Located in Northwest Africa, Mauritania is a country rich in mineral and fishery resources. The country has a high potential in the energy industry, being Africa’s newest oil producer.
Companies moving to new locations may find it challenging due to local, cultural, and legal perspectives. Africa HR Solutions can help you get a footprint in Mauritania the smart way. Our Mauritania HR outsourcing services include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and various ancillary solutions to help you move successfully there even if you do not have a legal entity in Mauritania yet.
Population: 4.4 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $7.78 bn
GDP Growth: 3.6%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.3%
Unemployment Rate: 10.3 %
Currency: Mauritanian Ouguiya
Being an agricultural-led as well as a country that has significant natural resources, Mauritania boasts macroeconomic stability to some extent, even in challenging outlooks. The country is rich in mineral resources such as iron, gold and copper, and is also abundant in fishery resources. Mauritania has potential in the energy industry and is known to be Africa’s newest oil producer. The country obtains support from various donors and international bodies. Islam is the official religion of Mauritania.
Mauritania is covered by two-thirds of the Sahara desert
The country is home to one of the world’s longest train lines, the “Iron-ore Train” or “Train du Desert”
The country is known to have incredible wildlife – the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin is reckoned to be a famous birdwatching site in Africa.
Mauritania is Africa’s newest oil producer, with a potential of 8.9 billion barrels of oil.
The national dish is known to be ‘Thieboudienne’. It is made of fish and rice, accompanied with a white and red sauce, usually made from tomatoes.
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Employment contracts are recommended in Mauritania. Contracts can be in both oral or written formats. Most people choose a written agreement that outlines all information about their job position – monthly wage, compensation, leaves, bonus if applicable, and termination details. Africa HR Solutions is the go-to HR outsourcing partner that provides an end-to-end offering to ensure your business expansion to Mauritania is smooth and in line with all regulatory aspects. We help you in crafting a competitive benefits scheme to attract the brightest talent to your organisation while you focus on running your business.
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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.
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.