Kenya is going through unparalleled growth, attracting significant investment in the region and creating opportunities for Kenyans to Come Home and position themselves at the forefront of the growth trajectory. Find out what these industry thought leaders have to say:
“I am energized by the potential of tech in Emerging Markets. Kenya to me represents the opportunity for innovative minds to come together and truly see a difference in everyday life. I feel incredibly rewarded in seeing how Google’s contributions to the market have opened up new solutions, changed mindsets and in the process changed my life and career path for the better.”
Farzana Khubchandani, Head of Marketing, Google SSA
“Google is committed to Africa and we continue to develop and release products that are locally relevant and useful for Africans,” says Mucheru. “African users will benefit from an open and more competitive access market with lower prices. We are also focusing on mobile technology and SMS to deliver information, products and internet affordably to the majority of people in the continent.”
Joseph Macharia, Google SSA
Sachen has a BSc in Chemistry and Management from Imperial College, London and has a breadth of international experience in manufacturing, banking, aviation and other service organizations. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya (Home) where he is currently the executive director of various companies and setting up philanthropic foundations in East Africa.
In 2012, he was a panelist at the World Economic Forum where more than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 70 countries met in May 2012. Sachen spoke on the growth of manufacturing in Africa, which accounts for a mere 1% of global manufacturing and is losing ground in labour-intensive industries.
Sachen Chandaria, Executive Director, Orbit Chemical Industries Ltd
We are professionals that are focused on sourcing Executives for Kenyan and Eastern African companies. We know our market and we know the challanges faced by many companies in this market. We are able to assess candidates and identify the key skills and competencies that will make them successful.
“Farah is fantastic to work with and has a solid network of talent in East Africa.
I have no hesitation recommending her and Kenyans Come Home. She always takes the time to understand the type of person needed not only for the role but also for the firm. She is personable and professional to work with and I particularly like that she treats her candidates with the same respect as employers. ”
Sewit Ahderom, Investor
“We gave Farah a very difficult task – we were looking with very specific skills and experience and were not willing to compromise on quality. She found us many candidates and, even when we rejected many, she kept working away at it. In the end, she brought us an excellent candidate. She did not give up even when we proved to be a more difficult client that she probably anticipated. I would (and have) always recommend her – she is committed to finding the right people and will not stop until she has.”
“I can highly recommend Farah and her organisation Kenyans Come Home. Farah and her team have significantly helped us identify and appoint key personnel for the business in the Kenyan marketplace, enabling us to develop our new business and brand in the Retail Pharmacy Health & Beauty market with the skillsets, professionalism and cultural fit we require.”
Tony McNally, CEO, Africa Chemist & Beauty Care Inc
“I have had a very different, professional experience from our initial interaction with Farah and Kenyan Come Home. Farah is at the forefront in recruiting top-level talent for organizations and she customizes her search to suit each organization’s needs. I highly recommend her services for regional companies wishing to grow exponentially.”
Sohin Shah, Group COO, Kenafric
Clients we have helped
“I had a growing global business and Nairobi was a good base from which to grow our African subsidiaries,” explains Rebelo, who co-founded EcoPlanet Bamboo in 2010. “Kenya itself does not offer the right context for my business of sustainable bamboo plantations and associated processing, but it does provide a good base for Africa-wise operations.”
Camille Rebelo, Partner and Co-Founder, EcoPlanet Bamboo
“I noticed that there is a need in the real estate market and decided to create a space where we could put all agents and developers’ properties online under one platform. There is so much that can be done here [Kenya]! I feel the future of Kenya and in the larger context Africa, is very exciting. We have a growing middle class, have made real progress in infrastructure and have a growing population of internet users.”
Jamie Pujera, CEO and Founder, buyrentkenya.com
“Markets like Kenya and Nigeria have huge amounts of growth potential and are developing. In East Africa there are companies and people that no one has really heard of that are really growing and that will be here.”
Gachao Kiuna, CEO, Transcentury Group
“The great thing about this part of the world, is that if you are a little bit creative then you can get on with things,” says chef and restaurateur Kiran Jethwa, on his experience as an entrepreneur in Kenya. “A bit of ingenuity is what you need.” Jethwa co-founded the Seven Seafood and Grill restaurants in 2010, with the launch of the first location at ABC Place in Nairobi in October of that year. A second location followed in March 2013 at the Village Market, along with a pre-packaged food company called The Good Food Company.
Kiran Jethwa, Executive Chef & Owner, Experience Seven