Talent Accelerator

The LeapFrog Talent Accelerator is a talent development consultancy specialising in addressing talent gaps across emerging markets. We have a set of global facilitators and consultants in our network who help us to deliver high impact work across the globe. We are able to leverage skills and market knowledge at our disposal to provide the most relevant and applicable talent development solutions to maximize organization and leadership potential. To date, we have delivered work in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Singapore, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

C-Suite Leaders
Middle Management
Technical Talent

Our Value Proposition

Business Philosophy

LeapFrog Investments predominantly invests in companies across Africa and Asia with the ultimate goal of making a difference to the lives of people that these businesses operate in. The Talent Accelerator focuses on the development of talent in these businesses to assist them in reaching their full potential.

Emerging Market Experience

We have focused on developing specific talent interventions for companies across emerging markets. We have significantly increased our knowledge base on how these businesses and leaders operate, so we are able to customize our talent interventions to address these specific challenges.


We have developed a global network of facilitators, subject matter experts, business leaders, business schools, executive coaches and psychologists to assist us in delivering high quality programmes and interventions. Our network has combined experience with working in emerging markets across multiple industries.


Although we do offer packaged solutions, the Talent Accelerator team prides itself on building talent interventions and leadership programmes that can be completely customized to meet the needs of our clients. Every organization and set of leaders have unique needs that we ensure we address through the design and delivery of interventions. 

Our Talent Accelerator Team partners with organizations to accelerate their:

Talent Strategy

HR Function

Maturity Review Assessment

HR Strategy

Employee Experience and Value Proposition

Organizational Culture, Behaviour and Wellbeing

Talent Bench

Succession Planning

Talent Pipeline

Leadership Potential and Competence

Organization Design

Skill Audit and Role Description Design

Talent Development

LeapFrog Leadership Programmes

Bespoke In-House Development Programmes

A survey of the CEOs of LeapFrog’s firms found that talent development is the single greatest challenge they face. This is consistent with EY’s findings in sub-Saharan Africa which found a critical gap in the skills required for succession planning and developing talent. Institutional training and education programmes are critically important in many emerging markets where there is still low take up of formal degrees. In Kenya, for example, only one per cent of the population have been awarded a university degree, compared to an equivalent figure of 32 per cent in the US.

Research from the Boston Consulting Group demonstrates that companies with strong leadership and talent management training increase their revenue more than twice as fast and their profits one and a half times faster than those without access to skills programmes.

Kshama Fernandes, founder of Northern Arc Capital, a successful financial inclusion business in India that provides capital market access to financial institutions serving low-income consumers, comments,

“LeapFrog’s Talent Accelerator will be leveraged by Northern Arc Capital to offer training and development opportunities not available to our team until now. The curriculum, distinct in the marketplace, offers the right combination of operational and leadership training to help ensure that our team is enabled for the growth trajectory Northern Arc Capital is on.”
“We see investment in people as one of the most important elements of building commercially successful and impactful businesses,” says Andy Kuper, CEO, LeapFrog Investments. “Leveraging talent management to build enduring teams capable of a high level of operational efficiency benefits participating individuals, their organisations, and our investors.”

Senior Manager of Impact Labs, Roshni Bandesha explains that LeapFrog sees low-income people as active agents of their futures. “This enables our portfolio companies to improve products, design relevant features, reach more people, and enhance customer value,” she says.

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