H.E. Aster Mammo has been appointed Minister of the Civil Service and Good Governance Reform Cluster Coordinator with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, making her the first woman to hold such a position in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Parliament approved her appointment on 8th April, after she was nominated by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Prior to her appointment, she held other posts including Speaker of the Oromia Regional State Council, Youths and Sport Minister and Government Chief Whip.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Language and Literature and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.