The Advisory group which is expected to serve for three years term, provides policy, recommendations and global messages on sustainable transport by working with governments and other stakeholders. The group will also promote the integration of sustainable transport intergovernmental processes.
Mr. Tewolde will co-chair the United Nations High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport which comprises of prominent individuals with diverse capabilities from civil society, private sector and government officials of member states.
This is an appreciation of the leading role being played by Ethiopian airlines to foster sustainable air transport development in Africa through the continuous tailoring of appropriate strategies and adoption of latest technology and best work practices.
According to a statement issued by Ethiopian, Tewolde Gebremariam began his career at Ethiopian Airlines in 1985.
He served in different positions and capacities in the airline including as Regional Director of India and South East Asia, Area Manager of Saudi Arabia and Area Sales Manager for North East USA and Canada based in New York, Chief Operating Officer and from January 1, 2011 as CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
Tewolde has won multiple awards including “The African CEO of the Year-2012”, “The Best African Business Leader of the year 2012”, In July 2013, he became the first African Airline CEO to receive “The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership” in the award’s 12 year history, “Planet Africa professional Excellence Award” in 2013, “2015 – International Grand Prix Special Award” and others.
In addition to his duties as CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, he also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA); an Executive Committee member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA); a Board member of the Airlink Advisory Council; a Board member of Ethio-Telecom, a Board member of Ethiopian Railway Corporation; a Board Member of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO).