Who We Are

Kennedy Executive Search Johannesburg is exclusively represented by Evolve International (Pty) Limited, founded in 2011, a team of executive search specialists driven to delivering world-class executive search assignments each and every time. Our executive search track record covers the entire region Sub-Saharan Africa.

What We Do

Executive Search: Evolve/ Kennedy Johannesburg searches locally, regionally as well as globally to service the African market in appointing critical talent. The team operates through specific industry practice groups therein optimizing their specialism.

Leadership Assessment: Evolve has partnered with an accredited institution skilled in the application and interpretation of a wide range of psychometric tests, applicable to various contexts. Assessments are geared at identifying gaps and capability for talent mapping and future developmental plans with the view to realizing business strategy through aligning work styles with job requirements. Specific focus is on executive level assessments. The assessment tools can be used for both technical and non-technical positions. Both psychometric tests and competency-based assessment methods can be utilized.

African Diaspora: Evolve prides itself on being “on-the-ground experts” in pan-African executive search as well as market leaders in global African diaspora search for in utilizing over 40 methodologies to source, relate to, and communicate with African candidates within the global diaspora they are undisputed market leaders.

Fit for future: Evolve has pioneered a talent acquisition service that reflects their responsiveness to clients’ needs when faced with acutely low supply vs high demand for particular critical/ scarce skills. They provide a constant and long-term strategic partnership that services their clients’ needs over a 12-months plus period. This service provides our clients with a competitive advantage to capturing talent to enable fit-for-future organizations.

The Team

Evolve’s team collectively has over 75 years’ executive search experience, within which they have designed the market leading executive search methodology on the continent, which enables the consistent delivery of world-class executive search standards. We work within industry practice Groups that enables a more precise understanding of our clients and their markets which informs quality delivery. Moreover, our team culture has been crafted to ‘own’ the delivery of our work to execute to world-class standards and always deliver. No matter how difficult the search, your guarantee when working with Evolve is that we partner with you to the end..

Assignments

  • Group Chief Commercial Officer (Industrial)
  • Non-Executive Director (Mining)
  • Financial Director (Industrial)
  • Chief Operating Officer (Mining)
  • Head Corporate Finance (Banking)
  • Executive Vice President (Mining)
  • Chief Financial Officer (Industrial)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Telecommunications)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Mining)
  • Chief Operations Officer (Industrial)

Approach

Evolve/ Kennedy Executive Search Africa prides itself on being the market leader, from a quality perspective, on the appointment of board, executive committee and senior management into Africa. Our approach is based upon our world class executive search process which comprises of over one hundred individual steps (that are reviewed and refined on an annual basis), our market leading knowledge management tools, our network of trusted executive relationships but more so the drive and ambition of each and every member of staff who take personal accountability in delivering to world class standards each and every time. Simply put, Evolve goes the extra mile for our clients on every mandate we are awarded.

Practices

  • Mining and Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Utilities and Infrastructure, e.g. Power & Water
  • Construction
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Industrial
  • Retail/ FMCG

Meet The Team

Adam Ginster

Partner

Adam Ginster, English, fell in love with South Africa back in 2006. With his team, he adds search experience in 20 countries to our world map.

Adam Ginster

Partner

Evolve, Johannesburg

Tanya Rothman

Partner

Tanya Rothman, Adam Ginster’s number 2, heads up the resouces practice at Evolve/ Kennedy Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tanya Rothman

Partner

Evolve, Johannesburg

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