Florian is the Director for “Social Finance, Sustainability, and Innovation” at the ERSTE Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating social, economic, and cultural infrastructure and innovation for a changing Europe.
Prior to his role at the ERSTE Foundation, Florian worked for more than 13 years in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector. He led “REEEP – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership”, an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy-efficient systems in developing countries and he was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna.
From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative solutions in the area of semantic technologies at the Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT Company in the field of semantic AI.
Florian obtained a Masters Degree in IT-Management and a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and co-authored the “Climate Knowledge Brokers” Manifesto which sets out seven key principles for how climate knowledge brokers can have a greater impact through collaboration and the use of open data and is a call for joint action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead.