have the fastest urbanization rate in the world and by 2034 African countries will have a larger workforce than China or India, with job creation currently outpacing growth in the labour force*. With business spending expected to grow 35% to $3.5 trillion by 2025, the six big growth opportunity areas are expected […]
Ethiopia is a nation rich in culture, tradition, history and a remarkable mountain landscape. Rising 2,300 meters above sea level, the nation’s capital Addis Ababa, has made advancements in infrastructure, airport, rail transportation and hydroelectric dam development. Statistically, the economic and population growth of Ethiopia appears to offer significant opportunity for foreign investments in many […]
Our client, a Multinational Power Generation Solutions Provider required an experienced Sales Manager with a strong technical focus to further develop the market across multiple industries in Eastern Africa within a highly technical sub-sector.
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 […]
What is the Best Way to Find Scarce Skills? Read our Case Study on how we searched globally for Thermal Power expertise for a role in East Africa
Introduction: Our client, a Multinational Power Generation Solutions Provider required an experienced Sales Manager with a strong technical focus to further develop the market across multiple industries in Eastern Africa within a highly technical sub-sector. The Situation The sales strategy in the region had previously been driven by the Managing Director based in the Middle […]
‘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 […]