Patrice Schneider

chief strategy officer Media Development Investment Fund

Patrice Schneider is Chief Strategy Officer of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

Patrice 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 AOL Time Warner Group he served as Managing Director of Netscape Europe overseeing its European operations. In 1998, before joining AOL Time Warner, 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 owner of Elle, Paris Match and other internationally renowned magazines. In 2021, Patrice co-initiated Plūrālis - a €100-million blended capital vehicle aimed at providing mission-aligned capital for pluralism to keep media companies editorially independent and financially viable in Council of Europe countries.

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