Rahwa Ghebre-Ab

As Lionsgate’s Chief Ethics and Legal Compliance Officer, Rahwa Ghebre-Ab works closely with Lionsgate’s senior management, its film & television productions and employees at all levels to address the Company’s employment law, data privacy and compliance needs and support its M&A and other strategic growth initiatives around the world. 

Rahwa previously led the Company’s employment law group and advised on legal matters related to Lionsgate’s joint ventures, SVOD platforms and the launch of the Company’s offices in Mumbai, India, Beijing, China and Toronto, Canada. As part of her employment legal function oversight, Rahwa also played a prominent role in developing and overseeing the implementation of practices and policies that create a safe, tolerant, diverse and inclusive work environment for Lionsgate employees.

A graduate of The University of Michigan—Ann Arbor with a B.A. in History and a J.D. recipient from the University of Chicago Law School, Rahwa began her career as an employment litigator at the law firm of Baker McKenzie. She joined Lionsgate in 2014. Ghebre-Ab serves on the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel’s “Women Who Lead” Board and on the Board of Directors of Habesha Networks, a grassroots non-profit organization in multiple cities committed to developing and implementing methods of connectivity and support between Eritrean and Ethiopian communities across the globe. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.