Abel has joined Ethiopian Airlines in 2007 as management trainee and worked both in passenger and freight business streams. His carrier started as Marketing Officer in the Customer Loyalty Department where he managed and promoted the Frequent Flyer Program of the airline along other experienced team members. He later moved to the cargo department of the airline where he assumed a number of sales positions before leading the country Sales Team as  Cargo Sales Manager – for Ethiopia.  He was assigned as Cargo Manager for the Gulf Region based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since September 2015 , he assumed a new role as Regional Manager for Southern Africa looking after the overall operation of Ethiopian Airlines in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland , Reunion ,Namibia ,  Madagascar and Mauritius. Abel holds Economics (B.A )and Marketing Management  (M.A )degrees.