Case Studies

World leading “Supermajor” Oil Company, Future Leaders Project (Paris/Africa)

Sector: Natural Resources
Location: Paris, Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt


One of the world’s leading “supermajor” oil companies have introduced internal talent initiatives across Africa designed to promote talent and female diversity within the local management teams by 2020. To date, these have been successful, and in parallel with these schemes they have established a “future leaders” program across Africa to promote local high potential indigenous talent.

Accordingly, several hires were made by the internal talent team over the course of 2018. However, they were finding it challenging to onboard the requisite number of female hires and therefore looked for an external partner to augment this programme with another two hires. Miramar were selected to do this.


The project plan involved a multi-disciplinary and multi-industry approach targeting the top 100 female African high fliers across the African continent but with specific focus on Moroccan, Egyptian and Nigerian nationals


  • 5 weeks to achieve shortlist of 5 qualified high potential candidates all sourced from analogous industries (Finance, Pharma, Telecoms, Oil & Gas) across Africa (12 countries targeted)
  • Invaluable market branding for the client, demonstrating their willingness to break away from the previously outdated mode of hiring future leaders in to Africa and shift to a model of developing high potential local talent