The career fair offers a structured networking environment for individuals interested in working in Africa or in an Africa-focused organization to connect with potential employers doing business in Africa. Forum attendees will have the option to be included in the WABF resume book.
AfricanDevJobs connects organizations and professionals who are focused on Africa’s growth and development. Through employment opportunities and career advancement resources, we are committed to social and economic development in Africa. The social enterprise provides a platform for recruitment, networking, and information in African development. Our team is spread across four continents in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America and works to get our network of professionals and clients the latest news and opportunities.
Africa Internet Group
Africa Internet Group (“AIG”) is a clear ongoing success story and the leading Internet Group in Africa. Founded in 2012, it is currently operating in 23 countries.
So far, AIG has created 71 companies in different verticals: online retail, online marketplace, food ordering, car classifieds, real estate classifieds, taxi hailing, online travel booking and P2P lending.
We have a huge passion for Africa, entrepreneurship and the Internet. That‘s why the AIG is bringing together every key element required to create great online companies in Africa: team, business model, technology, functional excellence and funding. We are already operating over half a dozen very successful online ventures across Africa and many more coming soon.
African Leadership Group
African Leadership Group (AL Group) is an ecosystem of institutions which share a common vision: transforming Africa by developing and connecting a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. The institutions in the AL Group were all founded by Fred Swaniker, a serial entrepreneur with a pan-African vision.
Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. For 40 years, we’ve been passionate about achieving better results for our clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring.
We’ve worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, hundreds of nonprofits, and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital. We are proud of our clients’ track record, like the fact that our public clients have historically outperformed the stock market 4 to 1.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm with 82 offices in 46 countries. The firm advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Considered one of the most prestigious management consulting firms, BCG was ranked second in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2015.
CardinalStone is a full service investment banking firm operating out of Lagos Nigeria. The firm began operations in June 2008 and is currently registered by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission to operate as an Issuing House, Fund Manager and Broker/Dealer. CardinalStone Securities Limited is the licensed Stockbroking subsidiary of CardinalStone Partners.
The Firm’s activities are carried out across five business units – Asset Management, Investment Banking, Principal Investments, Securities Trading and the Business Support Group.
Ernst & Young (EY) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the “Big Four” audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014, after Deloitte and PwC.
The organization operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 212,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies.
IC Securities key offering is based on utilizing its local footprint and deep relationship network to deliver high-quality advisory and execution services in African capital markets. The Firm is owned and run by individuals with extensive Wall Street and City of London experience. The Firm’s ability to adapt world-class practices to suit the unique African landscape has made us the leading investment bank in our countries of focus.
Headquartered in Accra, with operational offices in major sub-Saharan African financial centres, IC Securities uses strong product knowledge, innovative financial structuring techniques and a network of strategic and commercial alliances to assist sovereign, institutional and corporate clients in accessing local and global capital markets.
Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings Ltd. (Injaro) has been established with the aim of carrying out investment activities for advancing the social objectives of alleviating poverty and revitalizing distressed regions in West Africa. Injaro makes investments in debt, quasi-equity, and equity in small-and medium-sized enterprises along the agricultural value chain in designated countries of West Africa. The agriculture value chain encompasses the full range of activities and participants involved in moving agricultural products from input suppliers to farmers’ fields, and ultimately, to consumers’ tables. The countries Injaro is focusing on are Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone.
Intrepid HR is a black empowered, South African based, specialist international recruitment firm.
With combined experience of over 30 years successfully assisting our clients achieve their objectives, we offer you the insight required to ensure that you make the right choices in order to achieve your ultimate career ambitions. Intrepid provides African and International professionals and corporations with a globally benchmarked quality recruitment service. As a BEE compliant company Intrepid HR is appropriately positioned to offer our clients access to all required markets. Established May 2005, Intrepid HR was born out of the collective vision of experienced recruiters with deep insight into careers in finance, banking, financial markets and commerce.
iROKOtv is a web platform that provides paid-for Nigerian films on-demand. It is one of Africa’s first mainstream online movie steaming websites, giving instant access to over 5,000 Nollywood film titles. iROKOtv is a part of iROKO Partners which is one of Africa’s leading entertainment companies, housing brands such as iROKING, an online music platform and its YouTube website, Nollywoodlove.
iROKOtv was launched on 1 December 2011. Its parent company, iROKO Partners, was founded by Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter in December 2010, with its headquarters in Anthony village, Lagos, Nigeria. iROKOtv which has been dubbed the ‘Netflix’ of Africa, is the world’s largest legal digital distributor of African movies.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States, and the world’s fourth largest bank by total assets with total assets of US$2.6 trillion. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the world’s third largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is the second largest hedge fund in the United States. The company was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co.
The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania recently announced the launch of a new Africa track focusing on the continent. The Africa Program join’s Lauder’s five other regional Programs of Concentration – East Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa, and the Global program – and is distinguished in that it is the first top tier graduate management program with a focus on Africa.
“This program, concentrating exclusively on the unique economic, social, health and environmental conditions in Africa, is incredibly timely,” says Mauro Guillén, Director of the Lauder Institute. “By 2050, Africa is likely to have 25 percent of the world’s population and by the end of the century it is likely to have 35 percent of the world’s population. We’re delighted to offer our students the opportunity to make a difference there.”
The new Africa program is accepting applications for the May 2016 entering class. Applicants to the Africa Program will have a working knowledge of Swahili, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German or other languages spoken in West, East and Southern Africa. Read more on the Lauder website at www.lauder.wharton.upenn.edu and in the Africa Program Brochure.
For those interested in finding out more about the Africa program at the Lauder Institute, please contact Kara Keenan, Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task across 100+ offices and in 60+ countries.
Movemeback is a members-only community, connecting overseas leaders, influencers, talent and organizations to unique, exclusive and exciting high potential opportunities on the African continent. We focus on distinctive and non-cliché opportunities from senior leadership roles with Africa’s most influential organizations through to unique investments, creative and entrepreneurial partnerships, nation shaping, social impact and more. We’re structured to enable talent relocation – including internships, secondments or remote engagements – and the facilitation of investment and advisory relationships. We’re also focused on supporting the move to the continent through services, insights, content and access to a collaborative community.
One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi.
Using a market market-based approach, One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2013, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realized a 180% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a multinational professional services network. It is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors. Vault Accounting 50 has ranked PwC as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for six consecutive years, as well as the top firm to work for in North America for two consecutive years.
PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,400 people. It had total revenues of $34.0 billion in FY 2014, of which $15.1 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $8.8 billion by its Tax practice and $10.0 billion by its Advisory practice.