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Sahle-Work Zewde Bio
|Sahlework Zewde was born on 21st February 1950. She is an Ethiopian diplomat, currently serving as President of Ethiopia, the first female to hold the office. She was elected President by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on 25th October 2018. Zewde was previously 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.|
Sahle-Work Zewde Personal details
|Sahle-Work Zewde Age||She was born on 21st February 1950 (age 68 as of 2018)|
|Sahle-Work Zewde Husband||Zwede|
|Sahle-Work Zewde Children||2 Sons|
|Sahle-Work Zewde Net Worth||She has an estimated Net Worth of $ 695,400 as of 2018|
Sahle-Work Zewde 4th President of Ethiopia
25 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Abiy Ahmed Ali|
|Preceded by||Mulatu Teshome|
Sahle-Work Zewde Education
Sahle-Work Zewde went to school at the University of Montpellier, France to study natural science. She is fluent in Amharic, French and English.
Sahle-Work Zewde Career
Zewde is a veteran in the Ethiopian foreign service, having served as Ambassador to Senegal, with accreditation to Mali, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Guinea, from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 to 2002, she was Ambassador to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Zewde later served as Ambassador to France, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and accredited to Tunisia and Morocco from 2002 to 2006.
Zewde served as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA). She previously held a number of other high level positions including as Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and as Director-General for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
In 2011, Zewde was appointed to the position of Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She was the first person to hold the post at the level of Under-Secretary-General.
Sahle-Work Zewde Appointed President of Ethiopia
Members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly Approve Sahle-Work Zewde Appointment as President of Ethiopia on 25th October 2018. She becomes the first female to service in the role.
Her appointment to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women.
After being sworn in, President Sahle-Work promised to work hard to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia.
Sahle-Work Zewde Husband and Children
Sahle-Work Zewde is married to her husband (Zewde) and the couple has two children (sons).