Simon Russom


Name: Simon Russom

Education: MSC in Mechanical Engineering

Company name: Compound Lounge

Studio Title: Owner

Founded in: 2019


What it does: Sells liquors

HQ: Around Bole Medhanealem

Number of employees: 35

Startup Capital: Two million birr

Current capital: Growing

Reasons for starting the business: To provide better service

Biggest perk of ownership: Creative freedom

Biggest strength: Commitment

Plan: To expand

First career: Renting construction machines

Most interested in meeting: PM Abiy Ahmed

Most admired person: Richard Branson

Stress reducer: Watching movies

Favorite past-time: Working

Favorite book: ‘Yaltmelesew Babaure’ By Tesfaye Gebreab

Favorite destination: Hawassa

Favorite automobile: Toyota