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Rwanda is known to have geological potential in several resources – cassiterite, coltan, gold, and certain precious stones. The country is known to have significant tourism potential and a favourable business environment in Africa. Recently, there has been huge progress in governance practices as well as ensuring political stability.

The country is experiencing developments in the agriculture, mining, and infrastructure industry, creating more opportunities for employment outsourcing. Africa HR Solutions is the go-to partner for all your HR outsourcing plans. Our in-country experts listen to you and guide you with our range of bespoke Rwanda HR outsourcing services – Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and other ancillary solutions – to make sure you expand your operations to Rwanda with peace of mind and in line with all the regulations, policies, laws and cultural norms.

Country Profile - Rwanda

Population: 12.3 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $432.30 bn

GDP Growth: 8.7%

Inflation: -0.3%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 3.2%

Unemployment Rate: 1.0 %

Capital: Kigali

Currency: Rwandan franc

Languages: Kinyarwanda, English, French

Rwanda's Economy

Considered as a small and landlocked economy, Rwanda boasts one of the best business environments in Africa. The country has significant tourism potential and untapped geological resources such as gold, precious stones and coltan. Rwanda is relatively stable and has made huge progress in terms of governance. The economy is somehow quite dependent on commodity prices and foreign assistance. For the past 10 years, the IMF and the World Bank have carried out fundamental economic and structural reforms to boost the economy.

Interesting Facts About Rwanda​

  • Rwanda is a country that has one of the best internet connections in Africa
  • The capital city, Kigali, is considered one of the safest cities in Africa
  • It is known to be the cleanest city in Africa
  • The country empowers women leadership, whereby 67% of the seats in Rwandan Parliament are occupied by women
  • The national dish of Rwanda is ‘Brochettes’; it consists of meat or fish on a skewer
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Public Holidays in Rwanda

  • New Year’s Day
  • Day after New Year’s Day
  • National Heroes Day
  • Good Friday
  • Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
  • Labour Day
  • Independence Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Umuganura Day
  • Assumption Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Eid-ul Fitr
  • Eid-ul-Adha

Employment in Rwanda

Employment agreements are made in either oral or written formats in Rwanda, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all details about their salary, compensation, leaves, and termination information. Regarding termination, the notice period depends on the length of service. Several other benefits are car allowance, housing allowance, loans, and telephone allowance. Employers and employees contribute a certain amount of their wages to the National Pension Fund. All employees have access to vacation, parental and sick leaves. Africa HR Solutions is your partner to help you establish your presence in Rwanda and providing the support you need to devise a competitive benefits scheme and attract the best talent to your organisation.

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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.