A UK subsidiary of one of Africa's largest commercial banks required support with CEO succession planning.

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Following our success in appointing a Chair of Risk for the bank, we were approached by the client to support their CEO succession planning. The CEO was retiring and the Board were looking to appoint either internal talent or a business leader with a connection to the parent bank's country.

Our Approach & Methodology

We assessed the internal candidate and undertook a global search to identify a longlist of financial services candidates with a background in banking and some exposure to the relevant African markets. In addition to working closely with the bank we also dealt directly with the local African Government which required diplomacy and cultural sensitivity.​


We appointed a US banker who originated from the same country as the bank’s African Head Office. The appointment was subsequently approved by the Bank of England.



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