ACT Afrique Group appoints Mr. Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director, Head of Financial Advisory

SENEGAL – The pan-African strategic, financial and communications advisory firm ACT Afrique Group has appointed Mr. Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director, Head of Financial Advisory by decision of  April 15, 2022. In his new role, Papa together with the team will continue to propel the platform’s goal of serving a wide range of clients in the public and private…

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Fintech Tala appoints Munyi Nthigah as its General Manager for Kenya

KENYA – Digital credit provider Tala has announced the appointment of Munyi Nthigah as its General Manager for Kenya. In his new role which he takes up immediately, Nthigah will oversee end-to-end business growth and overall operations for Tala Kenya’s 120-person team, accelerating Tala’s position as one of Africa’s leading fintech. “Mr. Nthigah brings a wealth of fintech experience to…

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Kenya Power appoints Eng. Geoffrey Muli as acting managing director

KENYA – Kenya Power has appointed Eng. Geoffrey Wasua Muli as the firm’s acting managing director effective immediately, even as the utility company steps up the search for a substantive boss to take over from Bernard Ngugi, who left in August last year. Mr Muli, who was acting general manager in charge of regional coordination, takes over from Ms Rosemary…

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East African Breweries appoints Anne-Joy Michira as Marketing and Innovations Director

KENYA – East African Breweries Plc has appointed Anne-Joy Michira as the Marketing & Innovation Director for East Africa with effect from 1st May 2022, taking over from Graham Villiers-Tuthill. Until her appointment, Anne Joy, was holding fort as acting Marketing Director for the company’s subsidiary, Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). Prior to the announcement, she was the Head of Marketing…

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Afreximbank appoints new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for FEDA

EGYPT – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Ms. Marlene Ngoyi as the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA) and Mr. Emmanuel Assiak as Chief Investment Officer. Ms. Ngoyi, who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has over 17 years of experience. In her new role, Ms. Ngoyi will continue…

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Vodacom Group appoints Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director for its South African business

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Group, a mobile communications company, has announced the appointment of Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director (MD) of Vodacom South Africa, effective 01 July 2022. Sitho is currently the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021. He returns to Vodacom South Africa to assume the role held by Balesh Sharma, who…

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B2B marketplace Sabi appoints two new Advisory Board Members

AFRICA – Sabi, a B2B marketplace serving Africa’s informal economy, has announced the appointment of two new Advisory Board members to help bolster the company’s network. The new Advisory Board members, Sapna Goyal and Bame Pule will help improve the infrastructure for informal business. Sapna is currently the Corporate Development Director (strategic investments, partnerships, and M&A) at udaan.com, the leading…

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Standard Bank appoints Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita as the bank’s Chairman

SOUTH AFRICA – Standard Bank Group (SBG) has named Nonkululeko Merina Cheryl Nyembezi-Heita as the bank’s first Black female chairman-designate for SBG and Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA), effective June 1. Nyembezi–Heita will replace Thulani Gcabashe, who is slated to retire later this month. Nyembezi–Heita, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the…

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Frost & Sullivan appoints Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of Middle East, Africa, and South Asia

AFRICA – American business consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan has appointed Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of its Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) operations. Joffe brings over 25 years of international business experience in market entry across Asia, the United States, and Europe. He has successfully designed, implemented, and driven growth strategies developed top talent, and identified new…

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Isuzu Motors South Africa appoints Penelope Jabulile Mkhwanazi as Senior Vice President

SOUTH AFRICA – Isuzu Motors South Africa has appointed Penelope (Penny) Jabulile Mkhwanazi as the Senior Vice President for Revenue Generation Rest of Africa and International Markets. In her new role, Penny is responsible for all revenue generation in the Rest of Africa markets, including Sales and Aftersales. Penny joins Isuzu from Isanti where she held the role of Chief…

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