Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, has been recognized at the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) award in the category of business and entrepreneurship.
The most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is a global civil society initiative in support of the United Nation’s International Decade for People of African Descent, recognizing high achievers in four categories namely Politics and Governance, Business and Entrepreneurship, Media & Culture and Religious and Humanitarian.
Mr. Tewolde GebereMariam, remarked, “It is an absolute honor to have received this prestigious recognition, an accolade that highlights the contribution of high achievers to Africa. First and foremost, my recognition is a tribute to the hardworking Ethiopian employees, ardent management members , the board and the government of Ethiopia at large. The award attests the incredibly important role Ethiopian airlines plays in the integration of Africa through a robust bussiness. I have always taken a great deal of pride that Ethiopian is catalyzing the much needed trade and investment, tourism, and people-to-people relations in the continent and beyond.”
“We, African business leaders, who wield an influence in Africa’s business and economic circles should promote business and entrepreneurship in collaboration with all concerned stakeholders to help ensure sustainability and development, capitalizing on one if the greatest assets of Africa, which is its young, fast-growing, and increasingly urbanized population”, Mr. Tewolde urged.
Joining the airline thirty-plus years ago, Mr. Tewolde has passed through the ladders to be at the helm and won a plethora of awards including African CEO of the Year, Best African Business Leader, The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership, the 2015 International Grand Prix Special Award in Milan and the Most Gender Focused CEO Award 2015 by the Leading Women of Africa Group among others.
Caption: Mr. Tewolde GebereMariam, GCEO, Ethiopian (in the middle) flanked by guests at the event recently