Yohannes Tilahun has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of GE Ethiopia with effect from May 1, 2016 to pursue other opportunities, according to a statement made available to Sundiata Post on Wednesday.
Yohannes joined GE Ethiopia from Ethiopian Investment Commission where he held the role of Senior Director, Strategy. He has also served as a special advisor to the CEO of the EIC as well as other Government Ministers on numerous issues including priority focus areas for greater economic development through private sector involvement. Prior to this, he held roles of increasing responsibilities in the US with Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley.
The statement signed by Jay Ireland, President & CEO, GE Africa, said: “Yohannes brought years of experience in designing and successfully executing large multi-stakeholder projects and leading teams to deliver results. We thank Yohannes for his contributions to support GE’s growth in Ethiopia and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
In the meantime, Daniel Hailu, COO Ethiopia is to act as CEO Ethiopia until a replacement is identified.