Fast forward executive with strong entrepreneurial mindset, and with extensive experience in general management, academia, and consulting in global environments. Delivered turnaround business success in a down economy with a proven ability to transform emerging businesses into market leadership positions. Working experience from Germany, Switzerland, England, USA, and Africa.
Currently Managing Director of Ethiopian Institute of Technology in Mekelle. Transforming technology institution into working German quality model. Delivering Change Management within Academics, Finance, HR, Facility Mgmt., and IT. Previously holding a Dean position, within College of Engineering and Information Sciences at DeVry University in Houston/TX; before responsible for MS degree as a Chair at Phoenix Univ. Previously CTO of a $6 million medical-media start-up and CEO of Publishing/WEB Company in Houston/TX. At HP/Compaq holding broad array of a senior management roles, leading P&L growth from $10 million to $300 million for emerging technologies; pioneered commercialization of smart card/biometrics business by Compaq US/Europe. Turned over workstations market share to second in US and No.1 in Europe.
With a broad-based background as an innovative engineer and IT expert, authored various articles in international magazines. Invited speaker to numerous international symposia and conferences. Multilingual in English, German, Russian, Polish, and basic French. PhD and MS degrees are from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany (KIT), known for many Nobel prize winners and best German University (Wikipedia), Business Diploma from Berne University in Switzerland.
private sector development
solar / wind / biofuels
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