Greetings from the Chairman

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Dear friends,

The Russian-German Young Leaders Conference is bringing together young and future decision makers from both our societies. Our strong believe is that in today’s world a thorough understanding of processes in other countries is necessary for leaders to take responsible decisions. The German-Russian relations have special importance to the European continent. Forging personal ties and thereby a better common understanding between individuals from Russia and Germany that will impact these relations by their actions in the future, we can contribute a small part to better cooperation and coexistence on the European continent. Founded in 2009, the German-Russian Young Leaders Conferences annually gather varying 200 individuals between 25 and 40 with backgrounds as diverse as business, politics, culture, science, and media. The conferences as well as smaller events are funded in large by the generous contributions of numerous sponsors from industry as well as a number of political and nonpolitical foundations.

With best regards,

Christoph Oldenburg

Our Executive Committee

Tatiana Kadreleva
Deputy Chairwoman
Tobias Kempermann
Treasurer, Director at EWE AG
Dr. Burkhard Binder
Managing Director at Lamoda
Dr. Pavel Metelev
Managing Director
Dr. Nico Raabe
Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Ivonne Bollow
Director at Metro AG
Jakobine Freytag-Loringhoven
Senior Manager at SCHNEIDER GROUP
Tatiana Kadreleva
Deputy Chairwoman
Tobias Kempermann
Treasurer, Director at EWE AG
Dr. Nico Raabe
Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Dr. Pavel Metelev
Managing Director
Dr. Burkhard Binder
Managing Director at Lamoda
Ivonne Bollow
Director at Metro AG
Jakobine Freytag-Loringhoven
Senior Manager at SCHNEIDER GROUP

Conference Committee

Alexandra Ahlfeld

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Nils Aldag

Chief Financial Officer, SunFire GmbH

Julius Freytag-Loringhoven

Head of Moscow Office, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Max Fuhr

Director Corporate Investment, Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH

Andrej Gross

Senior Representative Government Relations Berlin, Deutsche Messe AG

Dr. Wolfgang Gruendinger

Chairman, Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations

Peter Lobkowicz

Associate, McKinsey & Company Inc.

Elena Lubskaia

Project Manager

Marita Mueller

Member of the Board, Go East Generationen e.V.

Alexander Nizov

Chairman, Student Council of Saint Petersburg

Dr. Alexandra Ogneva

Project Coordinator, Russian Institute of Science and Culture

Eileen Seibt

Entrepreneur

Mikhail Shishkin

Creative Director, SHISHKI Branding Agency

Julia Thelen

Associate, undconsorten LLP

Board of Trustees

Irina von Bismarck

President of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra,
St. Petersburg

Maria Koteneva

President of the Board of Trustees of the German-Russian Young Leaders Conference

Irina Nikitina

President of The Musical Olympus Foundation,
St. Petersburg

Reinhard Fuehrer

Former President of the Berlin Parliament

Dr. Martina Krogmann

State Secretary (ret.), Partner and Director of the Berlin Office, Gauly I Dittrich I
van de Weyer

Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger

President of The Prussian ultural Heritage Foundation

Prof. Dr. Alexey Germanovich

Director and Member of Management Board, Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), professor at SMSM

Vicky Leandros

European artist, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 1972, Former Deputy Mayor of Piraeus (Greece), Hamburg

Prof. Dr. h.c. Alexander Rahr

Senior Advisor to the President of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Commerce

Michael Glos

Former Federal Minister for Economics and Technology of Germany and Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group

Prof. Dr. Victor Martynov

Rector of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Dr. h.c. André Schmitz

Former Secretary of State for Cultural Affairs, State of Berlin; President of Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe

Prof. Dr. Ruslan Grinberg

Director of the Institute for Economics; Russian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dr. Igor Maximtsev

Rector of the
St. Petersburg State University of Economics

Heino Wiese

Managing Director of Wiese Consult GmbH

Lars Klingbeil MdB

Chairman of the parliamentary group of Lower Saxony, Deputy Spokesman of the SPD for the Digital Agenda

Jan Metzler MdB

Member of the German Federal Parliament

Tobias Zech MdB

Member of the German Federal Parliament

Dr. Andrea von Knoop

Honorary President German-Russian Chamber of the Commerce (AHK)

Philipp Missfelder
(1979 - 2015)

Former Leader of the Youth Organization of the Christian Democrats "Junge Union"