Torsten Thiele is a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. His research area is ocean and Arctic governance solutions. Founder of the Global Ocean Trust and Vice-President of the Institut Choiseul, Torsten Thiele had a long career in infrastructure finance in the City of London, where he was Head of Telecom Project Finance for Investec Bank plc till 2013. He holds graduate degrees in economics and in law from Bonn University, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He returned to Harvard University as a 2014 Advanced Leadership Fellow.