Luc is an Economist with 25 years’ experience managing socio-economic programmes in Africa and Central Asia, with a firm understanding of UKaid/DFID procedures and regulations. He has an MSc in Rural Economy and a BSc in Business and Finance. He joined EP in May 2015 and is in charge of the financial and operational support to both EP and WEDP. He is also the Deputy Team Leader of EP.
Simeneh joined EP in 2014 enlisting 6 years of experience in the field of ICT. He acquired skills on ICT infrastructure planning & implementation, Network Administration & Management, Strategy Management for IT services, Business Relationship Management, Information Security Management, Software Development & Maintenance, and so on. Simeneh is in charge of the wider Information and Communication Technology Management of EP, including ISP communication, configuration of software & hardware, Network Management , and ICT related procurement.
Tilaye joined EP in 2015 with the task of pursuing FAV sector analysis and accordingly realising effective growth solutions through investment initiatives. Tilaye has 25 years’ of experience with agricultural, livelihood, and natural resources development programs driven by market and business oriented strategies. Tilaye assumed various positions position such as Chief Technical Advisor, Executive Director Programme Officer, and Project Manager with at international, and bilateral organisations as well as at private business associations.
Samuel joined EP in 2015 enlisting 7 years of experience in areas of agricultural productivity improvement, and enabling access to finance. His previous organisational profile includes the Agricultural Transformation Agency & Company, and Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce. He specialises in design and management of systemic interventions in the agricultural sector through private sector investment. Samuel’s role is in directing different intervention portfolios across several levels of value chains in the FAV sector.
Helen T. Teshome
Helen joined EP in November 2014 with over 20 years of experience in the finance sector in the US, and more than 5 years’ consulting experience in finance and project management in Ethiopia. Currently, Helen leads the Finance Group of EP. She has a Bachelor of Humanities degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of London, and a Masters Degree of Arts degree in Economics from Fordham University (New York). She is married and has 2 older children.
Maurice (1972) has been working in Ethiopia for over 4 years on with PSNP, RFS, WEDP, and EP, joining the later in June 2014. He previously worked in advisory positions across Africa and beyond in access to finance. In EP, he is responsible for interventions promoting access to savings accounts in rural Ethiopia. He originates from the Netherlands and holds MSC in Economics and & Business.
Nebil is the Managing Director of Enterprise Partners. EP works under the supervision of the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation and Ministry of Industry, supporting Ethiopia’s drive to structurally transform the economy from agriculture towards industry and to enhance the contribution of the financial sector to the economy. As Managing Director, Nebil is responsible for delivering the programme’s results leading a team of ca. 50 professionals in developing strategies, managing interventions and scaling successful solutions. Coming from a background as an investment analyst in the UK, Nebil moved to Ethiopia in 2005. He established a company, First Consult, to become the leading consultancy in Ethiopia within 5 years working across the economic development, financial sector development and business strategy spheres, employing over a hundred people in the process. Nebil has authored books on business and economic development, notably the Enterprise Map of Ethiopia. He also serves on the advisory board of various institutions related to youth and business.
Razik is leading the Agro-Industrial Sectors Group of Enterprise Partners EP. He manages and directs interventions and implementations of Cotton-Textile-Apparel CTA, Leather and Livestock LAL, and Fruits and Vegetable FAV as a member of EP’s senior management team. Razik has more than 10 years of experience in practicing markets systems development approach (making market work for poor M4P) and managing large scale/heavy implementation in the agro-industrial and services sectors of Bangladesh, Nigeria and now Ethiopia. Prior to EP, Razik had worked with Swisscontact-Katalyst, the global flagship project on M4P approach, for 6 years and later with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), as their programme manager for the Market Development Portfolio programmes in Bangladesh for 3 years. Razik has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and later obtained a development management certificate from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila. He is a member of the Bangladesh Economic Association, BEAMS exchange and the SDC’s global employment and income (E+I) network.