Lemma W. Senbet  

Boards and Outreach


  • Member, Advisory Board, University of Maryland Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), 2010-Present

  • Member, Advisory Board, Homestrings, 2011-Present

  • Member, Board of Directors, Hartford Funds [Independent Director, 2005 – Present  [Investment Committee and Nominating Committee, 2005-]

  • Member, Board of Directors,  Fortis Funds  [Independent Director], 2000-2003; Audit Committee and Investment Relations Committee [Board disbanded upon acquisition by Hartford Life]

  • Academic Advisory Board, the Merrill Lynch Center for the Study of Financial Services and Markets (Hofstra Univ), 1996- Present

  •  Advisory Board, Access Africa Inc., 1990-95.

  • Member, Governing Council of African Capital Markets Forum. 1995-2003

  • Board of Directors, North American Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce, 1994-97.

  • Resource Person, African Economic Research Consortium, 1994-Present

  • Board of Directors, Ethiopian Community Center, 2006- Present

  • Advisory Board, African Center for Economic Transformation, 2008 – 

  • Board of Directors, African Yellow Pages, 2004 – 2009

  • The Wisconsin Idea Seminar (University Outreach), 1987.

  • Press citations: Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Ethiopian Review, St. Louis-Post Dispatch, Pittstburgh Dispatch, Wall Street Journal –Asia, Wall Street Journal-Europe, Tadias Magazine,  Washington Times, Washington Post,  New York Times, Wisconsin State Journal, Globe and Mail, Addis Fortune, VOA News, CNBC, Baltimore Magazine, Diamondback, Washington Business Journal, CNBC,  Nazaret.com, etc.