Dr. Worku has a PhD in International Entrepreneurship and Export Management from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Previously, he completed his MBA in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development from University of Leipzig, Germany. He has had two-pronged experiences. As a practitioner, he has served as manager of Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company, and as an academic, he has been serving as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Centre for Rural Development in the College of Development Studies of Addis Ababa University. He has been teaching several courses, and administers seminars, such as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Development and Project Planning. He has also been conducting different research projects categorised in the sphere of international business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and development studies.