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Sileshi Girma


Assefa, Seleshi Girma (ስለሽ ግርማ አሰፋ) is the CEO, Tourism Ethiopia for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

As a CEO, Seleshi is striving to change the sector & enhances the nation’s global market competitiveness. Recently, he has reformed the tourism sector governance structure, establish a tourism fund and put efforts to make Ethiopia a global MICE hub.

He has served as a university professor, works as an advisor for culture & tourism ministers, led the Addis Ababa city tourism & got the exposure of working with international donors.   

To ensure sustainability, the CEO envisioned building a pathway to enhance the profitability of tourism business operators and ensure the local community in each tourist destination gets a fair shot.

Seleshi earned a BA degree in Tourism Management /in Gondar Univ./, MBA in international business /in Mekelle Univ./ and MSc in Wildlife Conservation & Ecotourism /Bahirdar Univ./, PGD in Tourism /Salzburg, Austria/ and started university teaching in his very young age.


Fitsum Kasahun

CEO Office Head

Weldegebrial Berhe

Director, Tourism Destination Marketing

Tourism Fund Mobilization & Administration

Alemayehu Gebretinsae

Director, Ethiopia Convention Bureau

Musa Kedir

Director, Tourism Destination Development

Alkadir Ahmed

Director, Public Relations & Communications

Abebu Tesfazgi

Director, Purchase and Finance

Aberham Banjaw

Director, Human Resource Development & Administration

Habtamu Admassu

Director, Plan & Budget Preparation, Monitoring & Evaluation

Desta Gebresillasie

Director, Property and General service

Daniel Gizaw

Director, Information Communication Technology