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.