Dear Members,

I would like to introduce myself. I am Nico de Wet, the newly appointed CEO of Kakehashi Africa. I hope this message finds you very well!

I am deeply honoured by the trust the Board of Directors has given me and the Deputy President Mohamed Farid to build on the work of our predecessors. However, frankly speaking, the task in front of us is huge and we will not succeed without a dedicated, pro-active, skilled and experienced team.

Therefore, as my first act as CEO, I would like to announce that applications are now open for the positions of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The COO is the main officer responsible for the implementation of the overall plan for the Executive Management. This responsibility includes:

  • Creating portfolios in the Executive Management.
  • Appointing officers to these portfolios.
  • Supervising the daily operations of the organisation.
  • Creating operational reports.

Please find the application form here.

The CFO is the main officer responsible for the finances of Kakehashi Africa. This responsibility includes:

  • Maintaining financial transactions or activities of the organisation.
  • Maintaining all books of accounts and accurate records of the organisation’s transactions.
  • Draft budgets and compile financial reports.
  • Coordinate internal and external audits.

Please find the application form here.

Applications for both positions will close on Saturday, May 25, at 23:59 CAT / Sunday, May 26, at 06:59 JST.

Just a friendly head’s up to all applicants: The Deputy President and I may consider doing an interview with you. If so, interviews may be scheduled on very short notice and take place on Sunday (May 26) afternoon CAT / evening JST. Your cooperation will be much appreciated.

We will submit our preferred candidates to the Board by the end of the weekend for their approval. If all goes well, we will have a workshop with the new COO and CFO on the weekend of June 1st to design the rest of the executive management structure. We are aiming to open applications for the portfolio positions on June 3.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email.

I am looking very much forward to embark on this new chapter in Kakehashi Africa side-by-side with all of you!

Yours Sincerely,

Nico de Wet