Chad’s economy has been dependent on oil for a number of years, with climate change, security and the increasing number of refugees representing the current vulnerabilities to the country. Despite the challenges facing the country, Chad is focusing on investing in several industries such as infrastructure, health and education.
If your company is planning on expanding to Chad, there will be several in-country challenges to manage including developing an understanding of the legal requirements and cultural practices. With deep know-how in HR outsourcing solutions, Africa HR Solutions is the go-to specialist that is well placed to provide you with the Chad HR and employment outsourcing support you need to facilitate your market entry strategy. Through the delivery of end-to end HR outsourcing services including Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing solutions and ancillary support services, our experts enable your organisation to focus on your core business objectives in Chad, even if you don’t have an established legal entity in-country.
Population: 15.5 million
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $11.31 bn
GDP Growth: 2.6 %
Inflation: 3.48 %
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 5.9 %
Unemployment Rate: 2.2 %
Currency: Central African CFA franc
Languages: Arabic, French
Chad has been an oil-producing country since 2003. As a landlocked Sahelian country in central Africa, security in Chad is an issue due to its struggles with conflicts arising in border countries and climate change is also causing the desertification and the drying up of Lake Chad. Chad has a significant number of refugees, representing around 4% of the country’s population. Whilst oil volatility presents risks to the economy, Chad looks forward to investing in various sectors of activity such as infrastructure, education and health to boost its economy and minimise risks.
Chad is the largest of the 16 landlocked countries in Africa and the 21st largest nation in the world.
It is the largest hot desert and the 3rd largest desert in the world.
Chad’s staple foods are grains that include millet, sorghum and rice.
The country has a significant amount of gold and uranium.
People speak over 100 different languages and dialects.
Zakouma National Park comprises the ‘Big Five’ game animals of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.
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Chad is ranked 182nd on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business scale and is concentrating on developing key sectors of its economy such as infrastructure, education, and healthcare. All employees are entitled to vacation, sick, and parental leave. The laws relating to termination of employment agreements, notice periods, and severance pay depend on the years of service. Employers contribute 16.5% of their wages to social security, while employees pay 3.5% of wages. Employees’ income tax rates range between 0% and 30% depending on income levels.
If your company is planning to recruit local workers or hire expats in Chad, Africa HR Solutions has the local insights and global expertise to accelerate your expansion strategy and deliver all employment and payroll-related services in-country. We also assist with crafting and implementing relevant, customised and competitive employee benefit schemes to help our clients attract and retain the right talent.
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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.
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.
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 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.