Full Name
Mr. Henok Teferra Shawl
Job Title
Managing Director
Boeing Africa
Speaker Bio
Henok Teferra Shawl is the Managing Director for Africa at The Boeing Company. Appointed to this position in December 2023, he leads and supports government and stakeholder relationships of Boeing in Africa and coordinates to expand the company’s market presence and strengthen its competitive position in the continent.

Previously, Henok Teferra was Ambassador of Ethiopia in France, also accredited to Spain, Portugal, The Holy See, Monaco and served as Ethiopia’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. In this role, he represented Ethiopia in these countries and at UNESCO, promoting the country’s political, economic and cultural interests.

Prior to serving as Ambassador, Henok Teferra was Vice-President at Ethiopian Airlines in charge of Strategic Planning, Alliances and Corporate Communications. In this capacity, he led Ethiopian Airlines’ successful growth strategy and oversaw its network and fleet expansion as well as its infrastructure development, its commercial cooperation and equity partnerships.

During his tenure at Ethiopian Airlines, he was seconded to serve as Chief Executive Officer of ASKY Airlines, the most successful regional West African airline, where he led the airline to its first year of profitability in 2015.

Henok Teferra received a Master of International Economic Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Private International Law from the University of Nice - Institute of Peace and Development in France. Henok Teferra is married and a father of two
Henok Teferra Shawl