Ato Samuel Assefa. Director

He was elected Director at the Bank’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders held on November 23, 2013.

Qualification/Education History: He has an MBA Degree from the Open University and a BA in Accounting from the Addis Ababa University. He is a certified Control Assessor, Fraud Examiner and Internal Auditor. He is also a member of many professional associations including ISACA, CFE, IIA and OUBS Alumni. He served also as the president of Association of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Ethiopia Branch.

Work Experience: He is currently serving as Resident Auditor for the United Nations. Previously he served as the Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the training center of Ethiopian Airlines. Prior to that, as Vice President Internal Audit and Integrated Management System Compliance in Ethiopian Airlines, Ato Samuel has over 20-years of experience in Internal Auditing profession progressing through the ladder of Auditor, Senior Auditor, Manager, Director/Chief and Vice President, in addition to serving as VP - Quality and Safety Assurance in Ethiopian Airlines.

He has extensive knowledge teaching and working in the areas of Auditing, internal control, Risk Management and Corporate Governance. He was instrumental in the drafting/development of audit committee charter, audit manual and had led prior Enterprise-wide Risk Management efforts in the airline. He has participated in the training of Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention and internal audit to over a thousand auditors, board members, management and other staff of many public and private organizations.