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.



Managing Director

Zia Manji

Managing Director


Zia Manji is the Managing Director of Career Connections. He most recently held the position of Director and Senior Client Partner, where he led the firm’s executive search practice. Zia brings more than 12 years’ experience of leading senior level searches in East Africa and has extensive experience in leadership assessment and development. His experience spans across financial services, consumer goods, telecommunications, agriculture, and media sectors Prior to joining Career Connections, Zia was Managing Director in a large Kenyan food and consumer goods manufacturing company with a focus on commercial, marketing, sales and production operations. He is an accredited executive coach and faculty of the Academy of Executive Coaching UK working closely with leaders in large client organizations including Diageo, General Electric, Kenya Commercial Bank and Kenya Airways. Zia holds a business degree from the University of Edinburgh where he earned the John MacFarlane Award for Leadership. He also holds an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD.

Client Partner, Executive Search

Amar Vidyarthi

Client Partner, Executive Search


Amar Vidyarthi is Client Partner in Career Connections, an alliance with Korn Ferry, where he is a senior member of the Executive Search practice. Amar joined the firm in 2021 and brings with him over 20-years of business experience working in Kenya, the UAE and the UK. Prior to joining Career Connections, Amar’s work and advisory experience covered a wide range of industries, including media, retail, logistics, hospitality, aviation services, banking and finance , industrials, and fin-tech. As a corporate financier, Amar advised on several cross-border transactions across the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. In 2019, as CEO of a large Kenyan printing company, he helped lead a ground-breaking merger between six leading Kenyan printers. He then served as Chief Strategy and integration Officer for the merged business. Amar is an Accredited Associate Executive Coach from the Academy of Executive Coaching (UK). Amar holds a bachelors degree (BSc Management) and a masters degree (MSc Global Media and Communications) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a masters degree (MA Global Media) from the University of Southern California.