Baankii Hojii Gamtaa Oromiyaa (W.A)
የኦሮሚያ ኅብረት ሥራ ባንክ (አ.ማ)
Cooperative Bank of Oromia (S.C)
Swift Code: CBORETAA

Mr. Abera Hailu

Chair Person

Mr. Belachew Hurrissa

Deputy Chair Person

Obbo Belachew has over 30 years of experience in livestock industry development in Ethiopia and Eastern Africa. He held M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (University of Aberdeen, UK), and B.Sc. Agriculture Honors in Food Science Technology and Nutrition (Punjab Agricultural University, India). Obbo Belachew had served in different capacities in public institutions, parastatals, and development projects and programs; and is an author of various technical papers on livestock and livestock products. Concurrently, he chairs Board of Directors in Elemtu Integrated Milk Industry Sh. Co. He has been serving as a member of BoDs of CBO since February 2013.

Mrs. Adanech Abiebie


Adde Adanech is an Executive Director of Oromia Development Association (ODA). She holds Master in Transformational Leadership and Change, and LLB Degree in Law. Formerly, Adde Adanech worked for Ethiopian Parliament, Public Mobilization and Labor Affairs Bureau, and Justice Bureau of Oromia. She had extra regular experiences as a board member of Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company (OCSSCo), Mada Walabu University, Oromia Investment, Oromia Forest and Forest Wild Life Protection, Executive Committee of Ethiopian Women Parliamentarians Cocoas, and Chair Person of Oromia Women's Association. She has been serving as a member of BoDs of CBO since November 2012.

Mrs. Meskerem Debebe



Mr. Dagnachew Shiferaw


Obbo Dagnachew held B.A. Degree in Organizational Management, and Diploma in Law. He has been serving as a member of BoDs of the bank since February 2013. He is the Director of Oromia Cooperative Promotion Agency; and formerly had served as a Vice Manager of Oromia Road and Transport Authority, Head of Zonal Administrations, and on other capacities.

Mr. Dejene Hirpa


Obbo Dejene is the General Manager of Bacho Waliso Farmers Cooperative Union. He placed the Union to the level of being exemplary and flourishing in the sector. He has been serving as a member of BoDs of CBO since February 2013. He earned M.A. Degree in Agricultural Economics (Haramaya University), and B.A. Degree in Economics (Alpha University College).

Mulugeta Debebe (PhD)


Dr. Mulugeta held PhD in Political Science (Technical University of Dortmund, Germany), Masters in Social Work (AAU), and B.A. Degree in Public Administration (AAU). He has been serving as a member of BoDs of CBO since February, 2013. He had also been a member of the board from January 2010 to November 2012. Dr. Mulugeta was the General Manager of the Oromo Self Help organization (OSHO); and he had been an Executive Director of Oromia Development Association (ODA). He had also been serving in various institutions including public, development association, self-help group, University College, real estate development, and others on various positions. As extra regular work, he concurrently had served as a board member to Oromia Credit and Saving S.Co., Rift Valley University College, Biftu Dinsho P.L.C., humanitarian advocacy groups, development task forces, and NGO networks

Mr. Shumi Bulesa



Mr. Teshome Niguse



Mr. Tilahun Tadesse


Obbo Tilahun held Masters of Business Leadership (University of South Africa/UNISA), and B.A. Degree in Business Management (Addis Ababa University). He now is serving as a Manager of Strategic Planning and Marketing Department in Oromia Insurance S.C. He had also served in other insurance companies on various capacities, as a Vice-president of Jimma Chamber of Commerce, and in other private institutions. He is serving as a member of BoDs of CBO since February, 2013.


Mr. Uomer Wabe



Mr. Teshome Argeta

The Board Secretary

Obbo Teshome Argeta is serving as the Secretary of board of directors of Cooperative Bank of Oromia since July 2012. The Secretary has the primary duty of assisting the Board and Management in developing and implementing good corporate governance standards. The Secretary ensures that there is timely and appropriate information dissemination to the Board.

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