Making Human Life Flourish in balance
We are dedicated to serve the goal of promoting a powerful human life in a healthy environment and a supportive community.
This Is Our Story
In 2019, a non-profit company was founded by the owning family of Sandner. The company's aim was to create positive change in their local community. With that vision in mind, the family decided to transfer all shares of Sandner to a non-profit organization which they had established with this goal in mind. The donation allowed them to direct substantial resources towards philanthropic pursuits. They wanted to make sure that the money went back into their local community and they set up several initiatives, supported in particular by research, education and consulting.
IAP Initiative for Prevention of Violence Against Children in India (PVAC)
An all India local language physical & video education program on child protection for parents, teachers and other caregivers conducted by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
Providing research-based practical knowledge in life sciences for making life better for people and nature.
Social Business Coaching
Promote and support social entrepreneurs in building and developing knowledge and skills for running a social enterprise.
Dr. Alois Maichel
"My mission is to improve the social capital of the world
I consider it as my key responsibility to make a positive contribution to the social capital of the world by education & science - to change the lives of people to the better. To pursue my vision of mastering responsibility for people, business and society, I feel that the focus on people & society and education & science is the right approach for me. I am convinced that any individual or organization can only be successful in the long term if they create added value for people and society."
„To create & distribute positive spirit products all over the world.“
SANDNER Vision Statement
All profit distributions from the business operations of SANDNER GmbH (for profit limited corporation) flow into social projects of Dr. Maichel Social Capital gGmbH (non-profit corporation) as 100% owner of SANDNER GmbH.
Meet the Team
Welcome to our team of passionate professionals dedicated to achieve our goals. Our interdisciplinary team is composed of an eclectic mix of experts.
Dr. Alois Maichel, MBA
Dr. Alois Maichel is a business, social & scientific entrepreneur, strategy consultant & advisory board member (non-profit) with a passion to create & improve positive business & social impact to society.
Dr. Maichel holds five university degrees in several scientific areas: Political Science (Diploma & PhD), Business Administration (Diploma & IESE Executive MBA) & Finance (Master).
His experience acquired in more than 20 years of practice spans from a wide range of management responsibilities in international companies to vision & strategy consulting as well as social engagement in youth work & related politics.
Since 2016, Dr. Maichel is the Managing Owner of Sandner GmbH and since 2019 the Managing Founder of Dr. Maichel Social Capital gGmbH.
Head of Social Programs
Veronika Maichel is a Master of Horse Breeding & Husbandry, with more than 15 years of practical experience in training and education of horses and their riders.
She combines the sense for living beings and nature with the knowledge about long-term improvement of behavior, attitude and discipline for the mutual benefit of the individual and its environment.
As one of the youngest master students in the State of Bavaria, she was originally trained at the leading state stud by the best practitioners in her field. After completion, Veronika Maichel took over the responsibility for a large riding school in Upper Bavaria where people from all ages, social backgrounds & state of abilities were trained to unleash their potential to the best possible state.
Project Manager ChildProtectIndia
Social Entrepreneur and Life Coach: Jesson Jose is a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Sports Mentoring Infusion (SMI), a non-profit organization that focuses on character building through sports for underprivileged communities. With 17+ years of experience in entrepreneurial, leadership, training, and mentoring roles, Jesson has taken Guest lectures in graduation & MBA colleges and also value education programs to more than 8000 young minds across the country and overseas. He won the Rajiv Gandhi Icon Award 2022 and is a Certified Counselor, Certified First Aid Trainer, and Certified Game Based Approach on Experiential Learning. Jesson is a natural coach and team builder with excellent people management skills, and he is friendly, easy to talk to, and resourceful. He also volunteers with various organizations, including Mumbai Police, for a better tomorrow.
Project Partner ChildProtectIndia
Impactful Healthcare Leader: Gopala Krishnan is a public health expert who leads large-scale, technology-centric projects that improve the health and well-being of women and children in India. Gopala has successfully completed three projects that have impacted millions of people using the same business model, and now, he is using it for two healthcare projects aimed at transforming critical aspects of healthcare in India. Inditech enhances doctors' capabilities at primary care clinics, while Narikaa creates comprehensive health education services for women and children. He has also managed several technology companies in India and China and has been a speaker at several events worldwide, including INSEAD and IESE. Gopala is a self-trained nutritionist and fitness enthusiast who follows a diet and lifestyle that prevents and reverses metabolic diseases.
Social Business Coach
Philipp Schwarz, MSc.
Philipp Schwarz is an experienced entrepreneur, strategy consultant and manager with a very international outlook and passion for innovative climate solutions.
He holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor in Electronics from Warwick University. Philipp lived and worked in the Middle East, the UK and India. In India he launched and ran a Startup or 4 years and has seen first-hand the potential that social businesses can unleash
Since his return to his hometown of Munich back in 2013, Philipp consulted midsized companies on Sales, E-Commerce and Innovation Strategies. Since 2019 he supports the German Network of Social Entrepreneurs (SEND) in ist local chapter in Bavaria through pro bono work. In 2020, he founded his current company, GovShare GmbH, which focuses on accelerating the implementation of climate solutions in cities.
Head of Marketing, Founder SelfX Academy
Dr. Manuel Zorzi, MBA
I'm a technology entrepreneur and consultant with deep experience in web development, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and business analytics. I have a Doctorate from the Munich School of Philosophy as well as an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
My passion for technology has enabled me to lead agile teams and projects that build innovative products that leverage cutting-edge technologies. Most recently, I founded SelfX GmbH, an AI startup focused on developing self-learning algorithms to automate complex processes.
"We are dedicated to create a powerful human life in a healthy environment and a supportive community.”