Seleshi Girma is working as CEO of Tourism Ethiopia, a new government agency accountable to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Seleshi was a standout student from Childhood. He excelled academically as a student of tourism at Gondar University and become a Lecturer & researcher in same university right after his graduation. After 2 years of university teaching he won a scholarship to study tourism at Institute of Tourism and Hospitality in Austria. Also, with a great passion to learn more about the sector, Seleshi has completed two major postgraduate studies; MBA and MSc Wildlife conservation & Ecotourism.
For over 15 years, Seleshi has been working hard as;
- Lecturer at a University
- Advisor to Ministers of culture & tourism
- Deputy Head of Addis Ababa tourism Bureau
- Consultant and project coordinator for several tourism projects run by international organizations, and
- Currently, CEO of Tourism Ethiopia
With a demonstrated history of working in the tourism sector, Seleshi has a Vision of making Ethiopia one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Africa by 2030.