Dr. Mebrahtu Meles is a State Minister of Industry of Ethiopia. He has more than 20 years of experience in government offices at different capacities. Among others, Dr. Mebrahtu Meles served as Director of the Engineering Capacity-Building Programme at the Ministry of Capacity-Building from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this post, he worked as Deputy Bureau Head of Trade, Industry and Transport and as Director of the Micro, Small, Trade and Industry Development Office in the Tigray Regional State.He has extensive experience and knowledge in industrial and private sector development. He coordinated and contributed to the preparation of various government strategies, including sectoral strategies on agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and construction inputs. He presented different papers at international workshops and symposiums in areas of his specialization. Currently he serves as board chairman and member of different federal and regional institutions. Dr. Mebrahtu holds a PhD in applied economics from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India and a Master of Science degree in economics and management in the agro-industrial complex from Byelorussian Agricultural Academy, Belarus.
Ministry of Industry, Ethiopia