Bachelor of Business Administration, H.S.I. University, 1970. Master of Business Administration, Northeastern University, 1974.
With aviation marketing department Shell Ethiopia Ltd., Addis Ababa, 1970-1971. Administrative assistant, deputy general manager Ethiopian Domestic Distribution Corporation, 1975-1977. General manager Ethiopian Import Export Corporation, 1977-1991.
Chief technical advisor export development and promotion International Trade Commission/United Nations Development Programme Project, Tanzania, 1991-2000.
Member Association State Trading Organizations (2d vice chairman 1984-1991).
Married Almaz Tsegaye, November 5, 1983. Children: Daniel, Dawit.