Florian joined the World Bank East Asia and Pacific region's Sustainable Development Department only very recently (September 2008). Before that, he was based in Brussels and worked on managing and developing the Bank's relations with European Union institutions. He now works on coordination, policy, and partnerships, as well as knowledge management, while learning how operations are run in the Bank.
Before all that he lobbied on Capitol Hill; facilitated networking of high-level German-US politicians and businessmen; wrote policy studies on everything from environment, and electricity meter calibration, to aircraft subsidies; promoted the participation of young people in EU integration; acted as EU diplomat at the UN; wrote articles on politics, bar-tended, and worked in a factory. He graduated in International Relations.