Bachelor of Laws, Haile Selassie University, Addis Ababa, 1965. Diploma in international relations, 1958.
Executive secretary technical assistance board Ministry Commerce, Industry and Planning, Addis Ababa, 1958-1960, director general, 1960-1965. Assistant minister Prime Minister' General’ s Office, 1965-1968, vice minister, 1968-1971, Ministry of Justice, Addis Ababa, 1971-1975. Executive secretary Shipping and Transit Companies Association, 1975-1977.
General manager Savon and Ries Shipping Company, 1977-1980, Ries Engineering South Carolina, Addis Ababa, since 1980. Participant foreign ministerial conferences Organization African Unity, Addis Ababa, since 1965, also various international seminars, Opsala, Sweden, 1970.
Executive secretary Ethiopian Patriotic Association, Addis Ababa, 1965. Lodge: Rotary (board directors Addis Ababa chapter 1982, executive secretary).
Son of Abaferda Bezabh and Elfenesh Derbichaw. Divorced; children: Tegest, Fikrte, Ashenafi, Selamawit, Elfenesh, Hailegabriedl, Hiwote.