Darren Franks is a thought leader in modern talent acquisition strategies with a specialist focus in the African FinTech sector. Darren offers a unique perspective having lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Darren’s career began in London 20 years ago with a publicly listed staffing business before joining a start-up technology & telecoms recruitment firm. During his 16 year tenure, Darren consulted and advised a vast array of organisations on talent acquisition strategies including middle eastern sovereign wealth funds, magic circle law firms, consulting firms, OEM’s, international telecoms operators and VC backed start-ups. As the eventual Group CEO, Darren gained a vast amount of business acumen that enables him to engage with senior stakeholders and boards of directors.
Darren’s passion for digitization, transformation and people analytics led him to launch TalentintheCloud, Africa’s only dedicated FinTech staffing business. The firm designs, builds and operates talent acquisition programs and strategies for some of Africa’s most innovative and fast growth FinTech businesses. Darren is a firm believer that finding the right blend between technology and human capital is the ultimate way to deliver excellence. Darren is married with 2 children and spends the majority of his time with customers across the African continent helping them attract and retain world class talent.
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