Title: Director of Finance & Planning


Mr. Mengistu is one of co-founders of Tanzania Association of Professional BDS Providers working as Business and Enterprise Development Consultant and Director of Finance & Planning. He has about 7 years experience in training, consulting, mentoring and project management. He holds a bachelor degree in commerce and management (UDSM); International Certificate on Market Access for Food Security (Wangeningeni UR, Netherlands), ILO certified trainer in SIYB (Start and Improve your Business) and has attended a number of short courses from local and International Organizations. His main areas of expertise include Small and Medium Business Management, Tax issues, Enterprise Development, Project Planning and Management, Enterprises Financial Analysis, Product Development and Product Costing, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Internal Control System Setting for small & Medium Enterprises,Feasibility Studies and General Business Formalization. The most notable Institutions that Mengistu has worked with comprise: ILO-Youth Entrepreneursip Facility, Action Aid Tanzania, TBL (Safari Lager wezeshwa and Retail Development Programme), Technoserve Tanzania, SNV Nertherlands Organization, National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC), ELTEL TANZANIA and The Nature Concervancy