Tekle became chief executive director of SUNARMA Ethiopia in 2014. He leads a team of almost 40 staff from the head office in Addis Ababa.
He studied Forest Management in Russia before returning to Ethiopia to work for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department for Natural Resource Management and many other government and NGO projects in different capacities. Tekle also worked for Farm Africa and was involved with piloting and scaling up Participatory Forest Management in four regional states. He brings extensive knowledge and a great many skills to his role as CED of SUNARMA.