Florian Heidecke

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

In his role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO), Florian spearheads transformative initiatives and continuous improvements, laying the groundwork for the global expansion of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program. His leadership is marked by a commitment to aligning sustainable practices with financial success.

Florian thrives on the intersection of sustainability, business growth, and profitability, recognizing the power that emerges when these elements synergize. 

Before joining the Institute, Florian demonstrated his prowess in key executive roles, serving as CFOO, Finance Director (FD), and Human Resources Director (HRD) at prominent organizations like FrieslandCampina, Hoshizaki, and Regus. His tenure at these companies witnessed substantial strides in profitability, showcasing his strategic financial acumen.

Notably, Florian's impactful journey extends to his leadership in the Global FP&A and Commercial Finance Function of the professional food business at Unilever. His extensive experience encompasses diverse finance roles in both Germany and The Netherlands.

Florian's academic background is anchored in excellence, holding an MBA in Sustainable Business Transitions from Nyenrode Business University. Additionally, he earned a degree in Economics (Dipl. Volkswirt) from the University of Bonn.

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Our international team is composed of talented, highly motivated, mission-driven colleagues who are committed to shaping a positive future for product design and manufacturing, and making a positive impact for society at large.