August 2019 – What African business leaders think about Fintech
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa
Recent research has shown that Africa’s fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years with $320 million in funding raised in the last four years. Homecoming Revolution spoke to Sub-Saharan African business leaders operating in the sector for comment on this unprecedented growth. Read more below.
If you’re an employer seeking scarce skill talent, be sure to take a look at this month’s featured talent or get in touch. If you’re a candidate in the market for a new opportunity, make sure we have your CV.
Don’t miss August’s Executives on the Move feature and our latest press coverage.
We hope you have a great month ahead.
Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team
|What African business leaders think about Fintech|
|Recent research has shown that Africa’s fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years with $320 million in funding raised since January 2015.
In 2018, 210 African tech startups raised $334.5 million. Nigeria led the investments in 2018 with 58 startups raising $94,9 million, followed by South Africa with 40 businesses that raised $59,9 million, and Kenya was third.
Homecoming Revolution spoke to some of its Sub-Saharan African business leaders operating in the sector for comment on this unprecedented growth.
Obi Okwuegbunam, Nigeria Country Manager at Mastercard
Kemi Okusanya, Vice President for Visa in West Africa
Idrees Kolobhai, Head of Fintech Management at Standard Bank Group
Schalk Nolte, CEO of Entersekt
Martyn Davies, Dean Alchemy School of Management, Deloitte
Dalene Deale, TransUnion Africa, Director Fintech & Financial Services
Homecoming Revolution specializes in headhunting top talent within the fintech industry across Sub-Saharan Africa. Get in touch to find out about some of the globally experienced talent on our books.
|Woo top African talent home|
|Executives on the Move: Makro Head of Advertising|
|Tracy Roberts has been appointed as Head of Advertising at Makro.
Within her new role, this experienced marketing and communications leader will be responsible for consistent and efficient best practice advertising and communication to ensure alignment of Makro’s strategic goals.
Commenting on her recent appointment, Tracy says “I feel very privileged and fortunate to be a part of this great company and the marketing team. This role is an opportunity to take everything that has been done at Makro and to utilize my experience and expertise to further enhance Makro’s marketing and advertising objectives”…Read more.
|For Employers – See Our Talent Hot List|
|Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:
South African EE Female – Global Chief Operating Officer – Insurance
|A Selection of Job Opportunities|
|Chief Information Officer – Retail – Cape Town
Senior Project Manager – Advisory – Addis Ababa
Business Development Director – Fintech – Kigali
Marketing Director – Food & Bev – Johannesburg
Chief Financial Officer – FMCG – Lagos
Managing Director – Manufacturing – Lusaka
Senior Retail Marketing Head Africa – Consumer – Johannesburg
Sales Director – Fintech – Lusaka
Chief Executive Officer – Manufacturing – Johannesburg
Managing Director – Food & Bev – Dar es Salaam
Head of Strategy – Advisory – Johannesburg
Managing Director – Agriculture – Durban
Digital Transformation Executive – FMCG – Nairobi
Country Manager – Healthcare – Abidjan
HR Director – FMCG – Johannesburg
Chief Technical Officer – Agriculture – Maputo
Financial Services Lead – Management Consulting – Nairobi
Marketing Director – Consumer – Johannesburg
|We are continually working on many roles in addition to the ones above. So, if you’re in the market, please make sure we have your CV so we can match you to opportunities as they arise.|
|Homecoming Revolution In the News|
|eNCA: Homecoming Trends Report 2019
Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones speaks to eNCA Anchor Shahan Ramkissoon about key findings from the 2019 Homecoming Trends Report, specifically why many South Africans who leave, ultimately return home…Click here to watch the full interview.
|Thriving.Network: Top 50 Female Founders
Angel Jones was listed as one of Thriving.Network’s Top 50 Female Founders for 2019….Click here to read more.
|Out & About|
|The Future of Insurance Talent
Advances in technology are reshaping how insurers conduct business. The Future of Insurance Talent event focused on the industry’s evolving talent needs as well as the skills and capabilities needed to navigate the changing insurance landscape.
‘We haven’t regretted a single day’
The Theron family returned to South Africa in March, after living in China for a few months and then in South Korea for almost 14 years. They visited last year with their 11-month baby to show family. As a result, they decided to move back. (Main reasons: family, air pollution & lifestyle)…Read more.