GSSA INDUSTRIES, P.L.C. is a Data Infrastructure and Information Technology company that specializes in Mid-Range, Enterprise, and Mission Critical Computer and Network System Solutions. GSSA INDUSTRIES, P.L.C. shall strive to provide, a high quality technological business solutions with a primary focus on the government and mid-to-enterprise level finance/business sectors in Ethiopia and the entire East and Central African Region. GSSA INDUSTRIES, P.L.C., established in 2014, is headquartered in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.
GSSA Vision: To be a corporate IT solutions provider with international standards of excellence
GSSA Mission: To increase business productivity to the clients we serve by providing reliable, scalable, efficient and secure ICT Solutions
GSSA Values: “Client First, Services Excellence”.
Company Founders: The founding members of GSSA INDUSTRIES, P.L.C. — Mr. Solomon Admassu and Mr. GoitomSeyoum — have over 45 years of combined technology and industry experience in computer and network system solutions.
Mr. Admassu is a technology veteran with over 35 years of experience having worked in design and management in fortune 500 companies in the United States. He received his Bachelors of Science and a Master’s of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the #2 ranked Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.
Mr. Admassu comes with extensive Electrical Engineering leadership experience in research and development in Fortune 500 companies, engineering startups, turnaround and emerging organizations. He has a broad range of experience in computer hardware engineering from product inception to manufacturing release. He has managed the design and integration of enterprise class systems to solve complex business problems. He has delivered optimized system infrastructures for performance, reliability and cost targets. He has led high-performance teams, making effective decisions, pivoting between data-driven tactics, to achieve business goals with aggressive schedules.
Mr. Seyoum has 12+ years of technical experience in networking security and computer systems. He graduated from Arbaminch University in Arbaminch, Ethiopia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, has got advanced ICT trainings from ZTE University in China and Industry Certifications including Cisco CCIE Security Written, CCSP, Advanced Wireless Field Engineer , Juniper Firewall and VPN certified etc.
Mr. Seyoum was the head of ICT Infrastructure at Transnational Computer Technology, Head of Network Security in Ethio Telecom where he was responsible for protecting entire nation Telecom and Network. He works on the mobile network system where his key contribution was to resolve the intractable traffic congestion issues with sophisticated routing algorithms. He works for the Next Generation Network project built by Ethio Telecom as Security Engineer for Mobile, CDMA, Fixed Line, Customer Care and IP Networks. Subsequent to that, he was the principal architect of the Data Center and Network Infrastructure of IFMIS owned by Ministry of Finance where the pilot phase was successfully deployed in 2012.
Mr. Swette joins GSSA with over 35 years of business experience in data technology and storage networking in “Silicon Valley”, U.S.A. He spent the first 15 years of his career with Seagate Technology in pre-production, operations and sales roles. Mr. Swette subsequently participated in executive positions at 3 data technology companies that have successfully completed IPO on the NASDAQ stock market or have been sold prior to public offering. He led successful project teams that resulted in huge revenue and created new markets such as the first 7200 RPM hard disc drive, first GBIC (Gigabit Fibre-Channel transceiver) and the first Fibre Channel Director SAN Switch. He earned a Bachelor Science degree from Minnesota State University.
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