Charmaine Tshabalala

Head of Recruiting – Africa at McKinsey and Partners, Johannesburg

Charmaine was my client when she was Recruitment Specialist at Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg responsible for Sub Saharan Africa. I recruited multiple executives in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya and Nigeria at the time. I have also recruited for her in her current role at McKinsey and Partners in South Africa.

Charmaine says:

“Frank has been a true partner in growing RMB’s Rest of Africa business when it comes to Talent Attraction. He is very knowledgeable on the African markets, has his finger on the pulse in terms of which companies are doing what and what that means for the direction it will take for their Talent.

His expertise in the Investment Banking (and general banking) world and understanding of the related products, gives him an absolute edge as he is able to identify the right skills in a person that can take an organisation forward.

Frank works quickly and his network within the African diaspora market is superb. he is able to take good care of both his clients and candidates similarly.”

Dr. Axel Wietfeld

Managing Director at Uniper Energy Storage GmbH, Germany

Axel was my client when e-on (the German Utility) set up operations in South Africa. I hired 7 people for the start-up incl. all necessary functional roles such as Financial Controller who was later promoted to CFO and Head of Legal as well as Engineering roles and admin.

Axel says:

“Frank is a senior level recruiter who helped us form a team in the renewables industry in South Africa.

He has a phenomenal work ethic and always delivers work of the utmost quality. Frank is also a very creative problem solver and always willing to share his experience. I was deeply impressed about the efforts Frank put into identifying the best candidates for each Position, also taking into account our company culture, team dynamics and industry specifics. He will add substantial value to each client.”

Kevin Dooley

CHRO at Q² Solutions, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Kevin was my client while he was Regional Director of Human Resources, Deutsche Asset Management for APAC based in Singapore. I hired several senior executives for Deutsche Asset Management at the time.

Kevin says:

“Frank is a great business partner who knows how to build relationships and and delivers the results needed. Very creative and personal, Frank adapts to situations with ease and asks theright questions to solve complex issues.”

Sepo Lamaswala-Haihambo

Head Global Markets CIB (Namibia)

I recruited Sepo as Head CIB Coverate (Namibia) as the first representative for Rand Merchant Bank in Namibia and she has since been promoted to Head Global Markets CIB (Namibia)

Sepo says:

“Frank is great to work with and takes the time to understand his clients and their objectives, because of this in depth understanding, he is able to make recommendations based not only on matching skills set but also on cultural fits for organisations.”

Anita Varga

Head of Product Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Asset Management.

I recruited Anita as Regional Head of Product Management Asia Pacific and MENA for Deutsche Asset Management based in Singapore and she has since moved to Hong Kong and after working in senior product roles with PineBridge and ING, she is now heading Product for HSBC, APAC

Anita Says:

“Frank is a highly knowledgeable and experienced recruiter with an extensive network of candidates globally. He provides solid support, guidance and mentoring during the recruitment process and afterwards.

I really appreciated Frank’s transparent and open communication during the recruitment, keeping me informed at each stage. Frank is excellent at fielding questions, providing information and advice.

He takes into account the best interests of the employer and just as importantly the candidate, aiming to make a good and long lasting match. He is honest and trustworthy and is genuinely interested in building a relationship, staying in communication long after the contract was signed.”

Kapumpe Chola Kaunda

Head – Corporate & Investment Banking at First National Bank Zambia Limited

I recruited Kapumpe for Rand Merchant Bank as Head of Coverage, Zambia and she has since been promoted within the same group (FirstRand) to Head – Corporate & Investment Banking at First National Bank Zambia Limited.

Kapumpe says:

“A consummate profession. Thoroughly enjoyed working with you. I hope there will be another opportunity for our paths to cross”