Top best company to work for in African Continent. PHOTO /CORRESPONDENT

Boehringer Ingelheim Ranks First Place in ‘Best Place to Work in

Africa’ Recognition by the BPTW Certification Program

By Mary Kibe

The prestigious “Best Places to Work” certification program has honored

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Africa operation for its leadership, inclusive

culture, commitment to professional development, agility, and sense of


The program awarded ‘Top 15 Best Companies to Work for in Africa’ based

on the scores on the continental level out the assessment of over 500

organizations across Africa.

15th February 2021: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading

pharmaceutical companies, has ranked first amongst the top 15 best

companies to work for in Africa by the prestigious ‘Best Places to

Work’ certification program.

Based on the assessment of over 500 organizations operating across the

continent, the program’s findings from this year demonstrated how well

businesses across Africa have adapted to the challenges brought about

by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boehringer Ingelheim Africa was honored for its leadership, inclusive

culture, commitment to professional development, agility and sense of

community as key reasons employees feel proud to work for the company.

“Best Places to Work” is an ‘Employer of Choice’ certification that

certifies and recognizes leading workplaces in many countries around

the world with a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which

reflects the very latest in workplace trends focusing on eight

workplace factors including leadership, HR and people policies,

compensation, benefits, teamwork and relationships, employee

engagement, workplace and procedures and corporate social


Their ranking is determined based on the 2020 feedback from employees

gathered through anonymous surveys and an HR assessment evaluating the

people management practices against outstanding workplace standards.

Based on these results, that Boehringer Ingelheim Algeria have achieved

earlier, Boehringer Ingelheim ranked first across the continent in this

certification program in 2020.

Mohammed Al-Tawil, Country Managing Director and Head of Human Pharma

at Boehringer Ingelheim Middle East, Turkey and Africa stated on the

occasion, “We are immensely proud to have our operation recognized by a

prestigious program such as the Best Place to Work for in Africa.

The success of a company relies on the achievements of its people and

we remain committed to keep supporting our teams on their journey to

success by providing them with an environment that is conducive to

growth. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we value our employees and aim to

continue running the family-owned company with a nurturing spirit to

ensure that we foster a culture where our employees feel supported and

motivated. We will continue to build upon the values that have earned

us this honor, to ensure Boehringer Ingelheim remains a best place to

work for in Africa.”

For 135 years, Boehringer Ingelheim has been creating value through

innovation for human and animal health, dedicating itself to a better

world. It aims to meet this, across its markets including Africa,

through excellent HR policies and people practices, covering domains

such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition,

learning, well-being, diversity, inclusion and more. The family

business invests heavily in individual development opportunities

through tailor-made education and training programs for all employees.

This serves to enhance its existing progressive workplace culture

promoting transparency, open communication, and supportive forward-

looking campaigns.

Boehringer Ingelheim will continue its journey to implement further

employee focused initiatives, ensuring the growth, development, and

overarching wellbeing of its teams.

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