Logistics Professionals Embark on Capacity Building

Mar 11 , 2023

Logistics professionals drawn from the sector that committed to two weeks of training to build their freight forwarding, shipping and logistics capacity have gained their certificate last week. Ethiopian Freight Forwarders & Shipping Agents Association gave certificates to 28 professionals in the ceremony held at the Sheraton Addis. The ceremony saw the attendance of Elizabeth Getahun, president of the Association, and Yehulaeshet Jembere from the Ethiopian Maritime Authority. The Association was formed by logistics service providers in 1998 and is a member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), which has been delivering the internationally accredited diploma certificate in Ethiopia since 2017. This is the fourth round since the program was launched in 2010, where over 110 experts have graduated. The training was given by Thomas Sim, senior vice president of FIATA, with trade mark Ethiopia financing 40pc of the cost.


Addis Chamber Embarks on Leadership Forum

A leadership forum where prominent executives will share their experiences in the business environment is organised by the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (Addis Chamber) and SAK Training & Consultancy Firm. Headlining Arega Yirdaw (PhD), president of Unity University, who is expected to address the fortunes and adversities of the leadership ecosystem and share insights into his cascade of experiences, the first round is expected to set off at the Inter-luxury H...


Wegagen Bank Launches its Mobile App

Embracing the digital realm, Wegagen Bank officially launched its mobile banking application last week. The App was inaugurated in Dire Dewa City, with Yehwalashet Zewdu, vice president of the Bank Enterprise Services, showcasing its service that provides secure and seamless financial services. According to Yehwalashet, Wegagen Mobile meets the evolving needs of its clientele in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna and Somali languages. Incorporated in 1997, Wegagen Bank has grown to become...


Zemen Bank Joins IFC's Trade Finance Program with $30m Boost

Zemen Bank has secured a 30 million dollar trade finance guarantee from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost the trade finance operations. A member of the World Bank Group, IFC has welcomed Zemen as the newest member of its Global Trade Finance Program aimed at supporting exports and imports. Signed by Dereje Zenebe, president of Zemen Bank and Madalo Minofu, country manager of IFC, the trade financing is part of the one-billion-dollar Africa Trade & Supply Chain Finance P...