Andrea Joras is one of our Executive Directors. Before joining the Berghof Foundation in 2018, she had already embarked on an international career focusing on Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Among others, she had worked for the Estonian Ministry of Finances, KPMG in Cologne and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in various executive functions. She was, inter alia, their first female Head of Office for GIZ in the Middle East. As Executive Manager of ‘Business in Germany’, she was then responsible for one of the main change processes as part of the merger of GIZ. Most recently, she was heading two Berlin-based corporations specialized in strengthening growth, economic development and marketing in the capital.
Having studied in Marburg and Karlsruhe, Andrea Joras graduated in business mathematics (Dipl.).