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Ethiopia Business Service Providers

The BSP directory helps U.S. companies identify professional service providers to assist you in the assessment, completion, and/or financing of a business or export transaction. The Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has carefully chosen a select group of qualified local service providers. If you seek support in a category not listed here, please contact us at or Tel: +251(0)11-1306000 and we will try to identify companies that can provide what you need to succeed in Ethiopia.  

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**The BSP directory is intended to provide an additional resource to U.S. exporters doing business in this geographic area. The BSP directory is not comprehensive. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service.  We have performed limited due diligence research. We assume no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the providers listed. We reserve the right not to list any particular company.  

Find Business Resources in Ethiopia

Explore the service providers below. BSP directories for additional service areas such as, Hospitality, Distributors, Sales Agents and Importers, and Banking Services are coming soon. Contact us for more information about your specific sector. 

First Consult


First Consult Plc. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Meron Getachew, General Manager, Tel: +251 114401473, +251 114403649
Location: Gabon Street, Meskel Flower Round About, CPP Building.

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First Consult is a leading Ethiopian consulting firm, dedicated to delivering practical and impactful solutions for development, business, strategy, finance, and investment. With a deep understanding of local context, our multidisciplinary team combines research, analytics, and executions to create tangible results. We empower women, youth, and foster entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic advancement in various sectors.

Bringing private sector perspectives to development challenges, First Consult’s mission is to support economic development. We design and implement projects that develop businesses (especially SMEs), improves their access to finance and creates jobs & livelihoods especially for young people and women.

Since 2006, First Consult has executed >100 projects in Ethiopia and the continent working in partnership with international development agencies, private sector businesses and government departments. Our work has led to > $1 billion in investment, supporting >100,000 businesses and >500,000 jobs to date.

Our team combines a unique capacity to combine research & analytics with execution. We understand the country’s context, actors and dynamics and we use that deep knowledge to design solutions that are practical and realistic. We believe in innovating, acting fast, learning-while-doing and working in partnerships and alliances across multiple sectors (private, public, nonprofit with over 200 partners to date).

Our commitment to this approach has led to notable “flagship” projects that have been replicated within Ethiopia and beyond, such as CapitaLink, The Enterprise Map Series, Young Professionals Development Programme (YPDP), Enterprise Partners (EP), Women Entrepreneurs Development Project (WEDP), The BRIDGES Programme, Awaqi youth social media platform, and The MSME Resilience Facility (MESMER).

Our projects have successfully scaled-up with tangible, sustainable results that are making a difference to people’s lives.

Grant Thornton


Grant Thornton Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Melaku Tesema, Managing Partner, Tel: +251 115 53 6364
Location: Grant Thornton Building, 4th Floor, Guinea Conakry St., Kazanchis District

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Grant Thornton Ethiopia is a leading advisory, tax and audit firm in Ethiopia dedicated to serving foreign investors, private entities, non-governmental organizations, public bodies, and international organizations in the country. Grant Thornton is a global professional organization ranked in the top five for professional services and has a presence in over 145 countries with a combined annual revenue of USD 7.4 billion. As a member of Grant Thornton and with over 40 years of local presence in Ethiopia, we are ideally positioned to assist you and offer globally recognized world class services.

Major service includes: 

•    Business Process Solutions
•    Transaction Advisory Services
•    Audit and Assurance
•    Tax Advisory Services
•    Company Secretarial Services
•    IFRS and IPSAS
•    Human Capital Advisory
•    Business Risk Advisory
•    Operations Improvement
•    Monitoring and Evaluation
•    Public Sector Advisory


Jad Business and Investment Consulting PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Daniel Gashaw, General Manager, Tel: +251929188662
Location: Behind Commerce Next to Tele Bar, Mezid Plaza.


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Jad Business and Investment Consulting Plc has a reputation for successfully executing various consultancy service assignments in business, investment, marketing, finance, and development fields.

The founders and members of the consultation team are infusing their senior consultancy service practices gained from local and worldwide exposures and companies. In addition, the consultant team engages more technical specialists and experts to provide superior consultancy services in accordance with the scopes and areas of assignments.

We collaborate with our clients to be accountable and to lead them through the process of putting forth their ideas, designing their ideas methodically, developing a winning report document, easy execution, and developing a follow-up matrix. We greatly believe in working closely with our clients to achieve the goals of consultancy service assignments.

We are proud of our ability to think in terms of what is best for our clients by providing solutions that are not only theoretical but also practicable through regular sessions together with project owners

Belay Ketema

Belay Ketema and Associates Law Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Belay Ketema Homa, Consultant and Attorney at Law, Tel: +251 911214519
Location: Haile Gebreselasie Building, office No. 102, 103 Haile Gebereselasie Street.

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Belay Ketema and Associates Law Office has more than 30 years of legal practice in advisory, litigation and representation of individuals & corporate entities – public, private and non-profit organizations.

Belay Ketema has built an excellent reputation in conducting court and arbitration proceedings on various issues including labor relations, contract administration and sales. Our office offers a range of expertise with qualified legal personnel that can handle litigation, advisory and representation. The following are our core values when doing business with clients.

Our clients testify that we can deliver advisory on a real-time basis to cater for urgent demands. We ensure an utmost confidence and that delivery of any report regarding our clients is upon prior approval of our clients and after going through the details of elements contained within such reports – both verbal and written. We believe that the core asset in building confidence with our client base is rooted in our ability to communicate efficiently and with a sense of urgency.

Our services encompass the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Court proceedings
  • Corporate and Commercial Matters
  • Taxation
  • Investment
  • Employment and Immigration
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Mark registration.


Mehrteab & Getu Advocates

Mehrteab & Getu Advocates LLP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Contact: Mehrteab Leul, Managing Partner, Tel, +251 115159798 /+251 115547938/+251 911209155.
Location: Dembel City Center, Africa Avenue.

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Mehrteab & Getu Advocates LLP (“MLA” ) founded in 1997 is a leading full-service law firm offering a broad range of quality legal services and representing several local businesses; major multinational corporations and non-profit organization in the country. Our quality services have allowed us to work on some of the most complex transactions, as well as well-known cross-border/inter-jurisdictional matters. 

We pride ourselves in being the largest de jure law firm in the country, in terms of areas of expertise and number of qualified lawyers. With more than twenty lawyers and eight major practice areas, including: NGO/NPO, Financial Services, Corporate, Tax; Employment & Immigration; Intellectual Property and Technology; Mining & Energy, Real Estate & Conveyancing; Aviation; and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. 

Although, MLA has been in the Ethiopian market for almost three decades, following the ratification of the highly anticipated regulation, which allows the formation of de-jure law firms in Ethiopia - MLA has transitioned from a de facto law firm (i.e., sole proprietorship) and registered as Mehrteab & Getu Advocates LLP on June 30, 2022. 

Having established its presence in Ethiopia in 1997, we have grown to become one of the largest/ most substantial/ most highly regarded law firms in the country. Our team’s experience extends to surrounding markets in Eastern and Southern Africa, where we work with our DLA Piper Africa colleagues (or other local law firms as required), in addition to more broadly across Africa where we have an unrivalled presence in 20 countries through DLA Piper Africa. 

Our lawyers are fully versed in our local and cultural business community. Our team can help you across the full spectrum of your legal needs. Our lawyers are experienced in navigating the complex economic, cultural and social issues businesses. 

MLA and its Partners have received a number of market recognitions and accolades by virtually all major international legal directories for excellent legal services including:

  • MLA ranked as Band 1 General Business Law Office in Ethiopia - Chambers & Partners Global (2015 – 2022); 
  • MLA ranked as TIER 1 Financial and Corporate Law Firm in Ethiopia - IFLR 1000 (2019 -2022)
  • MLA ranked as TIER 1 Law Firm in Ethiopia - The Legal 500 (2018 -2022)
  • Mehrteab Leul - Managing Partner - ranked as Band 1 Lawyer in Ethiopia - Chambers & Partners Global (2019-2022);as well as  the Most Regarded Lawyer -  by  IFLR 1000 (2022)
  • Getu Shiferaw – Partner ranked as a Rising Star Partner  -  IFLR 1000 (2022)     

MLA has been an active participant and member of several professional associations such as: International Bar Association (IBA); International Trademark Association (INTA); Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association (ELA); and African Business Law Firm Association. 

We are a member of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and European Union Business Forum in Ethiopia (EUBFE). We have been also closely working with different business forums/chambers of commerce in Ethiopia.

Mehrteab & Getu Advocates (MLA) is a member of DLA Piper Africa, a Swiss Verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper. 

Abay logistics


Abay Logistics PlC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Mesfin Tefera, Chief Executive Officer Tel: +251 964764676/ +251 118132182/83, Sema Birara, Operation Manager, Tel: +251 935334694, Marketing team, Tel: +251945434343
Location: Bole sub-city, Kal Building, suite 204, In Front of Nyala Motors.

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Abay Logistics PLC provides end-to-end logistics solutions by subcontracting from customers and helping them focus on their primary business activities.

We provide the following interlinked package services: - Freight Forwarding, Shipping Agency, Customs Clearance, Inland transportation, Domestic Delivery and Online transport marketplace. 

We are a third-party logistics company that provides globally integrated end-to-end solutions tailored to our customers’ supply chain management needs with a special commitment to industry-specific requirements.

Safe Zone

SafeZone logistics PLC. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Yonathan Adafre, Director, Tel, +251 911250997
Location: Bole Atlas Bavo Building 1st Floor.

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Safezone is a full logistics company based in Ethiopia specialized in clearing, forwarding, transport and a complete Warehouse management service supported by inhouse inventory system.

It runs a bonded-warehouse service in one of the world’s largest cargo facilities that is owned by Ethiopian Airlines at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Safezone invest time and expertise to fully understand your business before designing plans to execute your supply and chain needs.