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.
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.