August 2016 – Career insights from African homecomers
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Interesting trends have emerged amongst the high-level executives we’ve placed in recent months. From Lusaka to Dakar to Nairobi, on why their careers flourished with a return to the continent. See 7 key insights below.
Building prosperity in Africa is all about relationships, relationships, relationships. This was the focus of our pan-African Relationships are Gold networking breakfast at the Hyatt, Rosebank in Johannesburg earlier this month.
Onwards & Upwards
|7 Career insights from African homecomers|
|Our “Relationships are Gold” Networking Event|
Each attendee at our Johannesburg event, from dignitaries to chief executives to global HR professionals, gave messages of inspiration for skilled Africans who are contemplating coming home.
“You are missing out if you aren’t on the continent right now.” – Acha Leke, Director at McKinsey & Company.
|“To have talent that has been exposed to more mature markets is what we’re looking for. Africans living in the diaspora would be ideal candidates for our business.” – Innocent Dutiro, CEO of MMI Holdings Africa.|
|“We need skills. We need expatriates to come back home and support these plans for Africa’s economic expansion.”– Benson Mwesigwa, Senior Manager of Africa High Growth Markets, KPMG|
|“If you want to be on the cutting edge of influencing world culture, then I’d recommend coming back home.”– Akan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Evolve Initiative.|
|“I returned home from Sweden because I wanted to tell my kids in fifteen years that when Africa was rising, I was a part of it.” – Christian Nyaundi, Management Consultant, Deloitte|
|“I returned to South African ten years ago because I truly believe that the grass is greener on this side.” – Simone Vorster, Human Resources Operations and Strategy Manager: Africa, Thomson Reuters|
|“We need to collaborate and empower Africans, especially the youth, to develop crucial skills and provide the human capital we need to develop Africa.” – Richard Akwei, Executive Director, Musa Capital Advisors Limited.|
| “Why should people come back to Africa? I think Bob Diamond said it best, working on the continent allows you to do well and to do good at the same time. And I think, in reality, this is where the magic happens.” – Ronak Gopaldas, Head of Country Risk, Rand Merchant Bank
|We are recruiting for top roles across a variety of sectors across the continent. Ensure we have your details by uploading your CV & spread the word to your friends & family at home and abroad.
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|Become a Virtual Mentor for SA’s Youth|
| Khulisa Social Solutions, a South African non-profit organisation is calling on expats across the globe for support and mentoring of vulnerable individuals and communities in South Africa. The Khulisa Global Mentorship Movement is based on applying innovative ideas to research the use of technology to improve lives of needy people in remote inaccessible areas. A digital mentor can, by committing two or three hours a month, make a huge difference to the lives of young South Africans desperate to learn, but lacking the confidence and resources to do so. Find out more here.