Principal and Chairman of the advisory board
Frank Kühne is main shareholder of RAPS GmbH & Co. KG and chairman of the advisory board. From 2005 to 2012 he was Managing Director of the company which has been family-owned and managed throughout three generations. In addition to his function as chairman of the advisory board, he is head of the Adalbert-Raps-Foundation. This foundation is one of the biggest in northern Bavaria and finances social projects in the area and supports research projects of the food industry in general. Furthermore, he invests in many young companies of the food business, he is qualified spice sommelier and supports the revival of the German butcher trade by the initiative “Trüffeljagd” (truffle hunt).
Frank Kühne studied economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and at the Stellenbosch University of South Africa. Before joining the family business, he worked for an international paper corporation in France and Finland.
Frank Kühne has four children and lives with his family in Upper Franconia.