Mr. Ketema Kebede

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KK PLC

Company Profile

KK Private Limited Company (KK PLC) was established as a small entrepreneurial effort by Mr. Ketema Kebede forty years ago. This business which has been run by one visionary man acting as an owner, manager and operator has been transformed into a formal business entity and KK was formally established as a trading company to operate in Ethiopia in 1992. KK initially started its businesses as a distribution agent of imported and locally manufactured textile products representing different manufacturing companies and managed to register a fast growth within only two years of its establishment.

Following this growth KK PLC opened its first office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with only three employees. Owing to the strong and flexible leadership of the founder, the company gradually transformed itself from one-man operation into a highly organized trading company in the country.

Twelve years after its establishment, KK became one of the prominent businesses in Ethiopia with a reputable name and started diversifying its portfolio. It did not take long for the Company to establish itself as a reliable partner of international trading companies.

In 1992 KK took a leap and added a major portfolio in its business by acquiring a textile manufacturing plant from the government and engaged into textile business to become the major producer of blanket and acrylic in the country that are distributed through represented agents in almost all parts of the country. Now more than forty years since its establishment, KK has become a diversified multi portfolio business company playing its own part in contributing to the economic development of the country by creating job opportunities for many citizens.

Board Members

KK is one of the few private companies that provides policy and strategic leadership by a board that is formed with non-resident directors appointed by the shareholders based on the relevance of their qualifications and reach experiences.

The company has over 600 employees and qualified and experienced management members with hands-on business experience. The board of directors is the highest decision-making body of the company.

Mr. Yisimashewa Seyoum
Board of Director
Eng. Mesifin Asfaw
Board Member
Mr.Fasil Asnake
Board Member
Mr.Abay Zimbelachew
Board Member
Mr.Wondwossen Teshome
Board Member

Certificate & Recognitions

Addis Ababa City Administration
Ethiopian Revenues Ministry
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Lideta Sub city Administration
Nehemiah Autism Center