Shimelis Abdisa

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Shimelis Abdisa
Shimallis Abdiisaa
President of Oromia Region
Assumed office
18 April 2019
Prime MinisterAbiy Ahmed
Preceded byLemma Megersa
Personal details
BornShewa, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Other political
Oromo Democratic Party
Prosperity Party
Alma materAddis Ababa University

Shimelis Abdisa (Oromo: Shimallis Abdiisaa; Amharic: ሽመልስ አብዲሳ) is an Ethiopian politician serving as the president of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia since 18 April 2019.[1][2][3]


Shimelis Abdisa was born in Shewa,Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Before his current appointment, he has served in various roles including chief of staff of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. In 2019, he became the president of the Oromia region[4]


  1. ^ "Council elected Shimelis Abdisa as Oromia region deputy president".
  2. ^ April 19, Melat Mulugeta; 2019April 19; 2019 (2019-04-19). "Who is Shimelis Abdisa, the newly appointed President of Oromia Region". Retrieved 2019-06-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Deputy president of Oromia Regional Shimelis Abdisa Biography". Ethiopia24. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia to get USD 550 mln WB loan - The Reporter Ethiopia English".

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