Our Team


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Ephrem Teshale Bekele (PhD)

CEO & Co-Founder
PhD in iCT and MSc Telecommunications Engineering both from University of Trento, Italy, and BSc degree in Electrical Engineering. Ephrem is currently Program Coordinator for Telecommunication Engineering MSc program sponsored by ethio telecom. He is an Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is a project leader for multimillion Birr research and development projects. Ephrem has a vast international industry-oriented research project experience that led to publication of over 20 articles on peer reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings. Moreover, he has served Bahir Dar University as network administrator. His area of specialization is wireless systems (Antenna, Radio Propagation, Microwave Systems, …) and Data Communications.
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Beneyam Berehanu (PhD)

Senior Consultant & Co-Founder
PhD and MSc in Communication Engineering from Aalto University, Finland and BSc in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is currently a trainer and supervisor to Telecommunication Engineering MSc program sponsored by ethio telecom and an Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has worked as telecommunication researcher and research scholar in various research projects at Aalto University, Finland and University of California Davis, USA for more than seven years producing quality results published in international ICT journals and conferences. He has also served as senior telecommunication consultant for European Communications Engineering Ltd, Finland and wireless trainer for telecommunication programs in Aalto University and telecommunication capacity building project in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Furthermore, he has initiated, proposed and coordinated successful international telecommunication projects including ENhANCE and AFRICON 2015, both contributing to build capacity of the Ethiopia telecommunication sector.
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Mesfin Belachew (PhD)

Senior Consultant & Co-Founder
Has a PhD degree in Computer Science from School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (one of the India's best ranking research Institute) in 2004. He also has MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Technology/Engineering from Germany in 1990. Mesfin has vast industry experience for more than 10 years in various iCT roles including iCT system development/programming, iCT system implementation, IT project management, infrastructure deployment, portal/web development/hosting, electronic service implementation. Currently, Mesfin is serving as a team leader in development of National ICT for Agriculture Strategy project under Agricultural Transformation Agency. Mesfin has previously directly led the Ethiopian Government Portal development project by managing, evaluating, commissioning the portal development process under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). While at MCIT, Mesfin has served as the ministry’s focal point in preparation of National ICT Policy; a World Bank sponsored project, whose outcome has recently been approved by the House of Peoples Representatives. In his spare time, Mesfin has developed more than a dozen mobile applications that have been downloaded more than 50,000 times worldwide. He taught for more than 15 years as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Bahir Dar University and Unity University, Ethiopia. He is also part-time professor and a collaborator at Addis Ababa University and at HiLCoE School of Computer Science & Technology. Furthermore, Mesfin has developed leadership experience working as Director of the E-Government Directorate at MCIT, Technical Advisor to the Minster at MCIT, Dean of Faculty and Head of Department at Bahir Dar and Unity Universities. Moreover, he has published one teaching material), one Chapter Book contribution and over 15 publications in conferences.
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Belayneh Melka

Senior Consultant & Co-Founder
MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Trento, Italy and BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is a co- ounder & general manager of B&K ICT Partnership and senior lecturer at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. As part of B&K he has taken telecom sub-contract works from Brilliant ICT solutions PLC (partner of Huawei and Ericson), ADIU Communication and Logistics PLC (partner of Huawei and Ericson). As part of the sub-contract, he has worked on New and Swap Site Survey, Drive Test (SSV and Cluster), Network and Power Installation. He has also sub-contracted with Anhui Telecommunications Engineering Co., Ltd. where he has installed, configured, commissioned, and performed PAT on Ministry of Education School Net Project. Belayneh has served Ethio Telecom for over four years on the Next Generation Network (NGN) deployment project. He has also rich experience in telecom network rollout including telecommunications site survey, hardware installation, commissioning, site verification and project management during the whole network rollout process. Furthermore, Belayneh has worked at AST R&D group in Italy where he gained enormous experience on practical embedded systems.
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Nardos Endale

Office Manager
Nardos has BA degree in Accounting and vast experience in ICT sells, marketing and office managment.