Quality Partners is owned and managed by Andreas Bitzi. He has a masters degree in business administration from the University of Berne.
After his studies, Andreas worked in Swiss Krono Group, a world leading producer of particle boards, as controller in Krono Ukraine, SAP project manager in Kronostar Russia, and finally as CFO at Krono Ukraine. After leaving Krono Group, we worked in Hewlett-Packard Switzerland as finance manager for four business units. When Andreas came to Russia at the end of 2008, he started to work in a foreign consulting company, tripling the number of staff of the office under his management and growing it into the top performing entity of the group. In 2017, he founded Quality Partners, which has since grown to 23 employees.
Andreas is also the Chairman of the SME Committee of the Association of European Businesses in Russia as well as deputy chairman of the AEB in Northwest Russia, Board member and chairman of the Compliance Committee of the German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Board member and Russia Chapter Chair of Joint Chambers of Commerce JCCC Switzerland Eastern Europe/Central Assia as well as the organizer of the Foreign Business Club SPb and of regular meetings of the German speaking business community. Furthermore, he takes an active role in briefing foreign business delegations in Russia and holds regular seminars on Russian business, and is a regular participant in the activities of the AEB, AHK, GIM Unimpresa, Swiss Business Hub and many other business organizations, consulates and embassies, as well as the Rotary Club St. Petersburg International.
From time to time Andreas holds guest lectures at the Graduate School of Management in macroeconomics, monetary policy and doing business in Russia. He is also a member of the Graduate School of Management’s Board for the International Management bachelor program.