President Profile

H.E. Madam Roman Tesfaye

First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

President of OAFLA 2017-2019

H.E. Madam Roman Tesafye is a professional career-woman and a civic activist. Following her post as a lecturer of Economics at Arbaminch University in Southern Ethiopia, she held various managerial and technical positions in different organisations including the United Nations Development Program, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, the Regional Bureau of Finance and Economic Development, the Regional Secretariat for the National Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation, as well as the Bureau of Plan and Economic Development. Her Excellency Roman Tesfaye also served as a member of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State Parliament for two terms.