Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic SECCT team will be following all health and safety precautions, working remotely and our office is temporarily closed until further notice. Nevertheless, you can reach us either anytime per Email or with telephone during working hours. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Please keep yourself and others SAFE!

About Us

Our Mission

The Society of Ethiopian Canadian Chamber of Trade (SECCT) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2015 under the Canadian Trade of Act and remodeled upon the experience and leadership skills of the Directors and Members.  Our goal is to nurture a healthy and sustainable cooperative trade affiliation between the social and economic sectors of our two nations; Ethiopia and Canada.

Our main objective is to promote business opportunities between Canadian and Ethiopian companies and organizations. We believe that a stronger relationship between the two countries will create more opportunities for investment, and that the Ethiopian community can be the springboard for partnership, where business and cultural exchange can drive growth.

It is SECCT's mission to provide services to the Canadian companies that want to take advantage from the existing dynamic and profitable market in Ethiopia, and to Ethiopian investors that want to come to a strong, stable, and receptive market like Canada.

Organizational Structure:

Board of Directors and Members:

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Society of Ethiopian Canadian Chamber of Trade (SECCT). It is mandated to oversee its financial transactions and conduct the business of the Chamber. The Board of Directors is also responsible for the implementation, interpretation and promotion of policies and procedures approved by the members.

Yeatbark Aschagria


Corporate Engagement, Events and Delegation

Vice President

Advisory Committee

Sewareg Adamu

Representative for Africa

Continent of Africa

Meklit Abdella

Representative for Africa

East and West African Regions


Business Development and Communications Liaison

Project Coordinator

Linda Lapiso


Aster Tesfamichael Berhane


Secretariat General

The Secretary General is employed by the Board of Directors. He/she leads the day to day administration and management at the secretariat. He/she serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber and reports to the Board of Directors. The secretariat's day to day activities are carried out by appropriate departments and professionals as well as support staffs.