Who we are

We are a team of believers and passionate professionals. Our expertise ranges from aviation, information technology and healthcare to business development and serial startups. One thing we all have in common is that we deeply believe that we can pave the way in building a healthy society one clinic and one hospital at a time.

Pazion Cherinet

Chief Executive

A professional engineer and serial entrepreneur, Pazion brings over a decade of technical and strategic leadership experience to the table. He began his startup journey while leading a successful engineering career in the aviation industry. A strong advocate of social entrepreneurship, he believes technology can usher in societal transformation in Africa and beyond. At Orbit Health, he is responsible for leading the product development and execution of the company’s short and long term strategy, focusing on creating shareholder value. Pazion studied engineering at Seattle University. He lives in Seattle and Addis Ababa.

Girum Aseffa

Chief Operations

Girum has built multiple technology companies from ground up and currently serves as a Chief of Operation at Orbit. He is in charge of day to day operations, managing business relationships with key partners and suppliers, and ensuring that Orbit’s products and services meet our standards of quality and cost effectiveness. Currently he is a Managing Partner of Yesakor Technologies (www.yesakor.com) and Country Representative of Colvir Software Solution (UK) (www.colvir.com). As a representative of Colvir, he has experience to participate in different international bid preparation, marketing and product demonstration in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Ruanda, Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania. Girum Assefa holds MBA in International Business from University of Greenwich, Bsc in Organizational Management and Leadership from International Leadership Institute and Diploma in Software Engineering from Microlink Information Technology Collage.

Dr. Abiy Sinke

Partner, Domain Expert

Dr. Abiy serves as Orbit’s in-house domain expert, Dr. Abiy serves as a consultant and architecture of health services for Orbit Health Ethiopia. He helps Orbit identify, align, and develop strategic partnership plans with private, government and non-governmental organizations. He has served as the medical director of the Israeli Embassy TB screening and Treatment clinic from 2001-2005. He has also served as Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator of the Medan ACTS HIV AIDS program from 2005 to 2008. In addition, he had served as the executive director of the Ethiopian Medical Association. During this time, he was the Chief of Party for the USAID-supported Health System Strengthening project under the Local Capacity Development (LCD) grant and a Business Official (BO) of CDC’s Health System strengthening project. Since September 2015, he is serving as technical working group member for the National Biotechnology Initiative at the Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Abiy Hiruye is a graduate of Medicine from Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (now, Jimma University) and holds Masters in Public Health from Haramaya University.

Yididya Gebredingel

Lead Developer

Yididya serves as a senior technical developer and back - end system architecture of the Orbit Health technical solution deployment, participate in the development and deployment of Orbit Health Mobile and web-based information systems. Yididya is passionate about making people's lives better through engineering solutions. Yididya worked at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), USAID, as a Consultant Software Engineer. At the company he has worked on HCMIS Warehouse System project, where he was involved in inventory subsystem design and implementation. He is also a Co-founder of Haletatech company which provides technological solutions to educational institutions. Yididya holds Bsc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT.

Robel Tessema

Senior Developer

Robel serves as a senior technical developer and designer of the orbit backend system architecture, takes care of the application deployment both on the cloud and on the clients' premises and actively develop the core of Orbithealth application domains Robel worked at Edge Computing PLC, as a Senior Mobile and Web Developer, where he was involved in WFP funded project called CATS. He also runs a tech startup called Victorshub Software Systems, where he has implemented various projects with different client such as CoCa-Cola, Africa Bottling company, JustPlam, Mercycorps and others. Robel holds Bsc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT

Girum Fasika

Customer Service Director

Girum serves as a Customer Service Director, Girum’s role is to address any customer needs onsite by providing any additional support and training. Girum an energetic and motivated technologist that want to tack community challenges by the use of technology services. Girum worked at Apposit LLC, as a Software Engineer for the past two years, where he was involved in a online financial services project. His task was to implement various software features on the financial service platform like API development, widget design and front-end development. In addition, he was involved in giving remote support to the clients by providing troubleshooting solutions. In Girum holds Bsc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT.

Yonas Tesfaye

Senior Developer

Yonas serves as technical developer for the Orbit Health solutions. His duties include development of both front and back end applications of Orbit Health EMR system. Yonas is a highly creative and skilled Software Engineer offering over four years of experience in software development. Yonas worked at John Snow, Inc (JSI), USAID, as a Consultant Software Engineer. At the company Yonas developed data integration and data warehouse solution with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Created and maintained complex SSIS packages pulling from multiple source types. Yonas is also a co-founder of Haletatech company which provides technological solutions to educational institutions. Yonas holds Bsc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT.

Yared Dejene

Senior Developer

Yared serves as technical developer for the Orbit Health solutions. His duties include development of both front and end back applications of Orbit Health EMR system. Yared is a highly-motivated developer who understands complex matters even when outside direct area of expertise. He has worked with cutting-edge technologies in a variety of fields and is an expert in C#, .NET, and T-SQL with database analysis and design. Yared worked at John Snow, Inc (JSI), USAID, as a Software Engineer. At the company, he completed design, development and deployment of a data warehouse including a normalized data store for consolidating data from multiple systems as well as dimensional data marts for loading into multidimensional databases for data analysis. Yared is also a Software Engineer at Haletatech company which provides technological solutions to educational institutions. Yared holds Bsc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT

Melat Mamo

Software Tester

Melat serves as a Software Tester for Orbit Health products and services. Melat is responsible for testing and approving Orbit health product releases, by providing testing and reporting any type of issues that may arise. Melat is a skilled programmer, project manager and trainer with more than seven years’ experience in the IT industry. Melat worked as a programmer for Methodic PLC and Edge Computing PLC, from 2010 to 2016. Currently she is a Project Manager at Neuronet PLC, where she oversees multiple tasks involving analyzing requirement, documentation using confluence team collaboration software, managing requirements using Jira project. Melat holds Bsc degree in Computer Science, 2010 HiLCoE School of computer Science & Technology.

Selamawit Reta

Technical Sales Manager

As a Technical Sales Manager, Selamawit is responsible for meeting with potentials clients for the company, in addition she is also responsible for supporting current clients with any support and assistance.Selamwait worked as an IT technician at Hamin Fistula Ethiopia for more than 2 years. She was responsible in managing all the support that intuition demanded when it comes with IT. Selamawit is also a part-time lecturer at Rift Valley University where she teaches undergraduate students Digital Logic Design course.Selamawit holds Bsc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University, AAiT. Selamawit also holds MBA in Business Administration from Rift Valley University.

Betelhem Habtamu

Regional Sales Manger

As a Technical Sales Director, Betelhem is responsible in coordinating sales visits, setting up demo time with potential clients and also giving detail descriptions of the product and services of Orbit Health.Betelhem has worked as a supervisor in Ethiopian public health institution (EPHI) in prevention of mother to child transmission project. In regard with field work, she was involved in “first line treatment failure” project that was at different health facilities in Tigray region. She was also involved in distribution of micro-nutrient powder for children project at Oromia region and post measles assessment survey research in south region. Betelhem holds Bsc degree in Public Health from Medco Biomedical collage.

Our Advisors

Addisu Aramde

Global Business Advisor

Anbessie Yitbrek

Global Business Advisor

Cyril Faulkner

Finance Leader, Financial Advisor

Kidane Haile

Technologist, Startup Advisor

Dr. Mihret Mebrat

Internist, Domain Expert

Michael Grabham

Startup founder, Business Advisor

Solomon Kassa

Senior Technology Consultant,
Technology Adviser

Yeshewa Mengesha

Health Specialist, Medical Advisor

Yilkal Abate

Technologist, Startup Advisor