Ruth NegashCEO & Director

areas of expertise
  • Business transformation
  • Restructuring and turnaround
  • Integration
  • Growth strategy
  • M&A transaction support
  • MA, Education Management and Leadership, University of ……..
  • BSc, Physiology, University of ……..
  • Post Graduate Certifications in Advanced Project Management
  • Post Graduate Certifications in Human Resource Management,
  • Post Graduate Certifications in Training and Development,
  • Training of Trainers and Health and Safety

Ruth Negash is a highly dedicated leader and experienced manager who advocates for economic development of a nation through the active participation of women and youth. She’s a collaborative and inclusive team member able to empower professional teams and work efficiently to achieve goals of an institution and takes sound judgement when making decisions in highly sensitive and complex environments.

Ruth holds MA in Education Management and Leadership and a BS Degree in Physiology in Medicine. Post Graduate Certifications in Advanced Project Management, Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Training of Trainers and Health and Safety.  As a Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa, her leadership role is to manage, strengthen, encourage, promote, network and represent African women in business for the 21 African COMESA member nations. The FEMCOM headquarters is located in Lilongwe, Malawi.

With more than 20 years of experience in managing change and leading teams across multiple sectors in development, education, health care and the mining sector, she has developed a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving, productivity and focus on delivering results. Ruth is eager to learn, enjoy overcoming challenges and have a genuine interest in developing communities and nations through the grassroots business ownership. She believes that a successful economic empowerment for women and youth results from policy advocacy, organizing communities, partnering with public and private sectors to link with the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for achieving a sustainable growth.


  • COMESA Federation of Women in Business Trade Fair & Gala Night

    COMESA Federation of Women in Business Trade Fair & Gala Night Venue: Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) When: Trade Fair 3-4 December 2020 4 December 2020 – Gala Night To register visit our website Or contact Judith Masanche +265-993-676 340

    November 27, 2020
  • FEMCOM Adopts New Name, Appoints New Board

    The Federation of Associations of Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) has changed its name to COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business. This is in line with the correct name which appears in the COMESA Treaty. The new acronym will now be “COMFWB”. The name change happened during the

    September 15, 2020
  • FEMCOM Looks to Empower Women in Burundi Textile Industry

    Women play a major role in Burundi’s national economy and represent 55.2 percent of the workforce. They are particularly active in the agricultural sector which provides 90 percent of food production and 90 percent of the country’s export. In line with further empowering women in the country, the Federation of Women in Business for Eastern

    August 25, 2020

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