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Mr. Samuel Hadis

Expert Partner, Logistics and Transportation



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Samuel Haddis worked as Associate Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Addis Ababa. He has 13 years of experience in engineering, including design, construction, and project management. He has earned his B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from Bahir Dar University in 2008.

Samuel has practiced engineering in infrastructure, focused mainly on road and transport: designing highways, undertook design optimization of turnkey projects through sensitivity analysis and alternative design approaches, and estimation of project costs performed cost analysis, reviewing work schedules, and oversaw design and construction operations.

Previously, he had assumed senior positions in large internationally financed projects including in South Sudan, where he worked as a team leader on the 240km Kapoeta – Boma – Raad design project, and as a Highway Engineer in Eswatini, where he designed a state of the art Interchange.  Sammy has also experience working on cross-border highways including his participation on parts of the Addis Ababa – Mombassa and Addis Ababa – Juba Road Corridors as a highway engineer.

While at McKinsey & Company, Sammy’s professional focus was public and social sector transformation focusing on preliminary categorization of state-owned enterprises based on assets, potential GDP contribution, and performance gaps within various sectors including transport, logistics, communications, manufacturing, and finance with a combined asset of USD 100bn. He also designed an organizational structurer for a new SOE that oversees more than 20 state-owned- enterprises. Developed business strategies to help a trade agency boost export in selected value chains by analyzing gaps across the value chain. Additionally, he helped a state-owned railway company develop strategies to help increase its revenue and improve its operation.

Experience working closely with the State Owned, Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) as a transport adviser and a Highway Engineer in Djibouti on a Turnkey project on the Addis Ababa – Djibouti Corridor.

In addition to several professional certificates from McKinsey Alpine University Austria, Sammy holds a B.SC. in Civil Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

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