Fikremarkos is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa University where he previously served as the Dean. He also teaches in different universities and is currently DAAD Visiting Professor (2013) at the Martin-Luther University in Germany. He studied in Ethiopia, South Africa, Japan and the US. Fikremarkos has been a member of the National Technical Committee for Ethiopia’s WTO Accession and participated in the accession negotiations. He also advises the government, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations and published books and articles on different subjects including WTO/TRIPS related issues particularly from the perspective of developing countries.