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Providing exec search and workforce enablement for 1,000+ orgs driving impact and innovation in Africa.

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Paul Breloff

Co-Founder & CEO at Shortlist

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Shortlist is Africa’s leading executive search and workforce development firm serving the impact and innovation economies. Shortlist has two lines of business: Shortlist Search supports companies in scoping, identifying, and cultivating talent for critical senior leadership hires (C-suite and “C minus 1”), with nearly 1,000 senior placements and a database of over 40,000 senior execs across Africa. Shortlist Futures designs and operates large scale workforce programs, pipelining talent for the green economy and digital work in order to unlock economic growth and help youth launch meaningful careers. Since its founding in 2016, Shortlist has worked with 1,000+ companies and 2M+ professionals to make 5,000+ placements.

Notable Achievements

  • Engaged over 2M young professionals across Africa & India, and have helped make 5,000+ placements
  • Trusted by over 1,000 employers on the continent, with a repeat customer rate of 80%+

Currently Operating in 20 Regions

Press Mentions

July 23, 2019

Shortlist is a Skills Development & Opportunity Matching Regional Finalist

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May 18, 2023

Shortlist and African Management Institute to Upscale Clean Energy Careers Across Africa with support from the UK Government

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October 30, 2023

Shortlist Launches Africa Climate Careers Network To Connect African Talent, Impact Organizations

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Work at Shortlist

Posted June 8, 2022

Principal Associate - India


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Posted October 23, 2021

Principal Consultant - Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

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