Executive Search

Backed by Research

Each time you engage us in an Executive Search, you gain access to the expertise and market reach of all our consultants. We conduct targeted research into companies and sectors to find those with relevant skill-sets and qualifications.

Over the years, we have cultivated extensive knowledge of and relationships with board directors and senior executives across industries and functions. Our solution can help our clients to quickly clarify talent requirements, map the external market and provide benchmarking of internal talent.

At the end of the search, our clients have not only a suitable candidate to hire, but also the data required to demonstrate that they are hiring the best talent that is available to them.

Managing the Search Process

Although the search process is known for its challenging hurdles and pitfalls, anticipating and overcoming complexities is a vital part of our responsibility. We support our clients by providing a seamless service throughout the process and ensure agreed timelines are met. The veil of confidentiality is critical to executive search and extends to candidates as well. We understand the business issues that dictate this secrecy and the personal considerations that are critical.

Leveraging our Assessment Expertise

Complementing the art of executive search service is the science of our assessment services. Our search consultants leverage on the expertise of accredited assessment consultants to offer clients a wide array of relevant and valid tools that support the selection process. Feedback is provided in a pragmatic manner to help you deepen understanding and support a more robust interview.



Director and Senior Client Partner

Zia Manji

Director and Senior Client Partner


Zia is a Director and Senior Client Partner. With over 25-years of multidisciplinary business experience in a variety of sectors, Zia has held executive and leadership roles in a family business, consumer goods, and consulting. He leads the largest executive search business in East and Central Africa, and through an alliance with Korn Ferry, leads pan-African search assignments for Board, CEO and C-Level hires. In the last decade, through a partnership with the Academy of Executive Coaching, he has contributed to the development of accredited executive coaches in East Africa, and helped organisations design sustainable and personalised leadership development. He is dedicated to helping senior executives and boards of multinational and large local companies by offering a unique perspective that combines an entrepreneurial heritage, a breadth of business experience and an extensive network. This, combined with his depth and specialisation in organisational psychology, supports CEOs and business leaders to understand their leadership, leverage talent, understand complexities and bring about change. He is a graduate of the renowned Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change at INSEAD Business School (with distinction), and has an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Edinburgh, where he was recipient of the John MacFarlane Award for Leadership. Complementing his vocational specialisations, is his passionate avocation of monochrome waterscape photography, and he regularly holds exhibitions to raise money for conservation and environmental causes.

Principal, Executive Search

Sunjam Choda

Principal, Executive Search


Sunjam Choda is a Principal for Korn Ferry’s East Africa alliance, Career Connections, where she oversees the Executive Search practice.​ She has been with the firm since 2015, starting out as an Associate. Her experience spans across the development, security, healthcare, hospitality, heavy industry, aviation, oil and gas, motor, telecommunication, insurance, banking, agriculture and consumer goods sectors.​ Prior to joining Career Connections, Sunjam practiced Human Resources Management in a generalist capacity for companies in the healthcare and education industries.​ She holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management. She also holds a Postgraduate Honours degree in Change Management, and a Bachelor of Social Science (majoring in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology), both from the University of Cape Town.​