Africa – Transition to a green economy

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African economies have evolved quite fast these last few years and several industries in the African market have continued to make spectacular progress within all kinds of sectors. With particular emphasis on the Sub-Saharan regions despite the modern transformation and opportunities available for these regions to develop, some African countries still live in extreme poverty and this is why a new industry has emerged and has been designed to meet the needs of these nations in need; the renewable industry.  In fact, the green economy came up to play vital role in achieving sustainable development on a long-term perspective. These countries are: Zambia, Tunisia, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Egypt.

The importance and the interest towards the implementation of a green economy has already generated opportunities in providing jobs and social benefits towards the population. In fact, the green economy is all about finding new innovative methods in contributing and reducing the climate change uncertainties or from damaged biodiversity. The flourishing enthusiasm of moving forward towards a broad green growth presents unique opportunities to put in motion governments to evaluate and re-examine policies and new alternatives for growth. The purpose of this initiative is to create job opportunities, eradicate poverty and to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

Ethiopia, the perfect role model

Ethiopia as an example. Despite several challenges, Ethiopia still hopes to take advantage of its current economic prosperity by becoming more flexible regarding the climate changes while establishing its economy in a neutral way. In fact, Ethiopia is one these countries which aim to develop a green economy by the following means:

  • Boosting crops and cattle production usual procedures to improve food security and increase farmer’s wages while lowering emissions.
  • Preserving and restoring forests for their economic and environment services, including carbon stockpile.
  • Leaping to modernized and energy-saving electronics in transport, manufacturing sectors and constructions.
  • Widening the power generation from sustainable energy source for household purposes and local markets

Africa’s sustainable energy sector is relatively new and one of the most promising markets of the continent. Solar energy has drawn a attention from stakeholders and is set to be an auspicious energy solution for forthcoming years. Several African countries today are opting for more renewable sources.

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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 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.



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.



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.

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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.