Philip Gudgeon new CEO of SCHNEIDER GROUP


SCHNEIDER GROUP was able to attract British top manager Philip Gudgeon as its new CEO. At the same time, company founder Ulf Schneider announced his move as Chairman to the newly created Supervisory Board.

Moscow, April 1, 2020 – Effective immediately, Philip Gudgeon (59) will be responsible as CEO for the management of all SCHNEIDER GROUP offices with more than 500 employees and 12 offices. The ex-Oliver Wyman and PwC partner has more than 20 years of experience in Russia. His place of work will remain mainly Moscow.

“We welcome Philip Gudgeon as the new CEO of the SCHNEIDER GROUP. With his international experience in top management, Philip Gudgeon stands for innovation and customer-oriented growth,” emphasizes Ulf Schneider, President and Founder of SCHNEIDER GROUP. With the commitment of this internationally experienced manager, the growth course of the company continues even in economically dynamic times.

Philip Gudgeon, a native Englishman and Cambridge graduate, has been working in consulting for more than 25 years, 20 of them in Russia. In previous years, he has held various top positions at renowned consulting firms such as Oliver Wyman, PwC Consulting, and Accenture. In various functions, Gudgeon managed strategy initiatives with a focus on cost reduction, efficiency increase, and digital transformation. Most recently, Gudgeon was a partner at the international strategy consultancy Oliver Wyman in UK and Russia.

“My personal focus will be on the areas of digital innovation and strategy development, which I want to drive forward in the interest of our clients,” explains Gudgeon. “I am looking forward to this responsibility and thank Ulf Schneider and the partners for their trust. From now on, I will do my utmost to continue the successful course of SCHNEIDER GROUP as the fastest growing service and consulting company in Russia”.