Jay Ireland, President and CEO of GE Africa, has accepted the intent of Yohannes Tilahun to resign from his position as CEO of GE Ethiopia effective May 1st 2016 to pursue other opportunities as Daniel Hailu, COO Ethiopia, takes Yohannes place as the acting CEO Ethiopia until a replacement is identified.
Yohannes joined GE from Ethiopian Investment Commission (“EIC”), where he held the role of Senior Director, Strategy. He also served as a specialadvisor to the CEO of the EIC as well as other Government Ministers on numerous issues including priority focus areas for greater economic development through private sector involvement. Prior to this, he held roles of increasing responsibilities in the US with Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley.
Yohannes brought years of experience in designing and successfully executing large multi-stakeholder projects and leading teams to deliver results.
Jay thanked Yohannes for his contributions to support GE’s growth in Ethiopia and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.