Dr. Kebede Belete

Director - EITI Ethiopia

Dr. Kebede Belete is a geologist (PhD, Austria; MPhil, UK; BSc, Ethiopia) with more than 25 years of experience in both the Government and private sectors. He has worked on exploration projects for the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Golden Prospect Mining Company, Minerva Resources, Nyota Minerals, KEFI Minerals and Tulu Kapi Gold Mines S.C (TKGM) in roles including Exploration Manager and Country Manager. Dr Kebede also serves as Deputy Chairman of KEFI Minerals Ethiopia Limited and a Director of its subsidiary Director of TKGM. He has been involved with the Tulu Kapi gold project for more than 10 years and is Ethiopian industry representative on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.