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Tewolde GebreMariam

Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines in January 2011. He began his career at Ethiopian in 1985 as Transportation Agent and held several senior leadership positions in different divisions in the Airline including Ethiopian Cargo, Area Offices and Sales & Marketing. In his role as CEO, Mr. Tewolde has won numerous awards, including ‘African CEO of the Year,’ ‘Best African Business Leader,’ ‘The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership,’ and ‘The Most Gender Focused CEO Award.’

Mr. Tewolde also serves as a member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport with the United Nations, Chief Executive Board member of Star Alliance, Board member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlink Advisory Council. Additionally, he is an Executive Committee member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), a member of Board of Directors of Africa Travel Association (ATA) and Board of Directors of Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO). Mr. Tewolde graduated from Addis Ababa University with B.A. Degree in Economics. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Open University in the United Kingdom. He received Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from Addis Ababa University in July 2019.