(Addis Fortune) — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has assigned Mamo Mihretu, a senior project manager at the World Bank, as his senior adviser on Policy Reforms and Ethiopia’s chief trade negotiator.
Mamo has more than 16 years of experience in economic policy, legal, and logistics sector reforms. Based out of Kenya, he led the World Bank Group’s work in Ethiopia in the areas of finance, competitiveness and trade for the last eight years. In his previous role as Principal Trade Attorney, he advised the Ethiopian government on World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession and other trade policy issues.
Mamo studied leadership and economic development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States. Additionally, he accomplished his post-graduate studies in law from the Universities of Pretoria and Amsterdam. He was a medallist when he graduated from the Addis Abeba University in law.