Issues related to mental health, including depression, in the workplace have not always garnered the necessary sympathy or response from employers compared to physical issues, but this is changing.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks has appointed Rupali Gupta as Head of Investor Relations.
SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Goutam Dev as its new Head of Education for Africa. The newly appointed executive has been with the enterprise services company since 2005.
Digital Agency Creative Spark has announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Tanja Lategan, who will steer the digital agency through its next phase of growth and ramp up the company's integrated marketing offering.
Doreen Kosi appointed South African Breweries Vice President of legal and corporate affairs in Africa
The South African Breweries (SAB) and ABInBev has appointed Doreen Kosi as Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs Africa Zone.
Decision Inc. a management and technology consulting organisation has confirmed the commencement of its international expansion strategy with the acquisition of ABM Systems.
Telkom has appointed Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
Grad Coach, a leading postgraduate support provider, has launched a first of its kind Master’s dissertation and thesis service.
Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe.
The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointment of Dr. Ken Tarus as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
The new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, officially has taken office took office.
Antonius (Tony) Verheijen assumed office today as the new Word Bank Country Manager for Tunisia. Mr. Verheijen comes to Tunisia following four years as the World Bank Country Manager for Serbia, based in Belgrade.
Having joined Subaru Southern Africa in 1994 as an accountant, 2 years after the brand was established in South Africa, Mr. Silva has enjoyed a long-standing career as well as widespread experience.
Marriott International announces new Sales and Marketing leadership team to support Middle East and Africa portfolio
Marriott International today announces the expansion and strengthening of its Sales and Marketing Leadership Team for Middle East and Africa.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer of the company.
Software development company SAP SE has announced an interim management team for SAP Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of misconduct.
Platinum Sage Partner and business solutions specialist, Parity Software, has appointed Jono Williamson as its chief commercial officer (CCO).
Section 12J Venture Capital company, Grotech has rebranded as Kalon Venture Partners. For the last 18 months, the business did extensive screening of hundreds of companies and three new deals are imminent
Oracle South Africa has announced the appointment of Niral Patel as Managing Director and Technology Leader.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has welcomed two new additions to its Management Board, Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador.
[South Africa] Entersekt appoints Pattison Mutambiranwa senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa
Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that Cheikh Oumar Seydi has assumed the role IFC’s Regional Director for the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region effective July 1
Wael Rashidy is an accredited SME Business Consultant from the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultant, USA, member of Egyptian Junior Business Association, International Council for Small Business, and Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Endeavor Entrepreneur Amir Barsoum, co-founder and CEO of Vezeeta, has joined Endeavor Egypt’s Board of Directors
Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals.
Vodacom has appointed one of the country’s well respected and talented trailblazers in marketing and advertising, Abey Mokgwatsane, as its new Managing Executive for Brand Marketing and Communications.
MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management, effective no later than 1 November 2017.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Professor Daniel Plaatjies as Chairperson and Dr Sibongile Muthwa as Deputy Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC).
Leading converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica Uganda, has appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as Managing Director and a board member with immediate effect.
ECOWAS should adopt a two-track approach to introduction of common currency - Former President Obasanjo
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) should adopt a two-track approach to the introduction of a common currency, with countries that are ready being allowed to go ahead with implementation initially.
[South Africa] JSE amends listing requirements to include disclosure on promotion of racial diversity at board level
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has amended its Listing Requirements to ensure that its listed companies have a policy in place to promote racial diversity at board level.
African Development Bank approves 2016 African Water Facility annual report and 2017 work plan and budget
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 Annual report and 2017 Work plan and budget of the African Water Facility.
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi as its Group Chief Financial Officer.
Telecommunication company MTN has made new management appointments as it seeks to boost operational efficiency and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience.
The Eskom Board has announced the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Data management and cloud storage solutions provider NetApp has appointed Morne Bekker as the new South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region.
Dutch fintech FACTS, providing much needed working capital to established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa, is scaling up its activities, more than tripling the number of clients served.
Southern Business School Namibia is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi as Deputy Director.
Africa’s integrated facilities management company Servest has appointed Xolani Zuma as its new Managing Director to lead Integrated Solutions in South Africa and Africa.
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.
Shareholders of FCI, the global representative body for the factoring, invoice financing and asset based lending industry, have re elected Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), into the organization’s Board.
The East African Business Councill has appointed its new Executive Committee Members with Mr. Kassim Omar fromUganda emerging as the New Chairman of the board for the period 2017/2018.
Vodacom Group has announced the appointment of Jabu Moleketi as Non-Executive Chairman and Saki Macozoma as a lead Independent Director with effect from 19 July 2017.
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director.
Peugeot Citroen South Africa has appointed Francisco Gaie as the new Managing Director.
AccorHotels announced the signing of a management agreement to operate the currently branded Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi.
In a single round of voting last Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years.
The board of UniBank in Ghana has appointed Dr. Kwabena Duffour as the bank’s new Managing Director with the appointment taking effect from June 1 2017.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has named Kyle Whitehill as CEO at Neotel.
Seclore Technologies has announced the expansion of the role of regional channel Ddirector to enhance its Go-to-Market Strategy.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone has partnered with the International Finance Corporation to deepen the pool of board members within the business community capable of serving on company board of directors.
Aiteo Group has announces the appointment of Mr. Ratko M. Knezevic to its Global Executive Management team as Group Advisor on Business and Capital Development.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform has announced the appointment of Koffi Klousseh as Director of Project Development.
South African employers must take cognisance of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), which replaced the Workman’s Compensation Act in 1993 – specifically because of incentives for registration and payment, but also because of penalties for non-compliance.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has appointed Polish national Sebastian Mikosz as the new managing director and CEO taking over from Mbuvi Ngunze According to the carrier’s chairman Michael Joseph, the appointment is effective June 1.
Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has appointed Mr. Nicholas Nesbitt as the new KEPSA Chair. Mr. Nesbitt, who is also the General Manager IBM East Africa, takes over from Ambassador Dennis Awori, Chairman Toyota Kenya Limited who served the Board of KEPSA as chair for two years.
Republic of Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Michael Berlouis as its new chief financial officer.
Members of the World Trade Organization have picked the Kenyan ambassador to the organization Mr. Stephen Karau, to chair negotiations on agricultural trade issues at the Geneva-based organisation, breaking months of deadlock over who should take on the role.
HFC Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, has appointed Mr. Charles William Zwennes as the new Chairman of the bank’s Board. This follows the resignation of Professor Joshua Alabi from the position.
Blue Label has announced that Wayne McCauley will be joining the Group as Chief Operating Officer of South Africa, based in Johannesburg. In this new position, Wayne will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate and business strategies. He will report to Mark and Brett Levy, Joint CEO’s of Blue Label.
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Vera Songwe as ECA’s Executive Secretary. The Cameroonian economist and banking executive is the first woman to ever serve in this role.
Synthesis Software Technologies, today announced that it has achieved Advanced status as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partner.
Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, regarded as UN's most strategic committee, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Small & Medium Businesses can contribute up to 80% of jobs in an emerging economy such as Kenya - Sage regional director, East Africa
The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive.
MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African fintech company, today announces that Michael Joseph has joined its Board of Directors as an independent Non-Executive Director.
The African Development Bank Group announced today the departure of Dr. Frannie A. Léautier, its Senior Vice-President. Dr. Léautier’s decision to move on was for personal family reasons.
Days after exiting retail group Nakumatt Holdings, Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has been named the new chief executive of consumer goods producer Bidco Africa.
Long serving regional operations and strategy director of Nakumatt Supermarket Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has left the retailer, as the company announced a major executive reshuffle.
The Sanlam Group has announced key executive changes as the company looks to tap at the expertise of the newly appointed executives to drive its agenda.
Kieran Whyte, a partner specialising in energy and infrastructure projects in Baker McKenzie's Johannesburg office, has been appointed to serve on the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) Council in South Africa.
SAP Africa has appointed industry veteran, Frédéric Alran, as its new Managing Director for Francophone Africa.
FTI Consulting today announced the further expansion of the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the launch of a practice in South Africa and the appointment of five senior professionals
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment, from 1st June 2017, of a market leading tax team headed by Stephan Spamer from ENSafrica.
The Governing Council of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has elected its long standing vice president, Andy Isichei as its sixth President.
President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah as the new Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).
Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds
As the competition for talent continues to rise and business models are disrupted by technology and socio-demographic shifts, organizations are still taking an evolutionary approach to their talent strategies in the face of revolutionary changes.
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
Peter Kahihu is Executive Director of the Programs Execution at Balanced Scorecard Institute EMEA. He is a veteran in the field of strategy execution and author of four best selling books on Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, Government Performance Management and Public Sector Reforms.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping women in Sierra Leone take their place in senior management and boardroom positions as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country’s economy.
Dele Babade retained as advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund Global alternative asset manager
The Carlyle Group has announced that Dele Babade has been retained as an Advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund (CSSAF), effective immediately.
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
AWM360 Data Systems, supplier of state-of-the-art Kaba Workforce Management and Access Control solutions, was acquired by dormakaba South Africa as of 01 March, 2017.
Africa Business Communities interviews Lex Lindeman, Africa’s leading people development coach. He is the founder and talent developer at HR Boosters, a training and management culture consultancy company with huge experience in Africa. It organizes high-speed and high-impact workshops on management skills for people managers.
Cigarette manufacturer British American Tobacco Kenya has announced that it has picked Ms Beverly Spencer-Obatoyinbo as its new Managing Director. Ms Spencer-Obatoyinbo who will assume office on May 1 will take over from Keith Gretton who has been at the helm of the company since July 1 2015.
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.
Competition agencies must work together to create a healthy business environment in Africa - Bowmans
The safeguarding of competition amongst businesses operating in the African market is key to inclusive growth on the continent.
The MasterCard Foundation has announced a six-year, USD8.2 million partnership with Sciences Po in Paris, France, to provide 120 bright, next-generation African leaders with a high-quality social sciences university education in one of Europe's leading universities.
Dorcas Wainaina has taken over as executive director of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). IHRM is the State agency that oversees the functions of the human resource profession in the country.
[Kenya] African entrepreneurs to learn management best practices from the Japan International Cooperation Agency
The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will partner with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the first time on the occasion of the 11th edition of the Forum, taking place in Nairobi.