Posted25 October 2021

Connect recently appointed three finance leaders for a $multi-billion Consumer Goods group in Africa. A brief overview of this assignment is provided below.

THE BRIEF

To support a finance leadership team rebuild for a $multi-billion Consumer Goods Group in Africa, by identifying talent from across the globe and managing the relocation process under restrictions due to Covid. Previous experience of supporting international operations in emerging and established markets, working closely with a wide range of senior stakeholders, and proven leadership skills were key attributes for this demanding international search. 

THE PROCESS

High performing finance leaders with strong technical and commercial experience in complex international FMCG Groups with relevant international responsibility were identified and contacted. Connect combined a thorough search process with networking through our global network to find high potential and internationally mobile senior finance leaders of the future. Shortlists were presented, resulting in three appointments, all of whom relocated from Europe or US. 

THE RESULT

The appointment of three outstanding finance leaders capable of hitting the ground running and providing an immediate improvement in the quality of leadership capability in the senior team. Promotion within the first 6 months for one individual underlined the effectiveness of the search and cultural fit.