ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed the veteran politician Beyene Petros (Prof) as Deputy Director-General of Policy Study Institute (PSI).
PSI is a government think-tank established in November 2018 with a mission to conduct rigorous research and policy analysis that provides inputs to policymaking and policy implementations, among others.
Prof Beyene will now deputize Dr. Yohannes Ayalew, acting Director-General of the Institute.
Professor Beyene has long been a political figure of the country over the last decades. He currently holds the chairmanship of the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party.
A long-serving professor of Biology at Addis Ababa University, Beyene was formerly a member of the Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives and state minister of education.