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.
Acting Managing Director
Ethiopian MRO Services
Head of MRO
Air Algerie, Algeria
Chief Technical Officer
Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing
SAA Technical, South Africa
Chief Financial Officer
Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria
Vice President, Marketing
Nordic Aviation Capital
Regional Vice President, Sales
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.
Vice President, Engineering
Wencor Group, USA
Strategic Sales Director, Middle East & Africa
Air France Industries KLM E&M
CFM Safran Aircraft Engines, France
Vice President, Marketing &
Sales, Europe & Africa
Business Development Director
MRO Business Development Manager
Product Sales Manager, Fleet Services
Lufthansa Technik, Germany
Consultant Technical & Operations, African Airlines Association (AFRAA)
Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Nigeria
Secretary General, Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO), Ethiopia
Chief, Global Aviation Training
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Canada
Director, Ghana Civil Aviation
Training Academy, Ghana.
Solomon Debebe Kebere
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation
Dr Mugambi M’Nchebere
President, AATO & Director
East African School of Aviation (EASA)
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority