Mr. Kibret Abebe
Mr. Kibret Abebe is a professional anesthetist with over 25 years’ experience. Mr. Abebe, established TEBITA Ambulance after witnessing the poor conditions of victims of traffic accidents and other emergency medical patients when they arrived at local Addis Ababa hospitals. Very few patients arrived via ambulance, while the majority traveled by public transportation. In a country where the rate of traffic accidents per capita is among the highest in the world, Mr. Abebe saw the need to improve patient transportation and pre-hospital care. He proposed the concept to the Ministry of Health, helped craft the government regulatory standards for the industry, and received the first ambulance license for TEBITA Ambulance in 2008. Six years later, TEBITA remains the only licensed for-profit ambulance and pre-hospital trauma care business in the country.
Mr. Yitages Mengistu
As a comprehensive registered nurse, Mr. Mengistu worked in the operating rooms Tikur Anbessa Hospital for 15 years, the biggest and tertiary hospital in Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa. He also served as the executive director of the Ethiopia Midwives Association. Mr. Mengistu holds a master's of science in Resource and Environment Economics, and has taught different courses at colleges and universities, including biostatistics, health economics, and principles of economics and operating room technique. Mr. Mengistu joined TEBITA Ambulance as the Operations Manager because he too understands Ethiopia's need for top quality pre-hospital and emergency care. His life's passion is to save lives and assist those in need.
Ms. Abinet Assefa
Ms. Assefa holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing Management from St. Mary's University and is currently studying for a master's degree in Business Administration from Indra Gandi National Open University (IGNOU). Ms. Assefa has over 10 years of work experience in sales and marketing across different service sectors. She joined the TEBITA Ambulance team in October 2015, and is currently working as the company's Marketing and Sales Manager. Ms. Assefa joined TEBITA because of her belief in Mr. Abebe's and the company's mission to save human lives.
Mr. Netsere Tadese
Mr. Tadese has a diploma in Clinical Nursing from Jima University, an advanced diploma in Anesthesia and a bachelor's of science degree in Anesthsiology (with honors) from the Addis Ababa University School of Medicine. Mr. Tadese has 29 years of work experience in the health industry, at various health centers, regional offices and hospital settings. Mr. Tadese is currently the Training Manager of TEBITA Ambulance. Everyday he seeks to make TEBITA the leading emergency service training company in Ethiopia.