Abel Alemu is the overall operation of Ethiopian Airlines Regional manager for Southern, which includes South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Reunion, Namibia, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Ethiopian Airlines for Southern Africa. He oversees the overall operation of Ethiopian Airlines in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Reunion, Namibia, Madagascar and Mauritius.

He joined Ethiopian Airlines in 2007 as a Management Trainee working in both passenger and freight. His aviation career started as a Marketing Officer in the Customer Loyalty Department where he managed and promoted the Frequent Flyer Programme of the airline. He later moved to the cargo department of the airline where he assumed a number of sales positions before attaining the position of Cargo Sales Manager for Ethiopia.