Sofanit Mulugeta

Sofanit Mulugeta is Founder and Managing Partner of Deldeyoch, a firm that offers Management Consultancy in the US & Africa, specializing in Start up\’s, expanding as well as merging companies, and investment opportunities in Ethiopia; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy consultation; Strategy Consulting for Banks & Financial Enterprises; Commercial lending & Financial structuring Advisory Service; Overall Marketing, Branding & Advertising specialization; Social Entrepreneurship & Eco-tourism Investment opportunity consultancy.

Prior to founding & Managing Deldeyoch, Sofanit served as the Chief Operating Officer & Marketing Vice President at the first technology based International Bank, Zemen. She served as Assistant Vice President for Sterling Savings Bank in Seattle, and worked in fortune 500 companies such as Usbank and Wells Fargo Financial, as well as starting her career at the largest commercial bank in Ethiopia, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. She has also worked as a Marketing Offices at the leading Airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, and as an Assistant Director for Horn of Africa Services in Seattle, WA.

Sofanit received her MBA from Seattle University, Certificate in Business Administration and Management from University of Washington, Bachelors in Business Management at Addis Ababa University, and a graduate of Sandford International school. ?Sofanit was nominated Headliners Club Member and received the Star of Excellence Award for two consecutive years as the top-performing banker at Usbank, as well as Premiere Choice Award Wells Fargo Financial. She is a graduate of Project lead, a United Way Initiative as well as certified under Empretec, a UN program in Entrepreneurship Training Workshop, and Business Development Service Advisory.

Sofanit has had several experiencing serving on boards at various organizations, prior to joining AWIB board, she was also a member of AWIB since inception. She has served as a board member at Washington Cash (Micro-lending Enterprise in Seattle, WA), and Ethiopian Community Mutual Association (Seattle, WA). And is currently a Founder & board member of Sandford Alumni Association based in Ethiopia, and serves as an Advisory board at Venture Capital for Africa based in the Netherlands. Sofanit is also a member of several international professional society such as ICT-ET, Wild Life Society in Ethiopia, United Nation Association, Horticultural Society in Ethiopia, and World Affairs Council.

Sofanit is an avid traveler, having traveled to more than 25countries and adding atleast one country a year, She enjoys out-door activities such as Hiking, Camping & Swimming, as well as Yoga, writing blogs, & reading international books. Her passion & zest for life has shaped her life as a global citizen, and allowed her to venture into creating a career that embodies all aspects of her passion.

Her ultimate goal is living a balanced & purposeful life…