H.E. Demeke Mekonnen
Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Ethiopia
His Excellency Dr. Demeke Mekonnen assumed office as the Deputy Ministry of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in July 2013. Also from 2008 until 2013 His Excellency was the Minister of the Education, which saw a great leap in the entire educational system of the Republic. This lead to great reforms in terms of school curriculums, school location expansion across the nation and the system running education as a whole.
Prior to this post, His Excellency was the Deputy President of the Amhara Regional State and Head of Capacity Building Bureau from 2005 until 2008. Dr. Hassen also headed the Regional State Anti-Corruption Commission, and the Amhara Regional State Administration and Security Bureau. His Excellency holds an honorary doctorate degree of Education from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.