Description/Summary on the Association
ICT-ET, founded by a few private companies, was formally established on November 25, 2010 with the Charities and Societies Agency (License #2055) to EXPOSE, ENGAGE and ENABLE the private sector within the ICT industry in Ethiopia, As part of the recent CSO Directive, it was re-established at the Ministry of Trade on December 27, 2013 as Corpa Information and Communication Technology Trade Sectoral Association-Ethiopia officially but is still best known as ICT-ET. The association has three sectors within its scope, namely Information Technology, Communication Technology and Broadcasting Technology (please see table below).

To launch the association, ICT-ET in collaboration with Google, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) and Ethio Telecom hosted an event at the Hilton on January 18, 2011 which consisted of a keynote speech from HE Ato Debretsion GebreMichael, Minister of MCIT as well as speeches from Ethio Telecom’s CEO Jean -Michel Latute and Google’s Business and e-Government teams.

Theme Information Technology Communication Technology Broadcasting Technology
General • Fundraising & Establishment
• Recruit Members (Regular vs. Associate Members)
• Elect Board Members & Management
Expose • Quarterly Technology Innovation Series
• International ICT Conference in Ethiopia(2012)
Engage • Diaspora Mentorship Program
• Government/ Private Sector Forum (Policy Proposals)
Enable • ICT Park
• ICT Innovation Competition (e.g. apps development)

Organizational Structure
The Association (ICTET) shall be comprised of the following management bodies: A General Assembly, Auditor, Executive Committee and Other Staff.

ICTET has the following structure:

Organizational Structure

Member of an Executive Committee cannot work as an Auditor.
As per the By-laws, the General Assembly will have the following duties and responsibilities:

When the General Assembly finds it necessary, it can delegate the power and functions listed under sub-section 1(e), j, k and l to the permanent or interim committee or leadership bodies of the association. The General Assembly would have the final say on the interpretation of these By-laws provided that it does not conflict with the relevant legal codes of Ethiopia.

Please refer to the by-laws of ICTET for further descriptions of the different functions of the General Assembly, Auditor, Executive Committee and Other Staff. [Click here to see full content of the by-laws]


Board Members

Seyoum Bereded, President

Seyoum has extensive experience in advanced IT systems from his time at leading multinational companies in the UK, the US and Canada such as Research in Motion, Eurostar UK LTD and Eloyalty US LTD. After working for six years at Research In Motion - the manufacturer of Blackberry as an Oracle Database Manager and Engineering Team Leader, he returned to Ethiopia following his appointment as Director General of the Ethiopian Millennium Festival National Secretariat. Currently he serves as Managing Director of Consopia. Seyoum has a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University and a Master's Degree in Advanced IT from London South Bank University.

Yilkal Abate, Vice President

Yilkal Abate is a technology and business professional with over 10 years experience in the development of IT solutions, risk management tools, software apps, process improvement, and web technologies in the financial, education, and consulting industries.

He has previously worked in different capacities at Liberty Mutual in Boston, AIG in NY, Richmond University in London, and Analysis International Ltd. UK. Yilkal returned to Ethiopia in 2010 and currently works as Country Manager at Afmobi.

Yilkal has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Richmond, The American International University in London, and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also studied International Baccalaureate at Waterford, United World College of Southern Africa in Swaziland.

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Beemnet Demissie, CNET Software ,Secretary General

Dr. Fikre Wondimu, AGM Chairman

Amanuel Abraha ,Ahadootec, AGM Vice Chairman

Nedim Abdusemed, Glorious Plc, Board Member

Gizaw Tulu, Fairfax Technologies, Board Member

Samrawit Fikru, Ride, Alternate Board Member

Hohete Arefayne, Hello Cash, Alternate Board Member


Open Positions
ICTET has a number of areas that it needs contributions and assistance to fulfill its outlined goals. In that regard, it will need to fill different positions from time to time. These open positions and needs will regularly be posted under this section.

There are currently no vacancies.


Contact Details
Registered Address:
Information and Communications Technology Association – Ethiopia (ICT-ET)
NB Business Center, 4th Floor, Suite 403C, Mickey Leland Street
Tel: +251-922-44-77-77
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia