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History of Mayors

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Mayor Tefera Waluwa

Served as Mayor of Addis Ababa for Five Years Strong, regarded as having a direct and humble personality.

1985-1989 E.C.

Mayor Ali Abdo

Served as Mayor of Addis Ababa for Five Years Succeeding Previous Mayor Tefera Waluwa.

1990-1995 E.C.

Mayor Arkebe Oqubaye

A Mayor Awarded Best African Mayor of the Year 2005 by the African Broadcast Network (ABN) and was the finalist in the World Mayor Of the Year.

1995-1998 E.C.

Mayor Birhanu Diressa

Birhanu DIressa served as mayor of Addis Ababa for three consecutive years from 9 May 2006 to 30 October 2008.

1998-2000 E.C.

Mayor Kuma Demeqsa

Kuma Demeqsa has been mayor of Addis Ababa for two consecutive years. His previous position includes president of the Oromia Region and Minister of Defense. 

2000-2005 E.C.

Mayor Diriba Kuma

Kuma Demeqsa has been mayor of Addis Ababa for Five consecutive years. His previous position was a Transport Minister. 

2005-2010 E.C.

Mayor Takele Uma Banti, Eng

Took office on the 12th of July, 2018.

Since 2010 E.C.