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 a Transportation Agent and has held a number of senior leadership positions in different divisions in the Airline, including: Ethiopian Cargo, Area Offices and Sales & Marketing.
Tewolde also serves as a member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport with the United Nations, is Chief Executive Board Member of Star Alliance, a Board Member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as well as the Airlink Advisory Council. He is an Executive Committee Member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), a member of the Board of Directors of Africa Travel Association (ATA) and of the Board of Directors of Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO).
In his role as Group CEO, Tewolde has been a multi award winner including ‘African CEO of the Year’, ‘Best African Business Leader’, ‘The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership’ and ‘The Most Gender Focused CEO Award’.
He earned his BA Degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Open University in the United Kingdom. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from Addis Ababa University on 13 July 2019.
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