Ekram Akill

General Manager of Yetem Trading Plc

Ekram Akill is the general manager of Yetem Trading Plc, established in 2004. She is a formidable business leader known for leading by example and consulting in business startups. Following her passion for cosmetics and the beauty world, she joined her mother who was already operating a small cosmetics company and turned it into one giant trading house with more than 200 million Birr turnover in less than 15 years. Yetem Trading is an exclusive importer of more than 10 brands from 14 different countries and distributes its products to retailers and hundreds of dealers throughout Ethiopia.

Ekram takes her corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously; she believes in “to give is to gain”. She supports startup businesses by affording credit, products and consults on doing and running businesses. She encourages many women with ambition to be business owners and to join the cosmetic industry. Ekram also helps those who can’t afford to send their kids to school with the tuition money needed.

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