Africa International Advisors (AIA) was founded in 2002 by Dawn Mokhobo, Tim Hough and a team of experienced consultants from leading firms (McKinsey, Bain & Company). Off the back of the extremely successful Project Siyakha – the SARS turnaround – the AIA team built a reputation of world class delivery. Clients included:
Capacity building and training were identified as critical areas and in 2007 AIA began what would become one of the largest and most successful public sector management training programmes in South Africa – Project Khaedu. AIA designed and executed Khaedu, training over 5000 middle and senior managers across all spheres of government. Some of the Government departments included:
By 2012, focus had shifted towards the consulting business. AIA delivered on large scale public sector projects for National Departments and Parastatals within the Process Improvement and Organisational Design environments. With a growing team of experienced professionals AIA was able to maintain and build upon previous successes without ever compromising on quality.
As the environment shifted, so too were we able to diversify our offering with a targeted approach to Provincial and Local Government. Servicing the needs to Municipal Owned Entities and Municipalities themselves, AIA was able to assist these entities who often suffer the worst from a chronic shortage of skills and capacity. In addition, we have been able to sustain healthy relations with private sector entities, ensuring we maintain a holistic outlook on South Africa. Our focus in recent times has included Strategy Formulation, Organisational Design, Process Re-Engineering, Change Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Building. With a young, vibrant team of Professionals and deep local expertise, AIA is well positioned for the future.