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TERREFE RAS-WORK

international civil servant

Terrefe Ras-Work, Ethiopian International civil servant.

Background

Ras-Work, Terrefe was born on March 11, 1936 in Ankober, Shoa, Ethiopia. Son of Wolde Maskal and Askale Mariam (G.Giogis) Ras-W. arrived in Switzerland 1970.

Education

University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1955-1958, Certificate Bachelor of Surgery Engineering. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States of America, 1958-1960, BEE. University of Southern California, United States of America, 1989, Advanced Management Diploma.

Spoken languages: Amharic, English, French.

Career

Maintenance engineer, Ethiopian Telecom Authority, Addis Ababa, 1960-1964;transmission bureau chief, Ethiopian Telecom Authority, Addis Ababa, 1964-1968;operations bureau chief, Ethiopian Telecom Authority, Addis Ababa, 1968-1970;project officer, International Telecom Union, Geneva, 1970-1973;head, Africa division technical cooperation, International Telecom Union, Geneva, 1975-1985;special policy advisor to secretary general, International Telecom Union, Geneva, 1985-1992;director external affairs, International Telecom Union, Geneva, since 1992.

Membership

Member: Founding Member, Ethiopian Engineer(s) & Architects Association(s). International Telecom Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Rch in communication techn. Designed Ethiopian teleprinter, patented 67. Designed patented Ethiopian typewriter.

    Bowling, walking, reading.

Connections

Married Berhane Asfaw. Children: Andenet, Ezana, Melaye.

father:
Wolde Maskal Ras-W.

mother:
Askale Mariam (G.Giogis) Ras-W.

spouse:
Berhane Asfaw

children:
Andenet Ras-Work

Ezana Ras-Work

Melaye Ras-Work