Thea is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Public Affairs in Brussels, within the Strategic Communications practice. She leads FTI Consulting's Financial Services Public affairs across EMEA.
The Brussels Financial Services Public Affairs team supports a wide range of traditional financial services, fintech and DLT/blockchain clients, including Vanguard, MasterCard, Deutsche Börse, Citadel, AON, Consensys and the IOTA Foundation. In addition to working with the European Union institutions and wider EU stakeholders, the team supports clients in dealings with the European Supervisory Authorities (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA) and national financial supervisors within the European Member States. Thea was formerly the Financial Services Counsellor for the Danish Permanent Representation to the European Union. As part of her function, she led Council negotiations at the attaché level at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).
Thea was advising the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs on the development of EU policy strategy and Denmark's coordination with other Member States. Prior to this, Thea was a Special Advisor on EU affairs to the Danish financial regulator, the DKFSA. In this role, she represented Denmark's interests in the Council negotiations on Financial.
Earlier, Thea was a seconded Policy Officer at the European Commission specialising in Company Law and Corporate Governance..
Thea holds an M.A. and B.A. in Law from the University of Copenhagen.