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News Archive

SMEs: The Freedom Fighters of a New Frontier – Forging Futures without Fortunes by Yvette Kagoyire

Forget silver spoons and trust funds. Africa’s new breed of entrepreneurs, the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners, are fueled by a different fire. Ours is a lineage born not of inherited wealth, but of a burning desire to rewrite history, to carve a brighter path for generations to come. We rise from the ashes […]

Competing for Tech Talent in Africa by Nicki Halle, Client Partner

Competing for Tech Talent in Africa  In Africa, as nowhere else in the world, technology is improving people’s lives.  From eCommerce platforms for the informal market sector to mobile money solutions for the unbanked, technology is helping to solve key development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.  Over the last seven years, the continent has seen a staggering increase […]

How do you find the right leader to deliver sustainable growth in Africa?

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 […]

What is Driving Localisation Strategies Across Africa? by Steve Hasson, Executive Search Consultant

When talking about where his replacement will come from, Jack Welch, GE’s CEO, recently stated that this leader will likely have had significant exposure to working in one or more emerging markets locations; “An executive cannot develop a global perspective on business or become comfortable with foreign cultures by staying at headquarters or taking short […]

From In-House Recruiter to Executive Search – A Unique Insight into Your Recruitment Challenges

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 […]

My $600,000 Hiring Mistake and How You Can Avoid It. By John Agnew.

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 […]

Pulling Apart Leadership Competencies: Part 1 – Strategic Thinking

One of the key Behavioural Competencies we are asked to find when undertaking a Search for a critical leadership role based in Africa is ‘Strategic Thinking’.  However, what does this actually mean?   Next time you are in a Senior Management or Board Meeting, if you ask everyone to define what strategic thinking is, you will […]

African Art Exhibition & PfA October Networking Event

Being a part of the PfA is exciting and arriving at any event combines eager anticipation with many questions usually starting with – have I got enough business cards to share with these impressive professionals, who, like me, are African but have made London their current home? Stepping out of the taxi on Holborn Viaduct […]

Are your Managers playing Hiring Russian Roulette?

We all know that accessing High Potential candidates at Senior Management Level is critical for succession planning for your leaders of the future. But are your Hiring Managers effectively playing Hiring Russian Roulette in their most important job;  the recruitment, development and retention of your organisation’s most important asset, your people? When deciding on a […]

The Artificial Intelligence Invasion is Coming to Africa!

Did you, like me, use to think Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a trivial sci- fi concept?  Are you now hearing it being mentioned by serious people and you aren’t entirely sure what it is?  Well we are in the same position but I hope can give you a very layman’s guide to why it is […]