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Dawn of an oil Era

Tadesse Tilahun is the Chief Executive Officer of National Oil Company (NOC), one of the few and pioneer petroleum importing and distributing companies in Ethiopia. Before founding NOC in 2004 with two other shareholders, Tadesse has accumulated more than 40 years of professional experience in the oil industry.

Uncertain economic Future

Mesfin Namarra is a politician and former Member of Parliament (MP) who is an economist by profession. Before joining politics, he has served the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) for 17 years.

Misguided privatization

Fisseha-Tsion Menghistu (Prof.) is a tax and investment expert with a total of 50 years of experience in the area. He also has a considerable amount of experience in teaching at a tertiary level having lectured in seven different universities at postgraduate level.

An Ethiopian American politician on the Rise

Alexander Assefa, an Ethiopian born American citizen, is about to make a rare political history. Nominated as a Democrat, he is certain to be elected, notably as he has minimal challenges from others, including from the Republicans. The noted activist moved to the United States in 2000 after spending few years in Kenya as a refugee.

Economic code blue

Ermias Amelga is a prominent businessman who has been playing founding roles in various activities that range from real estate to the financial services sector. He established and led Access Real Estate until recently.

Better economic planning

Getachew Asfaw is an economist and a consultant by profession. Having worked in economic planning for so many years, he accumulated vast experience in analyzing Ethiopia’s economy.

Linked by a strong bond

After replacing Ambassador Giuseppe Mistretta and on the hills of the Italian National day which falls today, Ambassador Arturo Luzzi reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on his country, some of the highlights of the past year spent touring Ethiopia, on the dwindling local Italian community and on the areas he intends to focus on to strengthen the unbinding relationship between Italy and Ethiopia. Excerpts:

Advancing good nutrition

With the vision of ending micronutrient deficiencies and following a World Summit on Children, in Ottawa, Canada established the Micronutrient Initiative, since named Nutrition International in 1992.

Filling the Dam

Kevin Wheeler is an engineer and project manager with over 15 years of experience in the area of water resources planning and engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic systems modeling, water delivery system design and construction, and stakeholder education and capacity building.