Anna Getaneh is the founder and creative soul of African Mosaique. Her vision is focused on three elements: sourcing, manufacturing and developing talent in Africa. A fashion-cultural enthusiast, humanitarian, and an acclaimed former international model, from her base in Paris and New York City, her modeling career spanned close to ten years. After having lived and traveled all around the world, Anna recently moved to Ethiopia to start the African Mosaique Design and Fashion center where she will continue to design, promote and provide mentorship.
As executive producer of African Mosaique Benefit Gala, for the past 18 years Anna has staged high profile Pan African shows on 3 continents including; The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg, and the Annual African Mosaique benefit Gala at The Sheraton Addis, since 1998, notably during the Africa Development Forum in partnership with the UNECA on the theme of Weaving the Continent Together.
Anna has featured in numerous fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Amina, and has hosted various events, such as the Soul Train, BBC documentary "African Footsteps" , the KORA All Africa Music Awards and Miss Malaika Beauty Pageant in South Africa.
Anna's hallmark is her passion about children and development. She has done global advocacy work for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, on African themes. Notably, she has spearheaded the establishment of The EthiopianChildren's Fund.