Torsten Thiele, Biography
Torsten Thiele is a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam and Visiting Fellow at the LSE Institute of Global Affairs. He researches blue finance and blue natural capital for better ocean governance solutions. He consults widely with public, private and civil society organisations. Torsten sits on the engagement board of the EU AtlantOS project and is member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.
Torsten is an expert in the financing of complex infrastructure, with global experience in structuring debt and equity solutions. He worked in the City of London for over 20 years, both at development banks such as the EBRD and at private sector firms such as JP Morgan, and CIT. Till 2013 Torsten was Head of Telecoms Project Finance at Investec Bank plc.
Torsten holds graduate degrees in law and economics from Bonn University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MPhil in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge.He was a 2014 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.