Robert Franken


Robert Franken, Senior Consultant, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Activist. MA in English, American and Medieval German Literature from the Universities of Wuerzburg and Dublin. Robert is a specialist in Digital Transformation with a successful track record in the German media industry.

He advises organizations and top executives on the subjects of transformation, DIB and organizational change. Now an expert on organizational culture, Franken used to be the CEO of various tech and community startups.

His professional focus has been B2C platforms, markets and target groups. As CEO, he has developed to market leadership in the German parenting vertical. After ten years at urbia, Robert took over as CEO für, one of the most successful digital platforms in Europe and one of the world’s largest digital hubs for recipes and food. Both platforms are part of G+J/Bertelsmann.

Robert Franken is a frequent keynote speaker, author, blogger and consultant. As an expert on diversity intelligence and gender empathy, Robert helps corporates to get fit for challenging digital transformation, managing disruptive change and attracting the best of talent.
He is on the advisory board of PANDA, a German network for female executives. In 2016, he founded the platform “Male Feminists Europe“. He is one of six honorary catalysts for HeForShe Germany.
Robert designs and facilitates Gender Balance workshops at LIVING INSTITUTE.
Call us to book a workshop or a keynote with Robert Franken:
+45 35262626
Front photo: Sung-Hee Seewald
Photo right: Martina Goyert