Director at Basic Bananas & Founder of Oceanlovers
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Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing strategist, mad adventurer, author and the co-founder BasicBananas.com, Oceanlovers.com, MomentsofHumanity.com, TheBusinessHood.com and SaltyLipsBand.com
In 2013 Franziska was awarded the NSW Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognising her innovation, creativity and philanthropic involvement.
A Swiss born Australian (or Swaussie) and a true visionary, no challenge seems to be too big for Franziska. She is known for her rebellious nature and doing things a bit differently. She has this rare combination of being both extremely strategic and creative, which makes her a powerful thought leader in the business world.
Franziska is the author of the bestselling book Perception and Bananas About Marketing and is regularly featured across the media including Forbes, Inc., Cosmopolitan, The Age, SmartCompany, Marie-Claire, BRW, 2UE, Channel 9.
The key to Franziska’s success is her down-to-earth attitude, her integrity and fearlessness to take the lead. A sharp-witted humour that can bring anyone to tears (of laughter), the ability to speak five languages and a desire to have everything done yesterday ensures her businesses stay innovative.
Franziska is a big believer in social business and is always on the look out for social projects. Basic Bananas was the first business in Australia to be granted the right to adopt a whale. On one of her recent trips, Franziska also adopted a Mongolian horse and is also sponsoring a school for underprivileged children in South Africa.
One of her big passions lies in ocean conservation and through her business OceanLovers.com, she has built a global community of Oceanlovers organising beach clean-ups and running ocean awareness programs for children around the world.
In her spare time she loves surfing, riding her motorbike around the world, reading, writing and playing music, thinking, learning new things and spending time with loved ones.