Obama Appoints Mimi Alemayehou to Key Administration Post

Above: Mimi Alemayehou has been nominated by President
Obama to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the
African Development Foundation (ADF), US Federal agency.

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New York (Tadias) – Ethiopian-American Mimi E. Alemayehou, who served as the most senior U.S. Treasury official in Africa, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.

Ms. Alemayehou was most recently the United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and was the first African-born leader in this role. She was Founder & Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm that worked with clients on emerging markets issues to promote African exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Ms. Alemayehou is a naturalized U.S. Citizen. She was born in Ethiopia and spent her early years in Kenya before emigrating to the United States. Ms. Alemayehou holds a Masters degree in International Business and International Law and Development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

15 Responses to “Obama Appoints Mimi Alemayehou to Key Administration Post”

  1. 1 Tefferi Jun 9th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulation mimi you inspired other fellow Ethiopians, keep doing the hard work and god bless you.

  2. 2 mimi Jun 9th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Way to go…so proud of her!!

  3. 3 DJ Tolosa Jun 9th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Congrats Mimi! Keep representing.

  4. 4 Joseph Jamene Jun 10th, 2010 at 9:28 am


  5. 5 Dagger Jun 10th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats… What an achievement, a true testament of the reason for why we have left our beloved country, success.

  6. 6 yonas Jun 10th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Ethiopia needs woman just like u,we really proud of u.

    peace love and courage ‘ll b urs


  7. 7 Seema Jun 10th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Way to go!!! Congrats…

  8. 8 Debre Tabor Jun 10th, 2010 at 6:46 pm


  9. 9 Fishomarshet Jun 14th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    So proud of u! all the best in ur future career.

  10. 10 Alemayhu Mekonen. Jun 14th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I am proud of you. Good luck.

  11. 11 Guest - Minnesota Jun 18th, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Go Mimi! Ethiopian-Americans have arrived!!!

  12. 12 irene Jul 12th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations Mimi…I do follow your progess!

  13. 13 Dereje Diressie Dec 30th, 2010 at 2:40 am

    You are an icebreaker for most Ethiopian in general and to women in particular by ascending to such post. Congratulation!!

  14. 14 hanna Mar 30th, 2011 at 6:20 am

    A true exemplary and proud of you! Keep shining and all the best in your future endeavors!

  15. 15 Elias Woldu Nov 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Selam Mimi,

    I heard about you a while ago, but i met you the first time at the African Summit in Takoma Park Maryland last week. You just don’t know how i’m proud of you. I’m thrilled that you are one of the best and brightest. Keep up the great work. I’m willing to assist you as a volunteer in any capacity at any time. Again, thank you for putting the great Ethiopian name positively on the map.

    Elias Woldu

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