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Worku Gachou
Policy Advisor
Washington +1 202 662 5075 wgachou@cov.com Download V-card

Worku Gachou is a policy advisor in Covington’s Public Policy and Government Affairs practice. Mr. Gachou, a non-lawyer, provides strategic political and economic consulting, risk management, and other advisory services for clients in the United States and Africa.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Gachou was majority staff lead for Africa issues in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this role, he was responsible for the drafting and enactment of several landmark pieces of legislation impacting the continent, including the Electrify Africa Act, the END Wildlife Trafficking Act, and the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • World Economic Forum, Global Shaper
  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Member

Previous Experience

  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Professional Staff Member - African Affairs (2013-2017)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Ed Royce, Foreign Policy - Legislative Aide (2010-2012)
  • Romney for President, Africa Working Group, Member (2012)