“Florian’s personal brand is built around environmental protection, entrepreneurship & pluriculturalism. These 3 keywords led him to China’s startup ecosystem for the first time in 2010, and most recently to Mobike, where he oversees Global Partnerships, and can add the most value through his network & cultural affinities.
As the first foreigner in Mobike (employee No 37), he internationalized the company by personally launching the service in Singapore, creating partnerships with international brands and opening up markets outside China, inventing cornerstone features used in the service, recruiting brilliant talents to fuel Mobike’s growth, & laying out the foundation for international growth.
Florian strives in the international start-up ecosystem, sweating hard for the values he believes in, promoting green solutions and bridging cultures. In addition to Mobike, Florian is Co-Director of Shanghai’s Startup Grind Chapter, as well as a Shanghai University lecturer. Prior to Mobike, he founded and exited WeSmart, an energy management SaaS platform with MNCs as customers (Coca-Cola, BP Castrol, Michelin, Carrefour, Sephora, etc.).
He graduated with a Post-Master in International Energy Management from Beijing’s Tsinghua University & Ecole des Mines de Paris, as well as a Master of Thermodynamics, and a Master of Eco-design & Sustainable Transports from ESTACA. His favorite language APP Anki helped him to reach Chinese fluency; he’s currently applying to INSEAD’s TIEMBA.”