My mother has taught me two sayings in my life. I was only 10 when she told me the first one. I will never forget the day, for it was a Sunday afternoon. I always look forward to such afternoons because the coffee celebration is always special. Drinking the beverage with family and friends is a […]
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. […]
EiA are visiting clients across Africa this month continuing the commitment to have a positive and lasting impact on Africa. Sarah, our Managing Director, will be presenting a Masterclass and representing EiA on a panel at the HR Expo Africa in Lagos, Nigeria as well as taking time to visit clients and candidates for both […]
We are excited to announce that Steve Hasson has recently joined the Executives in Africa team. A Zimbabwean by birth, educated in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, and with nearly ten years’ experience recruiting senior level hires for PZ Cussons in Africa (and globally), Steve has already had a positive impact on the EiA team, enabling […]
Protests and the significant disruption they caused in Addis Ababa didn’t keep delegates away from the Ethiopian leg of the ‘Investing in Africa Conference’ which took place on Thursday and Friday of last week at the Radisson Blu in the city centre. This was the final event of the East Africa Road Show and, like […]
‘Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US’… Richard Putley, MD reports back on thought provoking statements from the AFSIC 2018 Conference
“Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US….” This comment was made by one of the speakers at the recent AFSIC event which I attended with other members of the EiA Team at the beginning of May. Whilst his intention was to raise a smile in the audience, on reflection, a number of the […]
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 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 […]