The greatest demand for talent over the last year has been for leaders who can scale businesses. Executives in Africa are an award-winning Search Firm who specialise purely on senior management roles based across the continent. Having delivered over 750 Searches across 42 countries in Africa, they really are expert when it comes to human […]
Is it Possible to Run a Truly Confidential Search?
Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Discusses Where the Pitfalls are and How to Plan for Success.
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin We are all familiar with the fact that a candidates’ confidentiality is at the heart of any Executive Search or hiring process. However, the most sensitive of Searches are when a position itself, that is being recruited for, must be kept a secret. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over the last 12 months Executives in Africa has shared a myriad of articles with our Clients and Candidates via our monthly mailer. Topics have ranged from the latest news articles and changes in the political, social and economic climate across the African continent, to sector specific highlights across a broad range of industries, as […]
How to Succeed in an Interview – Fiona Rhys shares her thoughts on how to properly prepare and beat your competition
Most people would assume that senior business leaders, by the nature of them having achieved that level in their career, know how to best present their most relevant skills in an interview. This is not necessarily true and let me demonstrate this with a situation Executives in Africa experienced a couple of years ago. We […]
The recent unpredictability of many of the English–speaking commodity-driven economies is encouraging investors to look beyond their usual markets and the Francophone markets are showing all the signs of sure investment. Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal are noted by think tank Brookings Institution as two of the most promising investment opportunities in Francophone West Africa, with […]
Hope for Angola’s Future – João Costa, Lisbon Office, shares his thoughts following the Angolan elections
In July, the fourth democratic elections of Angola took place, which resulted in the victory of the MPLA, a party that ruled Angola for 42 years, again with a majority of about 61% of the votes. As a result, former minister João Lourenço, 63, a former Defence Minister, has been appointed the third President of […]
The skill in biggest demand from Executive in Africa’s clients is the leadership capability to scale a business. Africa is home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, and is one of the most desirable investment destinations. The business landscape has been rapidly changing due to increased regional mobility, rapid urbanisation […]