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Why AfricSearch

Founded in 1996, AfricSearch is one of the leading Head-Hunting and Human Resources Consulting firm for Africa. AfricSearch works to bridge the skills gap in Africa and find the best talent for the continent. We have built a reputation for delivering work with unrelenting commitment and guiding our clients to optimum performance. With offices in Africa, Europe, and the United States, AfricSearch recruits the highest calibre of executives and managers in Africa as well as around the globe. With experience across the continent, AfricSearch boasts with its ability to incorporate the African essence in each of its projects as well as leveraging cultural and technical diversity.

In 2014 AfricSearch entered in partnership with Alexander Hughes, an international Executive Search firm advising senior management on key talent acquisition: Executive and non-executive Directors, senior managers and recognized experts. The firm has been operating for 60 years. The AFRICSEARCH-ALEXANDER HUGHES group is present in more than 40 for countries worldwide, with a team of more than 150 consultants covering several fields of expertise from financial services to technology.

Our Coverage

As a Head-Hunting and Human Resource Consulting firm for Africa, AfricSearch consultants have worked on search mandates in more than 35 African countries. Partnership with Alexander Hughes has extended AfricSearchs footprint and reach to more countries. In Africa,, together with Alexander Hughes, the Group has offices in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Johannesburg (South Africa), Paris (France), Doula (Cameroon), Cassablanca et Alger. There are correspondents in Accra (Ghana), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria).

Meet the Leadership team

President & Founder

Didier Acouetey is the President and Founder of the AfricSearch Group since 1996, first international recruitment and Human Resources consulting firm specializing in Africa.

Managing Partner

Joel-Eric Missainhoun is a Managing Partner at AfricSearch and an Executing Director in charge of activities of the Abidjan office, Côte d’Ivoire. He monitors the operations of several offices in francophone African Countries.

Managing Partner

Philip Armerding is a Managing Partner at AfricSearch and an Executive Director in charge of the activities at the Johannesburg Office, South Africa. He is in charge of financial services and insurance practice at AfricSearch.


Patrick Koffi Placktor is Associate at AfricSearch & Client Partner at Alexander Hughes|AfricSearch. Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in human resources as both Executive HR Director and Consultant in change and transformation management for multinationals in fast growing environnements.

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