Ibsa was born in Deder, in the state of Oromia, Ethiopia where completed his primary and secondary education before migrating to Australia in 1995. He completed his first degree in Software Engineering with Honour at the University of Melbourne, followed by a Bachelor of Commerce major in Accounting and Finance and master’s in Commercial and Tax Law. Currently he is undertaking a further study in the area of Criminal Law and Justice.

Ibsa has over 17 years of professional experience in Australia with diverse backgrounds including software development and writing security script, Accounting, financial management, business analyst, providing business and tax consultancy to several large scale multinational companies and Government sectors.

Ibsa is currently running a private practice where he provides tax, commercial, management and business advice to small to medium enterprises. He is also a director of multiple other businesses acting in a capacity of both executive and non-executive director.