Mr. Alexander Schachner
Chairman of the Board

Alexander Schachner is the founder of ALPE consulting. Under Alexander’s direction ALPE consulting has successfully completed over 70 projects and has established new offices in St.Petersburg, Povolzhye, and Ekaterinburg. Presently, Alexander Schachner holds the position of Chairman of the Management Board and is responsible for the strategic business development. Prior to ALPE, he was the Head of Sales at Siemens Business Services from 2001 until February 2006 responsible for the company’s corporate clients. Alexander first came to Russia in 1994 after completing his military service in Austria and a long journey through the Himalayas. He started a company in the tourism industry which later on became one of the leading Russian tourism operators – UTE Megapolus Group. In 1997 he moved back to Austria to continue working in tourism, this time responsible for the development of the Russian strategy and direction of some of the largest tourism operators in Austria. In 2001 he moved back to Russia to join Siemens Business Services. Alexander holds a Diploma in Economics from the Wirtschafts- und Fremdsprachenakademie in Salzburg, Austria.

Mr. Volker Dunst

Mr. Volker Dunst
Member of the Board

Volker has around 30 years of professional experience with a significant emphasis on SAP solutions. Volker was Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board at Ciber AG, previously Novasoft AG, for more than 9 years in Heidelberg (Germany). In this position he had also been responsible for the Russian Market before Ciber founded its local subsidiary in St. Petersburg (Russia). Volker has more than 11 years of experience in Management Consulting for different international clients in various countries throughout Europe. Out of these 11 years he has worked on the Russian Market for more than 8 years. Volker is a proven leader with excellent management skills, has a solid understanding of the Russian Market and very broad and detailed knowledge of SAP. Throughout his career he has successfully set up long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with customers. Volker has a MSc. in Mathematics and a MSc. of Education in Pedagogic from the University of Tuebingen (Germany).


Mr. Stanislav Malyshev
Head of North-West branch office, ALPE consulting Partner

Stanislav joined in 2007 as Head of Delivery and now he is Deputy General Director and is responsible for ALPE consulting’s business operations in Saint-Petersburg. He has been working with SAP Logistic solutions for over 15 years. Before joining ALPE consulting from 2000 to 2005 Stanislav worked as a freelance consultant on large international projects, like GLOBE Nestle project in Switzerland and several projects with SAP AG at the headquarters in Waldorf, Germany. He started to work with SAP solutions back in 1998 working for Debis IT Services CIS and continued to work in Russia after 2005 doing several projects as a Project Manager. Stanislav holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Yaroslavl State University.


Mr. Dmitry Vishnevetsky
Deputy General Director

Dmitry Vishnevetsky is ALPE consulting’s Deputy General Director, responsible for the operational matters in the company. Dmitry has worked for ALPE consulting for more than 7 years in the position of the Head of New Business Solutions Department and the Project Manager. Prior to joining ALPE consulting Dmitry worked for GMCS in the position of Senior SAP CO-FI Consultant / Team Lead for over 3 years and also worked for EastLine Group as SAP CO Consultant. Having started his career in SAP as Junior SAP CO Consultant at Russian Railways Dmitry now has a wide experience in SAP implementation projects as a Project Manager and a Consultant and has a 3 years experience as University lecturer. Dmitry holds the Master’s Degree with Honors in Engineering from the Rostov-on-Don State University of Transport Communications and is also certified as PhD in Technical Science Degree. Dmitry is fluent in Russian and in English.


Mr. Christopher Ballnath

Director Business Development

Christopher Ballnath is ALPE consulting’s Director Business Development, responsible for the acquisition and support of international clients in Russia and CIS.  Prior to joining ALPE consulting in January 2013, Christopher was the Co-Founder and Business Development Director of Pyro Power, a unique Swiss/German Technology called PYROMEX® in the waste-to-energy business. He has 12 years of sales and business development experience in the banking, IT, insurance and waste/energy industry. He worked as an Associate Director at UBS AG in Switzerland and Germany and as an Account Manager for EMC Corporation and Allianz AG. Christopher holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon (USA) and an M.Sc. in Finance & Management from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

Paul Bieber 3.jpg Mr Paul Bieber

Finance Director

Paul Bieber has been working at ALPE consulting as the Finance Director since January 2014. He is also a Partner in the company GSS (Glavny Strakhovoy Sovetnik) and was previously the Chief Financial Advisor for GSS Global Survey Services and Business Development Director for OOO Open Link. For many years Mr. Bieber worked for Austrian Airlines in various positions most recently including Area Controller C.I.S. and Financial Director of the Representative Office in Russia, having started his career as Manager Finance & Administration in the early 90's in Libya, Africa. Paul holds a MSc. in Social and Economic Science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is fluent in German, English and Russian.

N Vyatkina.jpg Mrs. Natalya Vyatkina
Head of the Customer Support & Maintenance Services

Natalya Vyatkina is Head of Customer Support & Maintenance and responsible for over 20 customer accounts as well as expanding the unique offering of ALPE consulting. Matalya joined the company in March 2013 working as Senior Project Manager for various international SAP projects. Prior to joining ALPE consulting, Natalya worked as the Team LEad for a major SAP implementation project in the oil and petroleum refining industry from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that Natalya held the position of Head of IT Department (CIO) at OAO Kalina, supervising SAP functional modifications and restructuring the Customer Support Internal Department. Natalya has over 6 years of experience working with SAP projects and her first project she managed at OAO Kalina was awarded the prize for best project among middle-sized enterprises in 2010. Natalya Vyatkina holds a degree in Linguistics from the Ural Pedagogical University and is fluent in Russian and English.