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Considered a lower middle-income country, Cameroon is bordered by the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. It is rich in natural resources such as oil, gas and mineral ores, produces high-quality timber and its agricultural outputs include coffee, cotton, cocoa, maize and cassava. Digitalisation in Cameroon’s economy is boosting several sectors and leading to tremendous investment opportunities.

Organisations entering new emerging markets need to address complex legal, cultural and labour-related matters and are increasingly contracting with reputable partners for the purposes of outsourcing local business processes, including employment outsourcing solutions where there is a requirement to employ and payroll staff in-country, Collaborating with a specialist for the delivery of the HR outsourcing solutions required provides ultimate peace of mind.

If you expanding into Cameroon and require assistance with a range of legally compliant employment outsourcing solutions such as Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll, together with a range of ancillary support services, Africa HR Solutions has the necessary experience and Cameroon HR outsourcing track record to facilitate your expansion plans.

Country Profile - Cameroon

Population: 27,224,262

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $45.24B

GDP Growth: 3.5 %

Inflation: 2.3 %

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.7 %

Unemployment Rate: 3.9 %

Capital: Yaoundé

Currency: CFA Franc

Languages: French, English

Cameroon's Economy

Cameroon’s economy is largely dependent on exporting products such as oil, gas, timber, and agricultural commodities such as cocoa and coffee. Its largest trade partner is the European Union, followed by countries including China, Malaysia, the United States, Nigeria, and Chad. Some bilateral trade agreements have been signed and several Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) are maintained. The country’s membership in the Commonwealth and Franc Zone are aimed at facilitating trade. With the aim of improving the business environment, the World Bank continues to support Cameroon’s development in several sectors such as energy, transport and telecommunications. Other initiatives to provide greater access to public services through infrastructure development are also being implemented to build a modern Cameroon.

Interesting Facts About Cameroon​

  • After the First World War, Cameroon was divided between Britain and France, then in 1961, the two colonies unified after gaining independence and became the United Republic of Cameroon.
  • In 1984 the country’s name was changed to the Republic of Cameroon.
  • There are more than 1700 different linguistic groups in the country. And 230 other languages are spoken in the region apart from its official languages – French and English.
  • Archaeological evidence suggests the African country of Cameroon has been inhabited by humans for at least 50,000 years.
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Public Holidays in Cameroon

  • New Year’s Day
  • Youth Day
  • Good Friday
  • Labour Day
  • Ascension Day
  • National Day
  • Assumption of Mary
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Christmas Day

Employment in Cameroon

All employees are permitted vacation, sick and parental leave. Indefinite-term contracts can be terminated at any time by an employer, with a notice period which requires approval by the Ministry of Labour. Any employee who has worked for a minimum of two years receives severance pay, which is also determined by the Ministry of Labour. As far as taxation is concerned, all employees have to pay income tax at rates ranging between 11% and 38.5%.

If your company is looking to attract and retain leading talent in Cameroon, whether local nationals or expats, Africa HR Solutions’ legally compliant and cost-effective employment outsourcing and payroll services will enable you to fast-track your growth and market-entry strategy, whilst ensuring that employee benefit packages are competitive and in line with market expectations.

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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.