Togo is found on Africa’s west coast and is bordered by Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso. The country is known to be the world’s 4th largest producer of phosphate. As the economy develops, Togo is activating its National Development Plan (NDP) to transform the country in order to boost growth, social inclusion, create jobs, embed environmental sustainability as well as invest in digital technology.
If your organisation is planning to move or expand in Togo, Africa HR Solutions can help you stay fully compliant with local laws. Our solutions include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll solutions, and other HR-related services.
Population: 7.9 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $7.57 bn
GDP Growth: 4.9%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.9%
Unemployment Rate:1.7 %
Currency: West African CFA franc
Togo is known to be among Africa’s smallest countries. In spite of being the fourth-largest producer of phosphate, Togo is still known to be one of the least developed countries in Africa. The country grows a wide range of cash and subsistence crops namely yams, cassava, corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum, cotton, coffee, and cocoa.
It is one of the smallest countries in all of Africa
The country is surrounded by rich agricultural land that grows cash crops and subsistence crops
It is the world’s fourth-largest producer of phosphate
The country’s greetings consist of a handshake and verbal “Hello” in French (Bonjour), Ewe (Woezo-lo!), Kabiye (Alafia-we), or another tribal language
A traditional dish is ‘Fufu’, consisting of boiled yams and cassava
Day of the Martyrs
Assumption of Mary
Anniversary of the failed attack on Lomé
All Saints’ Day
The Prophet’s Birthday
Employment agreements in Togo can be in verbal or written formats, though a written version is preferred. The agreement should outline all information regarding monthly wage, hours of work, benefits, compensation, and termination requirements. Employees are entitled to sick, parental, and vacation leaves. While you establish your office in Togo, Africa HR Solutions remain your go-to HR outsourcing partner who knows the local, cultural differences, and market insights of the country, who can guide your strategic decisions and advise you on the best benefit scheme to attract the brightest talents.
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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.