Irene Thiede works as a commercial manager at CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation and is responsible for financial management, fundraising, auditing, team leadership and office organization. In addition, she worked as an auditor at the Neukölln district office and managed finance and taxes in various other companies. Irene also has experience from her time as a consultant for economic development and social security with a specialist focus on policy and strategy advice as well as cost-benefit analyzes. She has a master's degree in economics from the University of Cape Town and a diploma in business administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. She teaches at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.