EO South Africa expands and opens further locations

Written by Alison Hassan on Mar 15, 2019


We are pleased to announce that our South African office is currently expanding, despite the turbulence we experienced over 2017 / 2018.  This is a strategic move for our executive recruitment business: Nonkululo Maqungo and Deano Govender focus on different areas yet keep at heart the same objective: Results through People.

The expanded South African team will now ensure a greater South African reach, with a new Gauteng-based partner in Deano and a Western Cape – based partner in Nonkululo.  This expansion is a precursor to full continental coverage of Africa over time, evidenced by plans to launch a Botswana office during the course of 2019. The new partners complement an office comprising 2 existing partners and a business support consultant.

The growing team of EO South Africa


Alison Hassan
Managing Partner, Sub-Saharan Africa

Whilst her focus has been amongst consulting and audit firms over the last 8 years, Alison has placed key talent across a myriad of functional disciplines such as finance, technology and HR in many multinational companies and industry sectors.


Johann Strydom 
Associate Partner

Johann joined EO in 2017 after many years as a CEO / MD in various Travel businesses to focus on placing talent in this area. His areas of focus are mainly in the advertising, media and travel industries with further renewed focus on Legal firms. He has been successful in placing many C-Suite level roles in Aviation, Hotels, Advertising and Media.


Ahinsa Naidoo 
Business Support Consultant

With many years of experience in Project coordination and support across Big 4 and medium audit firms, Ahinsa joined EO in 2018 to support the growing team in South Africa with top talent search, processing workstreams and administering CRM systems for both clients and candidates whilst intimately working alongside the EO partner group.


Nonkululo Maqungo
Associate Partner

Nonku (Lulu) has been in HR and Recruitment for many years but as our most recent joiner, now focuses on Executive talent search in EO. Being based in our favourite city in the world – Cape Town, Nonku expands a 3-year history of a Gauteng-based office to another region with a focus to grow the Western Cape area which will cross-section a few main industries, notably Investment Banking and Insurance, Technology, Oil & Gas and FMCG, amongst others.  She currently operates on her own with support from our main Johannesburg office, but it is likely that the Cape-Town office will further expand later this year with research support.


Deano Govender
Associate Partner

Despite an executive career spanning multiple industries and functional roles, Deano hails from the mining industry, primarily in supply chain and procurement, engineering, operations and production.  With a wealth of experience in Supply Chain amongst the largest mining houses in the world, he joins us as the first ever mining-focused partner in EO and will look after all mining and mining-related clients across Africa and the globe. He is a registered engineer and MCIPS-accredited Supply Chain professional with an MBA who will now grow our engineering, operations and supply chain executive recruitment channel in mining and related industries.

We warmly welcome our new members and wish them successful placements in the future.


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