Who are we?

The best candidates do not apply, we approach them !

Recruitment specialist for the African & Indian ocean market

D.H.D.V. AFRICA is an Executive Search firm, specialized in the recruitment of international profiles in or for the African market. Our team is made up of Experts at the service of our clients / partners, whose diverse backgrounds linked to Africa and its cultures, guarantee success in the search for TALENTS (Top and Middle Management).

Our team has the objective in each mission entrusted to be AGILE, EFFICIENT and DISCREET while respecting our candidates. Each and every one of our consultants is driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. This is what guarantees our passionate results-based approach and our determination to create value.

We’re working mainly with 4 types of structures :

Our clients

Our clients / partners recognize us as different in our economic and field knowledge of their sector of activity and our exhaustive approach to their market.

Our desire is to support a limited number of clients by sector, in all their recruitment and development issues on the African continent and the Indian Ocean islands.

This selection allows us to preserve, for each research, the most extensive hunting ground and to remain in phase with our ethics and our methodology.


Large international compagnies with entities or subsidiaries on the African continent.

SMEs with international development projects.

Large companies or international institutions already based on the continent.

Investment funds and their business portfolios.

Our candidats

Three types of professionals supply the rich and natural pool of the African job market. We call them L.E.D (Locals, Expatriates, Diasporas) and consider them to be the main source of energy on the continent for the present and future years.
Locals : thanks to the continuous improvement of the level of education of African Universities combined with the internationalization of the degree course for students from the continent and the conditions of access to positions of very high level in their country, Local talents present the advantage of perfect mastery of local economic and social environments.
Diasporas : rich of their double cultures either through their personal and / or professional experience or through their training (student or professional), they very often aspire to work in an international context.
Intra / extra-African expatriates : these are profiles who are often familiar with living in an international environment. They have undeniable professional skills as well as a sensitivity to interculturality. In addition, their mobility project is often carefully thought through.

Our strengths

Our efficiency is based on the following human, technical and organizational assets :

  • A team of experienced multi-linguistic consultants, true experts in their sectors, with both professional and personal experience in Africa, allowing them to master the context in which recruitment takes place;     
  • A presence in Africa facilitating our ability to intervene on the continent during our meetings with candidates / clients;     
  • The constant search for innovative solutions in order to perpetually connect the Africa’s talent market and the demands of our clients;     
  • Systematic meeting of candidates locally before presenting them to our clients;  
  • Personality test for all “shortlisted” candidates;    
  • Systematic professional references taken;    
  • Support for the integration of all our candidates;