Ethiopia - Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Africa HR Solutions provides PEO services (Professional Employer Organization) for organizations that want to hire expats and local nationals in Ethiopia. We enable you to run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Ethiopia. Your workforce is hired according to local labor laws. 


As an African PEO expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Ethiopia.

What I should I know about Ethiopia

Expatriates who intend to visit or move to Ethiopia need a visa to enter except the citizens of Kenya and Djibouti who exempted from this procedure. Obtaining a visa from an Ethiopian Embassy or a Consulate before travel will be a necessity. A tourist visa may be valid for three months only and can be issued on arrival for the travelers for mostly all countries except Eritrea. In relation to business visas, a letter should be handed to the Ethiopian Embassy to explain the move. Residing in Ethiopia for more than 90 days means that you will need to apply for a residence card and a work permit from both the Ministry of Immigration and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs within 30 days. Noting that it strictly prohibited to work in the country without an authorization.

Interesting facts about Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, time is counted differently. Six o’clock is said to be 12 o’clock, and 16:00 hours is 10 o’clock. Ethiopians rationalize that the clock should start when the day does.

Payroll Outsourcing in Ethiopia

Main Imports

Refined Petroleum



Palm Oil

Raw sugar

Main Exports


Oily Seeds


Cut Flowers

Refined Petroleum


Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

$144.6 billion

10.3% growth

10.2% 5-year annual growth

$1,589 per capita

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: 148th


Addis Ababa, whose meaning is “New Flower” is the official capital city of Ethiopia and the largest town of the country. It is home to more than 100 International missions and embassies, converging the city into an International administrative town embracing International and local headquarters. Addis Ababa impresses visitors of the world with its flashy markets, rich cultural heritages, restaurants, bars and accommodations.


Ethiopian birr


The official language in Ethiopia is the Amharic but being an indigenous country, it has more than 80 other native languages. English is the most widely-used foreign language across the country but for educational purposes, the two local languages used are: Oromifa and Tigrinya.

Government: Federal Republic


Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economy of Africa, dominated by the agricultural and industrial sector. As a leader, the agronomic side employs the majority of the workforce and contributes to the actual development and growth of domestic food consumption. Ethiopia’s economic performance is hailed my many while some are struggling and fighting to remain a stable nation. Electricity is one of Ethiopia’s major sectors as well and recently overtook Egypt in being the second-most popular nation. The major cash crops of Ethiopia are: Coffee, Oil seeds, cut flowers, cotton, pulses and other fruits and vegetables.

Here at Africa HR, We Offer A Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO) Facility.

We provide businesses with wide range of human resources services which includes:

Human Resources Management

Salary Surveys

Payroll Administration and processing

Immigration Solutions

Recruiting and Outplacement support

Government Compliance




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.

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.