Born in 1951 at Addis Alem (Shoa) eldest in a family of 7 children. At one time was keen on becoming an engineer but has no regrets now for having joined the army. His hobbies are riding, dancing, typing and hiking. He is a member of theAcademy Foot-ball team. He wants to visit Japan and India; the former to gain first hand knowledgeof the people and the latter to see the TajMahal. Wishes to marry only after completing 27 years. His ultimate ambition in life is to own a big farm.