Aug 07

July 2017 – Career Opportunities a click away


Homecoming Revolution News
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa

We have several top roles that we’re headhunting across the continent. Click here.

A reminder to all employers, we are currently connecting with some truly awesome talent with an exceptional combination of local and international exposure. Get in touch.

We’ve had some great PR and Out & About events this month. Be sure to read the first in our Executives on the Move series.

Have an amazing month ahead.

Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team

Executives on the Move: BitPesa Head of Francophone Africa Sales

Amadou Biteye has joined BitPesa as Head of Francophone Africa Sales. He will focus on developing and growing the company’s presence across the region.

BitPesa is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa.

Amadou has an MBA in Brand Management and Entrepreneurship and has five years of Mobile Payments experience in sales and marketing.

The BitPesa team spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Xpress Money, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC.

Comments Charlene Chen, COO at BitPesa, “Francophone Africa is a very important new market for BitPesa, so we’re grateful that Homecoming Revolution could find us just the right candidate with cross-border payments experience across both Europe and Francophone Africa. We’re confident that Amadou will help take our company to the next level!”

“Going back to the Fintech world was one of the first things that attracted me to work for BitPesa and dealing with Africa has always been something I have aspired to in my career. BitPesa addresses a real gap in the payment industry with a solution that is cheaper, faster and more convenient than the traditional channels such as banks and money transfer operators,” comments Amadou.

Some great PR for Homecoming Revolution
We were featured on the front page of The Saturday Star and in the main section of The Sunday Times this month.

A Selection of Job Opportunities
We are recruiting for top roles across a variety of sectors across the continent. Ensure we have your details by uploading your CV & please spread the word to your friends & family.

Talented African Homecomers
Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:

South African EE Female – Medical Practitioner, wanting to return from Australia to South Africa

Kenyan Female – FMCG & Management Advisory Leader, Just returned home

South African Female – Marketing Executive with strong Retail & IT experience

Nigerian Male – Global Payments Expert with strong Business Development expertise

South African EE Female – Seasoned HR Executive with strong technology exposure

Nigerian Male – Head of Commercial, Retail & Consumer Banking

South African Male – Information Technology Lead

Kenyan Female – Head of Product Innovation & Strategy wanting to return to Kenya from the UK

Nigerian Female – Strategy & Operations Professional

South African EE Female – Group Finance Manager Retail & FMCG

Nigerian Male – Senior Strategic Change Management Consultant wanting to return to Nigeria from the US

South African EE Female – Seasoned HR Executive with strong technology exposure

Nigerian Male – Strategy & Product Development Executive, Retail Banking

South African EE Male Senior Dealmaker within Private Equity Space

Kenyan Male – Management Consultant with Life Sciences expertise

South African EE Male – South African Homecomer, Masters from Oxford University, specialising in Advocacy & Strategic Communications

Kenyan Female – Business Development & Marketing Manager Financial Services

South African EE Male – Senior Manager CIB Financial Service

Out & About
Ebele Udezue (HR Business Partner Stanbic) & Siphiwe Hlongwane
(Head of HR Standard Bank)
Darshan Chandaria (CEO Chandaria Group) & Angel Jones (CEO
Homecoming Revolution)
Emma Wade-Smit
(UK Trade Commissione
for Africa)
Future of HR Summit
The Future of HR Summit addressed the ongoing transformation of HR in the business environment, forecasted trends for the near-future and tackled practical methods of employee engagement in the hyper-digital age.

Andiswa Lefakane (EAPA SA), Greg Solomon (CEO Mcdonalds South Africa) & Manzini Zungu (CEO Pacinamix) Nhlamu Dlomu
(Partner KPMG South Africa) 
Mo Kola (Business Systems Development Director TFG)
Paul Clayford (Head of
HR at TFG)
Theo Tshanga (MD Ziyana)
Mandela Day
Homecoming Revolution dedicated their 67 minutes for Mandela Day to Impilo, an orphanage in Johannesburg who has helped place over 2000 children. Our team spent the morning painting murals, making bracelets to be sold for charity and interacting with the children living at the home.

Homecomer Stories

“I no longer doubt our decision to return to SA”

In 2016 Mervyn George and his wife decided to return to South Africa. They uprooted their three young kids and moved from London to Cape Town. While they were both born and raised in Cape Town and expected the transition to be somewhat easy, it has proven to be a fairly rocky road thus far. He lists four very real challenges he and his family faced…Read more.


“We forget to look inside our own country”

Thirty-year-old chef Yohanis Gebreyesus Hailemariam is one of thousands of talented young Ethiopians who have chosen to return to their homeland after being educated or growing up overseas. His dream is to show the world the glories of Ethiopian cuisine, to preserve its rich traditions…Read more.


The MIT grad building Nigeria’s first STEM campus

Nigerian-American Obinna Ukwuani, who grew up in Washington D.C., went back to Nigeria for eighth and ninth grades as his family felt it was important for him to know his roots. He had a revelation when he returned during his freshman year at MIT…Read more.

Beyond The River