Liya is an investment legal professional with diversified experience both in the private and public sectors. With Veritas Consulting, she has worked on the assessment of industrial parks for mini-grid development, reviewed regulatory frameworks governing mini-grids, and assisted in the designing of ownership modalities for irrigation investment. Before joining Veritas, Liya was with the Ethiopian Investment Commission. She worked in the legal department where she was involved in several bilateral investment treaty negotiations. In addition, Liya led the relationship-building program at the EIC’s Aftercare department. She also worked as a Grievance Manager in the EIC’s Investment Grievance Management Procedure Unit (IGMP), established with the World Bank’s initiative, and was the key account manager at the Industrial Park Facilitation Department for selected investors.