Susann Tischendorf

Director Communications and Digital Innovation

I am passionate about using digital innovation and multi-platform storytelling for the benefit of society. Also, the topic of inclusiveness strongly matters to me as I volunteered since a young age with people that are being marginalised.

Susann leads the Communication and Digital Innovation agenda of iBAN. Susann has a wide range of experience in stakeholder engagement and advocacy for topics of global relevance, including private sector development and disaster risk finance. Working for the United Nations, the World Bank/IFC and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for seven years prior to joining the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, she was assigned to projects in South America, Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. Among others, she was responsible for strengthening the impact measurement framework of the Communications Department of the IMF. She also gained journalism experience working for the broadcasting station Deutsche Welle TV. Susann holds Master’s degrees in Economics/International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., USA, and in Audiovisual Communications from the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany. She also studied Cultural Mediation at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She guest-lectured on the theme of Visual Storytelling in International Development at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., USA. Inclusiveness strongly matters to Susann: For more than 15 years she has been volunteering with handicapped children and was recently awarded with the Silver Honorary Needle of the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Germany.

iBAN Staff

In close proximity to the United Nations and the beautiful river Rhine, iBAN’s offices are located in Germany’s former capital city of Bonn. We come from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about the theme of inclusive business.

Executive Director
Coordinator Capacity Development and Monitoring
Intern Capacity Development
Director Africa and Impact Investment
Coordinator of Operations
Director Asia and Policy
Events Manager and Office
Finance Manager
Director Communications and Digital Innovation
Intern Communications
Coordinator Online Communications

Editorial Committee

A high-level group of inclusive business thought leaders from a wide range of fields – including the private sector, donor organizations, and academia – drives the editorial agenda of iBAN blue, especially its online magazine ‘The Theme’.

Head of the Editorial Committee
Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business
Founder and Director LEAP Africa
Division Chief Applied Innovation and Acceleration
Chief Executive Officer Grameen Capital India Limited
Director Asia and Policy iBAN