Gashaw is a Transport Planning Consultant for ITDP Africa, based in Addis Ababa. Before joining ITDP, Gashaw was the team leader of the transport and road network planning department for the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the past six years. His responsibilities included planning the city’s road network, leasing with stakeholders, and planning the city’s parking and terminal provisions. Gashaw has extensive experience as a consultant having previously worked with three consulting firms. He has a Master’s in Urban Administration and Planning from the University of Seoul in Korea, and a Bachelor's in Urban and Regional Planning from Addis Ababa University.