Tewolde GebreMariam,the legendary CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, is stepping down from his role.
The Chief Executive Officer according to local media, has decided to leave the position he has held for over a decade due health complications.
Tewolde has served as CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group since January 2011 but has worked with the Airline for the last 37 years.
He began his career at Ethiopian Airlines in 1985 as Transportation Agent and has held several senior leadership positions in different divisions in the Airline including; Ethiopian Cargo, Area Offices, and Sales & Marketing.
In his role as CEO, Mr. Tewolde has won several awards which include; African CEO of the Year, Best African Business Leader, The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership, and The Most Gender Focused CEO Award.
Buy press time, neither Mr Tewolde GebreMariam nor Ethiopian Airlines had come out to confirm or deny the news.