Rolf Gautschi (far left), general manager of Orbis Trading; Melkamu Assefa (left), the CEO of Marathon Motors; Abraham Abegaz (middle), CEO of Nyala Motors and Chris De Muynck (right), managing director of MOENCO (Photo: AddisFortune.net)

Rolf Gautschi (far left), general manager of Orbis Trading; Melkamu Assefa (left), the CEO of Marathon Motors; Abraham Abegaz (middle), CEO of Nyala Motors and Chris De Muynck (right), managing director of MOENCO (Photo: AddisFortune.net)

The new association, established with 14 members, will focus on improving the processes within the sector.

By Fasika Tadesse

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaThe Automotives and Machineries Importers & Assembly Sectoral Association was established with an official launching ceremony at the Sheraton Addis Hotel on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

The Association was established with fourteen members who then selected four members of the board of directors and a chairman.

Abraham Abegaz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nyala Motors S.C, is the chairman of the Association. Alemayehu Mengesha (Eng), CEO of Race Engineering; Bekele Haile, owner of B.H Trading and Manufacturing Plc; Rolf Gautschi, general manager of Orbis Trading & Technical Centre S.C, and Chris De Muynck, managing director of MOENCO, are members of the board of directors.

“The formation of the association took a two years process,” said Abraham Abegaz. “It has finally got recognition and certification from the Ministry of Trade (MoT), as well as the Documents Authentication & Registration Office (DARO).”

Read more at: Addis Fortune

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