Sahle-Work Zewde, 2016
|4th President of Ethiopia|
|Assumed office |
25 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Abiy Ahmed Ali|
|Preceded by||Mulatu Teshome|
|Born||21 February 1950|
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sahle-Work Zewde (Amharic: ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ, born 21 February 1950) is an Ethiopian diplomat. She is the 4th and current President of Ethiopia, the first female to hold the office. She was elected President by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on October 25, 2018.
Sahle-Work was a diplomat, serving as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union at the level of Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.
References[change | change source]
- "Ethiopia gets first female president". 25 October 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
- Secretary-General Appoints Sahlework Zewde of Ethiopia his Special Representative, Head of United Nations Office to African Union United Nations, press release of June 27, 2018.