Evan Jones

Group Strategy Director

Evan Jones is Group Strategy Director of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. He manages portfolios ranging from digital strategy, new market development, to Harambee’s leadership in priority sectors like globally transacted services. Evan joined Harambee from Webhelp, a French/UK-based global operator, where he served as COO to rapidly scale Webhelp’s South African operations to nearly 2,000 staff. Previously, Evan worked at Discovery Health to transition their North American operation, at TalkTalk (Carphone Warehouse) to manage their contact centre outsourced relationships covering 3,500 staff; and as Director of Operations for Merchants South Africa, managing the country’s largest outsourced operations across various verticals and geographies. Evan also serves as chairman of the South Africa’s industry body overseeing globally transacted services.

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Harambee in the News

Equip the youth to turn side hustles into full-time work

24 Jun 2022

Resilience alone in the face of crisis is not what will get us through. It needs to be coupled with intentional investment and support to address the reality of our country’s youth unemployment crisis.


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Harambee in the News

Conext 2022 in conversation with sector leader, Kasthuri Soni

Conext, the official publication of the Digital Council Africa, interviews Harambee’s Chief Executive Officer, Kasthuri Soni for the June 2022 edition of “In conversation with sector leadership”. Soni shares her advice and learnings on what energises her at work and how to empower others.


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Harambee in the News

Resilience and the clues it gives us for sustained, inclusive economic recovery

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results suggest that the number of employed young people has increased for two consecutive quarters. While these numbers are the highest they have been in the past two years, this slight bounce-back is cause for very cautious optimism. Employment remains considerably lower than pre-lockdown.


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