Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

Dawit Woubishet

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Dawit Woubishet

Vice President

Dawit Woubishet serves as the Director of WoubGet Holdings, a dynamic team of companies working in diverse and complementing sectors, specializing in transportation and logistics as well as modern service provision. As Director, Dawit is responsible for the formation, growth and success of the companies under the umbrella. He has worked in high- profile executive roles for over two decades. He has a proven record of effective and accountable leadership, overcoming complex business challenges and making and committing to high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity.

A dedicated champion of self-empowerment and shared success, Dawit has always worked to cement a common vision and a strong team. As a corporate strategist, his decisions are characterized by long-term vision implemented with due diligence and flexibility. Dawit has overseen sizeable and varied transactions, including startup financing, mergers and acquisitions. He believes in teamwork and channeling human capital, and enjoys motivating, mentoring and supporting talented professionals. His work mantra includes love the work, nurture the team and lead by example. Dawit’s professional expertise includes strategy planning, business development and growth management, corporate structuring and board relations through coordinated operational, financial and legal management. He has also undertaken various financial ventures, startup developments and team building and development. He is also interested in product development & rollout, quality control and improvement through evidence-based market analysis.

As a manager and leader of several ventures spanning a mix of industries, Dawit coordinates with renowned global multinationals and brands towards trailblazing new and unique industries and products, and fostering active technology transfer. Dawit has attended numerous and diverse regional continental and international entrepreneurial trainings, seminars and workshops representing the Ethiopian business community at high-profile events across the globe. (Some of which include: Shipping Management & Line Management Training, Airline Management & Handling Training Dangerous Goods (DGR) Certification)

Dawit is a member of the following professional networks and associations, including International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), World Freight Network (WFN). He serves as a Board Member & Marketing Director of St. George Football Association and as Vice President of the Board of the Ethiopian Management Professionals Association (EMPA), as Board member of the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders & Shipping Agents Association, (EFSSAA), and also as a Founder and Board member of St. Joseph Alumni Association. He is also on the 2020 Board of Directors Election Committee of Zemen Bank. He also serves as part of the Board of Directors for Honest Trading Plc.

For his professional achievements, he has received numerous certificates and awards, including Essential Leadership Certification (London Business School), Air Cargo Management (Geneva University/IATA), Diamond Eye Award for Business Achievement, Quality Crown Award for Service and Excellence, The Majestic Falcon Award for Service and Excellence, Total Quality Management Aptitude Seal, among many others. His companies have been praised and awarded for high performance as the vendors and customers by many of their partners.

Dawit has an MBA in Leadership and Entrepreneurship from Modul University, Vienna and a BSc in Economics from Addis Ababa University. Married with two children, Dawit enjoys playing as well as watching both football and basketball.