FIDEL LAKEWManaging Director
Fidel is a senior finance and administration manager, with over 20 years of progressive experience with increasing levels of responsibilities in finance, administration and operations. Strong leadership and strategic/financial planning skills. Extensive experience in budgeting, logistics/procurement, human resource and contract management. Fidel has a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Queens College of the City University of New York and a Certificate in Executive/ Management Information Systems from Columbia University.
ISSAYAS G/MICHAELDeputy Managing Director
Issayas moved to Ethiopia after working for American Airlines for over eighteen years, where he served as System Engineer, Project Manager and finally as Regional Manager. In Ethiopia Issayas led different sections of the family business including General Manager for ETHAY Soap Factory, Mesfin Trading and Asab Hotel. Currently he provides logistics consolidation services out of Dubai. Issayas holds a BSc. In Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles.
MICHAEL ABRAHAMHead of Overseas Operations, New York Office
Michael is a senior manager with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry, currently concentrating on strategic and change management related to compliance and regulatory changes including Dodd Frank, Volker and associated Regulatory rules as well as managing implementation efforts. He has significant experience globally, managing strategic programs as well as business as usual functions across, Business, Operations and Technology in the Investment Bank, Securities Servicing and Asset Management. Michael hold a BSc in Economics from Baruch College.
LEUL TESFAYELogistics and Supply Chain Manager
Leul has been in the import and trade business for over 17 years. His family company Logita Trading PLC, has imported building materials from around the world. Leul, has sourced materials from Europe and Asia, and has extensive experience in shipping and logistics. He has considerable knowledge of tax and customs regulations.
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