Tewodros Melesse has more than 35 years of experience working across the African continent with subregional and regional organizations. He is a global health expert with more than three decades of experience planning, developing, monitoring and managing large-scale development, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programs. Most recently, Melesse was Director General of International Planned Parenthood Federation. Prior to IPFF, he worked for Pathfinder International, International Planned Parenthood Federation in Kenya, and Family Planning International Assistance in Kenya, among other organizations. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.