SARAH JACKSON, ACMA
Sarah has worked across the for profit and not for profit sectors focusing on delivering successful start-ups and scaling transitions which allow organisations to achieve their full potential. A Chartered Management Accountant, Sarah holds advanced degrees in the Natural Sciences, International Studies and Development Management and has in-depth experience in Ethiopia.
Tigest is passionate about best practice, providing protection to both the company and employees and support both to achieve their objectives. She has 15 years of professional experience both in financial management positions and as a consultant. She holds a Masters in Finance and Accounting and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems.
Melka is a systems thinker who thrives on bringing order and efficiency to the organizations he works with. He excels in change management and supporting teams to implement new solutions. Melka holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Addis Ababa University) and a Master's degree in Business Leadership (Addis Ababa University).
LYDIA AYELE, MBA
Lydia is a practising lawyer with a diverse background spanning procurement, monitoring and evaluation. She has worked in international organisations and as a corporate lawyer for a range of major international companies. She specialises in advising companies on their governance structures to allow freedom of operation whilst ensuring protection of shareholder value.
As an auditor and finance manager, Bemnet understands the challenges of clear financial reporting and its importance to the success of a company. With a BA in Accounting and Finance from Addis Ababa University School of Commerce and in the final stages of her ACCA exams, Bemnet is eager to support companies to improve their financial management and ensure they have the management data they need for success.
Tirhas G/Mariam has a bachelors degree in Business Management from Mekelle University. After graduation, she worked with the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority, where she was awarded certificates for successfully completing the training on government policies and strategies, tax and customs rules, regulations and directive. In January 2019, she joined Verdant Consulting as a Project Associate and is playing a key role with some of Verdant Consulting’s most high-profile projects.
Amanuel Yohannes is an experienced HR professional who worked with more than 10 companies, both local and international NGO’s for 2 years, prior to joining Verdant Consulting. His expertise as HR professional ranges from HR and Admin Management to Recruitment, Payroll and Personnel Management, Talent Acquisition, HR Strategy Development, Managing Client Communications, Training Delivery and Performance Management having knowledge of Ethiopian Labor Law. Amanuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.
Bezawork Girma is a graduate of Adama Science and Technology University with a BA degree in Accounting and Finance. At Verdant Consulting she plays a key role in supporting clients with accounting, tax and financial reporting activities.
Eliab Abebe is a project consultant and a graduate of Adama University, where he studied International Trade and Investment Management. He has worked with Verdant Consulting for over four years and participated a number of projects including developing a business plan for a new multi-million-dollar packaging investment, supported the establishment of a leather goods factory and conducted multiple organizational capacity assessments.
Fekadu Welde has 10 years of professional experience and as a practicing lawyer with an LLB, Degree in Law. He has served as a judge and public prosecutor before he started practicing law. He has consulted for various foreign and local companies, particularly on investment, labor, business, and the tax laws of Ethiopia. He is certified in various business leadership trainings such as research project, certificate on peer education, peed mediation, leadership, conflict resolution and life skills. In addition, Fekadu has expertise in providing business start-up, business registration, NGO registration, HR manual development and other legal support to local and foreign companies.
Getayakal Gezahegn is a graduate from Bahir Dar University in Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering. He has worked with Verdant consulting for one and a half years and participates on a variety of projects including supporting company establishment (with a particular focus on collecting and consolidating sector data) and conducting an organizational capacity assessment.
Mahatemesilassie Bacha is an accounting professional with a Bachelor's degree and is now further studying Business Administration. He is an experienced project consultant with a demonstrated history of work in the audit and management consulting industry. He supports clients on accounting, internal controls, tax and financial reporting.
Mark Tessema Gilkes holds a BA degree from the University of Nottingham and an MA from King’s College London and is an accredited as a Governance to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth and Development Office. Prior to joining Verdant Consulting, Mark spent 10 years working for Adam Smith International, a UK based independent consultancy, which focused on government and economic reform in developing countries. Some of the projects he managed include: A £14m 5-year anti-corruption programme in Uganda, supporting Cabinet Secretariats in Sierra Leone, Liberia and South Sudan, and a programme of support to the Prime Minister’s Office in Zimbabwe. In addition to his work with VC he has undertaken several assignments in Ethiopia including a review of a UK-funded tax transformation programme at the Ministry of Revenues, and an assessment of corruption and anti-corruption trends in Ethiopia.
Natnael Berhanu is a graduate trainee at Verdant Consulting. Prior to joining Verdant Consulting he was an intern at Ethiopian Airlines, Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul division: Laundry section, System controller of simulator and Studying flight control system. He was a gold medalist graduate of Hawassa University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and was the first best in the whole faculty.
Rebka Fekadu has a BA degree in Accounting and Finance from Mekelle University. She has previously worked at HST General Partnership, as an external auditor. She has taken the position of Project consultant for Verdant consulting and works as a finance consultant for multiple companies engaged in real estate, agriculture, manufacturing, broadcasting and service companies.