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”The long journey home: the challenges a returnee can face on their way back to Africa”

Wednesday 6th September 2017

“Would you consider a role back in Africa?” asked the Executive Search Consultant. Adeolu couldn’t believe her ears. Had all her carefully planned career moves finally paid off? Whilst she was always hearing at conferences that there was high demand for Africans in the Diaspora, especially those with multinational experience, it hadn’t actually been that […]


African Creative Industries Investment Summit (ACIIS)

Wednesday 30th August 2017

The ACIIS is the first flagship Summit hosted by place4BRICS. It builds on place4BRICS’s highly successful event series for start-ups seeking venture capital funding, that have been held since 2011. The objective of the ACIIS is to deliver evidence-based scenarios using African start-ups (pre and post VC funding) within high growth creative sectors. It aims […]


Adebola Omololu, the CEO of Afriscaper, an Africa-focused Infrastructure & Real Estate Funding Platform, discusses the huge potential of crowdfunding for investment opportunities in this sector

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Real Estate & Infrastructure Crowdfunding has established itself as a major game changer where the larger Real Estate industry is concerned. Crowdfunding involves the pooling of funds by multiple investors in a project. This form of crowdfunding is different from ‘rewards-based’ or ‘venture crowdfunding’ in terms of how investments are made, the kind of potential […]


What is the likely impact of Brexit on Africa?

Tuesday 11th July 2017

For those passionately interested in the ongoing development of Africa as a continent, and who believe that trade and education are the only real answers to the economic development of the continent, it could be said that the Brexit vote has come as a bit of a shock. In fairness it was a profound shock […]


Understanding Mobile Money opportunities and how businesses are using them. By Greg Reeve, Founding Partner of MFX

Thursday 6th July 2017

Mobile Money is one of the generic terms for the ability to provide a number of financial services to customers, delivered by the phone. More than half a billion Mobile Money accounts were registered as of the end of 2016, with more than 170 million active accounts around the globe. People can use a Mobile […]


Can ‘extroverts’ give a misleading impression at interview? By Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director

Wednesday 1st March 2017

It is a fact that we all make up our mind about somebody within the first 5 to 8 minutes of meeting them.  Whether this is face to face, by Skype or on the telephone, in an interview in particular, human nature causes us to make up our mind about a potential future hire really […]


Why do Africa’s Oil Producing Economies need to diversify? By James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

Tuesday 21st February 2017

There appears to be growing confidence in the oil industry and beyond that the market is turning a corner in 2017, having bottomed out last year.  I don’t share this confidence and can’t see oil prices rising this year, next year, or any time soon for that matter. Furthermore I think some of the indicators, […]


What value can an Ex Ambassador add to your Advisory Board?

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Greg Dorey, previously Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union, suggests reasons why you might consider using a former UK Ambassador as an Adviser or Non-Executive Director. This article will no doubt be seen as self-serving, and to a degree it is.  But most readers will probably have a somewhat dated view of […]


Trumpism and Africa – Is Trump’s Policy on Africa likely to be Non-Existent? – Graham Palfery-Smith, Board Advisor

Thursday 1st December 2016

According to a November CNN headline, ‘Trump’s policy on Africa is likely to be non-existent’ and it is, sadly, hard to disagree.  What might the impact of this ‘non-policy’ be? There is little doubt that the so-called ‘sixth region’ of Africa, that is the Diaspora of African descent recognised as such by the African Union, […]


Why do we need more female leaders in Africa? by James Adair, Search Consultant

Friday 11th November 2016

There has been much talk of female leadership in politics recently with Hilary Clinton narrowly missing out on becoming the first female President of the USA, whilst Theresa May recently became the UK’s second female Prime Minister following the dramatic Brexit vote. Whilst female candidates are gaining more prominence in politics there is much continued […]