H.E. Dr. Frehiwot Woldehana
State Minister of Energy, MoWIE, Ethiopia
Prior to the current position in the Government, Dr. Frehiwot has been serving as Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University and as Head of the Center of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Technology which is running undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He is a member of the Ethiopian Society of Electrical Engineers and was its President for over five years. His current responsibility is leading the energy sector through the core institutions, the Ethiopian Electric Power, the Ethiopian Electric Utility, and the Ethiopian Energy Authority. The major focus is executing the national electrification program with grid expansion and densification as well as off-grid solutions such as solar mini-grids and solar home systems.