Africa HR Solutions provides Benin PEO services (Professional Employer Organization) for organizations that want to hire expats and local nationals in Benin. We enable you to run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Benin. Your workforce is hired according to local labor laws.
As a Benin PEO expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Benin.
The taxation system in Benin is currently costly for those who have high revenues. The steps in handling expat finances in the Republic of Benin are:
Open a domestic bank account
This is the first step in which you should engage yourself. Get a hold on a bank account with a local bank. You simply can’t cope with your finances using your home account, particularly if you’re going to gain money in your new African location. You’ll need a place where you can make some extractions and payments without any disturbance, or without getting charged additional fees.
Signing up to an online banking, particularly when you’re in Africa and where you’re not familiar with the local language is an important step. For expats relocating in Africa, communication can appear quite difficult. This is why with an online banking system; you shall be able to take care of your money on your own.
Keep your home account open
Do not shift all your money on your new account. Keep some accounts and cards active in your home country, and keep yourself involved in it as sometimes unusual things may and can happen, particularly in Africa.
Even if you’re an expatriate and you live out of your home country, you’re still part of the country you hold residence. Depending on where you live, you may or may not need to file your taxes.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $17.79 B
GDP Growth: 6.6%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.1%
Unemployment Rate: 1.6 %
Porto-Novo is the official capital of Benin and founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It is the second largest city of the country and located on the coastal lagoon. It is the administrative town of the country where the government resides. Home to the cultural heritages, traditional homes, hotels, cinemas and markets, visitors as well as expatriates shall be enchanted by the mixtures of cultures which lies in the town.
West African CFA franc
The official language of Benin is French. Widely used for education, administrative and media purposes, it is spoken across the country. However, there are some of the indigenous languages which are as well-spoken such as: Fon, Bariba, Gun, Pulaar/Fulfulde, Aizo, Yoruba, Tori, Sahou, Dendi/Songhay, Warna, and Sorn’ba.
There are more than 40 ethnic groups in Benin, indigenous beliefs, Christians and Muslims.
The economy of Benin relies without any doubt on the agro industry. Agriculture is one of the best sectors of the country as it engages the most workers. The master crops are cotton, corn, cassava, yams, beans, palm oil, peanuts, and cashews. The fishing industry and subsistence farming is also one of the common activities, raising: goats, sheep, pigs and ocean fish which are also caught. Most of Benin’s rare manufactures are handled agricultural goods, basic consumer items, textiles, and building materials. Petroleum, limestone, iron-ore and other mineral resources contribute as well to the economy of the country.
In the country’s culture, it is considered bad to eat with the left hand or offer another person something with it.
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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.
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 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.