The Founder: Mr. Yigzaw Assefa

Mr. Yigzaw Assefa Mr. Yigzaw Assefa is the founder of the Company and has been serving BAHIRDAR Tannery as a Managing Director since its establishment back in 1998 G.C.

A more than 30 years of enormous and genuine experience in the leather sector and the experience gained as a General Manager of three state-owned tanneries in Ethiopia accompanied by his educational background paved a way to him to establish and run a successful tannery (BAHIRDAR Tannery) within a short period of time. He was also served the Ethiopian Leather Industry Association as being a member of Board of Directors and as a President for a long period of time.

The Founder of the Company is endowed with planning, developing, implementing and managing different innovative, creative, novel and first-class ideas which ultimately contributes for the better production processes and operations. This is decisive for the fastened growth of the Company within a short period of time.
He has a strong conviction that; why Ethiopia has been limited to export pickle and wet blue or raw hides and skins to other countries; rather the country should be benefited from the value-added finished leather products as well. Taking this belief and assumption in to account, he had managed the Company to produce and export of finished leather products to the international market as being a competitive industry in different quality and other standards of parameters for quality. This faster achievement within a shorter period of time in the 90 years of leather industry history is a recent phenomenon in which all have been focused on exporting semi-processed products.

The Founder has also visionary and far-sighted plans, implemented not only to expand and upgrade the Company and its productions process to increase production capacity but also in quality and innovations. Therefore, by applying scientific and innovative mechanisms for a better quality, thus, to develop its own leather brand of the Company. Alongside, he has been also working to re-invent and expand the Company for more profitability and its business growth.

Vision and Mission

To develop its own quality leather brand and become a competent leather industry which is preferred by the consumers in the global leather market.

  • To develop and/or manufacture the finest leather products which could meet the customer’s expectations in quality, delivery time, and other key standards.
  • To be a competitive company and to maximize its share in the market all the way through adopting new technology, process innovations, and world-class business strategies.
  • To develop and engage on ensuring a healthy and friendly relationship with the environment and community.

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