Egypt Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents
in Egypt Compliantly

PAYROLL
VALUE OF PAYROLLS
PROCESSED ANNUALLY
$ 0 m +
PAYSLIPS ISSUED
ANNUALLY
10000
PAYROLLS PROCESSED
ANNUALLY
10000

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Egypt ?​

With our Egypt Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Egypt’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Egypt Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

13 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Egypt Country Overview

Located in the north-eastern corner of Africa, Egypt is without a doubt one of the continent’s most important economic heavyweights.

Geographic location: Bordered to the northeast by Palestine and Israel, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west, Egypt positions itself as a regional trade hub.

Population: Egypt’s population of 104 million people with a strong educational background give the country a robust workforce, ready to work on new projects.

Economy: Overall, Egypt enjoys political stability, benefits from its proximity to Europe, and from its rising exports, all of which contribute to the robustness of its local currency.

Egypt’s economy relies mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum imports, natural gas, and tourism, with petroleum, natural gas, phosphates, and iron being among the country’s chief natural resources, in addition to the Nile Valley and Delta’s potential for agriculture. In 2017, agriculture contributed 11.7% to GDP, industry contributed to 34.3% and services amounted to 54% of GDP.

Despite an economic backlash caused by the pandemic, Egypt’s trade market displayed an 18.1% increase from 2020 to 2021 to a value estimated at $9.1 billion.

From an investor’s standpoint, Egypt is secure, enjoys a good reputation and has strong backing from outside parties.

Payroll in Egypt - What You Should Know

  • Population: 104,258,327
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $404.14 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 3.3%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 5.5%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.6%
  • Unemployment Rate: 9.3%
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Currency: Egyptian pound
  • Languages: Arabic

Employer Contribution

  • The only employer-contributed payroll tax is to social security which goes as follows:

Employer

Basic

Variable

Salary maximum

EGP 1,510

EGP 4,040

Maximum contribution

EGP 393

EGP 970

Rate

26%

24%

 

Employee Contribution

  • Employees in Egypt contribute to social insurance in the following ways:

Employee

Basic

Variable

Salary maximum

EGP 1,670

EGP 4,040

Maximum contribution

EGP 211

EGP 444

Rate

14%

11%

  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 10% in Egypt.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave in Egypt. Once they accumulate 10 years of service for the same employer, they are then entitled to 30 days.

Sick Leave

Sick leaves in Egypt are payable for up to 180 days at 75% for the first 90 days, increased to 85% for the following 90 days.

Maternity Leave

In Egypt, women are entitled to a maximum of 90 days of paid maternity. Under most contracts in the country, women are only eligible for maternity leave twice within 5 years.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Egypt.

According to Article 69 of Egypt’s Labor Code, an employer cannot terminate an employee unless the worker breaches the contract by committing a “grave fault”.

“Grave fault” may include the following:

  • Assumption of false identity or submission of forged documents
  • Continuous violation of safety instructions
  • Absence from work for more than 20 non-consecutive or 10 consecutive days in a given year
  • Disclosure of the employer’s secrets, causing material loss
  • Competition with the employer in the same line of work
  • Intoxicated state during working hours
  • Assault on any member of the company

Professional incompetence

The severance compensation must be equal to one month’s wage for each of the first 5 years of service, and one-and-a-half months for each following year.

Should an employee be dismissed without a justified cause, the employer shall then be liable to compensation of the employee for no less than two months’ full salary for each year of service in addition to accrued leaves and other benefits.

  • Orthodox Christmas Day (7th January)
  • January 25 Revolution Day (25th January)
  • National Police Day (25th January)
  • Sham Ennessim
  • Sinai Liberation Day (25th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Uprising in Egypt (30th June)
  • Revolution Day (23rd July)
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Armed Forces Day (6th October)
  • Prophet’s Birthday

While the content presented on this webpage is accurate as of the time of publication, it is imperative to recognise that the content is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal and/or tax advice. To obtain the most current and precise guidance, it is essential to verify specific details related to employment or compliance with our experts or consult your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). Africa HR Solutions Ltd. explicitly does not offer legal or tax advice. The information provided is general in nature, not tailored to a specific company or workforce, and does not reflect the service delivery of Africa HR Solutions in any given jurisdiction. Africa HR Solutions makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and disclaims any liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss resulting from the use of or reliance on the information.

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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.