Africa HR Solutions Is Headline Sponsor Of The Global Payroll Awards 2022

Africa HR Solutions is proud to announce that we are the headline sponsors for the Global Payroll Association’s prestigious Global Payroll Awards in 2022!

We are honoured to be recognised as a partner to the Global Payroll Association, which aims to support and connect global payroll experts, to establish the consistent, accurate and compliant implementation of worldwide payroll processes.  The Global Payroll Association are, “Passionate and dedicated champions of all things payroll and, most importantly, are champions of the people in payroll.” Their award ceremony is the only event that recognises professionals who uphold payroll excellence across the globe.

Africa HR Solution’s Managing Director, Edan Latzelsberger shares, “We are delighted to sponsor such a prestigious event and are proud to contribute towards the GPA team’s continuous efforts to celebrate and champion the global payroll industry.”

Award Categories

Various award categories recognise payroll professionals, providers, and systems. The thirteen categories can be seen below:

  1. Automation and Integration
  2. Transformation Project of the Year
  3. Employer Of Record of the Year
  4. Global Payroll Supplier of the Year
  5. In-Country Payroll Provider of the Year
  6. Payroll Manager of the Year
  7. Payroll Innovation Award
  8. International Payments Provider of the Year
  9. Payroll Software Supplier of the Year
  10. Payroll Specialist of the Year
  11. Payroll Student of the Year
  12. Payroll Team of the Year
  13. Payroll Consultant of the Year

The ceremony’s process and selection criteria for category winners

Shortlisted candidates will participate in a panel discussion with five judges. These judges have been carefully selected based on their experience with payroll practices across various industries and public services. As leaders in their fields, the panel of judges understand what it takes to achieve excellence and are seeking to recognise candidates and service providers that demonstrate exemplary leadership, teamwork, and cutting-edge innovative practices.

The importance of this event for global payroll operations

Accurate payroll is recognised as one of the fundamental processes in the operation of a successful organisation. However, the role payroll plays in the effective expansion of global companies is often overlooked. Organisations that are expanding globally, particularly into countries in Africa, must consider significant factors such as how to uphold compliance and data privacy, as well as ensuring alignment to best practices in sometimes unstable political or economic contexts.

  • Compliance: Countries with disparate geographies have vastly different labour laws, which impact the way statutory contributions, employer deductions and salaries are calculated. Organisations need to understand and align to these laws to remain compliant in their country of operation.
  • Data privacy and protection: Increasingly, payroll practitioners must ensure that the methods of capturing and storing employee personal data are aligned to country-specific Data Protection & Privacy laws. Should this not happen, organisations are liable to legal and financial penalties, and may damage their reputation as a service provider and employer of choice in the consumer and labour market respectively.

Given these considerations, organisations need to ensure they partner with payroll service providers who are local experts and aligned with global norms of quality and accuracy in their profession.

African payroll operations

Many African countries are undergoing exceptional growth, with booming industries and an upcoming young and skilled workforce. However, many African countries still have high barriers to entry, as well as challenging legal and tax systems. As such, it is imperative to partner with a service provider that is local to not one, but multi-countries in Africa, and can apply their ‘on-the-ground’ knowledge of best practice.

As the headline sponsor of the Global Payroll Awards 2022, Africa HR Solutions hopes to be a torchbearer for the global payroll industry, as well as the African market. Africa HR Solutions hopes to facilitate business investment opportunities, highlight social aid needs and encourage the development of African infrastructure and economies. Africa HR Solutions aims to connect the world to the possibilities of Africa’s markets through our fully compliant, Africa-focused services.

Africa HR’s promise

Africa HR Solutions provides an integrated, compliant, accurate, and cloud-based payroll system for businesses expanding into Africa. We master the specifics, providing a seamless service through:

  • One database for all payroll and HR data
  • Single-source, real-time insights into the business
  • Local expertise and excellence

As the leading provider of payroll services across the African continent, we pride ourselves on being a trusted partner for our clients in over 22 industries across 45 African . We seek to help you discover, explore, and facilitate your smooth business expansion in Africa, safely and securely.

Our services include:

  • Payroll & Tax processing
  • Employer Of Record (EOR) services
  • Cross-border payments
  • Insurance and ancillary offerings
  • Salary Surveys

Find out more about Africa HR’s payroll solutions.

Interested in the Global Payroll Association awards?

The event will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd of September at The Round Room – Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland from 7pm to 1am BST. We look forward to meeting you and your team at Mansion House in Dublin.

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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.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team


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.