Rebecca Araya

Global Shaper, Addis Ababa Hub

Graduate (Hons), Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Leads all commercial activities at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Ethiopia, with the aim of supporting responsible and equitable business in Ethiopia. Role includes bringing together key private and public players to ease trade barriers for investors entering and exporting from Ethiopia’s fast growing market. Member, Alpha Chi chapter, Sigma Iota Rho, a collegiate honour society for international relations. Addis Ababa Hub Curator, Global Shapers, World Economic Forum; led the team in delivering Shape Africa 2017, the continent’s annual meeting of Global Shapers. Hosted at the African Union, under the theme “Our Africa Our Story”, Global Shapers engaged the African Union Commission’s leadership on topics related to regional integration, intra-Africa trade, youth empowerment and Agenda 2063.