Frehiwot Tamru
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Frehiwot Tamru

Frehiwot Tamru 
CEO, Ethio telecom

A results-driven, passionate, inspiring leader with an MBA from Open University, UK and a BSc in Information System served in the telecom sector for 17 years out of which 10 years of service were spent in leading the Nation’s biggest telecom company, Ethio telecom and 7 years in running her own IT business, DOXA IT Technology PLC. At the age of 26, demonstrating her leadership skills at an early age, she was made the Chief Information Officer of Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation.


Ms. Frehiwot Tamru is a servant leader who is primarily concerned about the wellbeing of people and the community that she belongs to, she is indeed a selfless leader one can ever hope for!


Given the dynamism of the telecom market, Ms. Frehiwot Tamru has shown her fearless business approaches with impeccable instincts.  She is always leading her employees, challenging and coaching them, seeking to get the best out of them. She is known for giving honest and candid feedbacks while still making friends in the sector.


Frehiwot was named in the List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2021 by Avance Media.

Photo Credit: Business Day Ghana