Samson Wolle's main strengths and background are in macroeconomic policy analysis, sector and industry research, and program design & evaluation. He has worked with government and non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia in different professional capacities. He gained multi-disciplinary expereience in assisting as well as taking a lead role in several consultancy assignments focused on formulation of integrated development programs, strategic planning and mentoring excersises, enterprise development, marketing information systems design, participatory livelihood analysis, and feasibilty studies for a number of private projects. Samson has taken part in a number of high-value nationwide donor financed projects including the Micro & Small Enterprise Development Program (EU-MoTI), Woreda Integrated Development Study (World Bank-ERA), the first Ethiopian Participatory Poverty Assessment (World Bank-MOFED), and NEPAD Infrastructure Framework Study. He has also worked as an economic anlayst in the Business Develoment Department of Awash International Bank. He is currently an active member of the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA).
Samson's educational background includes an MSc in Economic Policy Analysis and BA in Economics (with Distinction) both from Addis Ababa University. He has been with Access Capital Research since November 2009.
Mohammednur has earned his Masters in Applied Trade Policy Analysis and Bachelor Degree in Economics (with Very Great Distinction) from Addis Ababa University (graduating with the Department's highest cumulative grade point average). During his undergraduate years at AAU, he conducted a number of research studies as an Assistant to lecturers in the Department of Economics including a senior essay which investigated the effect of the exchange rate on Ethiopia's trade balance through evaluating the Marshall-Lerner Condition for Ethiopia.
After graduation in 2009, Mohammednur started his career in Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in the business and corporate customers' relationships management team, during which he gained basic knowledge in customer relationship management, techniques of credit analysis, and lending procedures and practices of the Bank. He has been with Access Capital Research since November 2009.
Yonas earned a BA degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University in 2009. He undertook a number of research studies during his undergraduate years including a senior essay concerned with an in-depth analysis of the disincentive effects of Personal Income Taxation on Labor Supply in Ethiopia. He has worked as a part-time data analyst for some business firms, such as East African Holdings P.L.C. and attended a number of skill-based trainings and workshops. Yonas is also an active member of the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA). He has been with Access Capital Research since November 2009.
Edosa has earned his BA degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University. He undertook a number of research studies during his undergraduate years including a senior essay concerned with an in-depth analysis of the performance analysis of private commercial banks in Ethiopia: post 1991. He has worked as a manager for some government organization. Beside this he has worked as an intern in Zoskales General Trading as a Market researcher and attended a number of skill-based trainings and workshops. He was also a key figure among those who hosted a panel discussion on economic issues such as "The Impact of the Current Financial Crisis on Ethiopian Economy" with his fellow colleagues in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Addis Ababa University.