Achamyelesh Ademe

Managing Director Koni Tour,Travel and Events PLC

Mrs Ademe is  a  graduate  from:

  • Awassa  Agricultural  College,  currently  renamed  Awassa  University;
  • International  School  of  Diplomacy  and  Protocol,  in  Brussels,  Belgium;
  • Lion  Ethiopia  Tourism&  Hotel  College,  Addis  Ababa,  Ethiopia.

Mrs Ademe worked  in  the  Ministry  of  Agriculture  as  an  expert  in  extension  department  and  gained  15  years of  experience.  She  then  joined  a  Non  Governmental  Organization  called  “Sasakwa  Global  2000”-­joint  ventures  of  the  Sasakawa  Africa  Association  (SAA)  and  the  Global  2000  programme  of  the  Carter  Center  as  an  expert  on  post  harvest  section  and  served  for  five  years  in  different  position  and  responsibilities to  increase  the  impact  on  raising  agricultural  productivity  and  improving  farmer  incomes.  Since  2005,  Mrs  Ademe is  a  self-­employed  and  runs  her  own  business and  is  a  Managing  Director  of  KoniTour,  Travel  and  Events  Company  that  she  established.  She  serves  in  a  number  of  leadership  positions in  entrepreneurial and  development  based associations  in  Ethiopia. She  is  currently  the  President  of  the  Addis  Ababa  Women  Entrepreneurs  Association.

Her  primary  passion  is  to  encourage and  empower  entrepreneurs to  actively  participate  in  sustainable  economic  development. In  addition to  her  professional  engagements  and  extensive  leadership  experience,  she  uses  every  opportunity  availed  to  her  to  promote  and  share  the  beautiful  and  unique  culture  of  Ethiopia  to  the  rest  of  the  world. Mrs  Ademe  actively  participatesand  devotes  her  spare  time  being  a  member  of  Global  Peace  Foundation  that  is  founded  by  the  late  Ethiopian  President  H.E.  Girma  Wolde-­Giorgis,as  well  as  serving  as  a  board  member  of  business Associations  coalition  against  HIV/AIDS. She  also  served  as Vise  President  of  board  of  Directors  at  one  of  Ethiopian  Private  Banks,  Abay  Bank.  Mrs  Ademe  is  a  proud  mother  of  two  and  a  grand-­mother  of  four.  She  is  a  very  energetic,  passionate  defender  and  promoter  of  the  role  of  women  in  society.

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