Tafuta is a Swahili verb that stands for search, find, look for or seek.

Tafuta Associates is a boutique executive search firm that equips the most impactful companies in Africa with the best C-level talent. We are passionate about partnering with innovative, disruptive and impactful companies driving positive change on the African continent. With over ten years of combined experience in executive search consulting in both developed and developing markets, we combine a world-class methodology with local market knowledge and a presence on the ground.

We hold a track record in delivering global, international, regional as well as national searches. We have completed numerous assignments for positions based in Uganda and Kenya, but we have also executed searches for positions based across the wider Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Our research-driven approach is underpinned by a strong belief that each client mandate is unique. We believe that each assignment requires fresh research, a tailored approach and a targeted search campaign based on the specific requirements of the role and the organisation.


  • Consumer Goods & Retail

  • Financial Inclusion

  • Agricultural Extension

  • Clean Energy & Water

  • Health

  • Media

  • Impact Investing & Advisory

  • Education




Danilo Frison
Founder & Managing Director

Danilo is an experienced Executive Search Consultant who founded Tafuta Associates in July 2016. He previously co-founded NFT Executive Search, the executive search arm of NFT Consult, a Ugandan HR outsourcing, recruitment and training provider with operations in six East African countries.

Prior to this, Danilo worked as a Consultant in the London office of Veredus, the British executive search firm owned by Capita plc (FTSE 100 - LSE: CPI). He started his career in the United Kingdom with Alexander Mann Solutions, the global market leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

Danilo holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Sociology from the University of York (United Kingdom).


Contact Us

Tafuta Associates

  • M2, The Mirage
    Chiromo Road, Westlands
    P.O. Box 1730-00606
    Nairobi, Kenya