Ellen Thonfeld

Senior Management Consultant
Agile Audit Expert

Ellen Thonfeld has over 7 years of experience in the development of products with agile methods. Starting with Kanban in mechanical engineering, the business educator and bank clerk decided to advance the digitalization in the banking and finance sector with just these methods. She has been one of our specialists in this field for 4 years now and primarily accompanies large digitization projects in the big banking sector. She has a special focus on internal auditing.




  • Bachelor in business economics (BSc)
    University of Mannheim
  • Apprenticeship as bank clerk
    VR bank Untertaunus eG, Idstein

Business languages

  • German
    Native Speaker
  • English


  • Agile transitions, organizational development & management coaching in the banking environment
  • Agile Auditing
    Introduction of agility in the internal audit department
  • Digitization in the banking environment
    Learning from FinTechs
  • Introduction of agile methods (Scrum & Kanban) with focus on RTB (Run the Bank)
  • Agile Coach & Chief ScrumMaster 

Further education

  • Facilitation Training
    Kommunikationslotsen, 2019
  • Oxford Fintech Programme
    Saiid Business School, 2018
  • Kanban Practicioner
    KMP I, Klaus Leopold, 2017
  • ScrumMaster advanced​
  • Product Owner advanced