CEO & Co-Founder, AVL

Tigist holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of Toulouse and a MSc. in International Management with a specialization in Business Strategy, from IAE Toulouse Graduate School of Management (France).

She worked at the UN for about 4 years managing the implementation of various projects while also assisting local start-ups in market/business intelligence and working as an in-country Industry Analyst for Euromonitor International, a UK based Global Market Intelligence firm. She decided to return full time to the business world in 2013 to co-found and lead East Africa Gate (EAGate), a Foreign Investment Advisory Firm for 8 years and embarked in 2021 in a new entrepreneurial adventure by co-founding ARAYA Venture Lab. She has worked over a decade in Business Strategy & Market Intelligence.

Expertise: Business Strategy, Market and Business Intelligence, Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, Market and Industry Analysis.