Genuine Leather Craft was formed as a private limited company in 1992 to produce high-class leather garments for the export market with a paid capital of Birr 1,200,000, equivalent of US$300,000 at that time.
Because the company was formed to produce high class leather garments for the export market at the outset, it was imperative that its direct work force was trained in the most up to date skills of leather garment making to suite the tastes and trends of the European markets targeted by the management. Accordingly, reputable technicians were employed to work in the factory for a number of months and train the personnel of the company on-the-job in the art of exquisite leather garments making.
The shareholders of the company are Mrs. Almaz Messele and her husband Mr. Teshome Kebede. Mrs. Messele is a graduate of the commercial college of Addis Ababa with a diploma in secretarial sciences and business administration. She has worked in several government and private offices for more than eighteen years growing through the ranks and files from a clerk to being an executive secretary to a minister. She has acquired exposure to full administrative operations in this long experience and now heads the company as its executive director.
Genuine Leather is heading to diversify and expand into production of special footwear and sporting goods in its new building the construction of which has started in one of the industrial areas of Addis Ababa.
Almaz Messele, Executive Director
PO Box 2218
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 (11) 5531894
Fax: +251 (11) 5518841
Mobile: (251) 91145618