Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Messay Baye

 

FULL NAME:   Messay Baye

EDUCATION:   B.A. Degree in Development Management

COMPANY NAME: Diet House

STUDIO TITLE:  Owner

FOUNDED:   July 2010

WHAT IT DOES:  preparing healthy diet foods for customers.

HQ:  Bole Medhanealem

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:  Ten

START UP CAPITAL:  240,000 birr

CURRENT CAPITAL:  Constant

Reason for starting business:  Seeing health ailments among my relatives and neighbors resulting from unhealthy food choices.

Biggest plus of ownership: Being happy with the fruition of my idea to help people with their diet choices.

Biggest strength:  My confidence.

Biggest weakness: Taking decisions without analyzing their risks

Smartest move: Opening this business after leaving my government job despite my family’s objection.

Biggest Worry: Lack of skilled manner to help with the sensitive food diets.

Favorite task: Managing my employees.

Most challenging task:  Managing my workers to be productive without hurting them psychologically.

First career: Woreda cabinet member.

Most interested in meeting: No one specific.

Most admired person: Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Stress reducer: Prayers and listening to spiritual music.

Favorite pass time: Frequenting cafes.

Favorite Book:  ‘Anna’s Diaries’

Favorite destination:  Bahir Dar

Favorite automobile: no car specifically

Favorite film: “Semayawi Feres”