Ulf Schneider

President & Founder

Ulf Schneider founded his SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2003.  He is the President and owner of the well-established consulting enterprise that offers international companies services for their market entry and expansion in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ukraine  and Uzbekistan.

He also is the CEO and Publisher of the owc Foreign Trade Publishing House, a German publishing house, rich in tradition, whose print and online media focus on Russia, CIS, China and Africa.

Before setting up SCHNEIDER GROUP, Ulf Schneider worked as CFO in the Moscow office of Allianz Insurance Company. After studying economic sciences at the university of Kiel (Germany) and at the University of Illinois (USA) Ulf Schneider has worked for 5 years at Procter & Gamble in the financial management area at different offices in Germany and in Brussels, Belgium.

Ulf Schneider regularly gives public speeches with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Business set-up and development in Russia and CIS
  • Global trends in foreign trade
  • Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok

Ulf Schneider is the Chairman of the board of the business-initiative for the creation of a Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok which was founded in 2015. It is driven by companies, business associations and think tanks from the EU and the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union).

He is a longtime member of Rotary and held the presidency of the Metropol Club Moscow as well as he was the treasurer of the Russian district of Rotary.

In 2020 Ulf Schneider was appointed President of the Moscow Charity Service of the Order of Malta. Under his presidency the humanitarian service went through a major further development with a new focus on bringing people in need back to their own pro-active life.

In 2018 and 2019 Ulf Schneider was listed in the ranking of the 250 most influential General Directors in Russia - as one of only two Germans.

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