OUR TEAM
Darrell Boyd

Darrell Boyd

Chief Executive Officer

Darrell Boyd has more than 30 years’ experience in successfully delivering complex projects, developments and investments in the electrical and power sector, in challenging political, economic, community and logistical environments. From an engineering and project management background and having lived in 12 countries across 4 continents, Mr. Boyd has delivered 50 development and construction projects in different regions.
Currently, Mr. Boyd is working as the Chief Executive Officer in our Company TM Geothermal Operations PLC and has the key role in helping in bringing an astute awareness, economically and culturally, to listen to and deliver stakeholder requirements and measurements of successful project delivery.

Sigurgeir Geirsson

Sigurgeir Geirsson

Chief Technical Officer

Sigurgeir Geirsson has an extensive experience mechanical engineer with deep experience in the geothermal power projects, project management, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessment, planning, design management, tender specifications, contracting, contract supervision and on-site supervision.
As Project Manager for geothermal power projects, Mr. Geirsson oversaw design premises, design management, tendering and contracting of the steam supply system and mechanical equipment such as turbine, generator and cold end, for the National Power company’s geothermal power projects in the North East of Iceland, Theistareykir and Bjarnarflag. During preparation of the geothermal power projects he also took care of overall planning and budgeting.
Currently, Mr. Geirsson is the Chief Technical Officer in TMGO having the key role in leading the Technical Team and project with close coordination of the CEO.

Yitemgeta Fantu

Yitemgeta Fantu

Deputy Chief Technical Officer

Yitemgeta Fantu has several years of experience in the energy sector. Graduating with his master’s degree in Energy Engineering, he has been exposed to the areas of production and the optimal distribution and rational use of conventional and renewable energy in buildings, civil engineering, transportation, manufacturing, and transformation industries.
In his most recent roles, Yitem is part of a premium team put together by Crown Agents USA (through a USTDA Grant) to help EEP achieve value for money in publicly funded energy projects which aims to increase electricity access in Ethiopia and across sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently, Mr. Fantu is assigned under the position of Deputy Chief Technical Officer with the key role of guiding and supporting the Technical Team and site project under the supervision of the CTO.

Aynalem Getachew

Aynalem Getachew

E&S Manager

Aynalem has more than 18 years’ experience in areas of social work, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, external relations, and media and communications. For the last 10 years, she has specialized in external corporate relations, social impacts assessments, monitoring and evaluation in the oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy projects. Prior to joining TMGO, Aynalem was working as Social Performance Leader at Yara Dallol B.V., a potash mining company, for over five years. She was involved in the Corbetti Geothermal PLC and Tullow Ethiopia B.V. projects as social performance advisor between 2013 and 2015.
Currently, Ms. Getachew is the Environmental and Social Manager of TMGO working mainly on overseeing the environmental performance of private and public sector organisations and for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies that promote sustainable development and managing community compliance of the project site working closely with the project development team and Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

Emmanuel Birba

Emmanuel Birba

Chief Financial Officer

Emmanuel Birba has extensive experience in successfully developing and financing large scale infrastructure projects in emerging countries. He was lead coordinator for complex P3 transactions involving both public and private sectors, from origination to financial close. Over the last 7 years, Emmanuel has developed expertise across various subsectors: energy (power generation and distribution), water, transportation and others.
Currently, Mr. Birba is the Chief Financial Officer in TM Geothermal Operations PLC in which he is responsible for managing the overall financial and accounting matters and leading the Finance team.

Wudassie Worku

Wudassie Worku

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Wudassie Worku has 5 years of experience in different sectors. She started her career as Strategic Planning and Finance Team Assistant Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, working there for months, she moved to AIESEC in Addis Ababa University as Sales Team Member.
In the year 2015, she joined Meta Abo Brewery S.C. where she has been assigned in different positions such as Supply Cost Analyst and Finance Controls Compliance and Ethics champion, Control Compliance and Ethics Analyst, Business Performance Management Analyst, Productivity Analyst, and also Supply Finance Manager.
Currently, Ms. Worku is working for TM Geothermal Operations as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer where her key role will be managing and guiding the Finance department on daily tasks under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.
Our new employee Wudassie Worku has also joined us from Meta Abo Breweries (Diageo) to take the place of the Our Deputy Chief Financial Officer position since May 2019.

Hayat Seid

Hayat Seid

Chief Commercial Officer

Aynalem has more than 18 years’ experience in areas of social work, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, external relations, and media and communications. For the last 10 years, she has specialized in external corporate relations, social impacts assessments, monitoring and evaluation in the oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy projects. Prior to joining TMGO, Aynalem was working as Social Performance Leader at Yara Dallol B.V., a potash mining company, for over five years. She was involved in the Corbetti Geothermal PLC and Tullow Ethiopia B.V. projects as social performance advisor between 2013 and 2015.
Currently, Ms. Getachew is the Environmental and Social Manager of TMGO working mainly on overseeing the environmental performance of private and public sector organisations and for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies that promote sustainable development and managing community compliance of the project site working closely with the project development team and Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

Rediet Tafesse

Rediet Tafesse

HR and Admin

Emmanuel Birba has extensive experience in successfully developing and financing large scale infrastructure projects in emerging countries. He was lead coordinator for complex P3 transactions involving both public and private sectors, from origination to financial close. Over the last 7 years, Emmanuel has developed expertise across various subsectors: energy (power generation and distribution), water, transportation and others.
Currently, Mr. Birba is the Chief Financial Officer in TM Geothermal Operations PLC in which he is responsible for managing the overall financial and accounting matters and leading the Finance team.

Beza Degefa

Beza Degefa

Executive Assistant

Beza Degefa has experience in management support, research, communications, Peace and Security and Social Anthropology. Ms. Degefa was working as a Junior Programme Consultant and Programme Assistant at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University (AAU), where she assisted in the organizational and overall support to the management in the successful implementation of the institutional strategy and policy. Her work experience of three years has enabled her to accumulate strong interpersonal communication skills, organizational and leadership support skills.
Currently, Ms. Beza has the position of Executive Assistant position for more than one year in our company and has the responsibility of management and support of the office in the day to day activities of the senior team and maintenance of other administrative work.

Nazif Jemal

Nazif Jemal

Communications Officer

Aynalem has more than 18 years’ experience in areas of social work, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, external relations, and media and communications. For the last 10 years, she has specialized in external corporate relations, social impacts assessments, monitoring and evaluation in the oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy projects. Prior to joining TMGO, Aynalem was working as Social Performance Leader at Yara Dallol B.V., a potash mining company, for over five years. She was involved in the Corbetti Geothermal PLC and Tullow Ethiopia B.V. projects as social performance advisor between 2013 and 2015.
Currently, Ms. Getachew is the Environmental and Social Manager of TMGO working mainly on overseeing the environmental performance of private and public sector organisations and for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies that promote sustainable development and managing community compliance of the project site working closely with the project development team and Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

Yamrot Grumneh

Yamrot Grumneh

Project Scheduler

Emmanuel Birba has extensive experience in successfully developing and financing large scale infrastructure projects in emerging countries. He was lead coordinator for complex P3 transactions involving both public and private sectors, from origination to financial close. Over the last 7 years, Emmanuel has developed expertise across various subsectors: energy (power generation and distribution), water, transportation and others.
Currently, Mr. Birba is the Chief Financial Officer in TM Geothermal Operations PLC in which he is responsible for managing the overall financial and accounting matters and leading the Finance team.

Tadesse Mamo

Tadesse Mamo

Senior Geologist

Tadesse has extensive experience in geological exploration, including geological mapping and surface hydrothermal alteration mapping in different geothermal prospects. He has been involved in the deep exploration drilling geological logging in Aluto-Langano and Tendaho geothermal fields including preparing the master log and report. Mr. Mamo coordinated in the selection of temperature gradient holes drilling site and also geological logging for Tulu Moye, Aluto and Tendaho. He was acting Geothermal Division head between 1999-2000.
He has supervised and trained geologists in geological logging of deep geothermal boreholes and surface hydrothermal alteration mapping in the Aluto-Langano Geothermal Expansion Project. Mr. Mamo was involved in geological and geochemical studies for Abaya, Corbetti and Tulu Moye areas. Overall, Mr. Mamo has more than 30 years of experience in geological works and has intimate knowledge of Geology.

Aklilu Hailu

Aklilu Hailu

Geophysicist

Aynalem has more than 18 years’ experience in areas of social work, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, external relations, and media and communications. For the last 10 years, she has specialized in external corporate relations, social impacts assessments, monitoring and evaluation in the oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy projects. Prior to joining TMGO, Aynalem was working as Social Performance Leader at Yara Dallol B.V., a potash mining company, for over five years. She was involved in the Corbetti Geothermal PLC and Tullow Ethiopia B.V. projects as social performance advisor between 2013 and 2015.
Currently, Ms. Getachew is the Environmental and Social Manager of TMGO working mainly on overseeing the environmental performance of private and public sector organisations and for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies that promote sustainable development and managing community compliance of the project site working closely with the project development team and Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

Nunu Mehari

Nunu Mehari

Logistics Officer

Nunu has two bachelor’s degrees in Administrative and Service Management form Addis Ababa University and Secretarial Science and Office Management from Mekele University.
After her graduation, Nunu has gained more than 16 years of experience mainly working in the oil and gas sectors working as an Executive Assistant, Operations Assistant, Import/Export Coordinator Logistitcs OffIcer and Operations Manager.
Currently, Nunu is our Logistics Officer who is responsible for following-up and process Import and Export Permissions from Ministry of Mines (MOM), processing the duty free permissions from Ethiopian Revenue and Customs authority (Customs), providing the necessary paper works during this process if other supporting documents are required from Ministry of Health, INSA, Ministry of Trade, Ethiopian Civil Aviation, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Security etc as some of her major duties.

Betelehim Gurmessa

Betelehim Gurmessa

Senior Accountant

Betelehim has 10 years of experiences in finance for Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA) as tax adviser as well as for construction, manufacturing & power generation companies in Ethiopia. For the past 8 years, she worked with Alstom Grid SAS Ethiopia Branch acquired by General Electric International where her main responsibility was in monthly & yearly reporting of taxes, salary transfer for employees, facilitation of site employees fuel, car, hotels & allowances. Also, Mrs. Gurmessa following-up of sub-contractor’s payments, preparation of customer (EEP)invoices and customer payments. In addition, she has twice participated in tax audit by the Ethiopian government tax auditors and VAT refunds for around 25 Million for Alstom Grid SAS Ethiopia Branch from the government tax authority.
Currently, Mrs. Gurmessa has the position of Senior Accountant with responsibility of utilizing hands-on accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices, senior accountants perform complex accounting activities and financial analyses.

Idris Mohammed

Idris Mohammed

Contractor Liaison Officer

Idris Mohammed is a Civil Engineering graduate form Haromaya University. Idris has a total of 3 years and 4 months of experience working in project as well as construction areas. He started his career as an internship on building construction and has also worked in Municipality areas and Administration and on Borena road construction projects. Mr Idris will be stationed in our Tulu Moye Camp site as our Contractor Liaison Officer working mainly on the liaising with the community around the site areas and coordination and facilitation Drilling Contractors work with the rest of our workers at site.

Sintayehu Chekolu

Sintayehu Chekolu

Community Relations and Invest. Coordinator

Sintayehu has more than eight years of work experience in the livelihood, community relations and engagement, project team leading and coordination positions where he has gained experience on organization and community at large in accordance with humanitarian code of conduct, strategic directions and widely accepted development principles and approaches and provide quality technical input and expertise to economic development interventions in the nation for positive change in the program quality and service delivery for significant impute towards addressing the underlying cause of poverty while working mainly on non-governmental organisations.
He has a TVET Diploma in Natural Resource Management and a BSc. Degree in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension. He has also acquired his master’s degree in Developmental Studies Specialised in Rural Livelihood and Development.

Kedir Temam

Kedir Temam

Community Liaison Officer

Kedir Temam has extensive experience with governmental and non- governmental sectors for more than ten years. Previously he has been working in the DIA Lift program social affairs office as an advocacy and awareness expert in the position of Field Team Leader.
Currently, Mr. Temam has joined TMGO as a Community Liaison Officer with key responsibilities on facilitating the active involvement of communities in the identification, formulation and implementation of the project by developing relationships with a range of community groups, agencies and service providers, delivering information sessions, attending relevant community events, undertaking stakeholder consultations and promoting referrals and pathways into services and executing other services.

Mekasha Debele

Mekasha Debele

Steam Systems Specialist

Mekasha Debele who has more than 30 years of experience in working with steam related work during his stay at the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise.
Mekasha will be working on supervising the Steam Systems Technical aspect on site area and overall technical maintenance and follow up related works.

Legesse Kassa

Legesse Kassa

Steam Systems Technician

Legesse Kassa who is a recent graduate in Electro- Mechanical Engineering and has worked his internship in Wonji Sugar Factory for four months. He has also worked in Yapi Merkezi on Awash- Kombolcha- Woldia railway project.

Yafet Yohannes

Yafet Yohannes

Fleet Manager

Mr. Yafet Yohannes has great experience with transportation and logistics for more than ten years. Prior to TMGO he has been working at IPSS as a Driver or Logistics where he has managed to gain good skill.
Currently, Mr. Yohannes is our Fleet Manager where he is responsible for assisting in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency, among other duties.

Ananiya Amare

Ananiya Amare

Driver/Liaison Officer

Mr Ananiya Amare has more than eight years of working experience mainly Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a Logistics and Driver position where he has gained many skills and knowledge in his relevant field.
Currently he is working as a Driver/ Logistics Officer Posion with responsibilities to provide secure and timely driving services to transport passengers and/or goods. Deliver payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, assist with any requests from Administration, Liaison and/or Finance Department such as postage and with pick up of office purchases, including flight tickets and any other tasks required.

Kodessa Shimelis

Kodessa Shimelis

Driver/Field Officer

Mr. Kodessa Shimelis has more than eight years of experience working in different parts of Ethiopia for the past 8 years. Prior to TMGO Mr. Kodessa has been working in RG where he has been responsible in handling all logistics and driving activities.
Currently, Mr. Shimelis is our esteemed Driver/Logistics where he is responsible to provide secure and timely driving services to transport passengers and/or goods. Deliver payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, assist with any requests from Administration, Liaison and/or Finance Department such as postage and with pick up of office purchases, including flight tickets and any other tasks required.

Amare Seifu

Amare Seifu

Driver/ Field Officer

Mr. Amare Seifu has more than Five years of experience in a construction company where he was mainly working as a Driver at Gambela Region and different parts of Ethiopia.
Currently, Mr. Amare is our Local Driver at the Eteya Site Office where he is responsible to provide secure and timely driving services to transport passengers and/or goods. Deliver payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, assist with any requests from Administration, Liaison and/or Finance Department such as postage and with pick up of office purchases, including flight tickets and any other tasks required mainly in our branch office.

Kassech Assefa

Kassech Assefa

Office Lady

Kassech Assefa is our esteemed office lady that is responsible for greeting guests and making sure our pantry is full. Before she joined TMGO she has been working at RG and have more that 5 years of working experience in keeping the work environment clean, serving refreshments and keeping the staff happy and is indeed a delight to have in the office.

Hawi Abbay

Hawi Abbay

Office Lady

Hawi Abbay is an ambitious and talented person and has a lot of energy to share and is always happy to treat her staff and customers. Previously, Mrs. Abbay has acquired 6 years of experience in office assistance and office tidying while working with different local and governmental offices in Assella and Eteya Town as well.
Currently, she has joined TMGO as our new Office lady stationed in our Eteya Office with key roles of keeping the office clean and pantries full, greeting customers and team and organising the office environment.

Abaynesh Misganaw

Abaynesh Misganaw

Office Lady

Abaynesh Misganaw is also our talented Office Lady who has been working with Wow Cleaning Services to support our staff members and guests with day to day Hospitality and cleaning services.

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