Bachelor, Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1969. Master of Philosophy, University London, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1976.
Head senior schools radio department, Ednl. Mass Media Center, Addis Ababa, 1969-1970;
senior consultant, Oxfam-American, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1981-1982;
chief technical advisor, International Labor Organization, Khartoum, Sudan, 1982-1983;
chief technical advisor, International Labor Organization, Geneva, 1982-1983;
assistant administrative representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Khartoum, 1983-1985;
senior personnel officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1985-1989;
chief personnel and administration, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1989-1991;
minister external economics cooperative, Government Ethiopia, Addis Adaba, since 1991. Minister coordinator Intergovtl.
Authority on Drought and Development, Djibouti, 1992-1993. Member Executive Board United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, New York City, since 1992. Chairman county ministers Preferential Trade Authority, since 1993.
President SOAS Union University London, 1971-1972. Honorary president Lemlemitu Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, since 1993. Chairman Ethiopian Somali Democratic League, Dire Diva, since 1994.
Member Ethiopian Economic Association (associate).
Married Anab Abdul Kadir, October 27, 1983. Children: Dalmar, Rahma, Billen.