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Business Guru hits 50, Looks Ahead

Business Guru hits 50, Looks Ahead

Legendary entrepreneur and pioneer communication guru, Addis Alemayehu celebrates his 50th birthday today. The Ethiopian - Canadian known for owning 251 Communications has had a successful year in business.

Last year, he created a new company – Kazana Group - which has subsidiaries under it and interest in a wide range of interests and investments in startups not just within the capital but in many parts of the country.

The co-founder of Kana TV is also known as an able mentor to young people and the growing diaspora returning home.

"When I first moved to Ethiopia, I had no professional connection with anyone and the first person I reached out to was Addis and he was not only willing to show me around and give me the basics, but he became a mentor", a Canadian returnee told Detail Ethiopia.

"With his busy schedule and stellar credentials and connections as well as reputation, it is rare to have his type be open and willing to help us. For that, I will always be grateful", another young person said.

A brother of Mimi Alemayehu, now the Vice President of MasterCard Foundation, at 50 years old, it is certain, the best is yet to come for the visionary leader.