The board of directors of Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) has selected Asheber Balcha to be the company's new CEO. He will be replacing Abraham Belay (PhD), who was recently appointed Minister of Innovation & Technology. Asheber received his MSc in international business from Greenwich University and took additional courses on sustainable energy engineering at KTH, a Swedish university. Asheber brings extensive experience to the position. He has served the EEP for the past 16 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as CEO of Hydropower Projects. He has worked with Bedele Brewery, the Tekeze Hydropower Project and the Geba Hydropower Project. Abraham Belay is stepping into the minister post formerly held by Getahun Mekuria (PhD), who is leaving to serve as the Minister of Education.
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