Governance of the Bank

W/ro Hanna  Tilahun – Board Chair Person

Wro Hanna Tilahun is a Certified Public Accountant, owner and Managing Director of Bezalel Construction Material Manufacturing PLC, Ethiopia. She employs more than 150 people in Ethiopia. Previously she worked in various leadership capacities, including as a Finance and Administrative Advisor to MH-Engineering PLC, and as the Audit and Inspection Department Manger & General Manger Department Head to NORI-La Norinco Lalibela Engineering & Construction S.C. Mrs. Hanna Tilahun holds a B.A. Accounting from Addis Ababa.


Ato Habtu Dimsu  – Board Deputy Chairman

Ato Habtu Dimsu is a Freelance Consultant and business owner. He worked in various leadership as Chief Executive Advisor, Ybel Industrial PLC; Chief officer/Vice President Business Development Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; General Manager, Living Steel Construction. He participated in the Establishment of Lion International Bank (LIB) project, and in the publications of the study reports.

Ato Habtu Dimsu holds MSc. Degree in Agricultural Economics from Gorki Agriculture Academy; MSc. Development and Project Planning from Brad Ford University, UK; Advance Diploma in Development Economics from the University of Brad Ford, UK.

W/ro Nigist Haile – Member & Founder

W/ro Nigest Haile is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE). CAWEE is working in Ethiopia to provide capacity building services for women exporters. She Previously worked in the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry for 23 years, including as Head of the Women’s Affairs Department.

W/ro Nigest Haile holds a Diploma in Globalization and Development from the Institute of Social Studies The Hague in the Netherlands; B.A. Psychology from Addis Ababa University.

Amb. Kongit Sinegiorgis – Member

Kongit is Africa’s, longest-serving Diplomat Ambassador. In the early days of her career, she served as an officer in charge of decolonization affairs the Ethiopian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. Later, she became Ethiopia’s Permanent Representative to the OAU, and eventually to the AU, and contributed her share in the transformation OAU to the AU.

Ambassador joined the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1962, and has held numerous positions in different capacities both in the country and overseas. has held distinguished positions as a member of various high–level Committees including the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given due recognition her time-honored, distinguished service, together with the Golden Jubilee of the AU.

She holds Post-Graduate diploma in Diplomacy from School of University, New York; BA in International Affairs from Institute of World Affairs, University College London, United Kingdom.

Ato . Alemayehu Kebede – Member

Ato. Alemayehu Kebede is a seasoned banking industry expert with 36 years of experience in financial services products and technologies with the National Bank of Ethiopia. He has worked in different positions with the National Bank of Ethiopia with a broad range of Ethiopian and international clients analyzing industry trends and identifying market opportunities. He has also actively lead projects on the strategic plan, monitoring, and evaluation of performance management with an emphasis on. Mr. Kebede has served as for different World Bank projects on, overall central bank policy and procedure, with KPMG on comprehensive organizational and system study for the central bank.

Ato. Alemayehu holds Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development and Planning from The Institute of Studies for Economic Development, Naples (Italy); BA Degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University.

W/ro Shitaye Hussein – Member

W/ro Shitaye Hussein is the Founder & Executive Director of Bahir Integrated Child and Family Support Organization since 2005. BICAFSO is an indigenous organization caring and supporting orphan and vulnerable children (OVCs) She is currently providing care and support to 75 OVCs in Addis Ababa, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State Ethiopia. Previously she has worked in various leadership capacities with Ethiopian Airlines; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and different senior positions including Human Resources Administration, and Operations Management.

W/ro Shitaye Hussein holds MBA in Executive Management and Administration from Century University, New Mexico, USA- Distance Learning; BA in Business Administration (major in Administration and minor in Accounting) from Addis Ababa University.

Ato Itana Ayana – Member

Ato Itana Ayana is currently the owner and General Manager -ITAB consult. He has several experiences working with the Development Bank of Ethiopia for over 22 years and designed the formation of a number of microfinance institutions. He has extensive experience in project identification, feasibility studies, project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of rural development and private business. He has led several baseline surveys and final evaluation of rural development projects for NGOs and bilateral organizations operating in Ethiopia.

He holds MSc in Economic Development and Planning from Addis Ababa University; BSc in Agricultural Economics from Addis Ababa, University.

Ato. Eyobed Tibebu- Member

Ato Eyobed Tibebu a freelance insurance trainer, Advisor, and consultant in Risk and Insurance. worked in various leadership capacities with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, as Head of Inspection Division, Trade, and Price Control Department, and later as a Secretary-General of the provisional insurance board established by PMAC (Provisional Military Council) after the nationalization of insurance companies. He also served as a member of the Board of Management of the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation, and as Manager of Marketing and Business Development Department of The African Insurance Company and later as Advisor and Personal to the Chief Executive Officer.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in training of trainers in development Administration from Jawaharial Nehru University, New Delhi, India; Bachelor of Law and International Studies from Unity University; Diploma in Accounting from Addis Ababa University.


W/ro. Frehiwot Worku – Member
W/ro Frehiwot Worku is currently serving as the Secretary-General of Ethiopian Red Cross Society, in Addis Ababa. worked in various leadership capacities with Ethiopian Airlines, including as Executive Vice President- Corporate Service, Vice President- Human Resource Management & and as Division Manager- Management Audit, System and Procedure.

She holds in Business Administration in Management from Addis Ababa University; BSc in Administrative Management from Addis Ababa University.


W/ro Roman Legesse– Member

W/ro Roman Legesse is currently serving as the Head of Foreign Project Account with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). worked in various leadership capacities with the same Institute started in early 1990 as an Accountant and moved up to Director of Procurement, Finance and Property Management.

She holds in Accounting & Finance from Addis Ababa University; BA in Accounting from Addis Ababa University.

Ato . Woldegabriel Naizghi– Member

Ato . Woldegabriel Naizghi is an Authorized Accountant and Tax Consultant. He previously served as Consulting with H.S.T Consulting P.L.C (As of Deloitte) International Consulting Firm. He held various leadership positions with The Federal Inland Revenue Authority (FIRA) (currently known as Customs Authority) as General Manager, Manager/ Department Head; Tax Audit Team Leader and Tax Auditor. He served as a board member of the Development Bank of Ethiopia and Board Chairman of Lion Insurance S.C.

He holds in Accounting from Addis Ababa, University.


      Ato Wondwossen Teshome

Bio: Ato Wondwossen Teshome is senior banking executive in Ethiopia with over thirty years of management, supervisory, consulting, and operational experiences. He is now serving as President of ENAT Bank. Prior to this current position, he was Senior Advisor at the Agency for Supervision and Regulation of State Banks, a financial advisory body.

He useto be the President of the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), the country’s premier development finance institution engaged in financing development projects of diverse nature. During his tenure at DBE, he has been involved in the financing and execution of various business development projects; as well as, in the modernization process of the Bank. financial career, has also been involved in project finance, debt structuring, arbitration and dispute resolution, and foreclosure proceedings. He had management oversight of financial analyses and due diligence in the financing of numerous manufacturing and agribusiness enterprises of diversified backgrounds. He has a thorough understanding of the business process, technical, legal and cultural complexities of business transactions in Ethiopia.

He widely travelled around the world and has gained extensive experience in coordinating and partnering with multilateral financial institutions and foreign banks, and has a high degree of multi-cultural awareness. In the course of his career, he has gained wide respect for his understanding and support of business entities. Moreover, he served the Ethiopian Shipping Lines for over four years.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Addis Ababa University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich, London.



W/ro  Birtukan Gebreegzi Gebretekle(Vice President Bank Operation)

Bio: W/ro  Birtukan Gebreegzi Gebretekle serves as the V/President of Bank. Birtukan brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to the position through her 30 years of professional banking experience. Most recently, W/ro Birtukan held the position of Director of the International Banking Department at the Bank of Abyssinia, where she expertly managed a large team and facilitated banking and business around the world. 

Prior to her position at the Bank of Abyssinia, She held numerous positions at the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, including District Manager of North Addis Ababa, Director of the International Banking Department, Manager of Import/Export, Manager of Foreign Transfers and NR Account, and Head of the Correspondent Banking Relationship (among others). She has significant international exposure through business visits in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In addition, W/ro Birtukan has participated in frequent training to expand her professional expertise, including a Seminar for African Bankers in Mauritius, an International Banking course organized by in Belgium, and a Trade Finance Seminar facilitated by Bank in Germany. She also completed an international banking training organized by Unicredito Italiano in Milan, Italy and a course with Standard Bank (Stanbic) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She has also served as the Metehara Sugar Factory and on the Board Audit Committee of She is currently a board member of the Finot Health Center, which is under formation. W/ro Birtukan holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance from Commercial College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Addis Ababa University.

   Ato  Ermias Andarge(Vice President Corporate Services)

Bio: Ato Ermias Andarge is a qualified banker with more than 18 years of experience in two different commercial banks assuming different positions, including the Finance Director position for Bank of Abyssinia and Enat Bank. He is presently serving as Vice President of Corporate Services in Enat bank S.C.

As vice president of Corporate Services, Ermias leads the support services needed to effectively and efficiently support the innovation, service quality, and profitability goals of Enat Bank using his expertise to provide direction, management, and leadership in budgeting, accounting, business planning, and all aspects of Enat Bank Administration.
He holds a diploma in Accounting from Addis Ababa Commercial College and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Addis Ababa University.


W/ro Genet Hagos

Chief Audit Executive

Ato Belay Gezahegn

Director, Business Development & Planning


W/ro Lelise Temesgen

Director, Credit Management

W/ro Lealem Getachew

Director, Women Financing 


Ato Tefera Gimbi

Chief Information Officer

Wro Abeba Tesfaye

Director, women’s Financial Service

Ato Haile Atfaye

Director, Human Resource Management & Support Service

Ato Melese Gizaw

Director, Risk & Compliance

Ato Henok Yilma

Director, Finance& Accounts

Ato Feyessa Tarekeghe

A/ Director, Legal Services


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Kirkos sub-city, woreda 8, Jomo Kenyata Avenue, |Enat Tower |P. O. Box 18401, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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