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Yohannes Tilahun Resigns as CEO of GE Ethiopia


A statement  from Jay Ireland,  President and CEO of GE Africa, has announced the intent of Yohannes Tilahun to resign from his position as CEO of GE Ethiopia as of May 1st 2016 to pursue other opportunities.

Yohannes joined GE  from Ethiopian Investment Commission (“EIC”), where he held the role of Senior Director, Strategy.  He  also served as a special advisor 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.

In Ethiopia, GE delivered CT scanners to Jimma University hospital, and gave CT scanners and MRI machines to Mekelle University. GE also provided training for local technicians on the equipment. GE has developed a detailed technical and commercial proposal on the e-BOP for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

GE also submitted technical and commercial proposals for a 220 MW wind project, and is developing a pilot project for Durathon Battery technology in the Ethio Telecom Network. GE signed an MOU with the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) to provide signaling and locomotives, and proposed a signaling solution and US financing for the Addis-Djibouti rail line