Somalia - Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

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

What Are Some Fun Facts About Somalia?

Mogadishu, was founded and populated by the Arab, Persian, and Indian sea merchants in the 10th century. Mogadishu quickly became heavily populated.

Somalia was the first country in East Africa to establish diplomatic relationships with China.

Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa and some of the beaches are breath-taking. One of the most popular, the Lido Beach is Mogadishu’s most admired because it has white sands that host beach scenes that you’d see in many other parts of the world.

Somalia has the cheapest cellular calling rates on the continent and where some companies charge less than a cent per minute! Currently, there are about 11 licensed local operators whose networks cover the whole nation. The biggest one is Somali Telecom, the country’s first private telecommunication company which opened in 1994

Payroll Outsourcing in Somalia

Major Imports:




Raw sugar


Palm oil

Major Exports:

Sheep and goats


Oily seeds

Essential oils



Major Trading Partners:







Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

3.7% growth

$600 per capita

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: Not Ranked


Mogadishu is the official capital of Somalia, the most populated and one of the major commercial towns of East Africa. Situated on the coastal area of Somalia. Since the Somali civil war, it was reconstructed very rapidly with an International airport, new paved roads, hotels, embassies. Visitors and expats could get the opportunity to explore the capital city’s Italian colonial architecture, markets and beaches, and the historic Battle of Mogadishu sites as well.


Somali shilling


Somali and Arabic are the two official languages of Somalia. Somali is the mother tongue of the locals and Arabic is the more administrative, trading and commercial language. English and Italian are also spoken by a small majority in the country.


Somalia was declared as a least developed country by the United Nations with an informal economy who’s highly dependent on the subsistence farming and agriculture. The Agricultural sector is however the most important industry of the country as it accounts as one of the major parts of the exports and of the GDP.  The industrial sector is majorly about the processed of agricultural products and machineries and the telecommunications sector has also its importance; Somalia offers some wireless services in some big cities and is one of the cheapest mobile rates of the world. The local supermarkets and the hotels which still work despite the current wars help the country to fight against poverty.

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.