Andrea Thilo studied Social and Business Communication at the Universität der Künste (UdK, former HdK) in Berlin. She completed a traineeship at the German public broadcaster NDR, worked as TV-reporter and editor for NDR. From 1995-97, she presented the weekly show "liebe sünde" on Pro 7 and reported for the European BBC1 show 'The E-Files' on a freelance basis.
Since 1998, Andrea Thilo has worked as a film producer and freelance print journalist (mostly for das ZEIT Magazin/Die Woche). Regularly, she is booked as host for events, conferences, World Cafés and open space formats, mainly in the field of culture, education & learning, digital disruption, diversity and climate change.
In 1999, Andrea Thilo founded the production company BOOMTOWNMEDIA GmbH+CoKG in Berlin together with her partners Thomas Grube and Uwe Dierks. Their first production, WARSCHAU EXPRESS, was nominated for the German television award in 2000. Five years later, the producer trio Thilo, Grube & Dierks got awarded the German Film Prize for the internationally recognized box office hit RHYTHM IS IT! about the education work of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.
Andrea Thilo, mother of two daughters, left her company BOOMTOWN MEDIA at the end of 2010 to further connect and communicate in the field of digital transformation, arts and music, learning and sustainability.