EiA Search Team heading to the Super Returns Africa Conference in South Africa by Richard Putley, Managing Director

EiA Search Team heading to the Super Returns Africa Conference in South Africa by Richard Putley, Managing Director

Throughout 2016 there have been unexpected political and economic changes internationally as well as across Africa.  But change is welcomed by those looking to invest because change creates opportunity and the impact the change has had on economies across Africa in 2016 has created a favourable environment for investors to take ownership in businesses with high potential for growth under the right leadership and with the right backing.

By nature, these investors have highly demanding requirements from their key management team and often look to replace the CEO and CFO at the very least in order to drive the required change.  Executives in Africa have an established track record of working with these types of firms looking to hire the right business leaders to deliver the required returns on investment, scaling businesses, effectively managing the change and building capability locally as well as implementing the right systems and process to support the rapid growth.


Following on from the AVCA conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which Richard Putley and Edward King attended in April 2016, Executives in Africa has successfully carried out C level searches for investor-managed businesses across West and East Africa in FMCG, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Media, Pensions and Business Services.  With an unprecedented 4-6 week turnaround on Search mandates, many of these leaders have already started work and are more than ‘paying for themselves’ in the quick wins they can deliver by hitting the ground running.

Due to the demand Executives in Africa have for these types of Searches, we will be sending another team to Cape Town in November 2016 to attend the Super Returns Africa Conference including Managing Director, Richard Putley, who will be accompanied by four of our most experienced Executive Search Consultants.  This annual conference is Africa’s largest private equity and venture capital event with over 120 speakers and 400 attendees joining from across Africa and internationally.

Prominent speakers include the former President of South Africa FW de Klerk as well as CEOs of multinational businesses.  As well as providing an opportunity to network with existing clients and new investors at the conference, the Search team will be flying to Johannesburg ahead of the Conference to meet with clients there as well.

If you will be in South Africa for the Super Returns Conference and would like to schedule a meeting in advance with of our Executive Search Consultants either in Johannesburg or in Cape Town, please contact Richard Putley at rp@executivesinafrica.com.

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