Rekik Bekele, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer: Since 2010 Rekik has worked extensively on renewable-energy and energy-efficiency programmes within both the development and private sectors. Her experience covers team management, marketing strategy and implementation of solar, micro-hydroelectric and improved cook-stove projects, including distribution and installation of solar equipment. She is a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering from Addis Ababa University, a board member of the Ethiopian Solar Energy Development Association (E-SEDA), an Acumen East Africa fellow and a Growth Africa Accelerate member. Rekik’s passion for growing businesses, expanding access to clean energy and creating job opportunities led her to establish Green Scene Energy PLC in 2016.
Addis Tigabu, Chief Operations Officer: Since 2008 Addis has managed communications, marketing and public relations for multiple projects and companies. He has experience from Ethiopia, Germany and the USA in development cooperation, research institute, academia, finance and private business ventures. Addis holds a Master of Science (MSc) in International Business from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, in addition to being a returnee expert of the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM).
Mikiyas Berihun, Technical Engineering Operations: Since 2016 Mikiyas has managed all aspects of Green Scene’s solar system testing, assembly, sales, distribution and installation, as well as the logistics of other Green Scene products such as improved cook stoves and charcoal briquettes. Mikiyas is a Bachelor of Science in Bio-System Engineering from Hawassa University.
Yared Gebre, Chief Financial Officer: Yared has more than eight years of financial management experience with both private and non-governmental organisations. His experience covers financial closings, tax payments, payrolls, purchase and sales expenditures, monthly financial reports, annual auditing reports and financial forecasts, often working in close collaboration with internal and external auditors. Yared holds a Masters in Accounting from Addis Ababa University.
Dejene Tesfaye, Junior Accountant and Administrator: Dejene is a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Asella-Chilalo University. He began his professional career with Green Scene in December 2017.
Muna Kadi, Administration and Sales Assistant: Muna is a Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness Management from Ambo University. She began her career with Green Scene in February 2019.
Dessie Eshetie, Technical Engineering Intern: Dessie holds a BSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. He assists with all technical elements of the solar home systems.
Ermias Haileyesus, Information Technology Support: Co-founder of YenePay, a partner company to Green Scene, Ermias has worked on localised digital tools and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology since 2011. His extensive experience suits him perfectly to designing and streamlining Green Scene’s OwnGrid payment platform in addition to providing all-round structural IT support.