Spy Chief Joins Board of Ethiopia's Key Military Conglomerate

  • Adem’s placement latest shakeup at Metals & Engineering Corp.
  • MeTEC has worked on projects vital to economic development

By Nizar Manek, 13 June 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s new intelligence chief was appointed to the board of Metals & Engineering Corp., the latest shakeup at the military-industrial conglomerate that’s played a crucial role in projects that have sought to develop Africa’s fastest-growing economy.
Adem Mohammed, named director-general of the National Intelligence and Security Services last week, was appointed to the board of MeTEC by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on May 24, company spokesman Michael Desta said by phone. Adem, who previously commanded the air force, is the only military figure on the eight-person board overseeing a company that has been dominated by army personnel. It’s otherwise led by ruling-party officials.
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