Ute is certified international economist with emphasis on Strategic HR Management and concluded her graduation in both Germany and Costa Rica. She brings along 25 years of senior managment experience within the corporate environment.
Currently, Ute leads the fundraisinig efforts at the University of Applied Sciences in Duesseldorf (HSD) to develop the global partner network and mature investment strategies.
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
At the HSD and as part of the business unit "Strategy & Innovation" Ute Leads the integration of our faculties into the environment of Global Players, SMEs and the international universitarian landscape. As such she helps mature drivers of new centres of competency, innovation labs and start-up communities in the digital age.
Formerly, Ute was Senior Product Manager Consumer Fixed Net at Vodafone, driving product development and program management along the regulatory and legal requirements on national and European level.
She is founder of Inspire40Percent, a social engagement consultancy with a global network currently associating over 7.000 people from a wide array of professions, cultures and industries. Focus is the development and implementation of solutions with the aim to unlock significant socio-economic benefits to transform lives in a socially responsible manner.
Ute holds extracurricular roles with “Advancing Women in IT”, “Diversity & Inclusion” as well as supports the global foundation networks along “Mobile 4 Good”.
RECOGNITION & NOMINATIONS
- Acting under patronage of the UNESCO
- Award finalist along the “Rheinische Innovationspreis 2016”
- Nominated by Start Social as “Larger-than-life Initiative 2016”
- Nominated for the Indian Volunteer Awards as “Community Enabler 2016”
- Hackathon Finalist at Digital Innovation Hub Düsseldorf „Smart City 2020“ in 2017
- German-Indian-Round-Table (GIRT)
- Indo-German Business Forum
- Computer Society of India (CSI)
- The British Business Club of Duesseldorf (BBCD)
- The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
- The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)
- Liter of Light Bangalore
- Federation of Rickshaw Pullers India
- Faculty member of Million Innovators Academy