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Melaku Kebede

Melaku Kebede

CEO United Bank S.C.


Melaku Kebede is currently Vice President, Systems & E-Banking of United Bank S.C. (one of the top private banks in Ethiopia). Formerly, he was also Vice President of Technology for Zemen Bank S.C. in Ethiopia. Before his 12+ services in the banking industry, he was Registrar, Senate Member, and Lecturer at Unity University College.

He has led and carried out more than 16 ICT projects during his previous consultancy periods. Some of the key projects that he has actively participated and led were: conducting a Study to establish a National Switch (EthSwitch) for Ethiopia, Developing a National Financial Cyber Security Framework Strategy for Ethiopia, CORE banking (both conventional and Islamic banking) implementations for various Banks, Lead projects in implementing Mobile, Internet, Card Payment (proprietary cards, Visa, MasterCard, CUP) and Agency Banking at various Banks, Consultancy service in order to carry out Assessment of MIS of Agriculture Bank of Sudan (ABS – Khartoum) Project, etc.

Melaku has BSc in Physics, MSc in Information Science and much other Technology and Business related certificates. He has got various recognitions and awards from different Banks and College for his best performances and achievements. Recently, he is doing various presentations on different topics (predominately on digital banking) at Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Kenya (Nairobi), Egypt (Cairo), etc.

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