Yenus Shemsu


Name: Yenus Shemsu

Education: Degree in Architecture

Company name: Shemsu Akmel Metal and Aluminum Works

Title: General Manager

Founded in: 2006


What it does: Manufacturing all kinds of metal and aluminum products

HQ: Megenagna next to the Israel Embassy

Number of employees: 11

Startup Capital     100,000  birr

Current capital  420,000 birr

Reasons for starting the business: The need for metal and aluminum products

Biggest strength: Standing up for what I believe is right

Biggest perks of Ownership: Experimenting, learning and growing every day.

Plan: Creating optimal solutions that meet the needs of Ethiopian Architecture and Engineering

Biggest challenge: when your project hits an impenetrable obstacle, to come up with an alternative plan to move forward

First career: Graphics designer

Most interested in  meeting: PM Abiy Ahmed (PhD)

Most admired person: My father and my mother

Stress reducer: Listening to music and swimming

Favorite past-time: Swimming

Favorite book: “Too Big to Fail” by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Favorite destination:  Dahlak, Eritrea

Favorite automobile:  2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT