Thorsten Hofmann leads the CfN (Center for Negotiation) at the Quadriga University Berlin’s Institute for Crisis, Change and Conflict Communication C4. He is an internationally certified Negotiation Trainer and advises corporations and organisations in complex negotiation processes. As a former investigator to the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) he operated in the field of organized crime and worked on some of the most spectacular cases of extortions and kidnappings. Thorsten Hofmann looks back on more than 25 years of experience, amongst others in divisions of various ministries, in consultancies and the risk-analysis for Members of the Federal Government, and teaches as a practician at the Quadriga University in Berlin. Thorsten Hofmann studied Economics, Psychology and Public Management, obtained a doctorate in Economics and holds a guest professorship at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico. Furthermore, he is a graduate from the Federal Academy for Security Policy (Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, BAKS), the highest ranking, interagency advanced education facility on the federal public level.
Thorsten Hofmann advises, amongst others, corporations, organisations and executive managers in the field of negotiations and writes commentaries on current negotiation processes for relevant branch and mass media outlets from a scientific perspective. As an internationally demanded speaker, he teaches conversation and negotiation techniques, as well as crisis, risk and conflict communication skills.
Moreover, Hofmann is Managing Director of the consultancy ADVICE PARTNERS GmbH and Chairman to the internationally operating Crisis Communication Task Force of the global agency network ECCO.
The Institute for Crisis, Change and Conflict Communication C4 offers extensive seminars and certification programmes in the field of negotiations and negotiation management with the goal to provide a contribution to the optimisation of negotiation outcomes for individuals, teams, corporations and political organisations.