Africa ● Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Hub

The Addis Ababa Hub was founded concurrent to the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Addis Ababa in May 2012. Presently, it is composed of 26 young and vibrant Shapers engaged in various organisations and industries in both the public and private sectors. Members come from various backgrounds including marketing, communications, advisory, finance, technology, urban planning, management, graphic design and many more. The Hub is proud to have a diverse portfolio of members, who are leaders in their respective fields to have come together, to implement community projects and engagements focused on community dialogue, entrepreneurship, employment, and the environment. These include our Warka Speaker Series, Shape Your Career and Shape Your Business Workshops, Shape Your Knowledge (a digital infographic series), Artists for Charity Hospital Painting Project, Shaping Davos High Level Panel on Public Private Partnership (Feb 2015), Addis Art Walk and more.

We pride ourselves in the diversity and unity within our Hub’s membership and inclusivity of the projects we organize. We are also proud to demographically represent Ethiopia’s young, talented and innovative population-at-large as the only hub in the country.

21 members


Maceda Afework Alemu

Associate, Management Systems and Capacity Building, Global Vaccine...

@ Clinton Health Access Initiative

Rebecca Araya

General Manager

@ American Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia

Yohannes Balcha

General manager/ Digital painter/ Graphic designer

Kalkidan Fessehaye


Adane Firde

Founder @Youthopians Event and Promotion

Rewina I. Berhe


@ Addis Capital

Selam Kebede

Growth Catalyst

Caleb Meakins

Head, Corporate Strategy

@ Cambridge Industries

Gabriel Mekbib

Research Officer

Ethiopis Tadesse

Corporate Communication and PR Manager

Haimanot Tefera

Junior Advisor @ GIZ

Feven Tekalegn Tesfaye

Consulting Analyst

Emebet Tita

DFS Consultant

Feleg Tsegaye


@ Deliver Addis

Liya Abraham


Samra Bisrat

Content Manager

Haben Gebreslasie Bzuayene


Azaria Estifanos

CEO & General Manager

Elsa Fitsum

Operation Manager

Albab Seifu


Lidet Tadesse

Policy and Communications Officer

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.