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As Head of Global Finance, Irene Thiede oversees the finances team and all aspects of financial administration, bookkeeping, budgeting, project controlling, financial reporting, and tax matters for all Climate Analytics offices. She brings a wealth of experience as manager and controller of publicly funded development projects in a variety of fields both in the NGO and private sectors.
Before joining Climate Analytics, Irene spent nearly four years as Head of Finance and Administration at an NGO in the field of peacebuilding, in charge of the finances for numerous internationally funded projects in post-conflict regions around the world. Other financial and controlling positions in the private and NGO sector complete her portfolio. She also brings analytical and hands-on experience in economic development and political consulting in European and African countries as a consultant for GIZ, WHO and others. Teaching and writing in the field of economics and sustainability are a passion of hers when time allows.
Irene holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town, as well as undergraduate degrees in Social Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin and in Business Management from the Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg.