Ato Fisseha Asres
Ato Fisseha Asres is the General Manager of
Intercontinental Addis Hotel. He has Masters degree in Management from
Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands and Bachelor degree in
Management and Public Administration from Addis Ababa University. Ato
Fisseha was retained to work as a graduate assistant in the areas of
teaching, doing research and consultancy at the then commission for
In 1990 he joined Shell Ethiopia Limited, which lasted until October
1999. During these times he has worked in Retail, Consumer, LPG and
Aviation Marketing Departments. During his stay with shell a number of
Retail stations were opened through the concept, which was developed
then as “Dealer Owned” stations. The strong network that he developed
with different government organizations gave leverage to the company
to win quite many businesses in the consumer sector.
In October 1999 Ato Fisseha joined Hilton International as a Human
Resources Manager during which time different initiatives were taken
by him to revamp the human resources of the Hotel to make it
competitive. Later on he was also appointed as Front Office Operation
Manager until he left to take assignment in the new Intercontinental
Addis Hotel at the end of June 2008. During his stay with Hilton,
occupancy of the hotel reached 90% and its presence in the community
was highly felt for which Ato Fiseha played a significant role.
By mid 2008, he took over his current position at the Intercontinental
Addis to become the first Ethiopian General Manager of a Five Star
Hotel. He organized the hotel from scratch and did a pre-opening and
grand opening of the Hotel with Ethiopian team, which was very
challenging. Currently the Hotel is one of the Hot Spots and it is
preffered by local and international customers.
Fisseha is one of the founders of Ethio-parents school and has served
the school for six years as Board of Directors and Business
Development Committee member. In addition, he has served as Board
Chairman of Elegant PLC for about six years, Board Member of Systec
PLC and Burayu Paper and Packaging PLC for over 8 yrs. He has also
participated in the establishment and structuring of Sorene Business
Group and worked as a special advisor to the owner for over ten years.
Founder and Board Member of Dalol Oil S.C.