Homecoming Revolution Africa will hold an event in London, United Kingdom (UK) on March 15 and 16 in a bid to entice top African professionals back from the diaspora.
Companies attending include Barclays Africa, Standard Bank Group, KPMG Africa, Diageo, Ecobank, Africa Health Placements, Chicken Republic, Globacom, Group Five and Deloitte.
In order to tap into the top African talent interested in returning, Homecoming Revolution partnered with the various professional diaspora networks and noted a significant pool of professionals interested in engaging.
“I’ve noticed a change in the attitude of African diaspora in the UK, they are all aware of what’s going on back home and they want to be a part of it,” said Clarissa Azkoul from the International Organisation for Migration.
“What makes the Homecoming Revolution platform unique is that employers are engaging candidates in an inspirational environment that includes motivating case studies, top speakers, workshops, relocation services, immigration advice, property and schools too,” said Angel Jones, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Homecoming Revolution.
“We’ve found that successful returnees move home firstly to be closer to friends and family, second for a sense of belonging and purpose and only third for career. So if you find yourself haggling over your pay package as the deciding factor on if you’ll move home or not – then you simply aren’t ready to return and you should stay where you are,” said Jones.
High profile Africans who have returned home themselves make up the speaker list, including Dr Mabouba Diagne from Barclays, Aly-Khan Satchu of Rich Management, Yusuf Abramjee of LeadSA, and Mizinga Melu, voted African Businesswoman of the Year.