Vanessa Strong, Company Director,  founded her consultancy in 2009, having worked in Commercial and Recruitment senior management positions. Vanessa was born in Kenya, schooled in the UK and has worked in Kenya for the last 27 years giving her in-depth knowledge of the East African market and its trends.

Vanessa identified the need for a bespoke recruitment process in Nairobi that offered genuine understanding of both the client’s and candidates needs to ensure that personalities and skill sets matched perfectly.


We specialise in recruiting mid to senior level appointments within East Africa.

We take a great deal of time to understand the culture of our clients companies, whether local or international.

At BAA we strongly believe in the personal touch, attention to detail and deep investigation of our candidates skills, needs and aspirations. It is very important to us to ensure that the candidate possesses the required technical skills, as well as the right character and personality match.

Our tailored approach results in a perfect synergy for both clients and candidates.


In Africa we are lucky to witness amazing symbiotic relationships where certain plant and animals live and work together in mutual, beneficial harmony.

We strive to emulate this with our work placements. This is achieved by nurturing long term and personal relationships with both clients and candidates across the continent.

We are an ethical recruitment firm and will not place candidates in firms who do not operate within the standard Human Resource rules, whether in Kenya or other African states.

BAA is accredited by the Kenyan Ministry Of Labour and meets all Kenyan licensing requirements.