As Managing Partner of East Gate Africa, Tigist leads a foreign investment advisory firm that provides market intelligence and brings investors to small businesses in Ethiopia. Her experience includes advising 100’s of start-ups on financing, strategic planning and business planning as part of UNESCO. She is also a frequent analyst performing consumer surveys as well as industry analyses for Euromonitor International. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Tigist has a strong vision and ambition to participate in the booming economy of Ethiopia. Educated in Ethiopia and France, Tigist brings a broad and international perspective to the emerging markets in Ethiopia.