Founder’s benefit share selling extended until January 21, 2021

eTech’s Board of Directors has extended the founder’s benefit share selling (i.e. sharing 4% of the net profit for successful three years) until 21 January 2021 on the grounds of the the public launching event on 14 Jan 2021

eTech Public Launching Event

eTech is finalizing preparations for its public launching event on 14 Jan 2021 at The Skylight Hotel. The event will be transmitted live via Zoom and eTech’s Facebook account so that eTech’s Founding members living abroad can participate.

Final date of the founder’s benefit share selling extended to 31 Dec 2020

Board of Directors decided to extend the final date of the founder’s benefit share selling (4% Net Profit for successful three years) from November 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020


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eTech is an end-to-end ICT solutions provision company setup by highly skilled technical and business professionals from around the world. These diverse experience skills make eTech uniquely equipped to be a leading participant in the technology accelerated transformation Ethiopia has envisioned.

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Focus Areas

Cyber Security & Empowerment Solutions

Awareness & Culture Development,  Governance & Management, Security Engineering, Security Audit & Evaluation, Managed Security Services (SOC)

E-Commerce & Fintech

e-commerce, Digital payment & wallet management, Payment aggregator , micro-loans

Infrastructure & Telecom Services

Telecom services, Infrastructure design and installation, Cloud solutions, Hardware import

Software Development Solutions

Business gateway, Unique portals, e-Learning platforms, e-commerce platform, on-demand development solutions

The Steering Team: Ethiopia’s best minds in Technology & Business

Shimeles Gebremedhin Kassa, CEO

CISA, COBIT 5 Foundation, CEH, CMC, MSCS

Shimeles Gebremedhin is a business and information technology professional consultant. He has a multidisciplinary academic and practical background in business and Technology with more than 15 years of experience in management, IT, accounting, budgeting, auditing and security in the banking and financial industries.

He is certified Management consultant, Certified Information System Auditor, Certified Ethical Hacker and He has got his Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Shiemlis is young entrepreneur who change challenges to business opportunity, who have got the opportunity to attend a Netpreneurs program in Alibaba Group, is part of the agreement with Ethiopia for the creation of Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). He is founder and owner of MASSK Group, successfully working on Business, Technology and Human Empowerment programs in Ethiopia, UAE and India.

Shimelis is highly motivated and engaged in cybersecurity and IT audit research, and strives to update current technology developments to keep up with the dynamically changing world and ever-increasing need for technology management. He has published more than 10 articles in local and international journals on business and technology. He has good experience on IT Security, IT systems Audit and IT Leadership projects.

Shimelis is a well experienced inspirational speaker, highly motivated person for community development initiatives; passionate to work with young people and women; has excellent interpersonal communication, well organized, system thinker and enthusiastic to always learn.

Eng. Melaku Ezezew Yenieneh, Board Chairman

MBA, Bsc, Business Leader

Engineer Melaku Ezezew Yenieneh is the President of the Ethiopian Chambers of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) and the Vice President of Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry And President of Amhara Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association. He is a strong advocate of the private sector development in Ethiopia
He has Bsc Degree in Electrical Engineering and Master Of business Administration specializing in Project Management.
He is engaged in Real Estate and Manufacturing Sectors as a Business man

  • Board Chairman Of Zemen Insurance S.C.
  • Board Member at Accounting and Audit Board Of Ethiopia
  • Board Member at Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA)
  • Board Member at Ethiopian Road Fund
  • Council Member at Ethiopian National Accreditation Office ( ENAO )

Eng. Belachew Chekene Tesfa, Ph.D.

Ph.D. , MIMechE, CEng

Belachew Chekene Tesfa a Ph.D. is a qualified chartered engineer with multidisciplinary academic and practical business background with 20 years of experience. He attained his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Addis Ababa University, MSc from Leeds University, UK, and Ph.D. from the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Dr. Tesfa has worked in high rank research centers closely with state of art industries and he is the author of more than 45 articles in esteemed journals and conferences. He has worked in the top global power system and car companies in technical advisor role in emission modelling, renewable energy, data validation, project management, and system development in the United Kingdom.  He was leading multi-million-pound projects with a multidisciplinary team in the project scoping, design, specification, costing, and installation and commissioning stages.

Dr Tesfa is an entrepreneur who assess his environment and change to the business, he set a range of successful businesses. He is co-founder and director of two global Fintech company which are based in Europe and the USA.

He is the founder and director for EIPSA which is a volunteer professional association working on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for the last 8 years. He served in the director position and he has published articles and advocate in local and international media for fair and equitable share of Abay River for Ethiopia.

He is actively involved in the Ethiopian diaspora community by delivering training, workshops for parents and children in his spare time for the last 12 years. He had developed children Amharic & Ethiopian heritage teaching DVD and published parents’ guide book and lead curriculum development.

Dr Tesfa has accumulated skills in business development by using theoretical and practical engineering knowledge and problems solving techniques. Dr Tesfa is a chartered engineer in UK engineering council and trained in six Sigma green belt.

Mengistu Bogale Ayele, Ph.D.


Mengistu Bogale Ayele is a Business and Information Systems Professional consulting in Ethiopia. He has a multidisciplinary academic and practical knowledge in business and IS for more than 22 years. He earned BA in Accounting, MA in Business administration and PhD in Information Systems.
Mengistu is highly motivated and engaged in Teaching, Research and Consultancy Services in Accounting, Business Leadership, Project Management, Strategic Management, Corporate Governance and Information Systems Governance areas. He has authored and/or co-authored three books in business and Accounting and published several articles and conference proceedings both locally and internationally.

He has trainings and certifications on IFRS, IPSAS, Asset Valuation, CoBIT Foundations, IT Governance and other business areas. He is also Co-founder and Business Development Manager of MAE Consulting PLC. He was founder and first term President of Accounting Society of Ethiopia-a local accountancy body. He is currently one of the board members.

Mengistu is well experienced in handling people with individual differences, highly motivated and engaged in community development, passionate to work in teams, excellent interpersonal and networking skills and so hard working personality.

Eng. Abebe Mebrate Seifu


Engineer Abebe Mebrate Seifu is highly accomplished System Engineer with over 18 years of experience delivering engineering solutions for global companies. He has versatile skill set that includes Cloud solutions, VMware Data Center, Red Hat, Sun systems, Messaging Solutions, Horizon VDI Solutions, Web Applications, and registry services. He possess excellent technical skills with Masters in Computer Science in USA and breadth of certifications including VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM), VMware Certified Professional – Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV 6), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA) and Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA). He is ITIL Foundation (2011)-Certified experienced end-to-end IT service delivery.

He is acknowledged as a noteworthy communicator with global work experience and the ability to cultivate relationships across cultures. He has over 12 years solid system engineering experience in USA working for top global companies and team leadership experience in various sectors including Telecom, Travel, Cloud Hosting, and different US government offices including US Courts and CDC. Abebe has a great experience working with multi-cultural with team members across the globe. He is the co-founder of a real estate company specialized in condo conversions in the Washington DC metro area. He is also co-founder of an online IT academy in the USA.

Eng. Sisay Denboba Midekssa


Sisay Denboba Midekssa(BSc, MSc, MSCS) has 19 years of professional experience in solution architecture, team lead, technical lead and software development. Experience in providing enterprise wide technical solution to complex business problems. Hands-on industry experience and expertise in leading and developing software through Agile and customer-centric software principle, Service Oriented Architecture, Test driven and Object-Oriented System development. Extensive experience in architecting, designing and developing large scale applications using cutting edge.

More than 11 years of experience in USA Government Software Development contracts. Worked for more than 9 years in Health IT for electronic Research Administration at NIH, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Experience in transportation industry working for Maritime Administration at United States Department of Transportation for two years. Worked as Sr. software developer to provide solution on survey systems and collaboration portal at National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

Sisay earned BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001 from Addis Ababa University. He also worked on Network Intrusion Detection System using Neural Network and Genetic Algorism to fulfill his MSc in Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University. After He headed to USA, he also completed Master of Science in Computer Science and take multiple trainings. Sisay is critical thinker and problem-solver who is very interested in Computer Security and Artificial intelligence. He is also dedicated and resourceful community service volunteer in kids and youth development, community empowerment and conflict resolution. Adept at helping community members find creative and productive solutions for multi-dimension issues.

Mastewal Gettu Endalamaw

MSc, Project Manager, Tech Leader, and Community Empowerment

Mastewal Gettu Endalamaw is an IT professional for the last 24 years. Is a certified Java developer worked at Software giant Companies including: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Corp and CapitalOne Financial. Had a track of records developing, Testing and process Automation complex projects that engage cross nation and cross team collaboration. Led a team of engineers to deliver an end to end enterprise solution using cutting edge platforms and open sources.

Has a B.Sc in Mathematics at Addis Ababa University and M.Sc in Computer Science in USA in 2008. He is Co-founder of an IT Training Academy in USA and co-founder of two FinTech companies reside in USA and Europe.

Worked on community empowerment programs to enlighten young professionals to get in to the USA IT market leveraging the learning opportunities.

Confident, organized and commercially astute with a natural ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers. Excels in a time sensitive environment with a willingness to take calculated risks to achieve objectives and maximize successful outcomes. Takes ownership of key responsibilities and promotes a culture of improvement amongst teams to maximize development of all individuals.

Eng. Elias Belayneh Ayele

Technology Expert, Team Leader, Gold Medal, MSc, 6 country expertise

Is an experienced software developer and team leader in USA. He has over 17 years of experience in computer engineering and IT areas. He earned BSc degree in Computer Engineering from AAU and was the Gold Medalist of the year. He was a lecturer at AAU for 3 years. He had also worked with international companies like UNESCO-ANSTI, and ITU.

He won a scholarship for his MSc degree in Computer Engineering in North Carolina, USA. He did extensive research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and published several articles. He has solid software development and team leadership experience in various sectors including HealthCare, Finance, Security and eLearning.

Elias is highly analytical, self-motivated, well organized and ethical. He is the co-founder of a residential redevelopment company specialized in condo conversions in the Washington DC metro area. He is also co-founder of an online IT academy in the USA.

Eng. Kidane M. Tekle

Technology Expert, Solutions Architect

Kidane M. Tekle  an information technology expert with 17+ years of domain experience in local and international domains. He currently resides in Norway and is the lead technical expert responsible for the architecture and spear heading the development and operation of the Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences.

Tekle has exceptional leadership skills as has been demonstrated by his leadership of multiple high profile technology projects comprising of elite professionals from different companies across multiple continents. He strongly advocates modern, technology enabled leadership and digital culture.

Tekle is highly driven, organized, solution oriented and enjoys creating novel technological solutions to complex real-life problems. Through his career, he has created solid solutions in the the domains of finance, education, health care and technology enabled management & leadership. Security, scalability and long term sustainability are of utmost importance to Tekle while providing an enjoyable user experience in his solutions.

Balew Mersha Desta

Masters in Law (LLM)

Balew Mersha Desta is a qualified legal scholar with multidisciplinary academic and practical business advising background with over 20 years of experience. He attained his LLB and LLM from Addis Ababa University and BSC in Economics from Bahir Dar University.

He has been working as lecturer at law in Bahir Dar University and other higher institutions for more than 12 years; Legal Service Directorate Director and Chief Executive Officer for legal affairs at Bahir Dar University and Belayneh Kindie Import and Export & Associates respectively for more than 10 years.

Balew, as Chief Executive Officer for Legal Affairs, has been playing a leading position by providing leadership to the legal department and across all the businesses. This has been the case by providing proactive, in-depth, legal, business-focused advice that enables for setting standards and reinforcing a culture of integrity, quality, ethical behavior and responsibility across the business.

Balew, throughout his career, has been providing legal advice and guidance on all kinds of legal matters; ensuring compliance of laws and regulations for all operations in an organization; studying contracts and legal documents to make sure that it is in the organization’s interests; handling lawsuits of his employers; negotiating contracts for his employers; filing lawsuits in the court for the employer; studying lawsuits filed by an individual or other organizations and find appropriate methods to save and ensure minimum loss to his employer.

Balew has excellent watching and logical abilities; excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to work under high stress and challenging situations.

Balew has been giving a minimum of two hours per day free time for his children.

eTech’s Launch Ceremony

14 Jan 2021 | Skylight Hotel | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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