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 on the continent. Forum attendees will have the option to be included in the WABF resume book. Please refer to your ticket purchase confirmation email for important details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young African MBAs
Young African MBAs (YAM) is a first-mover and one of the fastest growing organizations of its kind, on a mission to shift the current paradigm in African management talent today. Started in 2012 by four MBA Alumni from Harvard, Kellogg, The Wharton School and Duke University.
Started as an MBA-focused organization, YAM now boasts a membership of more than 2000 professionals, many of whom are neither Young, African nor MBAs; spread across the globe, from all walks of life – connected with a single objective to harness, protect and engage our ideas and talents in service of the Africa growth story.
Bakulu Power Limited
For the last 22 years, Afrika Tikkun has worked to redress the consequences of institutionalized oppression in South Africa. Its unique Cradle-to-Career development model enables its 550+ employees to deliver services addressing holistic educational, medical and economic needs of marginalized youth from early infancy through adulthood, inspiring and enabling them to become productive citizens and leaders. Afrika Tikkun USA, based in New York city is the North American representative (independent 501(c)3) of the organization. The mandate of Afrika Tikkun USA is to build our brand in the US, by creating platforms that enable us to connect people and organizations to our story of 22 years of impact and the business plan for hope that we are creating for the future.
As a values-based organization, Afrika Tikkun focuses on community-driven delivery and strategic partnerships with like-valued partners to maximize resources and efficiency. Afrika Tikkun’s operational entities leverage South Africa’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice, which are designed to distribute wealth across as broad a spectrum of previously disadvantaged South African society as possible.
The three pillars of the organization—Afrika Tikkun (NGO), Afrika Tikkun Services (social enterprise) and Afrika Tikkun Investment Trust (equity participation and legacy)—have enabled it to transform from a great cause to an innovative business partner for private sector entities, by providing them brand-building opportunities in townships, employee engagement, tax reduction, and regulatory compliance support to enable them to leverage the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice. Afrika Tikkun serves 20,000 disadvantaged youth annually, out of whom 96% are disadvantaged young black people and 65% of them are marginalized women in South African townships.
aWhere operates a global-scale agronomic modeling environment with immense processing capacity that collects over a billion points of data every day to create unprecedented visibility and insight anywhere on the planet. Via aWhere’s clients, the processing center also integrates farmers and organizations local data into a predictive analytics platform to gain, share and collaborate on game-changing awareness on a global scale.
aWhere’s is helping to transform how agricultural decisions are made by providing a level of visibility and insight that has never existed before.
Endeavor Energy is a leading independent power producer in Africa. We develop, acquire, finance, construct, own and operate thermal, hydroelectric, biomass, waste-to-energy and “hybrid, first-of their-kind” power generation plants in Africa. Endeavor Energy’s focus is exclusively on Africa, and is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Abidjan, Accra, and Dubai.
Given our more than 200 years of combined experience, Endeavor Energy’s leadership team has a deep understanding—from technical, commercial, and ﬁnancial perspectives—of what it takes to succeed in Africa. Equally important to our foundation of success is our willingness to take development risks and invest development capital. Endeavor Energy’s professional team have commercial and technical experience in over twenty African countries and speak over ten languages including English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Denham Capital Management LP (Denham Capital) and Sean T. Long, President and CEO, founded Endeavor Energy. Denham Capital is a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm with more than $8 billion of invested and committed capital across eight fund vehicles and offices in London, Boston, Houston, São Paulo and Perth. The firm makes direct investments in the energy and resources sectors, including businesses involving power generation, oil and gas, and mining, across the globe and all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Denham’s investment professionals apply deep operational and industry experience and work in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives. For more information about Denham Capital, visit www.denhamcapital.com.
At Afrinection, we have one simple aim and idea – to create a global network enabling people to establish meaningful connections. Afrinection serves as a networking hotspot giving you access to insightful commentary and dialogue via the forum and blog pages, as well as access to the network page enabling you to search for and interact with specific individuals or companies suiting your professional networking needs. For those seeking to see the latest brands, companies and organizations led by African entrepreneurs and businesses, the advertising partners page showcases such products and services offered.