Innovation: Ethiopia’s Addis Alemayehou named in 100 Global Tech’s Changemakers list

Addis Alemayehou. Picture: Dispatch

Ethiopia’s serial entrepreneur and investor Addis Alemayehou was recognized in the Rest of World (RoW) ‘s 100 Global Tech’s Changemakers’ list for his contribution to the tech sector amid challenges.

Addis Abeba – Kazana Group chairman, Addis Alemayehou who has become a household name in Africa’s business and entrepreneurship landscape with Ethiopia 2022 in recognition of his contribution to the growth of a range of sectors.

From tech leaders, innovators and investors to activists.

Earlier this year, RoW set out to find 100 of the most influential, innovative, and trailblazing personalities in fintech, e-commerce, policy, digital infrastructure, and a range of other sectors that intersects with and influence technology for its inaugural RoW100: Global Tech’s Changemakers.

RoW identifying people outside of Silicon Valley and the west, whose efforts directly impact countries where the majority of the world’s population lives.

To put together the list, the organization researches individuals in each regional ecosystem who have made a contribution to their economy.

Addis, the Chairman of Kazana Group, which holds a portfolio of more than 16 companies operating in a diverse array of industries and sectors, notably in marketing, communications, advertising, fintech, telecom, manufacturing, logistics, technologies, investment management & advisory, and recognized more than one decade.

The founder and CEO of Ethiopia with a clear goal of providing world-class communications and marketing services for various private as well as public clients, among which are several multinational corporations and international organizations.

Having become a marketing and communications veteran, the first African-owned, pan-African agency handling communications for global clients in the African setting.

Ethiopia called KANA TV in partnership with MOBY Group, based in Dubai. A year after launch, KANA TV had shorts and 34% market share and 8 of the top 10 highest rated prime time shows were aired on the channel. Added on in Ethiopia, dubbed Afro FM, back in 2008.

Since 2016, Addis has held the role of Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business strategy firm based in Washington DC where it uses its expertise in communications, telecom, and other key sectors to support client engagements across East Africa.

Together, the individuals featured on the Global Tech’s Changemakers list (RoW100: Global Tech’s Changemakers) Dispatch


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