Andualem S. Gessesse
SBM & Media Ethiopia
Andualem Sisay Gessesse is a journalist, researcher and media consultant who has been working for various private media and research firms in Africa and outside the continent.
He is the managing editor and senior reporter for New Business Ethiopia, an online newspaper founded in 2009. Andualem covers local, regional and international issues. His activities has allowed him to meet famous and high ranking global figures such as the UN current and former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Kofi Annan, Former US Secretary, Condoleezza Rice, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, singers such as Chaka Chacka, Beyonce and many other African leaders.
Andualem won Foreign Correspondents Association of Ethiopia’s "Journalism Excellence 2011 Award" in English Category (FCAE Announces Ethiopian "Excellence in Journalism Award 2011" Winners). Read about the award. Other articles and interviews from Andualem can be accessed here: Capital Ethiopia, Africa News, Addis Admass.
As media consultant Andualem has been working for international organizations such as UNFPA Ethiopia office (United Nations Population Fund), Devex, Starbucks and Microsoft East and South Africa wing and Bertolli & Associates of Kenya.
His dream to see Africa develop is the reason he joined AFIDEP team as SBM and Media Generalist.