Mulugeta Gebrehiwot (Fellow since 2015) was program director of the World Peace Foundation (WPF) African security sector and peace operations program, and led the WPF project on peace missions in Africa.
He continues his affiliation with WPF as a senior fellow. He served as the director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University from 2009 to 2011. He holds a PhD in public administration from the University of Victoria, an MA in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from the Open University of London, and a BA degree in international management from the Amsterdam School of Business.
Until 2001 Mulugeta was a member of the military and political leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. As a military leader he contributed to the victory over the then military junta led by Mengistu Hailemariam and subsequently was in charge of demobilizing over 300 000 combatants of the defeated army.
Altogether, Mulugeta has more than 20 years of experience as a senior manager in the Ethiopian public and private sectors. As an expert in conflict prevention, management and resolution with a focus on East Africa he has consulted with different international organizations including the AU, DFID, DANIDA, ECOWAS, GIZ, IGAD, UNMIS, UNAMID, and UNDPA.