Daniel is a Transportation Engineering professional with over 16 years of work experience. He earned his BSc. in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Technology of Addis Ababa University, and MSc. in Transportation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. Daniel’s professional career started at Haramaya University Institute of Technology, where he served as a Lecturer at the Civil Engineering Department, and an Academic Associate Dean at the Institute of Technology for more than 5 years.
In 2015, Daniel joined the Addis Ababa Transport Bureau as the Head of the Traffic Management Division, and he led the planning and implementation of various projects aimed to improve traffic mobility and safety in Addis Ababa. In 2016, Daniel joined the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety to serve as Initiative Coordinator for Addis Ababa City, and worked closely with BIGRS partner organizations and the city’s road safety stakeholder agencies for planning and implementation of proven road safety improvement interventions.
In January 2020, Daniel joined Vital Strategies as Africa Regional Deputy Director of Road Safety, working with BIGRS international partner organizations to provide technical supports to promote road safety in selected African countries and cities.
In March, 2022, Daniel was appointed Country Director of Vital Strategies Ethiopia office. While leading the Vital Strategies team in Ethiopia he continues to lead road safety work in Africa.