Tunisia is located on the Mediterranean coast of Northwest Africa. The country is primarily reliant on agriculture, mining, tourism, and manufacturing. With abundant natural resources such as phosphates and hydrocarbons, Tunisia is also known for its growth in tourism and manufacturing industries. Following the challenges of the country from an economic perspective coupled with the after-effects of the pandemic, structural reforms are being established to restore a sustainable business outlook, job creation, employment outsourcing as well as improved services for social and economic inclusion.
Africa HR Solutions can assist you to compliantly expand your business in Tunisia, even if you don’t have a registered in-country entity yet. Our solutions include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll solutions, and other HR-related services.
Population: 11.4 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $959.98 bn
GDP Growth: 1.2%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.1 %
Unemployment Rate: 14.8 %
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
Languages: Arabic, French
Located on the Mediterranean coast of Northwest Africa, Tunisia is known to be a fully democratic system. The pandemic hit the economy last year but is currently on the path of economic recovery. The country has huge tourism potential and is rich in natural resources such as phosphates and hydrocarbons. Its proximity with the European market and European Union contributes to the country’s advantages. It is expected that the manufacturing industries, contributing to16% of GDP, especially textiles, clothing, automobile, and aeronautical parts, should boost the country’s growth following the demand from European economies.
One of the world’s largest amphitheaters is found in Tunisia
Tunis is the only town to have a metro service
Some of Hollywood’s biggest films, including Star Wars, were shot in Tunisia
The most venomous spider in the world can be found in the country
Couscous is the national dish of Tunisia
New Year’s Day
Revolution and Youth Day
The Prophet’s Birthday
It is recommended to have a written agreement in the local language that details all the employee’s information, including remuneration, length of the contract, and termination requirements. All compensation and salary information must be mentioned in Tunisian dinar and not in any other foreign currency.
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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.