ARTS appoints Ermias Eshetu as CEO


ARTS Media Production Share Company announced the hiring of Ermias Eshetu, former VP of Zemen Bank and CEO of Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, as the new CEO of ARTS.
Ermias, received his Masters degree in International Business from Manchester School of Management, and continued to work at several multinational Fortune 500 companies developing and implementing successful business strategies. Having founded many businesses of his own, Ermias is no stranger to startups. He brings his global experience, proven leadership, and local perspective which we believe are necessary for the successful launch of this revolutionary media company.
Ermias joins an impressive cast at ARTS, whose shareholders include a variety of successful individuals, ranging from Olympic gold-medalists to experienced authorities in media, education, finance, law, medicine as well as many other professional backgrounds. They share one vision: to provide a modern, high quality and engaging content to its audiences across Africa particularly focusing on business, policy and culture.
ARTS Media Share Company is an Ethiopian-based media start-up, intent on providing African entertainment, news, and high-quality content near and far from the perspective of Africans. ARTS shall attempt to especially capture the increasingly young population of Africa, and of African descent, by providing high quality content and a platform for active engagement in the ongoing transformation of the continent. ARTS hopes to start full operation in the first quarter of 2018, with content already scheduled to be rolled out in Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.