Professor Johannes Kinfu, In Memoriam

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Professor Johannes Kinfu

Professor Johannes Kinfu, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Finance at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), passed away on March 13, 2017.

Professor Johannes made an innumerable contribution to the profession of accounting and finance through his half a century long engagement in the field that includes service as the Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics at the AAU.

Prof. Johannes received the BEN-Africa award in 2008; the ACCA awards in 2007; the Fulbright Scholars in 1985 and the Frederic Ebert Foundation: Senior Research Fellow in 1986. Prof. Johannes was a member of IFAC and EXCO; Editor of Public Enterprise Journal, ICPE; Consulting ECA/UNDP, Association of African Universities; Pan-African Consultative Forum on Corporate Governance (2001).

EAS expresses its deepest sympathy at the passing of a dear fellow and an icon to the profession of accounting and finance. A good friend and colleague to the Fellows of EAS, he will be missed by his peers, his family and relatives. The country has lost a dedicated servant and a professional icon. May his soul rest in peace.

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