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Ethiopian CEO Wins International GrandPrix Special Award in Rome

The prestigious award was bestowed upon Ato Tewolde Gebremariam for his achievements in developing ‪the airline into the foremost aviation group in Africa and for spearheading the transformation of Ethiopian into becoming one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Under his leadership, Ethiopian continues to add exciting destinations to its fast growing network, making it the only profitable airline in Africa which not only contributes to the socio-economic development of Ethiopia alone but to Africa as a whole.
GrandPrix Advertising is an international multimedia publishing group based in Italy. It is a showcase of Italian excellence in the field of communication, culture and institutions. The GrandPrix Advertising Award is the most prestigious award dealing with brands and brand communications in Italy.

 Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam receiving the Grand Prix special award by TVN Media Group in Rome


While receiving the Award, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Ato Tewolde said, “It is an honor to receive this award and a very good opportunity to showcase to the world that we have been awarded by an independent and largest media group in Italy for our excellence in Africa. We at Ethiopian have achieved greater milestones as one family. I want to dedicate this Award to my colleagues: more than 9,000 brave men and women around the world who are always working hard to position Ethiopian as the global carrier of choice."
The Ethiopian CEO has also won a number of awards including Professional Excellence Award by Planet Africa and the Regional Leadership Award by Airline Business Magazine for his excellence in leading a carrier which provides strong transport links in its geographical region. He is also recognized for realizing the Pan Africanism vision of Ethiopian by implementing a multiple-hub strategy in Africa with its partner airlines ASKY Airlines in Lome, Togo and Malawian Airlines in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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