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Torsten Thiele

Torsten Thiele

Founder, Global Ocean Trust

Torsten Thiele is a expert in ocean governance and sustainable blue finance, drawing on over 20 years experience in project, technology and infrastructure finance with leading financial institutions as well as on a decade of ocean research.
He is Founder of Global Ocean Trust,, Strategic Advisor to the IUCN Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility and Senior Advisor to the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance.

Torsten Thiele advises major international bodies on ocean solutions. Recent publications address climate policy, coastal infrastructure finance, nature-based solutions and innovative ocean funding mechanisms.

Torsten Thiele holds graduate degrees in economics, law, public administration and conservation leadership from the universities of Cambridge, Bonn and Harvard and is now an Affiliate Scholar at the Research Institute for Sustainability, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany as well an Honorary Fellow at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK.