Dr Yeshurun Alemayehu, Deputy Director-General, Ethiopian Space Science & Geospatial Institute (SSGI)

Dr Yeshurun Alemayehu Adde has a PhD in Business Administration and is a PhD scholar in Mechanical Design Engineering, focusing on Space Robotics, at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He also has an M.Sc in Mechanical Design Engineering from Addis Ababa University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Defense University. 

Since 2009 he has been lecturing at various public universities, including Addis Ababa University, Adama Science & Technology University, Hawassa University, Mizan-Tepi University, Wolaita Sodo University, Dilla University, Wachamo University, Wolkitie University and Ambo University. He was the founder and the first dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at Mizan-Tepi University from 2009 to 2011. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as an Engineering Watch-Keeping on an international seagoing bulk carrier vessel. 

Since November 2017, he has been working at the Ethiopian Space Science & Geospatial Institute in different positions starting from Associate Researcher and director of the Aerospace Engineering Research & Development Directorate to Project Manager of the Satellite Manufacturing & AIT Center Project, and he is currently the Deputy Director-General of the ESSGI. He is also the founder and chairman of a civil society called “The African Aeronautics & Astronautics Center.”