1988, BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University; 1992, MSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Tampere University of Technology; 2006, MA in Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University. With Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Arbaminch University: 1989-2000, Professor; 1992-93, Registrar; 1993-94, Vice-Dean; 1994-2000, Dean. 1995-2008, Member, House of Federation and Member, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPR) House of Representatives Council; 2000-01, Vice-President; 2001-06, President. 2006-08, Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Social Affairs, Civic Organizations and Partnership. 2008-10, Government Chief Whip Minister, House of Peoples Representatives of Ethiopia. Since 2008, Member of the House of Peoples Representatives. 2010, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Since 2012, Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Chairman, Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM); Deputy Chairman and Member, Executive Committee, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. Member of the board of numerous organizations. Member: Ethiopian Civil Engineers Association; Rotary Club.