Dr. Géza Schneider, CEO of CF Pharma – attended the Chemical Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest where he received his Master degree and from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Technical University of Budapest where received his PhD. From 1966 to 1986 he worked for the Institute of Drug Research where he became Head of the Research of the team. In 1986 he changed for Egis Pharmaceutical Works where he became the Head of Research department.  He worked there for 9 years when he undertook CEO position at FIVE COOP – under his leadership this company became the first synthetic source for Melatonin – and later, in 1996 he founded CF Pharma. He has 6 research papers and 18 patents. He was awarded as an excellent inventor in 1985 and became the member of the American Chemical Society in 2008.


Zita Schneider, CEO of PatriaPharma, and CF Pharma – attended the Chemical Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest where she received her Master degree as a chemist. Since she joined the family company in 2003 she worked in various positions: started as QC assistant, then production technologist, head of regulatory affairs, head of quality assurance  and later as head of quality. In this last 17 years she participated several GMP related trainings, participated and led internal and external quality audits. Since the establishment of Patriapharma she is also involved in the sales activities. Zita has returned in 2019 from Singapore where she attended INSEAD executive program and strengthened the Asian connections. Since 2020 she is the second generation CEO in the companies.

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