Kebour Ghenna

Kebour Ghenna is the Executive Director of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) since 2013. He oversees a unique organization representing the interests of business and trade associations in Africa. Previously he founded Initiative Africa, a social enterprise, whose mission is to improve education from cradle to career in Africa.

A well-known businessman, Kebour Ghenna has been involved in a number of sectors, including agriculture, technology, media and education. He served as a non-executive director of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Abyssinia Bank, and the National Fertilizer Company. He presided over the Addis Ababa and Ethiopia Chambers of Commerce, the Ethiopian Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society.

Next to his experience in business, Kebour Ghenna has extensive experience in applied research and research design having been involved in the design and execution of numerous research projects working as an expert and consultant for UNECA, UNDP, the WBI, IDRC and various other national and international organizations.

Kebour Ghenna has postgraduate degrees from SUNY at Stony Brook and NYU. He lectured at the Addis Ababa University and played a key role in the establishment of the School of Information Sciences. He is a regular contributor to Capital, a weekly newspaper in Addis Ababa he established in 1996.

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