As one of Africa’s fast-growing economies, the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains a country that still requires significant investment and know-how to improve its economic growth. With its major exports revolving around sugar, cacao, plywood, lumber, and petroleum, potential investments in infrastructure and social welfare pave the path to future business opportunities to help develop the economy.
Organizations entering new emerging markets need to address complex legal, cultural and labour-related matters and are increasingly engaging the services of 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 the ultimate peace of mind.
Africa HR Solutions manages the end-to-end Republic of the Congo HR outsourcing requirements, with legally compliant solutions that include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and other support services, with the aim to ease our clients’ expansion into the Republic of the Congo.
Population: 92.3 M
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $53.96 B
GDP Growth: 5.7%
Inflation : 1.7%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 3.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4 %
Currency: Congolese franc
The Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to experience an economic recession due to the contraction of the oil industry following a decrease in production and oil prices globally. A nation that remains primarily dependent on the extraction sector and mineral resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo lack diversification to boost further economic growth. The government is working towards promoting economic diversification as well as infrastructural developments, which can help enhance trade integration.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second-largest country in Africa, bordering 9 countries: Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
Congo’s Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa
The country is known for being among the most resource-rich in the world with gold, tantalum, tungsten, and tin, which are used in cell phones and laptops
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a space program that is financed by the Développement Tous Azimuts (DTA) together with government support. The Troposphere rockets’ mission is to send cargo to outer space in the future
There are over 1,130 species of birds, representing a larger variety than any other African country
The people in the Democratic Republic of Congo speak more than 215 languages.
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Despite being a fast-growing African economy, the country has a long way to go to boost its economy and attract investment to develop key industries and create more employment opportunities, especially considering the fact that it has an increasingly younger population. Whilst employment agreements can be verbal or written, most established firms opt for a written contract that outlines an employee’s wage details, compensation, benefits, and termination conditions.
If your company is looking to attract and retain leading talent in the Republic of the Congo, whether local nationals or expatriates, 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.
By working with Africa HR Solutions as your HR outsourcing specialist, we make sure that you have time to focus on your Republic of the Congo expansion strategy.
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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.