EY Ethiopia Country Managing Partner, contributing in redefining the African narrative by being selected in the 100 Most Influential Africans for 2013

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Zemedeneh Negatu, Country Managing Partner for EY Ethiopia, has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans for 2013 by NewAfrican magazine. He is listed in the Business category amongst leading business icons, Aliko Dangote, Johann Rupert, Mark Shuttleworth, Isabel dos Santos and others.

Pan-African magazine, NewAfrican measures the influencer’s impact on public, social and political discourse.

This is one of the many awards, which Zemdeneh has received over the years. In 2012 he was awarded ‘Pioneer Diaspora Business Person of the Year’ in Washington, D.C. and ‘Managing Partner of the Year 2013’ from Acquisition Finance magazine.

Zemedeneh humbled by his achievement says, “I am honoured to be acknowledged amongst the men and women, who strive each day to shape the economic landscape of the African continent. This accolade reflects the continued commitment towards building a better working world for our people, clients and communities we operate within.”

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Following on from EY’s successful integration in 2008 of 87 countries into one area from across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the firm has launched its Africa Business Center™ (ABC), which aims to enhance the effective and efficient links between its geographic reach and areas of expertise. The firm enjoys representation in 33 countries across Africa.
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