: 58 years old, a father of two and a civil engineer serving his
country since 1979.
He graduated from the then Haile Selassie I University (the present day Addis Ababa University) in 1986 . Since graduation he has been working for various private and public organizations in different capacities.
He is currently the CEO of Derba Group, a newly established holding company owned by Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi.
Before taking up his current position, Haile was serving the Ethiopian government as Minister of Urban Development and Construction.
Capital's Pawlos Belete interviewed Haile Assegide
career and experiences.
had many things to say, about the slums he
grew up in, about the company he
is leading, the massive project he
is undertaking, and most passionately, about the development of the nation.
Capital: Please tell us about your experiences while working in both private and public institutions?
: My first job was in the private sector.
After seven years in the private sector, I joined Water Works Construction Enterprise
After that, I became a Minister in the present day Ministry of Urban Development and Construction in 2000.
I have since worked for various organizations in different capacities, like Berta Construction, Norwegian Save the Children Water Works, and now at Derba MIDROC.
Capital: Tell us about your childhood and education?
Haile: I was born near Saint George's Church here in Addis.