H.E. Newai Gebre-Ab
Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)
Ato Newai Gebre-Ab is a Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and has been Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, a semi-autonomous economic research institute established in 2000. since 2000. Ato Newai has also been an economic adviser to the president of Ethiopia since 1991. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Ato Newai worked at the Development Bank of Ethiopia and the Planning Commission. He then worked as a consultant in the United Kingdom and served as a staff member or consultant for various United Nations organizations. Ato Newai earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Haile Selassie University, Addis Ababa, and his B.Litt. degree in economics from Oxford University.