Sarah FitzMorris Business Leader

Co-Founder & CEO

Executives in Africa


Sarah graduated from Oxford University in 1992 and worked in professional recruitment for ten years before moving into Emerging Markets Search in 2003 initially covering Financial Services in Russia and CIS. Having travelled extensively throughout East, West and Southern Africa, Sarah took the opportunity in 2008 to focus purely on the African markets. She co-founded Executives in Africa with Richard Putley in 2010 and has since worked on nearly 100 Search mandates across a range of C-level, Senior Management and Technical roles. Her specialist focus remains in Financial Services but with she also brings experience working with a range of clients across FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Media, Business Services, Charities, Manufacturing, Property, Energy and Oil & Gas Services in countries right across Africa.

Sarah travels regularly to visit clients on the continent when possible and is passionate about delivering the very best talent, both African and expatriate where required, to contribute to the successful growth of businesses in Africa. She regularly speaks at Conferences, established the Professionals for Africa (PfA) network in the UK and is delighted now to be supporting 100 Women in Finance with growing their networks across Africa, having recently been appointed to their Global Advisory Council.


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