ESAT appoints Abebe Gellaw as executive director

abebe gellawESAT News (April 8, 2016)

The Board of the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) announced that it has appointed journalist and activist Abebe Gellaw as the new executive director. Abebe will fill in the position vacated by Neamin Zeleke who resigned few months ago due to other responsibilities and commitments.

Abebe in his capacity as the executive director will oversee the day to day activities of ESAT which has branches in DC, London and Amsterdam. Abebe has a long experience in journalism under his belt and is known and commended for his activism in the struggle to bring freedom and democracy to his country.

“I will do my level best to lead ESAT to more successes and overcome the many challenges it faces,” Abebe said in his Facebook post on Friday.

Abebe worked for ESAT from 2011 to 2013 and then moved to California where he has been working for an IT company in Silicon Valley for the last three years.

His appointment is effective April 01, 2016.