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Ethiopian Airlines Gets New Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has approved the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, effective 23 March, 2022.


Mr Mesfin was so appointed following the resignation, yesterday, of the former CEO of Ethiopian Airline Group, Tewolde GebreMariam on account of health issues.


Mr. Mesfin has 38 years of experience in airline management and operations in the areas of aircraft maintenance and engineering, procurement, information technology, flight operations, capability development, capacity building, development of corporate strategies, airline operation management, and corporate leadership.


Mesfin holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Open University in the UK, MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Communications Engineering from Addis Ababa University, and BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Addis Ababa University.


Until his appointment, Mr. Mesfin was the CEO of ASKY Airlines. He also previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ethiopian Airlines from 2010–2021; Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering from 2006-2010; Chief Information Officer from 1998-2006; Manager of Planning and Automation, Maintenance and Engineering Division from 1995-1997; and Avionics Engineer and Supervisor Avionics Engineering Group from 1984-1994.

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