Andrea is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in international cooperation. She has been highly committed to the sustainable development of societies throughout her career so far and brings in skills in operations and innovations management, international business development, Government relations and organisational development with a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics.
For more than 17 years she has been with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a German State owned company implementing the technical development co-operation in around 120 countries and several locations in Europe. In different senior executive positions, she focused on the successful establishment of branches and strategic new business areas in Germany and abroad. Her regional focus was on Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East, where she asserted herself as the first female Regional Director of the GIZ in a male-dominated world.
Since 2015, she was given responsibility on C-level for non-profit organisations that contribute to societal transformation, first at Berlin Partner and today at Berghof Foundation Operations GmbH. From her time at Berlin Partner she brings in in-depth insight into the current state of digital technology in the German digital centre. As executive director of the Berghof Foundation her focus is on the comprehensive strategic and organizational realignment. In particular, she is striving for integrating the nexus of digitization and security into Berghof’s portfolio. Besides, she holds responsible for the finance and human resources departments and manage fundraising for private and public donors.