Holds a master degree in industrial engineering and heads the production team (technicians and workers).
Next to founder Gerd Ladstätter our team consists only of qualified and highly skilled Ethiopians. Modern management methods and professional leadership, adapted to the local culture, establish African Briquet Factory as an employer with a model role. We follow ecological and social values and principles.
Sustainability is important to us. This is why African Briquet Factory was not founded as a social development project, but as a Social Enterprise for profit. The profits are mostly reinvested in the upscaling of the company.
In May 2014, African Briquet Factory employed 25 people – 96 per cent being Ethiopian. A large majority is working in production. Our 3 managment team members are supported by 2 additional staff in Sales and Administration.
Fair wages and health insurance for all employees are part of our understanding of Corporate Responsibility. We also ensure good working conditions, providing variety as well as performance incentives.