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.
Spurred on by the company’s steady growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and in line with its focus on investing in the continent, Mastercard has appointed Raghav Prasad as Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa.
With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, particularly in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally - and to South Africa specifically - in their talent search.
Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
NIC Group PLC is ready for its next phase of pace-setting growth and market leadership positioning after successfully concluding its three-year strategic plan.
dLocal, a payments technology company is building on the momentum of another year of solid growth with expansions in its boardroom, C-Suite, and roster of regions where its ecommerce customers are uncovering opportunities.
FBN Holdings has announced the appointment of Mr Olawale Ariyibi as Chairman of the Board, FBNQuest Capital, and Mr Tijanni Borodo as Chairman of the Board, FBNQuest Trustees.
SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Cathy Smith as Managing Director. Cathy brings more than 25 years of leadership and technology experience to the role and is the first female leader of SAP Africa.
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Elhadji Galaye Ndaw as Country Manager in Senegal.
The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, is pleased to announce the following Senior Management appointments:
Telecommunication company Vodacom has announced the appointment of Mickey Mashale as Chief Sales Officer for Vodacom Business effective 1st February 2018.
Kenya Flower Council has a new boss. With an experience spanning 23 years across media, communications, marketing and international mediation, Clement Tulezi now takes charge of the umbrella growers and exporters body.
DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Daúdo Vali as Country Manager, Mozambique.
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner announced today the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye as the Assistant Secretary-General to lead UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support starting March 1, 2018.
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading provider of air, sea and road freight services has appointed Agnaldo Laice and Maureen Adibuah as Country Managers in Kenya and Nigeria respectively.
South Africa seems to be following the trend in the US to legalise cannabis. Last year, Judge Dennis Davis ruled in a full bench decision of the Western Cape High Court that the use and cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private home is constitutionally legal.
Oando hereby notifies the shareholders and other stakeholders of the appointment of Mr. Muntari Muhammed Zubairu as Group Chief Corporate Services and Operations Officer.
Oando has appointed Alhaji Bukar Aji OON as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in accordance with Article 88 of the Company’s articles of association, effective as 19 January, 2018.
Starting January 2018, male employees of Access Bank Plc can take advantage of an enhanced parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.
The members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of IMF, have selected Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as Chairman of the Committee for a term of three years.
Oil marketer KenolKobil PLC has appointed Mr. Martin Kimani as the General Manager for Kenya.
Acquisition of Afric Power and Tieri gives ENGIE strong local presence to accelerate its expansion in energy services in West and Central Africa
ENGIE has signed an agreement to acquire two companies specialising in energy services in West Africa.
Enos Banda has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Anergi, the major African power company established through the joint venture between Africa Finance Corporation and Harith General Partners.
Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment has announced that Daniel Lieberberg has been named President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment.
Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Andreas Voss as Head of Trade Finance for Financial Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to his current role as Head of Global Transaction Banking West Africa.
Diamond Bank is pleased to announce its appointment as a Forum Member Adviser to the World Economic Forum. The Forum aims to shape global, regional and industry agendas to deliver WEF’s mission of improving the state of the world.
First National Bank has appointed Hannah Annobil-Acquah as Head of Retail Banking. Hannah brings on board a wealth of experience in retail banking, having worked in various functions in the sector for over a decade.
Jubilee Holdings Limited has appointed Dr. Julius Kipng’etich as its Regional Chief Executive Officer.
Kenya Power has named Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim Mohamed as its new Chairman.
The Central Bank of Kenya has approved the acquisition of Chase Bank Kenya by Mauritius-based bank, SBM Holdings.
Kenya is the most attractive market in Africa for workers in the fintech industry with new data showing that companies pay the highest salaries in comparison to their peers on the continent.
The World Bank Treasury announced today the addition of two new members, Morocco and Ukraine, to the Government Debt and Risk Management program.
The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank has approved the appointment of Dr. Temitope Fasoranti and Mr. Dennis Olisa as Executive Directors of the bank effective December 29, 2017.
Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa
Nadine Tinen has been named Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa , thus also joining the Territory Leadership Team for PwC France & Francophone Africa. Appointed on 1 July 2017. She takes over from Edouard Messou.
Babafemi Awofala is a professional with experience in advising companies and governments on private investments in energy, real estate and infrastructure, including structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions.
Africa Business Communities interviews Maria Morapedi, Director of elearning platform for African corporate businesses, eTree Courses.
Group Vivendi Africa deploys Netcracker OSS to enhance service management as it expands across the continent
Netcracker Technology has announced that its OSS suite was selected and deployed to support the long-term growth strategy of Group Vivendi Africa (GVA).
The African Development Bank conducted the first of a series of capacity development sessions on debt management for Ethiopia from December 4-8, 2017 in Addis Ababa.
The hunt is on for a new breed of leader throughout Africa – professionals who can successfully lead and grow companies with a dual mandate of economic and social returns.
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that, effective January 1, 2018, Mike Spanos, currently President, PepsiCo Greater China Region, will become Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA).
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa Regional Director.
Decision Inc. has announced its merger with South African-based software solutions provider Resolve Immix. The merger will integrate Immix’s Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relations Management experience alongside Decision Inc.’s Information Management and Advisory Services.
Nielsen has announced that Nielsen Sports, a global player in sports measurement, insights and sponsorship valuation, will expand its footprint in Africa with the acquisition of Repucom Africa, operated by TransAfrica Media.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has announced her decision to appoint Nancy Asiko Onyango as Director of the Fund’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA).
During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger.
Advanced Finance & Investment Group (AFIG Funds), an African private equity fund manager, has announced key changes in its team as part of its new, more aggressive strategy in the private equity space on the continent.
Kingsley Wheaton, previously Managing Director, Next Generation Products has been appointed Regional Director, Americas and Sub Saharan Africa (AMSSA), replacing Ricardo Oberlander.
Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.
[South Africa] Kevin West appointed Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment
FTI Consulting, Inc. has appointed Kevin West as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in South Africa. Mr West will be based in Johannesburg.
East African countries are grappling to balance two sometimes conflicting needs. On the one hand, they want to encourage foreign investment. On the other, they want to ensure that local skills and labour are not displaced by imported skills.
Coronation Merchant Bank has appointed Onome Komolafe as Executive Director following the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Decision Inc. is proud to introduce Alistair Maxwell as the Business Manager of its new Strategic Consulting division.
South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, has announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke.
Kale Logistics Solutions, an IT Logistics partner for Fortune 500 companies, has announced the joining of Jack Bismohun as the Head of Business Development for Africa
FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Oluseye Kosoko as Company Secretary subject to regulatory approval.
From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali, Rwanda, Marriott International today announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings.
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has appointed Idris Mohammed as the Managing Director of Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund team (CSSAF), effective immediately.
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office
The African Export-Import Bank will provide financial and advisory support to Burundi to facilitate the development of the energy, mining, tourism and agriculture sectors to contribute to the country’s economic recovery.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer, effective as of 26 September 2017.
The African Export-Import Bank has appointed Kwabena Ayirebi, as Director, Banking Operations.
Sage has today announced that ICT industry veteran, Pieter Bensch, has assumed his new role as the company’s executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East.
The ABN Group owners of Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa platforms have recently appointed Peace Hyde as its new Head of Digital Media and Strategic Partnerships.
Guiness Nigeria PLC has made a raft of executive appointments as it seeks to bolster the strong performance in the market.
Hans Balmaekers is Director of the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference taking place in Cape Town South Africa on October 13. Africa Business Communities interviews him about the event:
The World Bank Group has pledged $1.1 billion, or nearly CFAF 600 billion, over the next three years to help Chad implement its National Development Plan (NDP).
Black Enterprise (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the corporate boards of 500 of America's largest publicly traded companies today at BlackEnterprise.com.
Liquid Telecom appoints Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer to oversee the group’s growth
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has appointed Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer to help oversee the group’s business development and expansion into new markets.
AfDB appoints Racine Kane as Deputy Director General for the Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office
The African Development Bank Group has appointed Racine Kane as Deputy Director General for the Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office with effect from 15 September 2017.
Pan African telecom enabler, SEACOM has strengthened its Kenyan leadership team by appointing seasoned telecoms executive, Tonny Tugee, to head its newly launched SEACOM Business in Kenya
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed Vanessa Moungar, the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, to his Presidential Council for Africa.
As part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value, Safaricom has appointed Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub and Linda Watiri Muriuki to its board as Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately.
The ongoing restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC received fresh impetus on Tuesday with the appointments and deployments of top executives across the value chain of its operations.
The Management of First Bank of Nigeria has unveiled new career employment models to accelerate career growth and development for staff members.
Talentdesk24-7 has officially gone live in South Africa. The new platform provides easy access to a constant stream of projects for experienced freelancers and consultants, while simultaneously filling the skills gap for clients.
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced a number of key leadership appointments in support of the purchase of the Isuzu related assets from General Motors South Africa, effective January 2018 and subject to various regulatory approvals.