Carsten Spohr, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa, was in Addis Ababa a month ago, meeting the local management of the company, highlight the importance of Ethiopia as it attempts to expand its African routes and meet with customers, as it marks its 50th anniversary of serving the Ethiopian market.
DemisChanyalew (PhD) is a seasonedand well- published scholars in the agricultural economics field of study. He took part in various research projects and led many studies including the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) basedon which African governments had decided to invest a chunk of their national budgets for the neglected agricultural sector.
NagatoNatsume (Prof.)is a well-acknowledged dentist and specialized surgeon of cleft lips and palates. Currently, he is the director of Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation. In fact, he leads several medical establishments in his capacity both in Japan and abroad.
PanosHatziandreasi s the co-founder and director of Lebawi International Academy,aneducation initiative by Ethiopian-American Diasporas, togetherwith Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation head for Ethiopia, HaddisTadesse.
Ambassador BehzadKhakpour is the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s mission to Ethiopia since 2017. He also serves as Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the African Union as Well as IGAD. Before assigned as full-fledged ambassador to the post he also served as a Secretary of the Embassy of Iran here in Addis Ababa.
Former Arts ProgramManager of the British Council, who led thecouncil’s two well-known art programs, Creative Futures and East African Arts,MahletMairegu continues to contribute to the nation’s creative industry with a new project.
The US Embassy in Addis Ababa and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) in collaboration with the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) last week organized a one week training for local media professionals on newsroom management and on how to effectively manage newsrooms in conflict and post-conflict environments at the headquarters of OBN in Adama town.
The European Investment Bank president, Werner Hoyer, has been an advocate for Ethiopia’s reforms of late. The former German politician has been in Ethiopia, most recently during the gathering of the African Union.
Felix Horn is a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, particularly concerning Ethiopia and Eritrea. For years, Felix has been dealing with reporting and documenting issues of human rights in Ethiopia.