Dec 07

November/December 2019 – See how we’re building our global network


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Traditional talent acquisition methods alone are no longer effective to meet fast-changing workplace and recruiting needs. At Homecoming Revolution, we use the strength of our almost 40, 000 strong global network to connect employers with hard-to-reach individuals. Read more below.

We reinforced connections with some key members of our network in November with our bespoke diaspora talent event held in London, as well as attendance of events in Accra, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

If you’re an employer seeking an individual to fill a particular role, join our growing list of top employers. If you’re a candidate in the market for a new opportunity, make sure we have your CV.

We wish you and your families a wonderful festive season and happy and prosperous 2020.

Onwards & Upwards

The Homecoming Revolution Team

Tap into our Global Network for Top Talent
Traditional talent acquisition methods alone are no longer effective in meeting fast-changing recruiting needs in today’s highly competitive workplace. The skills companies require today will likely be completely different in the next 3 to 5 years. This shift in is driving changes in the way that Executive Search firms and Human Resources professionals are approaching talent acquisition.

Faye Tessendorf, Managing Director at Homecoming Revolution, says the executive search firm has incorporate innovative and creative talent attraction strategies into their traditional search strategies when seeking scarce-skill senior talent.

“We’re finding that in this candidate scarce market, traditional recruitment methods rarely work. At Homecoming Revolution, we use the strength of our almost 40, 000 strong global network to connect employers with hard-to-reach individuals.”

She says 65% of the organisation’s executive placements are via its global network…Read more.

For more information on Homecoming Revolutions Executive Search services, contact us.

LONDON – Dalberg & Homecoming Revolution Diaspora Talent Event
Homecoming Revolution held a bespoke diaspora talent event at the Park Plaza Victoria London for leading global development advisory firm Dalberg. The event provided top African professionals with key insights into career opportunities back home, as well as the core reasons why many professionals are making the decision to return home.

Faye Tessendorf (Homecoming Revolution

Managing Director) & Edwin Macharia (Dalberg Partner & Regional Director for Africa)

Angela Gachui (Coach & Talent Strategist at Dalberg), Naoko Koyama (Partner at Dalberg), Edwin Macharia (Dalberg Partner & Regional Director for Africa), Carljin Nouwen (Partner at Dalberg) & Rym Keramane (Associate Partner at Dalberg)

Homecoming Revolution creates bespoke talent events across the globe that provide employers with the opportunity to meet senior African diaspora talent interested in opportunities back home. Get in touch to find out more information.

ACCRA – African Leadership Network 10th Anniversary
The African Leadership Network’s 2019 event was held in Accra. The event also celebrated the organisation’s 10th anniversary. This year’s Daring to Dance theme explored what we can learn about leadership from dance. Some of the key attendees of this year’s event included Jack Ma (Founder/Chairman of Alibaba), Reeta Roy (CEO of the Mastercard Foundation), Ban Ki-Moon (former Secretary-General of the United Nations), Strive Masiyiwa (Billionaire Founder of Econet Wireless), and Naomi Campbell (Supermodel & Entrepreneur).

Astou Dia (Associate Partner Dalberg),Basirat Jinadu-Molumo, Angel Jones (CEO Homecoming Revolution), Luqman Molumo & Surama King (Tema International School)

Theodore Sutherland (Head of College African Leadership Academy), Nousrath Bhugaloo (Head of AMEA New Business Ocorian) & Samuel Mensah (CEO Kisua)

Edmund Fultang (Senior Analyst Motorcar Parts of America)], Karina Wong (Senior Executive at Small Foundation) & Nico Kang

Fred Swaniker (Founder of the African Leadership Academy) & Acha Leke (Senior Partner at McKinsey

Beverly Nita

Wendy Luhabe (Entrepreneur) & Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Chairman of Etisalat)

Nglan Niat (HR Director West & Central Africa Schlumberger) & Osayie Allie (CEO Aspire Coronation Trust)

Acha Leke (Senior Partner McKinsey) & Shirley Somuah (CardinalStone Partners)

Gloria Ofori, Nnenna Onyewuchi (Director Strategy Yellow Brick Road), Beatrice Osunde & Mark Nwaila (Head Operations Regulatory Standard Bank)

Alain Guy Tanefo, Marianne Mwaniki-Gateri (Vice Chairman Visa Foundation) & Tawanda Gunda

Angel Jones & Fred Swaniker (Founder of the African Leadership Academy)

Acha Leke (Senior Partner at McKinsey), James Kuate

Penny Handscomb (Vice President Human Capital Omidyar Network) & Angel Jones

Rashida Petersen (CEO 1847 Philanthropic) & Aubrey Hruby (Co-Founder Insider)

Angel Jones & Reeta Roy (CEO of the Mastercard Foundation)

Naomi Campbell (Supermodel & Entrepreneur)

CAPE TOWN – AfricaCom
AfricaCom is the largest African Telco, Media & Technology Event, bringing together 15,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors.

Masera Takalimane (Multichoice) &
Zinzi Cele (Multichoice)]

Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda (Head of Government Relations & Public Policy at Google), Gavin Kandier (CIO at Constantia Insurance), Tebogo Nakampe (Co-Founder & CEO ABI), Irene Kiwia (Founder & CEO TWAA) & Wessel Oosthuizen (Senior Manager Data & Analytics at Deloitte)

Dr Marwin Mohammed (Managing
Director Interface Co LTD), Angel Jones (Homecoming Revolution CEO) & Travis Andrew (Territory Manager Africa & Mediterranean Twilio)

Irfan Pardesi (CEO ACM Gold) & Jignesh Dave (CEO NextCellular)

Aqeel Domingo (Multichoice), Nomakhosi Khoza (Multichoice) & Pratik Laharpure (Multichoice)

Ricardo Graham (Mobiliti Group) & Angel Jones (Homecoming Revolution)

JOHANNESBURG – Virgin & Investec’s Business is An Adventure Event
Sir Richard Branson, in partnership with Investec, hosted the Business Is An Adventure event in Johannesburg. This inspiring gathering, brings together masters and mavericks of business for lively debates and inspirational entrepreneurial insights.

Siya Beyile (Cliff Central), Faye
Tessendorf (MD at Homecoming Revolution) & Rethabile Molisana (Sales Executive at The Saxon)

Faye Tessendorf & Victor Matfield (South African Rugby icon)

Roxy Burger (SA Media Personality) & Darrin Thomas (Marketing Manager Virgin Atlantic)

Thando Hopa (Model) & Faye Tessendorf

Lesley Schoemaker (Events Manager at British Chamber of Business), Len Edwards (Investec Private Bank) & Alastair Collins (Atlas Air Group)

JOHANNESBURG – British Chamber of Business
End of Year Celebration
The British Chamber of Business’s annual End of Year Celebration took place this year at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

Faye Tessendorf & Refilwe Molisana (Sales Executive at The Saxon)

Cheryl Buss (Managing Principal: Global Clients Africa Corporate and Investment Bank, Absa Group Limited) & Faye Tessendorf

Faye Tessendorf & Natasha Wray (Rewards Strategist at Loreal)

Faye Tessendorf & Robert Nel (Founder at 4C Recruitment)

JOHANNESBURG – SA Rollercoaster Presentation at FNB
The SA Rollercoaster Presentation is a 60 minute realistic, inspiring and energizing presentation for employees. Brought to you by TomorrowToday and Homecoming Revolution, this motivational presentation will help all South Africans feel a little bit better, and be more informed about their homeland. The inaugural SA Rollercoaster Presentation was held at FNB. Click here to book the presentation for your team.

Graeme Codrington (Futurist & CEO of TomorrowToday), Zanele Njapha (Unlearning Expert TomorrowToday) & Angel Jones (CEO at Homecoming Revolution)

Angel Jones, Renzi Thirumalai (Head: FNB Funds at Wealth and Investments), Aneesa Razack (CEO Share Investing at FNB Wealth), Bheki Mkhize (CEO WIM Solutions at FNB Wealth and Investments) & Graeme Codrington

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 – Chief Executive Officer – FMCG
South African EE Male – Finance Director – Food & Beverage
Zambian Male – Finance & Administration Manager – Private Equity
South African EE Male – Senior Support Engineer – Information Technology
Ghanaian Male – Tax/Audit Partner – Financial Services
South African Male – Head of Robotics Innovation – Information Technology
South African EE Female – Divisional Head Group Brand & Marketing – Financial Services
Ghanaian Male – Digital & Design Innovation Specialist – Management Consulting
South African Male – Commercial Director – Payment Solutions
Zimbabwean Male – Commercial Lead – Financial Services
South African Male – Executive: User Experience– Retail
Kenyan Male – Finance Director – Logistics & Supply Chain
South African EE Male – Global Commercial Manager – Consumer Goods
South African EE Male – Managing Director Strategy – Management Consulting
South African Female – Group Talent Acquisition Manager – Food & Beverage
Mozambican Male – Chief Financial Officer – Insurance
South African EE Female – Head of Leadership Development – FMCG
South African Male – Operations Director – Manufacturing & Distribution
Kenyan Male – Senior Project Development Manager – Programme Development
South African EE Female – Dealmaker – Financial Services
South African EE Female – Learning & Development Manager – Financial Services
Malawian Male – Chief Executive Officer – Agriculture
South African Male – Project Manager & Data Lead – Banking
Zimbabwean Male – Business Development Manager – Renewables & Environment
Mozambican Male – Production Manager – Manufacturing & Distibution
Tanzanian Male – Country Manager – Agri-tech
South African Female – Marketing Director – Financial Services
Zambian Male – Technical Manager – Agriculture
Nigerian Male – Senior Project Design Manager – Construction
South African EE Female – Foreign Trade Officer – Banking
Zimbabwean Male – Country Finance Manager – FMCG
Kenyan Male – HSSEQ Specialist – Public Safety
Nigerian Male – Head of New Business – Market Research
South African EE Female – Marketing Director – FMCG
Nigerian Male – Customer Project Manager West Africa – Financial Services
Kenyan Female – Key Account Manager – Information Technology
South African Female – HR Director Marketing – Consumer Goods
South African EE Male – Sector Analyst – Financial Services

A Selection of Job Opportunities
Managing Director – Renewables – Nairobi
Chief Operations Officer – Consumer – Lagos
Managing Director – Professional Services – Johannesburg
Chief Financial Officer – Food Production – Lagos
Country Manager – Telecoms – Addis Ababa
Chief Marketing Officer – Insurance – Cape Town
Plant Director – Food Production – Lusaka
Chief Digital Officer – FMCG – Nairobi
Principal – Advisory – Cote d’Ivoire
Finance Director – TMT – Accra
Managing Director – Advertising – Johannesburg
CEO – Technology – Accra
Senior Account Executive – Insurance – Durban
Chief Transformation Officer – Retail – Cape Town
Head of Engineering – Insurance – Johannesburg
Chief Digital Officer – Beverages – 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.
Kenya Diaspora Homecoming Convention 2019