Elsabeth T TedrosElsabeth T Tedros

Ethiopia/South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Financial Services, Development Finance

Occupational Position: Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Makeda Partners LLC

Professional History

Elsabeth is a seasoned development finance and strategy professional with a demonstrated history of creating connections among public, private, and development institutions that seek higher impact in Africa. She is the co-founder and managing partner of Makeda Partners LLC, a pan-African investment and advisory firm that leverages experience and relationships to create value towards inclusive economies.  The company aspires to achieve greater convergence of ideas, skills and capital among Africa’s stakeholders to accelerate development and highlight the African legacy through investments.

Current investments include: Social Infrastructure; K-12 education; a scalable pan-African education platform, EdTech, using innovative mobile learning centers; health  - a state-of-the-art healthcare centre; and the consumer market.


Columbia University in the city of New York - School of International and Public Affairs, MIA, International Finance and Business /Infrastructure
Lake Forest College - BA, Economics, Cum Laude


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow