Recruiting CEO for an FMCG company in Nigeria

Our client is a leading manufacturer and marketer of few fantastic beverages in Nigeria surrounding markets. So far this has been a family managed business, but now the stake holders are looking forward to appoint a CEO to run the show and expand their market presence.

The ideal candidate would be presently managing full P&L responsibility of a FMCG / beverage company with Africa or Nigeria experience

If you are keen to explore this opportunity or would like to share references, please mail it to me on

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  1. Buhari seeks second term governance strategies, Atiku in court:

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was setting up a committee to review his government’s policies, with a view of guiding the country over the next four years. One of the main duties of this Committee will be to produce a comprehensive document that will guide the incoming Cabinet, & enable us continue the implementation of the vision of our Party and our administration, for Nigeria,’‘ Buhari said.

  • Nigeria’s Lagos among world’s cheapest cities:

Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos is one of the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s bi-annual survey. Lagos was ranked 127 in the survey that compares the cost of more than 150 items such as cars, food, rent, transport and clothing in 133 cities.

  • Ethiopia PM seeks Qatari investment:

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday visited his Qatari counterpart, seeking to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen efforts to attract investment from the gas rich nation Abiy, who announced plans to liberalize the economy last year, hopes to attract foreign direct investment into several sectors that have been previously state-controlled.

  • French culture Ministry launches language app:

The French Ministry of Culture has launched its first video game featuring eight Romanian languages. The application called ‘‘Romanica’‘, features languages from Occitan to Corsican, French to Romanian. Its graphics are simple and the app is available on tablets and smartphones. The theme of the app includes greetings, time, travel and arts.

  • Travelers & partners keep faith with Ethiopian Airlines:

As investigations into the cause of the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people continue, travelers, lenders and partners have kept faith with Africa’s largest carrier. The causes of the Flight 302 tragedy will likely take months to establish. While much of the international focus has been on U.S. plane maker Boeing and its 737 MAX 8 jet, the airline’s reputation could also hinge on the results of the investigation.

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  1. 4th UN Environment Assemble ends with climate action pledges:

After five days of talks at the 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, more than 170 United Nations Member States delivered a bold blueprint for change. They said the world needs to speed up moves towards a new model of development in order to respect the vision laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

  • DRC ruling party fails to get senate, seat Kabila coalition dominates:

Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi’s ability to govern independently. Opposition leader Tshisekedi won a surprise victory in the presidential election on Dec. 30 over Kabila’s hand-picked candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. Kabila was barred by term limits from standing for a new term after 18 years in power.

  • Ethiopia parties sign pact ahead of 2020 polls, PM stresses fairness.

Competing political parties in Ethiopia on Thursday signed a peace pact as part of democratic efforts as the country gears towards crucial polls slated for 2020.Reports indicate that over 100 parties were signatories to the code of conduct document at an event held in the capital Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed the document on behalf of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. He described the occasion as a democratic milestone.

  • Kenyan students march for climate action Nairobi:

Kenyan students marched across the Karura Forest in the capital Nairobi on Friday for climate change action. These young people believe that ‘’ if we want the world to change we have to be that change. Every single person that has come out to march today is making a difference in our world. Even though our impact seems small, if you think about all the 98 countries and all the thousands of students who are doing the same thing that we are, our impact becomes big”, Ideja Efendija, a student said.

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  1. Ethiopia parties sign pact ahead of 2020 polls, PM stresses fairness:

Competing political parties in Ethiopia on Thursday signed a peace pact as part of democratic efforts as the country gears towards crucial polls slated for 2020.Reports indicate that over 100 parties were signatories to the code of conduct document at an event held in the capital Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed the document on behalf of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. He described the occasion as a democratic milestone.

  • Cameroon Senate retains 84 year old speaker, Niat Njifenji Marcel:

The Cameroonian Senate on Thursday (March 14) reelected Speaker Niat Njifenji Marcel for a one-year period according to reports. The 84-year-old veteran politician has served in the role since 2013. State broadcaster, CRTV, said he was a sole candidate in the vote to lead the lawmaking chamber. The senate has 100 members – 70 voted into the house and 30 appointed by the president.

  • Ambameyang visits Wakanda with Black Panther mask in Arsenal win:

Gabonese international and Arsenal forward Pierre Emerick Ambameyang was in hot form Thursday night as the English premier league side qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League competition. Despite his two goals helping the Gunners to a three – nil victory over French side Stade Rennes, it was Aubameyang’s celebration that has attracted reactions on social media.

  • Celebrating African First ladies: Cameroon’s Chantal Biya:

Often described as mothers to the nations their husbands lead, Africa’s first ladies are often expected to be unifying figures, serving the president of the nation and the voters who entrusted him the mandate to lead. A first lady by definition is the wife of the head of state, and it therefore follows that most African nations led by a male president, has a first lady. As of March 2019, all African countries have male heads of state. The last female head of state who led an African nation was Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose tenure expired in January 2018.

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  1. Nigerian entrepreneur makes handcrafts from water hyacinth:

For many people the presence of water hyacinths in rivers and lakes is a source of concern. Not only do the hyacinths prevent sunlight from reaching other aquatic species, they also decrease water flow. Fishermen view this invasive plant as a threat to their livelihood because they choke waters populated by fish.

  • Zidane returns to Real Madrid’s training pitch:

No time to waste for the Frenchman. Zinedine Zidane held his first training session with Real Madrid’s squad on Wednesday. It follow his          reappointment to manage the club on Monday, March 11.Zidane returns for a second spell as coach with plans to rebuild the Spanish  giants.The  team has fallen into crisis since he left in May after winning an unprecedented third straight Champions League.

  • Painting sow pigeasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm:

Pigcasso, a rescued pig in South Africa, has become an art sensation, painting pieces that sell for thousands of dollars. Pigcasso’s work has also been displayed around the world and recently on the watch faces of Swiss watchmaker Swatch.

  • G.Bissau ruling party wins legislative polls but without absolute majority:

The ruling party in Guinea Bissau has won Sunday’s legislative elections, but without an absolute majority.This means, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, will be unable to form a government without a deal.

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1. Macron in East Africa:Historic Lalibela trip, deals signed in Addis Ababa Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve.PM Abiy Ahmed received @EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind since the city’s historic relevance as a site of diplomacy 800 years ago.The two countries have also enjoyed strong diplomatic relations since 1897

2. South African Bank Adsa Joins list of Eyjiopials suitors

South Africa’s Absa bank has become the latest multinational corporation to express interest in exploiting the Ethiopian market, following last year’s decision by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to liberalise the economy.Ethiopia has long prevented foreign ownership in economic sectors including banking, but Abiy has embarked on rapid political, diplomatic and economic reforms since coming to power in April.

3. Scientists edge closer to “cure” for sickle cell

Scientists in the U.S. have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective “cure” for sickle cell anemia, the painful and debilitating disease that inflicts many millions of people across the globe, mostly of African heritage and including some 100,000 African Americans in the U.S.  

4. Nigeria states march 23 for six inconclusive gubernatorial elections:

Nigeria’s ruling party took a close lead in elections for powerful state governors on Tuesday, although the final results hang in the balance as six contests were declared inconclusive or suspended.  

Jobs in Tanzania (ajira katika Tanzania)

Hello Everybody

Datum Recruitment Services, is an Executive Search firm, and we mainly focus on recruiting for mid and senior level roles for our esteemed clients in Africa, Middle East and south East asia.

Here we require Regional Sales Manages (Mbeya, Arusha, Dar Es Salaam) for an very reputed FMCG / Beverage company in Tanzania

Our client would prefer to hire local Tanzanian candidates

The ideal candidates would be with minimum 5 years of experience as Regional Sales Manager from top / leading FMCG companies in Tanzania

Kindly mail your cv to

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kazi nchini Tanzania

Datum Recruitment Services is an Executive Search Firm and we recruit for mid and senior level roles for our clients in Africa.  Now a days the Market Dynamics are changing a lot and so is the pattern of hiring candidates

One of our esteemed client is a leading FMCG company in Tanzania and they are looking forward to recruit local Tanzanian Nationals for below mentioned position

Position: Regional Sales Manager (Must be seasoned guy) – 4 Positions

Industry: FMCG

Work Location: Dar Es Salaam, Mbeya, Arusha & Mwanza

The ideal RSM would be seasoned Regional Heads from FMCG Industry, available for above mentioned location

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Key Account Manager, Required for a Leading FMCG / Bottling company in Tanzania