Amha Kebede is Program Director at the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM). He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from Addis Ababa University and Leiden University, the Netherlands. He has worked at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) for over 25 years as a full-time researcher. He was also the Director General for Research and Technology Transfer. He has served as coordinator of a number of projects of national and international importance. He was board member of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. He has published in peer-reviewed international and local journals.