Team Ethiopia

Manaye Siyoum – Country Director Ethiopiaphoto of Manaye

Manaye Siyoum is an enthusiastic Public Health specialist, with 20+ progressive years of experience in the designing and managing of urban and rural WASH programs, as well as other public health interventions such as environmental health, communicable disease control, HIV/AIDS, behavioral communication, and child health (immunization). His background includes extensive program development, management, research, coordination and technical direction of WASH systems, in governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Health, but also as director of technical service at WaterAid. Manaye was appointed as Max Foundation country-director in 2019, and has been spearheading the Healthy Village programme in Ethiopia ever since.

Askalemariam Adugna – Finance and Admin Managerphoto of Askale

Askalemariam is a passionate finance expert, with over 30 years of experience in finance, HR and administration. She brings a wealth of experience in the development sector, having worked at five NGOs, four of which were international NGOs. Her most recent experience was as the finance and admin manager for Water.org. Askalemariam began her work at Max Foundation in November, 2020 and was our second Ethiopia team-member.