Yoadan Tilahun 

Founder and CEO, Flawless Events

Yoadan Tilahun is the founder & CEO of Flawless Events. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Flawless Events organizes summits, corporate events and conferences throughout the African continent. Yoadan founded Flawless while working in Washington DC. She re-located the company to Ethiopia in 2008 in recognition of the opportunities on the African continent. Her team has since hosted events in Ethiopia, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gabon, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mauritius.

Yoadan is an enthusiastic advocate for professionalizing the MICE industry in East Africa.  In 2015, Flawless won the “Event Planner Africa” award at Meetings Magazine’s Women in MICE celebration. Yoadan serves as the president of the newly-established Ethiopian Events & Exhibition Organizers Association. Most recently, UNDP awarded her “Seasoned Entrepreneur of the Year 2018” award and MeetingsNet had Yoadan a 2017 Changemaker for her trailblazing role in Ethiopia’s events industry.  She has also been featured on Forbes Afrique and on How We Made It in Africa.

Yoadan leads Flawless Events with a keen eye for design and detail and a passion for flawless delivery. She holds a MBA in International Business and is fluent in Amharic, English and French.  Along with her husband, they are raising their three growing boys!