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 […]
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 […]
This year’s Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) Conference had a real buzz about it. Run by a team from the Judge Business School each year, the annual event has become one of the leading Africa Conferences in the UK each year and provides entrepreneurs an ideal opportunity to network with Cambridge University students and alumni, important […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
As Jo Pavey is rightly lauded in the UK for making it to Rio for what will be her fifth Olympic Games, cast your mind to the Nigerian Table Tennis team. Segun Toriola will be part of that team and participating in his seventh Olympics!! We wish him well. In other Olympic news, Uganda’s Stephen […]