Dashen Bank was founded by eleven visionary shareholders and veteran bankers with initial capital of Birr 14.9 million in September 1995. Upon securing license from the National Bank of Ethiopia, Dashen opened its doors for service on the 1st of January 1996 with eleven fully-fledged branches.
Dashen Bank coined its name from the highest peak in Ethiopia, mount Dashen, and aspires to be unparalleled in banking services. Ras Dashen is Part of the Simien Mountains National Park, an exotic setting with unique wildlife and breath-taking views on a landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture.
The Simien Mountains is home to endemic wild life including the Walia Ibex, Simien Fox or Ethiopian Wolf and the Gelada Baboon. Dashen aspires to set new heights in banking services through the delivery of unique value propositions second to none.
Headquartered in Addis Ababa, the Bank is among the biggest private Banks in Ethiopia. It operates through a network of more than 370 Branches, ten dedicated Forex Bureaus, 305 ATMs and 812 plus Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals spread across the length and breadth of the nation. It has established correspondent banking relationship with 462 banks covering 70 countries and 170 cities across the world. Wherever business takes customers around the world, Dashen Bank is already there.
Dashen is the most reputable brand in the domestic banking market; a reputation earned through consistent delivery of values and preeminence unmatched by its competitors. The Bank also works in partnership with leading brands in the electronic payments industry (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard & UnionPay) and prominent money transfer operators (Western Union, MoneyGram, Express Money & Dahabshiil, Ezremit, Transfast, WorldRemit and Ria).