Mr. Yilebes Addis
Mr. Yilebes Addis has over 20 years of executive and board experience in Payments, FinTech Banking, and ICT. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of EthSwitch S.C. EthSwitch is the National Switch of Ethiopia, which works on Creating Interoperability for Digital Finance and Payments, Establishing Domestic Scheme and Providing Shared Infrastructure/Platforms. Mr. Yilebes is also currently serving as Board Director of Tsedey Bank S.C. and Advisory Board Member of COMESA CBC. Mr. Yilebes has M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Addis Ababa Universtiy. Mr. Yilebes has taken various short-term training in the areas of Leadership, Business Excellence, Management, Finance and Digital Financial Services.
As the CEO of the National Switch, Mr. Yilebes is key driver for the achievements of the outstanding performance of the Company. His leadership, commitment, partnership management, strategy development & execution, and skill are highly appreciated. Through his leadership, the National Switch has launched multiple products and services that considerably contribute in the Interoperability, Domestic Scheme and Shared Infrastructure/Platforms. These results play key role in the National Digital Payments and National Financial Inclusion Strategy Implementations.
Prior joining EthSwitch, Mr. Yilebes was Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Kifiya Financial Technology P.L.C. Mr. Yilebes provided leadership for the continual development of innovative, robust and secured platforms. As CTO, he was responsible for high availability of platforms, development of high-standard software, Implementation & management IT infrastructure, and maintaining security of IT.
Mr. Yilebes has also served CBE as Manager-ICT Project Training & Rollout, where he led training & roll out of T24 Core Banking System. Yilebes has held various managerial and technical positions in CBE. He has also worked as Lecturer and Trainer in Addis Ababa University, HiLCoE School of Computer Science & Technology, Unity University, and MicroLink IT College.