Country Director, Ethiopia


Desta transferred to Addis Ababa from London, United Kingdom, where he worked as a Network Engineer in educational establishments to take over Roots Ethiopia’s in-country operations as Country Director in 2017. Desta previously served as an advisor to the Roots Ethiopia Board of Directors.

Desta is committed to supporting development efforts aimed at improving the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia.

Working with Roots Ethiopia as a Country Director is a way for him to give back to his community and provide a sense of hope for people in need. Desta was born and raised in the areas where Roots Ethiopia works. He holds a masters degree in Computer and Information Science from London Metropolitan University, among others. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and graphic design.

Desta can be reached at