Sao Tome & Principe- Employer of Record (EOR)

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

As an African EOR expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Sao Tome and Principe.

Payroll Outsourcing in Sao Tome and Principe

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Dare to experience the Boca de Inferno

Discover the spectacular waterfalls of São Tomé, the Boca de Inferno seawater fountain and the Cascada São Nicolãu waterfall, near Pousada Boa Vista, the Ilheu da Rolas, popular tourism attraction.

Discover Santo Antonio

Hit on a typical colonial architecture and a unique atmosphere preserved in Santo Antonio, one of the main town of the island. The town is known for its local and tropical architecture and its churches.

Climb on the highest mountains

If you’re an adventurer looking for some good thrill. We suggest the two mountains of the island: Pico de Principe which is at 948m (128ft) and the Pico de São Tomé, the highest mountain at 2,024m (6,800ft) high.

Interesting fact about São Tomé and Principe:

Its strategic location in the center of the Gulf of Guinea has been an important factor in the island’s history and culture. The island has served as a trading post and its strategic location was noticed by both sides during the Cold War.

  • Refined Petroleum
  • Cars
  • Wine
  • Rice
  • Poultry
  • Cocoa
  • Scrap Vessels
  • Oil & Alcohols
  • Iron
  • Rice
  • Belgium
  • Poland
  • France
  • Turkey
  • Spain
  • $0.6 billion
  • 5% growth
  • 4% 5-year annual growth
  • $3,153 per capita

Unemployment rate: 7.0%

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: 120th

São Tomé Town is the official capital of the country and the second smallest nation in Africa. The word “nature” is the best definition of this town where one can observe huge varieties of trees, plants, crops and animals. In fact, São Tomé is home to more than 700 different species of flowers including some 100 unique kinds of orchids. São Tomé ‘s unique natural heritage is a protected area and a true paradise on earth. Museums, art, markets, marine life and tourism attractions are all part of the daily life of this town. You’ll discover the amazing life of the locals.

São Tomé and Príncipe dobra

Portuguese is the official and the national language of the country spoken virtually by all the population.  The Portuguese creole is also common among the people. French and English are also taught in schools.

Sao Tome and Principe is positioned as the 206th largest export economy in the world where they heavily depend on an agricultural economy. The cocoa production lies on the top of the list. Actually, the economic growth has been wholly driven by cocoa, with strong exports. Cocoa has dramatically increased the local and international investments which propelled the country as one of the main cocoa destinations. However, the oil industry is slowly become an important revenue source accounting around 40% of the country’s income. The tourism industry has also increased the country’s situation. While inciting a more diverse tourism market, Sao Tome and Principe is today able to protect their natural heritages. The main issue is the slow increase in poverty which remains a concern.

Expat Info

Unless you’re a citizen in the country, a visa is required and passport valid 12 months. Do not attempt to enter the country without one. Safety is not an issue in São Tomé and Príncipe but the infrastructures remains modest and not well-kept as in other parts of Africa.




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.