Diploma in accounting, University Addis Ababa, 1976.
Reservation agent Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa, 1967-1970, ticket agent, 1970-1974, sales representative, 1974-1984, supervisor sales, 1984-1986, sales manager, since 1986.
Member of Toasmasters (local secretary 1980-1981), Lions (local officer since 1986).
Omar Suleiman and Khadija Saeed. Married Ferida Abdullahi. Children: Hayat, Wedad and Hanan (twins).