Christi Degen

With 15 years of management experience in the internationalisation of business schools as well as corporate organisation and strategy, Christi has acquired substantial knowledge in international projects, leading multicultural teams and conducting international negotiations.

Designing project concepts and driving decision making processes in multilateral networks have made her highly aware of the significance of Intercultural Management. Result orientation and effectiveness in a multicultural setting have been a key competence in achieving her objectives.

Between 1999 and 2004 she acted as Programme Development Director in the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), a pan-European position in this network of 17 leading Management Schools and 50 multinational companies. As International Relations Director at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo-Faculty) at the University of Cologne, she defines the strategic objectives of internationalisation for the Faculty, designs measures for their implementation and leads the implementation process.

With this background and first-hand experience in Spain and in the US, it was a natural step to join Hofstede Insights in 2006 to engage in creating cultural competence for international managers.

Christi holds a Master`s degree in Economics and is fluent in German, English and Spanish while maintaining a conversational level in French and Polish.