Tigist has Master in Business Administration (MBA) from SMC University, Switzerland and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from California State University Chico, USA. She is certified in Project Management (PRINCE2 Practitioner), IT Service Management (ITIL Foundation), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
She lived in the US for almost seven years, and her work has taken her to about 15 countries in Africa, Europe and the US. Through these experiences, she developed the cultural sensitivity that enabled her to relate and work with people from different countries, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds.
Tigist started at Vision Fund MFI in 2016 as Chair of the Board of Directors. Tigist is now a member of the Board of Directors. Tigist has a heart for the poor and believes access to finance will empower the able poor to transform their lives. She supports the financial inclusion agenda and interested in FinTech that makes it possible.