Assefa Amenu is the Grants & Finance Specialist, FOLU program (Ethiopia-based) and he provides support to financial and grants management of Ethiopia country operations through budgeting, financial reporting grants and contract management. 

Prior to joining WRI, Assefa worked as Grants and Finance Manager for TEARFUND - Ethiopia Country Office supporting the financial, contracts and grants management of the organization. 

Previously he also worked for PSI Ethiopia Office as Grants Specialist and for other International NGOs in Ethiopia. Assefa holds a Master's in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University - Addis Ababa and a BA in Accounting from Haramaya University - Alemaya. 

In his spare time, Assefa enjoys taking walks and doing physical exercises.