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 had lived in the United States since high school. She moved back to her birth place to serve with CURE in Addis Ababa. Adey is very grateful for the opportunity to give back to her birth place 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, then with Boeing Defense as a subcontract manager on the Missile Defense Program, managing several subcontractors. She then went on to work with 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.