Born in 1917* in Addis
Ababa, Girme Wolde Giorgis attended the church school and later joined the Teferi Mekonnen
School in Addis Ababa in 1926 where he followed his education until the Italian
invasion. Between 1930-1933, he studied at an Italian school "The scuola Principe Piemonte" in Addis Ababa.
Between 1942 and 1944, he received certificates in Management (in
Holland), in Air Traffic Management (in Sweden) and Air Traffic Control (in
Canada) under a training programme sponsored by the International Civil Aviation
in 1933 he was enlisted at the Ethiopian Military Radio
Communication set up by U.K.
in 1936 graduated from the Genet Military School as a
joined the Air Force in 1938 and took various Air Management
became assistant teacher in Air Navigation and Flight Control in
became head of Civil Aviation of the Federal Government of Eritrea
assumed the post of Director General of the Ethiopian Civil
Aviation in 1949 and was Board member of the Ethiopian Airlines during the same
became Director General of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Planning at the time of establishment in 1951
became member of parliament in 1953
was elected president of the parliament for three consecutive
helped win a seat for the Ethiopian Parliament in the
International Parliamentary Union and attended conferences of the IPU in
Switzerland, Denmark and former Yugoslavia and was elected as Vice President of
the 52nd Meeting of the International Parliamentary Union.
represented the business community in the Civil consultative
Commission set-up by the Dergue until it was dissolved in 1967.
served as Manager of the Import and Export Enterprise
served as deputy Commissioner of the Peace Programme drawn up in
1969 by the provisional military government to settle the Eritrean problem
became member of the Council of Peoples Representatives of FDRE
after winning in the Becho Woreda constituency, West Shoa Zone of Oromia State,
as a private candidate in the second round elections in 1992.
1957 - 1966
Board member of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce
Representative for Australian Trade Mission in Ethiopia
Founder and Director of the Ghibe Agricultural Association
Founder and Director of the Keffa and Illubabor Timber Processing
While in Eritrea before 1982
President of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society- Eritrea Branch
Board President of Cheshire Home
Managing Director of Leprosy Control Organization
Up on returning to Ethiopia from Eritrea in 1982, he served
as Board Member of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society and Head of its International
Launched an environmental protection association called 'Lem
Ethiopia' in 1983 to date serving as Vice President of the Board of the
The President of
Ethiopia speaks Oromiffa,
Italian, English and
He is married with
* All years are in the Ethiopian Calendar.