Adey Abate

Executive Director / Ethiopia

Adey Abate has served as the Executive Director of CURE Ethiopia since September 2007. She was integral in opening the hospital and overseeing its operations since the facility’s first surgery in January 2009.

Adey is originally from Ethiopia but moved to the United States during high school. She moved back to her birthplace to serve with CURE in Addis Ababa. Adey is very grateful for the opportunity to give back to her birthplace and be part of CURE’s mission. Adey has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in applied economics. Her experiences before joining CURE and returning to Ethiopia include roles as a cost management analyst at Boeing Commercial Airplane and a subcontract manager for the Missile Defense Program at Boeing Defense. She also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest US federal government contractors, as a senior consultant.

Adey enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys the outdoors and sports. She is an avid tennis player and played competitively both in high school and college.