NASA Engineer Kitaw Ejigu, PhD
Kitaw Ejigu is a former scientist and engineer for NASA and current chairman of Ethiopian National United Front (ENUF)
Noah Samara Founder and CEO of WorldSpace
Noah A. Samara was born in Ethiopia in 1956 and raised there and in Tanzania; his Sudanese father was a teacher and diplomat. During his education in England and the United States, which culminated with him earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law School
Poet Laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin
Ethiopia’s treasure and our own “Shakespeare”, Mr. Tsegaye was born in Ambo region in Ethiopia. As a young boy, he attended the traditional Church School, as a young man Wingate and Commercial Schools in Ethiopia and as an adult in the United States he attended (Blackstone School of Law) in Chicago
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
Born May 8 1955 in Adwa Tigray, Ato Meles Zenawi is Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He was appointed after helping to win a guerilla war against the government. He was selected to serve as president of Ethiopia's transitional government from 1991-1995, and was elected prime minister in August, 1995.
Professor Aklilu Lemma
The outstanding Ethiopian Scientist. On September 18, 1936 in the town of Jijiga, Hararge province Woizero Ayelech Lemma and Ato Bekele Woldeyes had a baby son whom they named Aklilu destined among the most prominent scientist in the world.
Professor Bichaka Fayissa
Bichaka Fayissa is Professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Professor Fayissa received his undergraduate degree from the Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia and his MS, MA, and Ph. D degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Professor Gebisa Ejeta Purdue University
Professor Gebisa Ejeta B.S., Plant Sciences, Alemaya College, Ethiopia, 1973 M.S., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Purdue University, 1976 Ph.D., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Purdue University, 1978
Professor Lemma W. Senbet
Lemma Senbet has been a member of the American Finance Association's board of directors and President of the Western Finance Association. He has consulted for the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, and other institutions on issues of financial sector reforms, corporate finance, and capital market develop
Professor Mesfin Woldemariam
Born in the 1930’s in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam completed his elementary and secondary schooling at Teferi Mekonen High School and London matriculation in 1951. Prior to that, as a young boy, he was a student of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church for many years and was ordained
Professor Sossina Haile California Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Materials Science, Researcher, NSF National Young Investigator Award (1994-99), Humboldt Fellowship (1992-93), Fulbright Fellowship (1991-92), and AT&T Cooperative Research Fellowship (1986-92).Sossina Haile's research centers on ionic conduction in solids
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