H.E. Ambassador Nasise Challi Jira


H.E. Ambassador Nasise Challi is the Minister of Tourism since October 2021. Prior to her current ministerial position, Nasise was Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Canada.

Nasise began her career as a lecturer at universities in Ethiopia, including Jimma University, St. Mary’s University, and Adama Science and Technology University. She then joined public service working as a director for the directorate of protocol and public relations in the president’s office of Oromia National Regional Government.

Ambassador Nasise received her first and second degrees from Addis Ababa University. She received an additional degree from the renowned University of Washington in Seattle in informatics, specializing in information assurance and cyber-security. She was also a cyber-security engineer with The Boeing Company in Seattle.

Ambassador Nasise Challi