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Baker Tilly strengthens HR consultancy expertise in Africa

Baker Tilly Zimbabwe continues to build its local network with addition of HR consulting firm, LoriMak Africa.

Effective 1 June 2020, Baker Tilly Zimbabwe, an integrated professional services firm operating out of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi, has expanded its client services by welcoming locally renowned HR consulting firm LoriMak Africa to its local network. 

LoriMak Africa brings more than 25 years of expertise in human resource management services to the Baker Tilly Zimbabwe network, providing new capabilities to support clients and enabling both firms to leave a stronger footprint in the region. 

“I am delighted with this broadening of our service capabilities within our growing African region,” said Ted Verkade, the Baker Tilly network’s CEO. 

“We have seen all component parts of our clients’ HR functions evolving as new technologies and practices are introduced. Our clients are increasingly reviewing their HR functions to align them with the changing dimensions of the workforce. The arrival of LoriMak further strengthens our ability to support our clients in this respect across our African region.” 

Phibion Gwatidzo, Chief Executive Officer of Baker Tilly Zimbabwe said: “I am excited to be shaking hands with Richard Makoni as a sign of sealing an exceptionally strong collaboration between our firms. By welcoming LoriMak Africa into our local African network, we are further strengthening our ability to offer our clients a seamless service. We continue to build strong structures to prepare now, for tomorrow. Through this collaboration we have started preparing great futures for our staff, our customers, our community and our partners. We have a strong international brand that is supported by over 30,000 professionals across the globe. This gives us full confidence to face tomorrow. Richard Makoni and LoriMak are a perfect fit for Baker Tilly, bringing on board the depth and breadth needed in HR consultancy, institutional development and capacity building. Together we are poised for growth.” 

Richard Makoni, Chief Executive Officer of LoriMak Africa said: “I believe that this partnership resonates and aligns well with the LoriMak Africa vision to be the leading human resources consulting firm across the continent, and cements my long-working relationship with Phibion Gwatidzo. I believe we will grow exceptionally well together as we start to consult with a wider offering to our clients.” 

LoriMak Africa will continue to trade as LoriMak Africa.   

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