Hikmet Abdella

Director General of Accounting and Auditing Board of Ethiopia (AABE)

Hikmet Abdella, Director General of Accounting and Auditing Board of Ethiopia (AABE) is known for commanding great power throughout her career. She is widely known for her work with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) where she served as country director from 2004 to 2012 with the regional responsibility toward contributing to ACCA strategy in Eastern African countries with specific operational responsibility for Ethiopia and Sudan.

Hikmet is also the founder of the Women Entrepreneurs Group (WEG) that later became the current African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Ethiopia Charter. She has served as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Global Insurance S.C. and also as the General Manager of Attco, a family-owned business established by her father, Ato. Abdella Abdulmalik, in 1969.

Recently she took part as one of the 50 members of the Destiny Ethiopia Initiative, primarily, to come up with four Scenarios of possible futures in the year 2040 for Ethiopia. She is a member of the Women Caucus within the Ethiopian Inclusive Dialogue (EID), hosted in CDRC. Hikmet, sits on The Board of Trustees of The Center for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) which is an independent Ethiopia-based non-profit think tank, as well as a member of the Board of Directors on Ethiopian Red Cross.

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