In Burundi, as in most countries of the world, there is an employer organization governed by the law of Labor and the International Organization conventions (ILO). Before independence, Rwanda-Urundi employers were grouped in the Association of Companies of Rwanda and Burundi (AERB) affiliated to the Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC). The latter was in turn affiliated to the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium. On January 25, 1964, a General Meeting of twenty employers in Burundi creates the Association of Companies of Burundi ( AEB .) Which takes the name of the Burundi Employers' Association on April 27, 1978. In March 1992, the AEB sets up its permanent Executive Secretariat that changes General Secretariat September 30, 2003.
The AEB is a founding member of the Pan African Employers Confederation (PEC) since 1986, only continental organization of traders. She is a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE) since 1970 and a founding member of the Organization of the East African Employers since 2010. Over the years, she has forged friendships with many the very purpose of organizations from other countries. It has excellent cooperation with the ILO in which it has often been elected to the Board of Directors. She cooperation relations with many other important international organizations like UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, UNAIDS, the EU whose AEB is representative of the CRC.