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Patrice Schneider

Media Development Investment Fund
Chief Strategy Officer
Zürich, Switzerland
Patrice Schneider, Chief Strategy Officer, started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia at the end of the 1980s. Before joining MDIF in 2002, within the Time Warner Group he served as Managing Director of Netscape Europe overseeing European operations. In 1998, Patrice was a Senior Adviser for the World Economic Forum (The Davos summit). From 1994 to 1998 he was Deputy Managing Director at Hachette Filipacchi Medias – the leading French publishing group and previously Patrice served as Director at the World Association of Newspapers in Paris. He is a Member of the PrepCom of the European Press Prize which annually reviews all entries.