Tommy serves as COO of Ethio Lease and is based in Addis Ababa. He joined AAFC in April 2019 as a senior advisor.
Tommy has an impressive 40-year track record in the equipment leasing and rental industry in the UK, Middle East and South Africa. During his career he was, inter alia, Managing Director of Loxam's Rapid Access businesses in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Managing Director of Rapid Middle East, Managing Director of Nationwide Access, and Service Manager for Libra-Plant in South Africa.
He started his career as an electrical engineer at Babcock & Wilcox.
Fregenet Getachew Desta
Fregenet is the Acting CEO of Ethio Lease. Joined Ethio Lease as of July 2021. She brings 20 years’ experience having worked in East Africa & the UK.
She has served as Country Manager, Ethiopia and Uganda and later as Marketing Head, East Africa at the French Pharmaceutical company, SANOFI. She also served as Marketing, Sales and Communications Director at the International NGO, Population Services International (PSI) Ethiopia. Her recent role was as Country Manager at Julphar Pharmaceuticals PLC (Ethiopia), looking after the import business and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Factory located in Addis Ababa.
Fregenet has an MSc Molecular Life Sciences Research & BSc Medical Biochemistry.
Degol Gossaye is the Vice President Business Development and Marketing. He joined Ethio Lease in 2019 from Essilor-Sun Optical Tech, where he was CEO.
Previously, Degol worked for 14 years at United Bank as a Credit Manager, Risk Manager, and the Branch Manager. He started his career at United as a Senior Analyst.
Degol earned an MBL and Economics Degree from UNISA and is a CFA candidate.
Menen is the CRO of Ethio Lease. She brings more than 11 years of cumulative credit and risk management experience. She Joined Ethio Lease in August 2019.
Previously, Menen spent more than 11 years with United Bank S.C. where she rose to the position of Credit Manager. During her tenure with United Bank, she held a wide variety of banking functions, including commercial lending officer and risk & credit analysis.
Menen has a BA in Economics & an MBA in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization.