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Burundi is a member of the East African Community and holds 6% of nickel reserves in the world. Having adopted the “Vision 2025” strategic development policy, Burundi has established future plans to develop its justice framework, transform the economy, stimulate investment opportunities, reinforce its civil society and focus on nature conservation.

International companies and organisations expanding into new countries usually contract the services of reputable partners who specialise in local business process outsourcing, including employment outsourcing solutions where staff need to be employed in-country and paid correctly.

Africa HR Solutions provides the Burundi HR outsourcing support required to facilitate expansion into the country. Our employment outsourcing solutions include services such as Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll as well as other ancillary support services and allow you to expand your business in Burundi, even if your company does not have a branch or local subsidiary in-country.

Country Profile - Burundi

Population: 11.2 million

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $3.01 bn

GDP Growth: 1.8 %

Inflation: 7.5 %

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0 %

Unemployment Rate: 1.5 %

Capital: Bujumbura

Currency: Burudinan franc

Languages: French, Kirundi

Burundi's Economy

As a landlocked country in East Africa, around 80% of the population is involved in the agricultural sector, resulting in Burundi’s status as a low-income country. It has an abundance of rare earth minerals, with the mining sector being the major driver of foreign exchange followed by coffee and tea. With a difficult economic environment, Burundi has mobilised internal resources but efforts toward improving the socio-economic conditions have not materialised due to the increasing population growth rate, together with the impact on investment-related initiatives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mining revenues are expected to rise going forward and Burundi will also look to raise finance through treasury bills and seeking the help of the central bank if required.

Interesting Facts About Burundi

  • Most of the population lives in villages that are dispersed around the highlands.
  • Ruanda-Urundi was previously the country’s name before its independence.
  • Major industries include textiles, soap, and the assembly of imported components.
  • Coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, and hides are the country’s main exports.
  • Meat consumption constitutes only 2% of average food intake. Popular local dishes are rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
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Public Holidays in Burundi

  • Unity Day
  • President Ntaryamira Day
  • Labour Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Independence Day
  • Eid Al Adha
  • Assumption Day
  • Prince Louis Rwagasore Day
  • President Ndadaye’s Day
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Christmas Day

Employment in Burundi

Burundi is making progress toward economic growth. Bujumbura, the main port of Burundi and its largest city, is a hub for the development of infrastructure. Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leave. With regards to taxation, the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) framework for payroll is applicable. Income tax rates vary between 0% and 30%, depending on the total income. Regarding the termination of employment contracts, the required notice period depends upon the length of service.

If your company is recruiting locals or hiring expats in Burundi, Africa HR Solutions has the expertise required to deliver all employment and payroll related services in-country. In particular, through leveraging our local market insight across a variety of industries, we are well placed to assist with designing a relevant and competitive employee benefit scheme, thereby allowing your organisation to attract and retain the brightest talent to help your business grow, all whilst taking into consideration the country’s regulations and customary practices.

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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.