Governance of the Bank - National Bank

Governance of the Bank

H.E. Ambassador Girma Birru


H.E. Ato Ahmed Shide


H.E. Dr. Eyob Tekalign


H.E. Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu


Ato. Fikadu Digafe


Ato Gebreyesus Guntie


H.E. Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu

The Governor

Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu, Biography

Mamo E. Mihretu is the 10th Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE). Before he was appointed as the Governor of NBE, Mr. Mamo served as the founding CEO of the Ethiopian Investment Holdings (EIH), the strategic investment arm of the government of Ethiopia. EIH manages all key commercial companies of the government of Ethiopia, such as Ethiopian Airlines and EthioTelecom.

Mr. Mamo is a member of Ethiopia’s Macroeconomic Council, which is the body that steers economic policy and strategic decisions. He has been a member and a Secretary of the Council for the last four and half years. He was an active member of the economic team that conceptualized, developed and implemented Ethiopia’s economic reform program.

As a Board member of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) for four years, the largest financial institution in the country, Mr. Mamo chaired CBE’s transformation program.

Mr. Mamo also served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Chief Trade Negotiator from 2018-2021.While working at the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Mamo helped  create the policy and performance department that oversees performance outcomes of government agencies. Before joining the Ethiopian government in 2018. Mr. Mamo was a Senior Project Manager at the World Bank Group in Kenya from 2010 to 2018, working mainly on finance and competitiveness issues.

Mr. Mamo obtained a Master’s Degree in Leadership, Public Administration and Economic Development from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in the United States. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Trade and Investment from the Universities of Pretoria and University of Amsterdam. He was a gold medalist when he graduated from Addis Ababa University, School of Law.

Ato Fikadu Digafe

V/Governor and Chief Economist

Ato Solomon Desta

V/Governor, Financial Institutions Supervision

Ato Eyob G/Eyesus

V/Governor, Corporate Service

H.E. Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu


Ato Eyob G/Eyesus


Ato Fikadu Digafe


Ato G/Eyesus Guntie


Ato Solomon Desta


Ato Abate Mitiku


Ato Gebreyesus Guntie

Senior Advisor to the Governor

Ato Mulualem Eshetu

Advisor to V/Governor and Chief Economist

W/o Marta H/Mariam

Advisor to V/Governor, Financial Institutions Supervision Cluster

Ato Abate Mitiku

Director, Change Management,  Planning and communication Directorate

D/Director, Change Management, Planning and Communication Directorate

Ato Wondimeneh Asrat

Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management Directorate

Ato Fitsum Tsehaye

Director, Domestic Economic Analysis and Publication Directorate

Ato Habtamu Workineh

Director, External Economic Analysis and International Relations Directorate

W/ro Woyenshet Zeberga

Director, Monetary and Financial Analysis Directorate

Ato Befkadu Gashaw

Director, Economic Modeling and Statistical Analysis Directorate

W/ro Yenhassab Tadesse

Director, Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Reserve Management Directorate

Ato Abebayew Dufera

A/D/Director, Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Reserve Management Directorate

Ato Shambel Teshome

A/D/Director, Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Reserve Management Directorate

Ato Frezer Ayalew

Director, Bank Supervision Directorate

Ato Belay Tulu

Director, Insurance Supervision Directorate

Ato Sintayehu Desalegn

A/Director, Micro Finance Institutions Supervision Directorate

Ato Temesegen Zeleke

Head,Financial Inclusion Technical Secretariat

Ato Abebe Senbete

Director, Currency Management Directorate

Ato Solomon Damtew

A/Director, Payment and Settlement System Directorate

Ato Temliso Abebe

Director, Credit Reference and Movable Collateral Registry Directorate

Ato Gobena Worana

D/Director, Bank Supervision Directorate

W/ro Workabeba Bahiru

Director, Human Resource Management Directorate

Ato Eyasu Teshome

Director, Engineering, Property & Transport Services Management Directorate

Ato Zelalem Abera

Director, Procurement Services Management Directorate

W/ro Merema Kamil

Director, Corporate Finance Directorate

Ato Wondewosen Tsegaw

Director, Information System Management Directorate

Ato Mesfin Getachew

Director, Legal Service Directorate

Ato Gebeyaw Takele

Director, Project Management Office

Ato Dawit Tesfaye

A/ Manager, Project Management Office

Wro. Habtam Shumbeza

Manager, Construction Project. Project Management Office (PMO)

Ato Kassahun Yohanes

Acting Director, Ethiopian Institute of Financial Studies

Ato Girmay Amare

Acting Deputy Director, Ethiopian Institute of Financial Studies

The National Bank of Ethiopia was established in 1963 by proclamation 206 of 1963 and began operation in January 1964.

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Tel: +251 115 517 430
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