Mr. Tadesse Admassu joined the Board of ZEP-RE in May 2013. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trade Development Bank (TDB). Mr. Admassu holds an MSc from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Wits Business School, and has undergone post-graduate training in strategic banking, private equity and executive management at INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Euromoney.
Prior to joining the TDB, Mr. Admassu worked in various positions in the banking industry in Johannesburg, Windhoek and New York. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the African Association of Development Finance Institutions, a Non-Executive Director at Gulf Africa Bank and a Director at GAIN in Geneva and FISEA in Paris.