Meet the Team

The METAD executive team has three generations of experience in growing and sourcing coffee. We work with a strong network of local and international contacts to produce and market Ethiopian agricultural products worldwide.

AMAN ADINEW
CHAIRMAN & CEO

A U.S. national and Ethiopian native, Aman has more than two decades of experience in revenue management, marketing, operations and international business, spanning a range of service industries including commodity exchange (Ethiopian Commodities Exchange - ECX), express delivery and logistics (DHL Express), air transportation (Northwest Airlines), manufacturing (3M), entertainment international trade (AIT, Inc.) and consulting (Profit Advantage Group). He is exceptionally skilled at helping companies achieve aggressive growth and profitability goals. Prior to launching METAD, Aman served as the Chief Operations Officer of the ECX, seconded from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In this capacity, he was responsible for ECX’s business operations – notably, quality certification and control, inventory management and warehousing. He also worked closely with key players in the coffee industry, including policymakers, growers, brokers, exporters and international buyers. Aman holds an MBA in marketing and strategic management from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TARIKU ADINEW
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
A U.S. national and Ethiopian native, Tariku Adinew oversees quality control, production and logistics. He has more than 17 years of experience in product and project management, IT and process improvement consultancy, and entrepreneurship, spanning a range of industries including retail, financial, healthcare, entertainment and agriculture. His extensive experience includes work with companies such as Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), IBM Global Services, Providian, Washington Mutual/JP Morgan Chase and Kaiser Permanente. He holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.