Dr. Eyob Tekalign Tolina is a State Minister in the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance. Previously, he has served as Minister of the National Planning Commission, as Minister Counselor at the Ethiopian embassy to the United States, and as advisor to the Ethiopian governors of the IMF and World Bank. He has also worked for a number of regional and international organizations including the World Bank, IFC, UNECA, COMESA, and the UNCTAD; has managed the Ethiopian Public Private Consultative Forum (EPPCF); and was director at SGI Frontier Capital.