Irene Thiede

Irene Thiede is Head of Finance and Administration at CSSP and responsible for budget management, financial controlling and reporting, as well as fund acquisition and management. She leads her team of financial administrators and also enjoys cross-cutting projects such as the organization’s digitization and IT management, HR administration, strategic planning, and liaising with partners, clients and service providers. 
She brings a solid financial management background in the NGO and development sector, and looks back on a career in economic development, academia and teaching on international finance and development. She holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Cape Town, as well as further degrees in Social Anthropology (Freie Universität Berlin) and Business Management (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg).