People Ato Newai Gebre-ab
Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance
Ato Newai Gebre-ab was chief economic adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia between 1992 and 2016. During the 1960s and early 1970s he worked at the Development Bank of Ethiopia and the Planning Commission. He then worked as a consultant in the United Kingdom and served as a staff member or consultant for various United Nations organizations. He returned to Ethiopia in December 1991. Ato Newai earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Haile Selassie University, Addis Ababa, and his B.Litt. degree in economics from the University of Oxford.