Jun 30

June 2018 – Mini-Maps – Find out who your top 5 successors are


Homecoming Revolution News
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa

As an employer, have you ever wondered who the next best fit to fill a position would be? We’re now offering a bespoke Top 5 Mini-Map of the strongest successors for a role. Enquire about the Top 5 Mini-Map now or read more below.

If you are a Candidate looking for the next chapter in your career, make sure we have your CV.

Be sure not to miss out on this month’s Executives on the Move and Out & About features, and if you’re considering a return home, take a look at our homecomer stories for some inspiration!

Have a great month ahead.

Onwards & Upwards

The Homecoming Revolution Team

Mini-Maps – Find out who your top 5 successors are
A shortage of highly skilled talent across several key industries including IT, Digital, Fintech, FMCG, Banking and Management Consulting, has resulted in many employers battling to fill key high-level vacancies when they arise.

Homecoming Revolution’s unrivalled network and connections, nurtured over 15 years with senior candidates across a broad spectrum of sectors, means we have access to the next generation of leaders from CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’s to Digital Leaders, Marketing Executives, Sales Leads and Software Developers.

“We place an incredibly high emphasis on face-to-face relationships with our candidates and travel extensively across Africa and the globe meeting thousands of professionals possessing different specializations. Our specialty lies in sourcing hard-to-find candidates and placing them into difficult-to-full or scarce skill roles,” comments Faye Tessendorf, Managing Director of Homecoming Revolution.

Homecoming Revolution’s bespoke Mini Maps provide clients with invaluable insight into the top five potential successors for a role and are tailored specifically to a client’s needs.

“Our on-the ground expertise across Africa also means we are able to look at a candidate holistically and assess their fit not just based on skill but on personality, adaptability and most importantly, a demonstrated ability to lead,” she continues.

For more information on our Mini Maps, contact us.

Managers on the Move: Tiger Brands
Gugu Makhanya has joined Tiger Brands as a Cost Accountant. She says the opportunity came about at a time when she needed a new challenge and wanted to broaden her knowledge of Factory Finance.

“Tiger Brands was always on my bucket list of companies I wished to work for. Its brands have been part of my life from a very young age and have been passed from generation to generation in my family. Being involved in the production of such consumer brands has made my job more personal.”

She says the most exciting thing she has experienced since joining Tiger Brands is seeing the potential growth opportunities as well as the amount of mentoring and support available to develop and grow.

“I am very excited and motivated by this journey I have started with Tiger Brands.”

Gugu graduated from Wits University with a Bachelor of Commerce and started her career at Renault SA as a Graduate Trainee. She then moved to a Junior Accountant role at Associated Automotive Distributors in Elandsfontein.  She says these two roles were key in setting a solid finance foundation. Read more.

For Employers – See Our Talent Hot List
Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:

Kenyan Female – Strategic Accounts Lead in Fintech
Ugandan Male – Country Head of Global Markets & Treasury in Banking
Cameroonian Male – Demand Planning Specialist for Global Power Organization
South African EE Female – Senior Management Consultant in Global Payments
Nigerian Male – Supply Chain Head in Food & Beverage
South African EE Male – Director of Risk Advisory in Management Consulting
Rwandan Male – IT Product Manager in Technology
South African EE Male – Head of Technology in Banking
Nigerian Male – Head of HR & Organizational Development in Human Resources
South African EE Female – Corporate Finance Director in Financial Services
South African EE Female – Marketing Manager in FMCG
Ugandan Female – Global Head of Growth in Food & Beverage
South African EE Female – HR Business Partner in Consumer Goods
Kenyan Male – Strategic Relations Director in Education
South African EE Male – Chief Digital Officer in Computer Software
Nigerian Male – Senior Marketing Manager in Consumer Goods
South African Female – Head of Special Projects in a Non-profit Organization
Cameroonian Male – Director in Information & Communications Technology
South African EE Male – Senior Treasury Controller in Financial Services
Ivorian Female – Business Development Manager in Consumer Goods
Kenyan Female – Sales Executive in Consumer Electronics
Ghanaian Male – Senior Business Analyst in Information Technology
Kenyan Male – Head of Business Development in Telecommunications
Nigerian Male – Chief Financial Officer in Financial Services

Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2018
A Selection of Job Opportunities
Group Marketing Director – Food & Beverage Multinational – Nairobi
Chief Risk Officer – Banking – Dar es Salaam
Senior Business Analyst – Retail – Cape Town
Sales Director – Fintech Multinational – Lagos
Business Development Director – Large Fintech Company – Nairobi
Senior Business Relationship Manager – Apparel – Cape Town
Head of Product – Fintech Multinational – Dar es Salaam
Digital Director – Fintech Start-up – Harare
Managing Director – Multimedia – Cape Town
Country Manager – Female, Pharmaceutical Multinational – Lagos
Senior Project Manager – Retail – Cape Town
Regional Head – Fintech Company – Rwanda
Managing Director –  Digital – Multinational Consulting Firm – Johannesburg
Country Manager – Female, Pharmaceutical Multinational – Abidjan
Managing Director Strategy – Multinational Consulting Firm – Johannesburg
Lead Software Architect – Information Technology – Lagos
Commercial Executive – Fintech – Kigali
Sales Lead – Consumer Goods – Luanda
.Net & Java Developers – Boutique Consulting Firm – Cape Town
Marketing Director – Fintech – Lagos
Head of Marketing – Logistics – Johannesburg
Senior Investment Analyst – Financial Services – Nairobi
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.
HR Innovation & Tech Fest
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Out & About
Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018

Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 combined a highly innovative and interactive event format with world-class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants. The event tackled the most pressing questions for the progress of Fintech and the positive transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to Fintech start-ups.

Khosi Mtetwa & Khaya Maloney (Chief Operations Officer Budd Token)

Joythi Maharaj (Product Lifecycle Manager at Nedbank) and Kate Johnson (Global Director of Client Services at Juntos, Inc.)

Pamela Nhlengethwa (Fintech Research Team Lead at Central Bank of Swaziland) & Khosi Mtetwa

Yanni Acavalos (Head of Operations at ProPay)

Anne Kleynhans (MD of CEOS Technologies) & Khosi Mtetwa

Jonathan Jansen: Why do things never fall apart in SA?

Why does South Africa not fall off the precipice? Economists are clear that if this economy does not grow soon, the prospects of new jobs are dismal and rising unemployment will be our fate. Educationists are clear that if the decline in education qualify and the high drop-out rates continue, schools and universities will fail to produce the expertise required to rebuild the economy.

Political scientists warn that the continued increase in social unrest and lawlessness, coupled with the loss of trust in public institutions, threaten the long-term stability of this young democracy. Once again it seems as if the country is at the edge of the precipice – and yet, we never go over the edge. Which raises the puzzling question, what holds South Africa together? Read more.

Homecomer Stories:

“SA is where my soul feels most alive

Sunita Mcdonald and her family recently spent three weeks in South Africa and since their return to the United Kingdom, have never been more tempted to move back. She tells us why family, weather and a sense of belonging are such key factors in their decision on whether or not to return…Read more.


“It wasn’t all rosy upon my return

On her 14th year in the States, in 2010 Christabel Dadzie resolved for New Year’s that it would be her final US chapter. By mid-year she was packed up and headed West back home to Ghana.

Christabel works in international development for World Bank in Ghana and has also lived in Burkina Faso and France. It wasn’t all rosy upon her return though; for her or any of the other returnees who she spent lots of time with. Their shared frustrations and challenges came to a head at a lunch, leading her to found the Ahaspora Young Professionals Group with the aim of providing a community for returnees, as well as a means of giving back…Read more.


“3 things I love about being back in Nigeria

When I left Nigeria 7 years ago, I had no plans of moving back. However, as time went by and I began to understand a few things about who I am and what I really want from life, I realized Nigeria was the place I wanted to be and so far, I have no regrets!

Apart from the reasons of me moving back being validated over the past months, there are a few other things I didn’t realize I missed so much about Nigeria and in my short time being back I’ve come to appreciate them even more. It’s a shame though that every now and again, I hear a lot of young people speaking with so much passion and fire in their eyes about moving out of Nigeria…Read more.