Asfawossen Asrat Kassaye is Professor of Geology at the School of Earth Sciences of Addis Ababa University (AAU). He received his PhD from the University of Henri Poincare, Nancy (France) in Geochemistry and Petrology in 2002. He is actively engaged in teaching both at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and in both basic and applied research. He has completed/is undertaking several research projects funded by local and international sources. He has authored/co-authored close to 80 peer-reviewed publications and a book in various fields including Paleoclimatology-Paleoenvironment, Petrology-Geochemistry and Geoheritage in high impact journals. He has worked tirelessly to improve the status of Ethiopian and other African journals and is one of the three authors of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences study entitled: “National Journal Evaluation and Accreditation: A Strategy for Standardizing the Assessment of Performance in Scholarly Publishing in Ethiopia (2017)”. He has been serving at senior level international leadership roles (e.g., Scientific Steering Committee member of PAGES-Past Global Changes; Vice President of the Geological Society of Africa; Member of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council; Associate Editor of ‘Quaternary International’; Editor of ‘Scientific African’), and has been recognized as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, and as a young affiliate of TWAS (World Academy of Sciences).