Ewnetu Bekele


Name: Ewnetu Bekele

EDUCATION: BSC in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization
Company name: Ewnetu Water Engineering and Consultant Studio title: Technical and Sales Engineer
Founded: 2007
What it does: Consulting, supplying, and installing water and irrigation projects
HQ: Yerer Berr, Leqa building 2nd floor, room no 6 
Number of Employees: 10

Startup capital: 200,000 Birr
Current capital: Growing

Reason for starting business: To develop advanced water, drip and sprinkler irrigation technology in Ethiopia and to provide safe drinking water.   
Biggest plus of ownership: Progressive learning, problem solving and keeping promises.
Biggest strength: Strong relationships with stake holders, and a supporting network with international companies.
Biggest weakness: Less media promotion and limited stock size.
Smartest Move: Establishing a web network with world class companies.   
Biggest Worry: I want to establish a flexible and large sized stock.
Favorite task: Installation and commissioning, it is the final result of all efforts.
Most challenging task: To secure the market
Plan: Business expansion/establishing flexible stock  
First Career: Soil and water experiment expert
Most admired person: Those engaged in building the great Abay Dam. 
Most interested in meeting: Meheret Debebe of EEPCO
Stress reducer: Depends on the stress
Favorite past time:  Swimming in lakes 
Favorite Book: Dertogada
Favorite Destination: Hawassa
Favorite Automobile: Field car/double cab
Favorite Film: Sparta 300; Troy