Eleni Gabre-Madhin Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Biography

Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin is a Swiss-Ethiopian economist. She was the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Eleni Gabre-Madhin was born on July 12, 1964 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Profile


Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Real Name

Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

Date of Birth

July 12, 1964


57 years (2021)



State of Origin

Addis Ababa


Ethiopia Switzerland





Net Worth

$1 Million

Educational Background

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Education

Eleni Gabre-Madhin obtained a degree in economics from Stanford University in 1986 and a Masters degree in Applied economics from Michigan State University in 1991.

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In 1998, Eleni Gabre-Madhin obtain a PhD in Applied economics from Stanford University.


Eleni Gabre-Madhin Career

Eleni Gabre-Madhin started her career as a commodity trade specialist affairs officer with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.

In 1991, she became the economic affairs officer at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.

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She was a post doctoral fellow of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington from 1998 to 2001.

In 2004, Eleni Gabre-Madhin moved home from the US to lead an IFPRI program to improve Ethiopia’s agricultural policies and markets.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin was the CEO and the main driving force behind the development of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) from 2008 to 2013

In 2013, Eleni Gabre-Madhin became a director at Syngenta Group, a leading global provider of agricultural science and technology, in particular seeds and crop protection products, with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and further locations in Chicago, Tel Aviv, and Shanghai.

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She also launched Eleni LLC, a company intended to build and invest in commodity exchanges in markets in the developing world, including Africa in 2013.

In 2021, Eleni Gabre-Madhin joined United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Chief Innovation Officer.

Personal Life

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Husband

Eleni Gabre-Madhin is married with children. Her father was Zaude Gabre-Madhin and her mother was Bizuwork Bekele.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Net Worth

Eleni Gabre-Madhin Net Worth

Eleni Gabre-Madhin net worth is estimated to be $1 million


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