Brief Resumé of H.E Ambassador Grum Abay
Special Envoy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Belgium, Luxembourg and E.U. institutions 

    • Date of Birth:- January 13/1961.
    • Place of Birth:- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
    • Marital Status:- Married to Mrs. Elleni Solomon Abay.
    • Educational Background:- MSC on Political Economy andInternational Relations from the State University of Leningrad, (today’s St. Petersburg), Russia.
  • Professional Experience:-
    • Joined the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry in 1986.
    • 1986-1989, Second Secretary at the European Department of the MFA.
    • 1989-1991, First Secretary at the European Department of the MFA.
    • 1991- 1992 Counselor, European Department, MFA.
    • 1992 – 1993, Counselor, Ethiopian Embassy, Brussels. (Belgium)
    • 1993-1997, First Counselor, Political Affairs at the Ethiopian Embassy, Rome. (Italy)
    • 1997-2001, Deputy Head of Mission, Ethiopian Embassy, Rome. (Italy)
    • 2001-2006, Acting Director General for Europe and the Americas, MFA.
    • 2006-2009, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Italy, also covering Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Ex-Yugoslav Republics.
    • 2009-2011, Director General for International Organizations, MFA.
    • 2011- 2015, Director General for European Affairs, MFA.
    • March 2015 – June 2018 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Armenia.
    •  Starting from June 2018- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Belgium, Luxembourg and E.U. institutions
    • Ambassador Grum Abay Teshome speaks English, Italian, Russian and French, apart from his native language Amharic.
    • Awards and Honours:-
      • Awarded the Medal of Civil Merit, Commander Grade, by H.I.M. King Juan Carlos of Spain, November 2013.
      • Awarded the Medal “For Contribution to International Cooperation” from the Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, in view of substantial personal contribution to the development of Ethiopian- Russian relations, June 13/2018