Frank started with FSC on 1 May, where he joined the FSC International Board meeting in Brazil. Since then he has had his first week in the FSC office in Bonn, where he will be based.

Our General Director, Kim Carstensen, will be working closely with Frank in his new role and expect this to allow him to engage much more with you as FSC members on issues of strategic leadership of FSC, high-level advocacy and strategic alliances. Frank’s focus will be on the operations of the global organization, helping us to work together efficiently as ‘one FSC’.

Frank joins FSC from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC. Before this time, he worked for many years in the private sector in Europe and the U.S.

At the IMF Frank was accountable for the operations and infrastructure of the institution with its more than 100 locations globally. Among others, his team repositioned a portfolio of services, delivered several hundred million US dollars in cost reductions, developed an array of new approaches to talent management, achieved some of the highest certifications around sustainability, and initiated a continuous improvement programme around lean administration. Frank was a member of the United Nations’ High Level Committee on Management from 2006 to 2015 and has been a member of the International Labour Organization’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee since 2015.

Prior to joining the IMF Frank worked for more than 15 years in the private sector. He served as Chief Procurement Officer of T-Systems, the IT and business customer division of Deutsche Telekom Group and worked as a Principal for the top management consulting firm AT Kearney in the US and Europe.  Previously he held managerial positions in various organizations focusing on finance, operations, business development and IT.

Before his MBA from INSEAD (France) in 1991, Frank earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Psychology from German universities.

Frank is 52 years old and married with two kids, aged 20 and 22. He likes running, rollerblading, hiking and other outdoor activities. Although not an avid spectator, follower or athlete, he enjoys an occasional game of soccer or tennis with colleagues and friends. Frank embraces the motto “Ein Leben ohne Kuchen ist moeglich aber sinnlos” (a life without cake is possible but meaningless).

Welcome Frank to the FSC family.