Tsegaye Degineh


“I am still learning” – Michael Angelo By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius

   Dr Tsegaye Degineh

Born 1969 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Entoto (Teferi Mekonen) Technical and Vocational High School – Diploma in General Mechanics and ESLCE (Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination)
Nativity Boys School Cathedral
Ewket Lehebret Elementary School

Higher Education, Scholarships & Qualifications

  • Various Certification and professional Qualifications in Project management, Management, IT, sport instructions, acting for a camera (since 2000)
  • Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.) in Economics; magna cum laude (with great distinction) , at Department of Economics & Business Administration, Humboldt University Berlin (2000),
    –  Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Burda;  Scholarship for Talented Young Academicians
  • Diplomkaufmann (equivalent to Masters Degree in Business Administration) at Department of Economics and Business Administration, Humboldt University Berlin (1995)
    – D.A.A.D. Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst- German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Vordiplom (equivalent to first degree) in Business Administration at Technical College Zwickau (1992)
    – D.A.A.D. Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst- German Academic Exchange Service)


Professional Experience:-

Diversity Management, Work-life-balance Management, HR–Communication, Enterprise Architecture Management, Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, Process Management, IT-Controlling and Risk Management, Supplier Chain Management, Balanced Score Card and Best Practise Analysis, Governance and Consolidation, Investment Analysis and Privatization, Development Economics and Labour Market,  Cooperative Studies, Property Rights, Principal of Self Defence and Conflict Management, Consulting and Mentoring, Empirical Social Research

Employment Experience:-

  • Diversity Management, HR Com, EAM, Project Manager, Project Portfolio Management at  Mercedes-Benz,  Daimler Company (former DaimlerChrysler) (2001-Present)
  • Business Analyst at Allstate Direct Insurance Company Germany (2000-01)
  • Occasional interpreter at the Administrative Court Berlin (1997-00)
  • Research Assistant at Institute for Cooperative Studies Humboldt-University Berlin (1995-97)
  • Student Research Assistant at Institute for Cooperative Studies Humboldt-University Berlin (1993-95)


Academic & Voluntary Activities

  • Adjunct Professor at University Wismar-   Master Course in Business Administration – applied project management (2009-14 )
  • Project Management Instructor for senior experts from Ministries , Regional States and Universities in Ethiopia (since 2007)
  • Mentor at the department of Economics and Business Administration, Humboldt University Berlin (2004-2008)
  • Guest lecturer at the International Summer School, Technical University Berlin – Strategic & business management (since 2004)
  • Chairman of Development Countries Studies Sector at Humboldt University Berlin (SKEL) (1993-98)


International & Social Activities

  • Vice President of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) Ethics Commission (since 2016) 
  • Vice President of the Ju Jitsu African Union and President of Zone 5 Ju Jitsu African Union (JJAFU)  (since 2009)
  • Board President of Judo & Ju Jitsu Associations in Ethiopia -EJJA  (registered by Ministry of Justice and local sport offices)
  • Chef Instructor Ethiopian Ju Jitsu, and Black Belt examiner at Federal State level Brandenburg, Germany (since 2007/08)
  • Private initiative in Ethiopia, which financially supports children, (since 2001)
    Whose parents cannot afford the monthly school payment, or children, who have outstanding achievements in the respective school year.
  • Coaching Ju Jutsu for the university sport program (since 1999 )
  • Founding member and member of the board Self-administration of ex allied forces residential Berlin (1995-96)



Awards and Apperceptions

  • Highest golden needle of honor of the German Ju-Jitsu Federations,
  • Diverse Letter of Appreciations (German Parliament/Dr. Rück, Berlin Senat, International Judo & Ju-Jitsu Federations, Africa Federation, Dr.Thomas Bach/German Olympic Sport Confederation, Regional States in Ethiopia and institutions, , School, Mercedes Benz)
  • Several Honorary black belts
  • Berlin Business Plan Competition 1996/97       – Organised by McKinsey, Berlin universities, and Deutsche Bank


Professional Memberships

Judo & Ju Jitsu Association (since 2007),

PMI Project management Institute (Member) (since 2006)

Ethiopian Economic Association (1996- Member) & European Economic Association (-1999, Member)