Alex Mugan is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with an MA in history, whose curious professional background includes stints as a semi-professional football manager and a chef. Following this misspent youth, he undertook a degree in organisational psychology and accepted the truth that everything which matters is about people.
He has worked in talent attraction and engagement across Africa for more than five years, leading the GCC teams which launched the first pan-African employer attractiveness survey (Careers in Africa Employer of Choice) and the first pan-African conference and community for HR professionals (Talent Agenda Series). Alex regularly writes for African Business on human capital, especially around talent attraction and engagement, and has addressed the subjects at conferences in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.
Alex is particularly interested in the importance of diversified employee experiences and value propositions tailored to the markets and demographics they are intended for. He believes that this is key to unlocking the potential of Africa’s diverse workforces, and that the HR and marketing functions should inherit the business world.