Torsten Thiele

Torsten Thiele is the Founder of the Global Ocean Trust, focussing on marine conservation, technology and governance. He has over 20-years experience in structuring complex international project financings for public and private sector clients. Having worked with major financial institutions such as JP Morgan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he was till 2013 Head of Telecommunications Project Finance at Investec Bank plc, where his remit included subsea cable transactions. Torsten holds degrees in law and economics from Bonn University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and and MPhil in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge and was a 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow.