Rami Mohammed Ahmed

Rami Mohammed Ahmed

Name: Rami Mohammed Ahmed

Education: Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management

Company name: Gottera Import and Export PLC

Studio Title: Co-founder and CEO

Founded in: 2015

What it does: Imports used bicycles from Europe, provides training  and space to maintain bicycles

HQ: Olympia around Admas University

Number of employees: nine

Startup capital:    300,000 Birr

Current capital:  Not yet known

Reasons for starting the business: To provide quality bicycles, create a bicycle culture, provide easy and environmentally friendly means of transport and solve transportation problems for people

Biggest perk of ownership: Realizing my full potential and exploring new and creative ideas and seeing how far I can go

Biggest strength: People skills

Biggest weakness: Not being aggressive enough, I think you have to be aggressive when you are running a business in Ethiopia

Favorite task: Helping fix people’s bicycles and seeing them satisfied

Most challenging task: Helping unsatisfied customers

Plan: Open a chain of bicycle shops where people can come to get their bicycles fixed, as well as rent bicycles

First career: I worked in my parents shop

Most interested in meeting: Elon Musk, Co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors

Most admired person: Ayan Rand

Stress reducer: Partying and spending time with my kids

Favorite past-time: Watching movies, reading books and riding bicycles

Favorite book: Anything by Ayan Rand and Haruki Murakami

Favorite destination: South Africa, Garden Route

Favorite automobile: Volkswagen Golf GTI