Henok is the Chief External Affairs and Regulatory Officer at Safaricom Telecommunication Ethiopia PLC.
Henok has over 20 years of experience cutting across Aviation, Diplomacy, and International Relations industries in both the public and private sectors. Before his diplomatic career, Henok spent over a decade working in the Aviation industry, where he held various senior leadership positions at Ethiopian Airlines, including Vice President of Strategic Planning and Alliances, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Communications, and Director of Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs. In another previous role as CEO and Board of ASKY Airlines, Henok was responsible for managing the entire airline's operations, which operates in West and Central Africa.
Prior to joining Safaricom Ethiopia, Henok was the former Ambassador of Ethiopia to France, Spain, Portugal, The Holy See, and Monaco for over three years, where he successfully represented Ethiopia in various diplomatic missions, contributing significantly to the strengthening of Ethiopia's ties with these countries.
Henok holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Law from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Bachelor's degree in International Law from the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis.