TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

Singapore / Ethiopia / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 18 April 2012

By Singapore - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Listen to article

SINGAPORE, Singapore, April 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- His Excellency Seyoum Mesfin, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, presented his credentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana today.

CURRICULUM VITAE

HE SEYOUM MESFIN

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

BORN:January 1949 in Tigray, Ethiopia

AGE:63

MARITAL STATUS:Married with 4 children

EDUCATION:The Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Lett.), Honoris Causa from Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), Kenya, May 2010

Post Graduate Programme in International Law, University of Amsterdam

Faculty of Science, University of Addis Ababa,

1971 - 1974

Diploma in Industrial Chemistry, Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute, 1967 - 1971

Agazi Secondary School, Adigrat, 1963 - 1966

Quiha Primary School, Quiha, 1955 - 1962

CAREER:1975

Member of the Executive Leadership of the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)

1977 - 1991

Head of the Foreign Relations Bureau of the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)

1991 - 1995

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Transitional Government of Ethiopia

1995 - 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

May 1995 - Oct 2010

Member of the Council of Peoples' Representatives of Ethiopia

15 Feb 2011 to date

Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the People's Republic of China

18 Apr 2012

Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Singapore

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:Nov 1993 – 2009

Board Chairman of Mugher Cement Enterprises

Nov 1993 – 2001

Board Chairman of Ambo Mineral Water Factory

May 2001 – Jan 2011

Board Chairman of Ethiopian Airlines

Aug 2002 – Jan 2011

Board Chairman of Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:Tigrigna, Amharic, English and Arabic