Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Degree in Economics, Columbia University; Alumnus, Harvard Business School; Alumnus, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, completed the YGL Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21 Century Program. Started career at Merrill Lynch & Co. Did international, political and economic advisory work. Founder, Chairman and CEO, SouthWest Energy (HK), Africa's leading indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company. Chairman: SouthWest Development, a leading Ethiopian oil and gas service provider; Ambo Mineral Water, one of the leading beverage brands in Ethiopia. Member: Board, EastWest Institute; International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council; Advisory Board, Development Partners International (DPI). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2009). Member, YPO.