August 6, 2019

Founder

Our Founder and Managing Director

Filagot Tesfaye

Filagot Tesfaye is a practicing professional electrical engineer and a consultant with a diverse experience in construction, manufacturing, energy and consultancy sectors. Filagot specializes in designing, supervising and inspection of electrical systems, fulfilling both management and technical roles.

Filagot has a wide-range to engineering professional skills, including a well-developed demand-side energy expertise in the Ethiopian power sector. Her previous work includes the design, supervision and commissioning of a large-scale electrical projects in industrial parks, stadiums, hospitals, housing projects, universities, government- and private-owned buildings. She has designed electrical systems integrating solar energy solutions in different type of projects including Ethiopian 3rd Prime Minister residence in Addis Ababa. She developed energy efficient electrical systems and off-grid energy alternatives in newly designed buildings and infrastructure.

Filagot is a founder and president of Ethiopian women in Energy Association (EWiEn), that connects and empowers Ethiopian women working in the energy sector.  Filagot teaches issues in renewable energy and energy conservation for diverse groups of her community. In addition, Filagot sits on an editorial board and contributes articles on energy issues as an active member of Ethiopian Society of Electrical Engineers.

Filagot has various certificates from different international academic institutions in her field. In addition, Filagot has participated in several international fellowship program including Mandela Washington Fellow 2019, Open Africa power 2019 by Enel foundation, member of Global Women Network for Energy transition and first cohort graduate of Women in African power 2018, Power Africa through USAID program. She studied courses at University of Nevada, Florence School of Regulation and University of South Africa