H.E. Ambassador Tesfaye Yilma

Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the AU and UNECA

H.E. Ambassador Tesfaye Yilma is Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and UNECA since November 2018. He has worked as Chief of Cabinet (August 2016 - March 2017) and Director General of European affairs (April 2017- October 2018) at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Deputy Head of Mission for Ethiopian Embassy Beijing, China (October 12 - July 2016) and Deputy Chief of Mission for Ethiopian Embassy USA, Washington D.C. (April 2010 - September 2012).

He is an experienced Director General with a demonstrated history of working in the alternative dispute resolution industry. He is skilled in negotiation, policy analysis, politics, government, and public policy.  He has a Masters in Development Studies from London South Bank University.