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Aon Expands Global Network in Sub-Saharan Africa


Aon, the leading global provider of risk management, human resource consulting, and outsourcing, announced two strategic developments in its sub-Saharan Africa operations. Capitalworks is to acquire Aon’s shareholding in 10 employee benefit, insurance, and reinsurance brokerage operations in Angola, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The new entity will become Aon’s exclusive correspondent for these 10 countries and will be, according to the company, Aon’s largest exclusive global network correspondent on the African continent.

“We maintain a positive outlook for sub-Saharan Africa as an exciting operating environment and our pan-African strategy is focused on supporting our colleagues and collaborating closely with local leaders and partners,” said John Cullen, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions in EMEA. “We believe that empowering colleagues and partners is the most effective way to serve our clients and unlock growth potential.”

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Sage Acquires Fairsail, Builds on Partnership With Salesforce

The Sage Group announced an agreement to acquire Fairsail, the U.K.’s fastest growing tech scale-up and the global cloud HCM and people management system for midsized businesses. The acquisition will see Sage take full ownership of Fairsail, building on the success of a shared product, Sage People.

Fairsail is an end-to-end HCM and people solution that addresses workforce management challenges of mid-sized organizations and meets the needs of increasingly mobile and global companies. According to the company, the acquisition will build on Sage’s existing partnership with Salesforce. Fairsail is the leading HCM and people solution on the Salesforce App Cloud and is one of the top global independent software vendors in their partner ecosystem.

“Building on our successful partnership with Fairsail, this acquisition will accelerate our people offering, ensuring our customers can manage people, their most precious asset, with visibility of the rest of their business,” said Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage. “This integrates everything from talent acquisition to people analytics in one online system, helping businesses in recruiting, engaging, and retaining top talent.”

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Radius Names New Chief Revenue Officer


Ed Novak joined global growth expert Radius as Chief Revenue Officer, a newly created executive position. Novak will oversee the company’s global sales and marketing teams and is responsible for its go-to-market strategy.

“Ed has managed multiple worldwide sales organizations and has earned a reputation for building and enabling highly successful teams,” said Stephen Chipman, Chief Executive Officer for Radius. “We’re fortunate to bring aboard a person with his experience as we continue to bolster our executive team to meet increasing demand from U.S. companies to expand into growing and lucrative global markets.”

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