Hikmet Abdellah

Hikmet Abdella

Job title: Consultant

Role: Member, Governance Group

Region: East & Central Africa


Hikmet Abdella is the former Director General of the Accounting and Auditing Board of Ethiopia. She is widely known for her work as the founding Country Head of ACCA Ethiopia from 2004-2013.

She sits on The Board of Trustees of The Center for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) which is an independent Ethiopia based non-profit think tank, as well as a member of Board of Directors on Ethiopian Red Cross. In 2022 she took part as one of the 50 members of the Destiny Ethiopia Initiative, to envision scenarios of four possible futures for Ethiopia in 2040. Now she is a member of the Women Caucus within the Ethiopian Inclusive Dialogue (EID), hosted in CDRC.

She is also a member of Female CEO Breakfast Club (FCBC) since 2016 which is part of the Association of Women in Boldness (AWIB).

I feel honoured and excited at the opportunity to serve as a member of the Governance Board of INPAG. I am eager and passionate to work towards the realization of a reporting framework for NPO’s to ensure its sustainability that will benefit all stakeholders.