Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognized as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively.
Global Reporting Initiative has appointed Bekeme Olowola, Founderof CSR-in-Action in Nigeria, as a member of its Board of Directors, where she will be joining a leading caste of global sustainability professionals.
Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Mugo Kibati as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Rockwell Automation has named Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Cell C has announced the appointment of Zafar ‘Zaf’ Mahomed as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed Ms. Aya Chebbi from Tunisia as his Envoy for the Youth.
The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, has announced new appointments to the Group.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced the co-option to its Board of Directors of Mrs. Aichatou Agne Pouye.
Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.
Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as Group Strategic Director. Antony Ball, the former co-founder, CEO and major shareholder of Brait, has also joined the Real Foods board as of 1 October 2018.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Adil Youssefi as the new Regional CEO of East Africa, where he will oversee five key markets in the region.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, has been appointed the new Secretary General of La Francophonie.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.
East Africa Business Council, EABC, has appointed Hon. Peter Mathuki as the acting Executive Director following the resignation of Ms. Lilian Awinja.
Noble Systems Corporation, a global company in omnichannel contact center technologies, has announced further growth within Africa and Middle East region with the appointment of Les Forsman as the Country Manager for South Africa.
IT company Global Voice Group has announced the appointment of Mr. James Gabriel Claude as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Colin E. MUKETE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Cameroon, has announced on behalf of the Board, the appointment of Mr. Hendrik KASTEEL to the position of Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, effective 17 September 2018.
Aviation industry veteran, Wrenelle Stander, has been appointed Executive in charge of Comair's airlines division, the company's CEO, Erik Venter has announced.
Oracle has announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect.
Martina Biene is the new Head of the Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has confirmed the appointment of Remco Althuis as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of Jack Hammer, the largest independent executive search firm in Africa, says in the past year there has been a 75% increase in briefs from US-based businesses seeking assistance with leadership appointments in Africa.
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Egidio Monteiro to take on the role of CEO, Southern Africa, with effect from 1 October 2018.
Five months after joining Equity Group Holdings Plc, Polycarp Igathe has been confirmed and named the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Blanché Hanstein as the new Office Manager of its Windhoek Office in Namibia.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.
Counterpart International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mutale Chilangwa as Regional Director of the Africa portfolio. Mutale brings to Counterpart more than 23 years of international development experience in economic, trade, food security, and governance issues facing both the private and public sectors.
The President and the Vice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré from Côte d’Ivoire and Hon Justice Ben Kioko from Kenya respectively, have been re-elected for the second and final term of two years to lead the Bureau.
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) scooped the first prize award in the Regional/International and Diplomatic Missions Category at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair.
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa has announced the appointment of four new members to its board, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
International provider of air, sea and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Christelle Fadel to lead its business in Morocco.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group announces the appointment of Yves Mayilamene as Group Executive, Human Resources, following the resignation of Julie Essiam early this year.
Global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. has announced the continued expansion of the firm’s service offering in South Africa with the appointment of John Geel.
Kenya’s Mr. John Omo has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU).
Nestlé Ghana has appointed Mrs. Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer (BEO) for MILO® in Malaysia and Singapore as its new Managing Director.
Nestlé Central & West Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading Food and Beverage Company, has appointed Mr. Rémy Ejel as its new Market Head.
Blue Label Technology Solutions, value-added distributor to many leading southern African IT channel partners, has appointed industry veteran Ricky Correia as General Manager.
Goodyear South Africa ha appointed Piotr Czyzyk as the new Director for Trentyre and Commercial business.
Marcia Ashong, of Ghanaian nationality, is an entrepreneur with experience in upstream oil and gas law, project management, consulting and business development. She founded TheBoardroom Africa, an outfit dedicated to increasing female boardroom participation in Africa, with her co-founder Tamsin Jones.
The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mateus Magala as Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, effective from September 1, 2018.
GE announced today that President & CEO GE Africa, Jay Ireland will retire from GE effective September 30, and Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE Healthcare Africa has been named President and CEO, GE Africa.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of Juan Wheeler as new Chief Financial Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Temenos, the banking software company, is delighted to announce that Alexandre Menage has been appointed as Head of Sales for Temenos in Africa.
Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe has been appointed the new Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA,Secretary General.
Africa Data Centres (ADC) has named Stephane Duproz as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.
Mansur M. Nuruddin is a founding Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors, a financial advisory firm focused on the African market.
The negative effects of gender inequality across the world are a serious issue that institutions and corporations across Africa can no longer avoid.
Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed as second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has appointed Sachen Gudka as the new Chairman and Mucai Kunyiha as the Vice Chair to lead the organization for a two-year term.
The Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive - designate of Ecobank Nigeria, subject to applicable regulatory approvals.
Mr. Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018.
Equity Group Holdings Plc has appointed its long serving Group Director of Strategy, Legal Services and Company Secretary Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae as Group Executive Director overseeing the Group’s subsidiaries.
Multinational technology company, Cisco, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa.
Mining, geological, technology, and management consulting company CSA Global has announced the appointment of Brendan Clarke as the Manager for its African operations.
The Initiative for Global Development's Board of Directors has announced that Leila Ndiaye will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IGD.
The World Bank has appointed Hafez Ghanem as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, effective July 1.
Diamond Bank has announced the appointment of Mr. Oluseyi Bickersteth as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors effective June 26, 2018.
Azuri Technologies Ltd, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers, has appointed Collins Oneko who joins as Operations Director, East Africa.
Africa Finance Corporation has announced the appointment of Samaila D. Zubairu as the Corporation's 3rd President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Andrew Alli who comes to the end of his tenor, having successfully served in the position since 2008.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Junaid Munshi as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 2 July 2018.
The CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited and the chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Flora Mutahi has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Compact.
Caroline Gertsch is the Country and Programs Director of Amani Institute, founded in Nairobi, Kenya. The Institute commences a 5-month Leadership and Management program this year that is directed toward middle to upper level managerial trainings in Kampala, Uganda.
Geofrey Makavelli Ndobo is Sales & Marketing Manager at People Performance Group, a consulting, outsourcing and Human Resources company based in Kampala, Uganda.
Kenya’s Retirement Authority has appointed Mr. Nzomo Mutuku as the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.
The Chair of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), Lord Paul Boateng, has announced the appointment of Mr. Daniel Ohonde, as the new CEO.
Mastercard has announced that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria subject to Senate confirmation.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has appointed Allan Allison as the new Cape Town Office representative.
Elton Mutize is a coach and consulting expert with progressive 14 years’ experience working in Financial Services, Property, Media, Manufacturing, FMCG, Internet of Things (IoT) and Management Consulting sectors in an Executive and Consulting capacity. He is the Founder and CEO of Paradigm, Uganda.
In Africa, the demand for local compliance lawyers has risen significantly as having on-the-ground expertise in the countries where business dealings are taking place, is essential.
Kenya Power has reorganized its corporate structure for improved customer service and effective management operations in line with its new business growth strategy.
Veeam® Software, Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise company has appointed Kate Mollett as the Regional Manager for South Africa.
Today Nestlé announces a reorganization in Sub-Saharan Africa. These changes will ensure its Sub-Saharan Africa business continues on a healthy growth path, delivering affordable nutrition to as wide a population as possible.
Volkswagen Group South Africa has announced two senior appointments in two of its brands.
After six years as the World Bank's Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop has been appointed as the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure.
The NNPC has announced the appointment of Mallam Mele Kyari, incumbent Group General Manager in charge of its Crude Oil Marketing Division, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Palewater Advisory Group Inc., a multinational corporate finance and public affairs advisory firm with headquarters in New York, has appointed Alexander Nwuba as CEO for its Africa operations.
The NEOMA Business School MSc Finance is a 360° programme, fully taught in English that prepares future professionals for a career in financial analysis and asset management
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala and Mcebisi Hubert Jonas, to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors.
Tetra Pak West Africa has confirmed the appointment of Oshiokamele Aruna as the new Managing Director of the company.
In order to strengthen the group’s Executive management team and sustain its strategic business growth trajectory, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL has announced new appointments.
Exploration and development company African Gold Group Inc. has announced major appointments and operation updates as it seeks to drive its growth agenda.
The Board of Directors and Management of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has appointed Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u as the next AERC Executive Director effective September 1, 2018.
Pan Africa telecommunication group Liquid Telecom has appointed Phil Moses, an experienced finance professional with a wealth of telecoms experience, as Group Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2018.
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.
The Board of Directors of the African Trade Insurance Agency has elected Dr. Yohannes Ayalew Birru as their new Chairman.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated the mother company of the Ecobank Group has announced a raft of decisions to guide the company during the shareholders 30th annual general meeting in Lomé, Togo.
The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed Bola Adesola of Nigeria, CEO of Standard Chartered Nigeria, and Paul Polman of the Netherlands, CEO of Unilever, to serve as the two Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.
Despite the war for senior leadership talent on the African continent, the approach of luring top international executives with major perks in addition to their remuneration packages is in rapid decline, an expert says.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa has announced the appointment of the new Head of Sales Operations of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Chrysler brands.
South African Airways has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround.
Consultancy.org, a global platform for the international consulting industry, has made a foray into the South African market. The launch of Consultancy.co.za expands the startup’s online footprint to cover Africa’s most important market for consulting services.
Vodacom Group has appointed William Mzimba as Chief Officer for Vodacom Business with effect from 1 May 2018.
Remuneration and performance of boards of directors has been the subject of extensive conceptualization and empirical research over many years.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Reshaad Sha as CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective June 1, 2018.
According to a recent report, there has been a dramatic fall in M&A activity, with declines of 25% in volume and 26% in value in the first half of 2017, compared with a relatively buoyant 2016.
Mahindra South Africa, now in its 14th year of business in the country has appointed Mr Rajesh Gupta as the Chief Executive Officer.