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Angola has been an oil-led industry for decades, but reforms and policies are changing the business landscape to facilitate more investment in the country. If your organisation is planning a move to Angola, you may be faced with a few challenges from a legal, cultural, and employment perspective and this may be time-consuming for you.

International companies and organisations expanding into new territories often engage reliable local partners who specialise in business process outsourcing, including employment outsourcing solutions where resources need to be employed in-country and paid correctly. At Africa HR Solutions, our experts with local insights are here to help you with all the Angola outsourcing support you may need to ensure your successful expansion.

Country Profile - Angola

Population: 33,933,611

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $72.55 B

GDP Growth: 0.7%

Inflation: 17.1%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): -3.5%

Unemployment Rate: 8.5%

Capital: Luanda

Currency: Angolan kwanza

Languages: Portuguese, French, English, Bantu

Angola's Economy

Angola is known to be abundant in minerals, fisheries, agriculture, and hydrocarbons. The country’s oil industry covers one-third of GDP and with crude oil constituting more than 90% of total exports. In 2018, a private investment law in the country was ratified – the law aims at minimising capital requirements, facilitating the repatriation of capital, and abolishing the requirement that local investors hold a 35% stake.

With regards to boosting economic growth, diversifying the economy, and increasing the participation of the private sector, the National Agency for Investment Promotion and Export (APIEX) is working towards this growth model to ensure the smooth transition of Angola from a state-led oil country to a private sector-led one, whilst ensuring the oil industry still holds a fundamental role to grow the economy and creates more employment.

Out of 190 countries, Angola was ranked 177th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020. In 2019, a flexible exchange rate policy contributed to lighten the impact of reduced oil prices on international reserves, while a V-shaped recovery is expected going forward as fundamental pre-pandemic plans have been implemented.

Interesting Facts About Angola

  • The capital, Luanda, has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most expensive cities for expats to live in.
  • Angola is the 7th largest country by land area in Africa and the world’s 24th largest.
  • Angola is the 2nd biggest crude oil producer in Africa and the world’s 14th biggest.
  • The country is known to have one of the youngest populations in the world with a median age of 15.9.
  • Angola’s local dishes are mostly stew-based. The ingredients mostly used are rice, sweet potato, okra, tomato, beans, chicken, fish, pork, and a variety of sauces.
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Public Holidays in Angola

  • New Year’s Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Carnival
  • International Women’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Peace Day
  • Labour Day
  • National Heroes’ Day
  • All Souls’ Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Employment in Angola

The Angola economy is one of the largest economies in Lusophone Africa. The country is oil and gas-led with significant opportunities for skilled talent in this sector. Over the last decade, the building of roads and materials factories contributed to a boost of the construction sector in the country. Angola has a developing education and healthcare sector, and prospective employees usually examine the medical and security packages being offered.

Employees in Angola are entitled to vacation, sick, and parental leave. From a termination perspective, they are generally entitled to a notice period of 1-2 months. Taxation rates vary – both employers and employees have to contribute to a social security fund: 3% and 8% of their salaries respectively. Income tax rates are progressive, ranging from 0% to 25%, with an added fixed progressive fee. Corporate tax is 25%.

When recruiting locals or hiring expats in Angola, establishing an employee benefits system can be challenging due to existing legislation, complex procedures, and customary practices. By partnering with a specialist firm such as Africa HR Solutions, a relevant and competitive employee benefits scheme can be designed, always taking into consideration the country’s regulations and best practices in the market.

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team

ALEX DARUTY

Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.