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Mental health finally gaining recognition in South Africa’s workplace - CRS Technologies
17-08-2017 | 10:30:34
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.
Rupali Gupta appointed head of investor relations at Africa 50
16-08-2017 | 11:00:00
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.
Goutam Dev appointed SAP Africa head of education
16-08-2017 | 09:06:45
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.
[South Africa] Tanja Lategan appointed Managing Director of Creative Spark
15-08-2017 | 08:29:00
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
14-08-2017 | 11:19:16
The South African Breweries (SAB) and ABInBev has appointed Doreen Kosi as Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs Africa Zone.
[South Africa] Decision Inc. acquires ABM Systems
10-08-2017 | 10:44:00
Decision Inc. a management and technology consulting organisation has confirmed the commencement of its international expansion strategy with the acquisition of ABM Systems.
Telkom appoints Catherine Olaka Chief HR Officer
10-08-2017 | 08:00:00
Telkom has appointed Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
[South Africa] Grad Coach Launches Innovative Dissertation Review & Critique Service
09-08-2017 | 11:07:35
Grad Coach, a leading postgraduate support provider, has launched a first of its kind Master’s dissertation and thesis service.
Rosemary Mukami Kariuki resumes new role as World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe
07-08-2017 | 09:38:00
Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe.
Dr. Ken Tarus appointed Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Power
03-08-2017 | 15:14:00
The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointment of Dr. Ken Tarus as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary Vera Songwe takes office
03-08-2017 | 15:00:00
The new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, officially has taken office took office.
Tony Verheijen assumes office today as new World Bank Country Manager, Tunisia
01-08-2017 | 10:24:00
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.
Rui Silva appointed Managing Director of Subaru Southern Africa
01-08-2017 | 08:20:00
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
31-07-2017 | 11:30:00
Marriott International today announces the expansion and strengthening of its Sales and Marketing Leadership Team for Middle East and Africa.
[South Africa] Cell C appoints Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer
27-07-2017 | 14:00:00
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer of the company.
SAP appoints interim management team for Africa
26-07-2017 | 13:19:00
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.
[South Africa] Parity Software appoints Jono Williamson as Chief Commercial Officer
24-07-2017 | 11:33:00
Platinum Sage Partner and business solutions specialist, Parity Software, has appointed Jono Williamson as its chief commercial officer (CCO).
[South Africa] VC company Grotech rebrands as Kalon Venture Partners
24-07-2017 | 10:43:00
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 appoints Niral Patel Managing Director and Technology Leader
24-07-2017 | 09:31:00
Oracle South Africa has announced the appointment of Niral Patel as Managing Director and Technology Leader.
Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador join Africa Legal Support Facility Management Board
21-07-2017 | 14:21:27
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
20-07-2017 | 10:07:45
Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.
Oumar Seydi appointed IFC Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa
19-07-2017 | 12:49:42
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
[Interview] Wael Rashidy, Founder & Business Mentor, Guiders Consult, Egypt
17-07-2017 | 11:19:00
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.
Amir Barsoum joins Endeavor Egypt Board of Directors
12-07-2017 | 12:00:00
Endeavor Entrepreneur Amir Barsoum, co-founder and CEO of Vezeeta, has joined Endeavor Egypt’s Board of Directors
[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya
11-07-2017 | 12:33:00
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.
[South Africa] Abey Mokgwatsane appointed Managing Executive for Brand Marketing and Communications
10-07-2017 | 12:32:00
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.
[South Africa] Dirk Karl appointed MTN Group procurement and supply chain head
04-07-2017 | 13:54:45
MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management, effective no later than 1 November 2017.
[South Africa] Prof Daniel Plaatjies appointed Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission
04-07-2017 | 08:01:48
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Professor Daniel Plaatjies as Chairperson and Dr Sibongile Muthwa as Deputy Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC).
iWayAfrica Uganda appoints Godfrey Sserwamukoko new managing director
03-07-2017 | 11:37:00
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
03-07-2017 | 08:05:00
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
30-06-2017 | 06:32:00
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
27-06-2017 | 11:53:19
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.
[South Africa] Adri Führi joins e4 as Group CFO
27-06-2017 | 11:38:47
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi as its Group Chief Financial Officer.
[South Africa] MTN announces executive appointments in new operation efficiency strategy
26-06-2017 | 09:20:31
Telecommunication company MTN has made new management appointments as it seeks to boost operational efficiency and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience.
[South Africa] Johnny Dladla appointed acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom
23-06-2017 | 14:30:00
The Eskom Board has announced the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Morne Bekker appointed NetApp South African Country Manager
23-06-2017 | 07:13:17
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, scales up activities in East Africa
22-06-2017 | 10:51:00
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 appoints Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi new Deputy Director
22-06-2017 | 10:43:07
Southern Business School Namibia is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi as Deputy Director.
[South Africa] Xolani Zuma appointed Managing Director of Servest
20-06-2017 | 15:29:44
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.
Vanessa Moungar appointed as AfDB's Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society
20-06-2017 | 10:25:00
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.
Afreximbank President re elected to FCI Board
20-06-2017 | 08:55:55
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.
Kassim Omar appointed chairman of the East African Business Council
19-06-2017 | 14:19:14
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom Group appoints Jabu Moleketi as Non Executive Chairman
19-06-2017 | 11:21:52
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.
Viola Graham-Douglas becomes Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director
19-06-2017 | 09:37:00
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director.
[South Africa] Francisco Gaie appointed Managing Director of Peugeot Citroen
07-06-2017 | 15:25:22
Peugeot Citroen South Africa has appointed Francisco Gaie as the new Managing Director.
[Kenya] AccorHotels signs a management agreement with Tune Hotel Westlands for the ibis Styles
06-06-2017 | 10:54:30
AccorHotels announced the signing of a management agreement to operate the currently branded Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi.
Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, others elected to UN Security Council
05-06-2017 | 10:07:00
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.
[Ghana] Kwabena Duffour appointed Managing Director of UniBank
30-05-2017 | 11:35:56
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.
Kyle Whitehill appointed CEO of Neotel
30-05-2017 | 07:30:16
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has named Kyle Whitehill as CEO at Neotel.
Seclore expands role of channel director to include key Africa regions
23-05-2017 | 11:49:00
Seclore Technologies has announced the expansion of the role of regional channel Ddirector to enhance its Go-to-Market Strategy.
Pioneer corporate governance board leadership training program opens in Sierra Leone
17-05-2017 | 13:54:00
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.
Ratko Knezevic appointed by Aiteo Group to drive growth and diversification in Nigeria and Africa
17-05-2017 | 10:29:48
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.
Koffi Klousseh appointed Director of Project Development for Africa 50
10-05-2017 | 13:51:00
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform has announced the appointment of Koffi Klousseh as Director of Project Development.
Why South African employers must heed advances in workplace compensation regulation - Ian McAlister
09-05-2017 | 13:13:45
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.
[Kenya] Adil Youssefi appointed Liquid Telecom CEO
05-05-2017 | 15:18:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive.
Sebastian Mikosz appointed CEO of Kenya Airways
05-05-2017 | 08:00:00
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.
[Column] Nick Altini: The dawn of an era in effective competition regulation in Africa
04-05-2017 | 14:31:29
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.
[Kenya] Nicholas Nesbitt appointed KEPSA Chair
03-05-2017 | 14:08:00
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.
Michael Berlouis appointed CFO of Air Seychelles
02-05-2017 | 15:00:00
Republic of Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Michael Berlouis as its new chief financial officer.
[Kenya] Stephen Karau picked to head World Trade Organization agricultural trade negotiations
02-05-2017 | 10:24:00
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.
[Ghana] Charles Zwennes new Board Chair of HFC Bank
02-05-2017 | 10:18:53
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.
Wayne McCauley appointed Chief Operating Officer of Blue Label Telecoms South Africa
27-04-2017 | 14:42:18
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.
Vera Songwe appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
25-04-2017 | 16:11:34
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.
[South Africa] Synthesis becomes AWS Partner Network Advanced Consulting Partner
25-04-2017 | 11:03:00
Synthesis Software Technologies, today announced that it has achieved Advanced status as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partner.
Nigeria Re-Elected 45th time as Chair, UN Peacekeeping Committee
13-04-2017 | 13:28:00
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
13-04-2017 | 10:46:00
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.
M-Pesa pioneer Michael Joseph joins Board of MFS Africa
13-04-2017 | 10:05:21
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.
African Development Bank Group announces staff changes
13-04-2017 | 07:11:27
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.
[Kenya] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy named new Bidco Africa CEO
11-04-2017 | 07:46:00
Days after exiting retail group Nakumatt Holdings, Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has been named the new chief executive of consumer goods producer Bidco Africa.
[Kenya] Nakumatt in management shake up
10-04-2017 | 14:30:12
Long serving regional operations and strategy director of Nakumatt Supermarket Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has left the retailer, as the company announced a major executive reshuffle.
Sanlam Group announces executive changes
06-04-2017 | 13:15:33
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 appointed to board of International Project Finance Association in South Africa
04-04-2017 | 09:53:00
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.
Frédéric Alran Appointed SAP Francophone Africa Managing Director
03-04-2017 | 14:37:00
SAP Africa has appointed industry veteran, Frédéric Alran, as its new Managing Director for Francophone Africa.
FTI Consulting Launches Forensic & Litigation Consulting Segment in South Africa
03-04-2017 | 10:52:49
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
[South Africa] Law Firm Baker McKenzie expands tax capabilities in Africa
30-03-2017 | 08:00:00
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.
Andy Isichei elected President of Nigerian Chamber of Shipping
28-03-2017 | 13:50:16
The Governing Council of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has elected its long standing vice president, Andy Isichei as its sixth President.
John Dekyem Attafuah appointed Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company
23-03-2017 | 11:06:00
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
22-03-2017 | 11:30:00
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.
[Kenya] Mary Wanyeri appointed HR Manager at OLX
21-03-2017 | 11:28:00
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
[Interview] Peter Kahihu, Executive Director- Programs Execution, Balanced Scorecard Institute
21-03-2017 | 10:51:00
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.
[Sierra Leone] IFC in drive to encourage more women in management and boardroom positions
15-03-2017 | 11:04:00
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
15-03-2017 | 07:05:28
The Carlyle Group has announced that Dele Babade has been retained as an Advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund (CSSAF), effective immediately.
Ciru Miring’u appointed head of East Africa operations at Nestlé
10-03-2017 | 08:19:24
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 acquired by dormakaba South Africa
09-03-2017 | 14:59:00
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.
[Interview] Lex Lindeman, Founder, HR Boosters
08-03-2017 | 06:14:00
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.
Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo appointed British American Tobacco Kenya Managing Director
08-03-2017 | 05:51:40
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.
East Africa Business Council endorses Africa’s first ever cross cultural summit for CEOs
07-03-2017 | 06:45:00
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
28-02-2017 | 13:57:44
The safeguarding of competition amongst businesses operating in the African market is key to inclusive growth on the continent.
Sciences Po University to Join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for African leaders
23-02-2017 | 10:34:00
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.
[Kenya] Dorcas Wainaina appointed Executive Director of Institute of Human Resource Management
13-02-2017 | 15:00:51
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
10-02-2017 | 11:38:00
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.