Africa HR Solutions crowned Winner at the Global Payroll Awards!

Winner at the Global Payroll Awards 2024

Africa HR Solutions has won the Regional Payroll Provider Award!
Every year since 2014, the Global Payroll Association – the world’s premier payroll professionals’ organisation – organises the Global Payroll Awards, a ceremony that gathers hundreds of the world’s most highly-regarded payroll professionals from Europe to the Americas, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
The Awards have multiple categories, created to honour exceptional individuals, teams, and companies operating within the payroll industry.
On the 27th of June 2024, the GPA held the Global Payroll Awards 2024 edition in Athens, Greece. Payroll professionals flew in from everywhere for a tightly-packed programme, including a symposium and an award night. Among these guests were our Head of Operations, Kevina Takoordyal, and our Head of Client Relationships, Grant Geraghty.

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During this event – live-streamed for all to see – awards were being handed out, and when came the moment for the announcement of the Regional Payroll Supplier Award… “Africa HR Solutions” resonated.

We are proud of and humbled by this recognition, awarded by a jury of our respected peers in the industry.

About the Regional Payroll Supplier Award

The Regional Payroll Award is given to one payroll supplier across the entire world.

It recognises the winner as the best regional payroll provider, across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa included. It is with great joy that Kevina Takoordyal and Grant Geraghty both accepted the award, on behalf of the whole Africa HR Solutions team, and on behalf of all those who believe in Africa’s potential. We are proud of our humble contribution in raising Africa’s good name to new heights. Above all, however, we are particularly moved by the recognition, at last, of what we have always held to be true: the immovable fact that Africa is full of talent, and has more than what it takes to shine, and even to lead the way globally.  

For us, this award comes as an acknowledgement of the hard work and strategic development we have been doing for over 14 years now…We believe that an award like this is not just the result of a single year’s worth of hard work but rather is the culmination of years of striving.

Truly, this award has been years in the making for us.

From our eager beginnings in recession-era 2009, to our development in the subsequent years, through the challenges posed by the pandemic, and to the update of our offer and systems for the past 4 years…It is all these efforts, as well as our clients’ trust throughout the years that have led to this recognition today.

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Africa HR Solutions: Sponsor at the GPA

During the ceremony, Africa HR Solutions was also pleased to sponsor the Automation and Integration Award 2024. We strongly encourage the use of automation and new technologies to improve payroll processes – which is why we were so eager to support this category, and the people revolutionising our industry. Congratulations to ConnectMyApps for a well-deserved win!

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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.