Habtamu Bekele joins Inatai Foundation with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He’s worked previously at BlackRock as a vice president of investment operations and Carta Equity Management Solutions as a manager on the fund administration team. With 17 years of experience in traditional and alternative investment operations, Habtamu brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. Habtamu will lead and supervise key vendors and manage the execution of investments, investment accounting, investment administration, cash management/rebalancing and investment performance reporting.
Habtamu is an active member of the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, an organization committed to helping Ethiopian immigrants find jobs, housing, health care and legal support. He also loves to travel with his wife and son. He makes a point of visiting Ethiopia as often as he can and enjoys quick getaways to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. When he’s not working, serving his community, or booking his next travel adventure, Habtamu spends his leisure time running and hiking in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.