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Sahle-Work Zewde

First Woman President of Ethiopia

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 Sahle-Work Zewde Biography

Sahle-Work Zewde was elected as the first woman President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on 25 October 2018.

She spent her first professional years in the Ministry of Education. She later joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988 and started her long diplomatic carrier as ambassador to Senegal with accreditation to Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and the Gambia. She served in Djibouti and IGAD- Inter Governmental Authority on Development for 10 years before moving as ambassador of Ethiopia to France, Tunisia and Morocco and Permanent Representative to UNESCO. After her return to Ethiopia she was appointed Permanent Representative to the African Union and Director-General for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

President Sahle-Work Zewde joined the United Nations in 2009 and served as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General/SRSG/ and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) thus becoming the first African woman to become an SRSG.

In 2011, she was appointed as the first dedicated Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. In June 2018, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms. Zewde as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU. She was the first woman to hold these three positions at the United Nations.

Ms Zewde is a mother of two boys. She speaks Amharic, French and English fluently.

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Sahle-Work Zewde

First Woman President of Ethiopia

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Sahle-Work Zewde Biography

Sahle-Work Zewde was elected as the first woman President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on 25 October 2018.

She spent her first professional years in the Ministry of Education. She later joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988 and started her long diplomatic carrier as ambassador to Senegal with accreditation to Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and the Gambia. She served in Djibouti and IGAD- Inter Governmental Authority on Development for 10 years before moving as ambassador of Ethiopia to France, Tunisia and Morocco and Permanent Representative to UNESCO. After her return to Ethiopia she was appointed Permanent Representative to the African Union and Director-General for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

President Sahle-Work Zewde joined the United Nations in 2009 and served as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General/SRSG/ and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) thus becoming the first African woman to become an SRSG.

In 2011, she was appointed as the first dedicated Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. In June 2018, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms. Zewde as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU. She was the first woman to hold these three positions at the United Nations.

Ms Zewde is a mother of two boys. She speaks Amharic, French and English fluently.

Sahle-Work Zewde Videos

  • Ethiopia will work hard to maintain peace: Sahle-Work Zewde
    Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde says her country will work hard to maintain peace in her region. The newly elected President of the Horn of...
  • Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president, Sahle-Work Zewde
    Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Ethiopia on...
  • Highlights from inaugural speech of Ethiopia's historic female president
    In her first speech as Ethiopia's new president, Sahle-Work Zewde highlighted the importance of peace, unity and empowering women as pillars of...

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  • How to book Sahle-Work Zewde?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sahle-Work Zewde for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sahle-Work Zewde, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sahle-Work Zewde or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sahle-Work Zewde?

    Booking fees for Sahle-Work Zewde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sahle-Work Zewde, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sahle-Work Zewde?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sahle-Work Zewde for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sahle-Work Zewde for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sahle-Work Zewde or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sahle-Work Zewde or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sahle-Work Zewde is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sahle-Work Zewde for your event is available upon request. Sahle-Work Zewde generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Elhadj As Sy, Judith Spitz, Ailbhe Smyth, Kobe Smith and Mohamed Sidibay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sahle-Work Zewde for an upcoming event.

Sahle-Work Zewde Speaker Videos

  • Ethiopia will work hard to maintain peace: Sahle-Work Zewde
    Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde says her country will work hard to maintain peace in her region. The newly elected President of the Horn of Africa country spoke exclusively to our Foreign Editor...
    Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president, Sahle-Work Zewde
    Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely...
  • Highlights from inaugural speech of Ethiopia's historic female president
    In her first speech as Ethiopia's new president, Sahle-Work Zewde highlighted the importance of peace, unity and empowering women as pillars of development. Zewde, who is being lauded for making...

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