CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam began his career at Ethiopian Airlines in 1985. He served in different capacities in the cargo traffic handling department and progressed through the ladder to Manager Cargo Traffic Handling. He was appointed as Regional Director for India and South East Asia base in Bombay and later on transferred to Jeddah as Area Manager for Saudi Arabia. When Ethiopian Airlines commenced direct services to the USA, he was appointed as Area Sales Manager for North East USA and Canada based in New York.
On August 16, 2004 Mr. Tewolde was appointed as Executive Officer Marketing and Sales to head the Marketing and Sales Operations of Ethiopian Airlines. On July 1, 2006 he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer to head all the operating divisions of the airline namely Commercial, Flight Operations, Customer Services and Maintenance and Engineering. For the last four years he successfully steered the operations of the airline towards an unprecedented and profitable growth.
Mr. Tewolde has earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the Addis Ababa University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University in the United Kingdom.