Mathias Aklilu


Name: Mathias Aklilu

Education: Sociology and Social Anthropology

Company name: MA Hair

Title: Managing Director

Founded in: 2017

What it does: Importing human hair

HQ: Around Kera

Number of employees: 3

Startup Capital:   25,000  birr

Current capital:  50,000  birr

Reason for starting the business: The hair piece business is dominated by contraband traders, so  I saw the market demand and started the business.

Biggest perk of ownership: There are almost no competitors in the market that are doing the business legitimately so that’s an advantage.

Biggest strength: We are dedicated to conducting business professionally

Biggest challenge: Foreign exchange

Plan: To expand to other markets

First career:  Sales

Most interested in meeting:  Sarcastic people

Most admired person: My Mom

Stress reducer: Music

Favorite past-time: The times that I spend volunteering

Favorite book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson

Favorite destination: Diani Beach, Kenya

Favorite automobile: Audi