Eyasu is a civic-sector leader with senior management experience at public agencies in New York City and internationally. He is an expert in operational planning, policy implementation, and fiscal oversight and management.
Most recently, Eyasu worked for the United Nations, where he led teams responsible for data collection and analysis of labor markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe to steer the UN’s allocation of resources around the world. Based in Ethiopia, he helped guide the evolution of the UN’s relationship with the African Union from capacity development to a strategic partnership fostering peace and security in the region. He held fiscal oversight responsibility for peacekeeping missions and ensured that new offices met UN standards for resource management.
Prior to joining the UN, Eyasu held leadership roles at government agencies in New York City. As an Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Correction, he managed the $1.5 billion ten-year capital budget and the $1 billion annual operating budget. At the Office of Management and Budget, he oversaw the finances of criminal justice agencies including the Police Department and the District Attorneys’ offices, helping the City to achieve substantial cost savings and reallocate resources for criminal justice reinvestment programs.
Eyasu holds a BA in International Business from Howard University and an MPA from Georgia State University.