Resume

Experience

2016 - Present

DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

University of Cologne

Research Focus

  • Sustainability Transitions in a Global Context

  • Social Innovation

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

  • Transformative Change

  • Geographical Network Research

2014 - Present

UNIVERSITY LECTURER &

SOCIAL BUSINESS CONSULTANT

self-employed

Teaching Focus

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

  • Social Innovation

  • Sustainable Transformation of Economy & Society

 

Consultancy Focus

  • Start-up of Social Businesses & Socially Innovative Projects

  • Scaling Social Impact

  • Network Formation & Governance

2012 - 2015

social impact gGmbH

Site Management & Master Coach

"Social Impact Start Cologne"

Head of Projects NRW

„Initiative MENT – Soziale Innovationen für KMU“

Social Business Consultant

"Social Impact Start" & "Enterprise"

 

2013 - 2015

University of Cologne

with the collaboration of

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft &

Helmoltz-Gemeinschaft

Research Associate

Research Project PEP 

„Professoren als Entrepreneurship-Promotoren“

 

2010 - 2012

SES -  Senior Experten Service

Head of Projects

International Development Cooperation

Regional Focus: Africa

Education

2002 - 2009

UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE

Master Level

Cologne

Regional Science | Business Administration

 

Subject Focus:

  • Business Administration

  • Economic and Social Geography

 

Regional Focus:

  • East Asia

  • Latin America

2004 - 2005

DONGHUA UNIVERSITY

Chinese Language Studies

Shanghai

Additional Qualification & Scholarships

Young Leaders for Sustainability

Junior Leadership Development Course

Scholarship BMW Foundation

Doctoral Fellowship

Excellence Initiative University of Cologne

Scholarship DAAD

Scholarship for study abroad

Languages

German (native)

French (proficient)

Chinese (good command)

English (fluent)

Spanish (proficient)

© 2020 by Katrin Ritzerfeld.