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Founded in 2014, Sozo Consulting is dedicated to assisting both local and international companies in establishing successful ventures in Ethiopia. Headquartered in Addis Ababa, we specialize in offering tailored business intelligence and technical support services for companies seeking investment opportunities in Ethiopia.


At Sozo Consulting, our mission is to contribute to the growth of entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. We achieve this by supporting foreign companies, empowering local export businesses, optimizing business processes, and fostering collaboration between international corporations and local stakeholders.


Our approach combines a profound understanding of international business cultures with insights into the local market, allowing us to provide customized consultancy solutions that enable companies to attain their business objectives.

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United in Expertise, Driving Success Together

Amen Hultström

General Manager

With 15 years of experience in business development, project management and promotion, Amen is an expert in creating custom solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses and building partnerships to achieve company objectives. She also works as a business coach and has skills in business analysis and improvement, networking, training and motivating others and fostering team spirit.


Amen’s areas of expertise are lean entrepreneurship, project management, entrepreneurship ecosystem development and entrepreneur program development.

Michael Gerum

Project Manager

Michael has expertise in engineered wood and bamboo products, systems and buildings, Entrepreneurship training and support, Project leadership.


Michael has a professional certification in structural engineering for mass wood construction and project management. He has a unique skill set that can help explore and develop innovative solutions for mass wood construction in the tropical regions.

Klas Bengtsson


Klas Bengtsson is a co-founder of Eco-Innovation Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable and innovative solutions for forest-based value chains.


With an MSc degree in Forestry, he has been a pioneer in the integrated approach of timber processing systems in the Swedish forestry industry, and has expanded his expertise to tropical forests. He has over 30 years of experience in systems innovation, forestry business development, entrepreneurial training programs, and forest certification.


Aaron Kaplan


Aaron Kaplan is an experienced entrepreneur and business developer with a passion for eco-innovation. He has a strong academic background in international business, sustainable urban development, and entrepreneurship.


He founded the Stockholm Cleantech business network in 2008, which connects and supports SME entrepreneurs in the green sector. He has also facilitated the development of green profile city districts, working with city planners and developers. He has a track record of coaching corporations on how to create inclusive, visionary and meaningful cultures.

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