July 21, 2015 – Amrop has added Human Capital Synergies Africa Ltd. (HCS Africa) as its newest partner in Nairobi, Kenya. It will operate as a subsidiary of Amrop Landelahni, South Africa. Veronica Anam-Waiyaki, director and technical partner of the firm, becomes managing partner of Amrop East Africa.
The new office brings Amrop’s Europe, Middle East and Africa presence to 47 offices. HCS Africa is an HR professional services provider whose primary target market includes small and medium entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations spanning the African continent.
“We are delighted to join forces with Amrop’s global partnership. While localization across the African continent is important, it is vital that we have strong global links as East Africa continues its rapid development,” said Ms. Anam-Waiyaki. “Our synergies with Amrop’s forward looking strategy and culture were clear from the start.”
Ms. Anam-Waiyaki has more than 20 years’ experience in leading the human capital function in large international organizations in Kenya and Nigeria. As a director of HCS Africa, she has provided strategic advice to boards of directors and trustees as well as senior management, advising on talent acquisition and retention, and designing and implementing human resources policies and processes.
“Having operated widely across the continent and internationally, Veronica understands the challenges faced by companies in optimizing human capital to achieve organizational goals,” said Sandra Burmeister, managing partner of Amrop Landelahni. “She has a track record of providing high quality advisory services to clients in key markets such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and Ethiopia.”
“Nairobi is becoming a location of choice with multinationals,” added José Leyún, Amrop CEO. “The opening of our East Africa office is part of our expansion strategy across the African continent. We look forward to working together with Veronica and her team.” With 84 offices in 56 countries, Amrop is a worldwide executive search consultant network.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media