LONDON—africapractice, an international strategic communications and corporate citizenship firm focused on supporting Africa’s economic development, has hired David Hampshire, former chairman and managing director of Diageo Africa as a director.
Hampshire, who has worked across the African continent for the last 35 years, will offer support to locally listed companies in Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi, drawing on his experience with Diageo and as a board member of a number of major listed companies in Africa, including East African Breweries, Guinness Nigeria and Guinness Ghana Breweries.
He began his career with the National Import Export Corporation of Zambia and was then managing director of Speciality Foods, a food and confectionary manufacturing business also based in Zambia.
According to Marcus Courage, managing director of africapractice, Hampshire “joins us at a time of great opportunity for Africa and for africapractice. We are witnessing unprecedented economic growth across the continent. Local and international investors are now switching on to the opportunities that Africa presents, but a host of impediments remain, not least a serious shortfall in reliable information about Africa’s investment climate and capital markets.”