Workneh Gebeyehu

Workneh Gebeyehu (Amharic: ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ, born 16 July 1968)[2] is an Ethiopian politician. In September 2012 he was appointed Minister of Transport and he has served as an elected member of Addis Ababa City Council. He studied BA in Political Science and International Relations (1991) and MA in International Relations (2006) at Addis Ababa University. He has been a member of Oromo People's Democratic Organization and EPRDF (Since 2019 the Prosperity Party) since 1991 and an executive member of both parties since 2012 and commissioner general of the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission from 2001 to 2012.[3] Since 1 November 2016 he has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs following a cabinet reshuffle, succeeding Tedros Adhanom.[4]

Workneh Gebeyehu
ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ
Workneh Gebeyehu in New York - 2018 (30033618757) (cropped).jpg
Workneh in 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
8 November 2016 – 8 March 2019
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Abiy Ahmed
Preceded byTedros Adhanom
Succeeded byDemeke Mekonnen
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
September 2012 – 1 November 2016
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Succeeded byDiriba Kuma
Ethiopian Federal Police
In office
Prime MinisterMeles Zenawi
Hailemariam Desalegn
Succeeded byAssefa Abiyo
Personal details
Born (1968-07-16) 16 July 1968 (age 51)
Shashemene, Oromia Ethiopian Empire
(now Shashemene, Ethiopia)
Political partyOromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Other political
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Alma materAddis Ababa University (B.A)
Addis Ababa University (M.A)
University of South Africa (Ph.D)[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo - Ethiopia".
  2. ^ "Meet Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo". Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ "His Excelency Dr Workneh Gebeyehu". Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  4. ^ Igunza, Emmanuel (1 November 2016). "Ethiopia's prime minister to head a new-look cabinet". BBC News. Retrieved 1 November 2016.