Dr. Gemechu is an Assistant Professor at the College of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University. He earned his BA in Management and his MBA in International Business from Jimma University in Ethiopia and Andhra University in India respectively. In 2012, he received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from a collaborative program between Adama University in Ethiopia andUniversity of Illinois inUSA.

He is the founder and CEO of The i-Capital Africa Institute, a private consulting firm established to offer platforms for knowledge sharing and critical voices, delivering human capital development packages, advisory solutions (via organizational health assessment and impact clinic), and other services useful for strategic development of businesses and industries.

He is also a certified Management Consultant; certified DACUM Job/Occupation Analyst (from Ohio State University); certified S-OJT (Structured On-the-Job Training) facilitator (from University of Illinois); as well as certified IFC Corporate Governance Trainer (from World Bank Group).