Florian Schneider

Social Affairs Board

Florian has always been a Kulmbacher and has also been part of the Foundation's Board of Directors since 2018. His life motto reveals why: "Quidquid agis, prudenter agas et respice finem" or loosely translated "mindfulness, goal orientation and impact assessment" - any questions?

Team member since: 2018

Professional background: As a graduate engineer specialising in mechanical engineering, I joined the family business, ASK August Schneider, in 2001 as a technical R&D manager. In 2010, I took over the overall management and am still active in this position.

How I came to the foundation: Frank Kühne approached me directly and asked if I could imagine taking on this task. We have known each other since our childhood in Kulmbach.

Role at the Adalbert-Raps-Stiftung: I am active as a foundation board member in the area of "Social affairs" in the foundation.

Here's what working at the foundation is like for me: Through the foundation's work, social commitment becomes visible and tangible. Both for us as participants and funding bodies, and for the public! The common goal is to bring social engagement into the public focus. This works best through the targeted promotion of sustainable social projects and institutions on the ground.
I like being able to "make a difference" and thus provide sustainable impulses in our society or make them possible in the first place.

These three words describe me best: optimistic, impatient, creative

How to bribe me: I'd do - almost - anything for a good Spanish red wine or selected Scottish single malt whiskeys...

My passions: My favourite thing is to be out in nature with my family. Other hobbies include skiing, photography, beach hiking, swimming and my big stunt kite. I also spend my free time listening to music, reading a good book and/or enjoying a glass of red wine.

What else you should know about me: My strengths definitely include a good mix of optimism and rationalism. My wife and I have two children and a foster child - so family and therefore spending time with them is very important to me.