5. Buzuayehu T. Bizenu
Buzayehu T. Bizenu is the founder of East African Holding Share Company (EAH S.C.), a huge conglomerate of companies operating in almost all the large business sectors of Ethiopia.
Buzayehu’s East African Holdings is made up of several sister or subsidiary companies involved in manufacturing fast moving consumer goods, printing and packaging, agriculture (commercial farming), transport, agro processing, cement production, real estate, coal mining, coffee export, and coffee roasting and packing.
Companies run by Buzayehu include: Bizenu Investments Plc., East African Agri-Business Plc., Cosmar East Africa Business Plc., East African Group (Eth) Plc., East African Tiger Brands Plc., Ethio-Asia Industries Plc., National Cement S.C., East African Coal Mining Corporation Plc., East African Real Estate Development Plc., National Transport Plc., National Premix Construction Plc., Hamaressa Edible Oil S.C., and Distribution Outlets (over 21 located throughout Ethiopia).
With such a massive penetration of Ethiopia’s largest industries, Buzayehu Bizenu is nothing short of an Ethiopian billionaire, mogul and one of Ethiopia’s richest.