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Jan C. Harder
Chairman of the Steering Committee of MIR Initiative, Mr.Harder is also a Vice President Sales and Supply Chain Management of Molinari Rail Group, Switzerland. Before joining Molinari Rail he was working in different management positions with Alstom Transport as Vice President Business Development in the CIS Region of Alstom Transport responsible for systems, infrastructure and signalling business from 2012 to 2015. Before he was working within Siemens AG, Germany and Siemens LLC, Russia in the Postal Automation, Airport Infrastructure and Rail Systems. He has an extensive experience in Sales, Strategy, Supply Chain Management and Legal. Since 2012 he was Customer Director for Russian Railways with a special focus on the Very High Speed development in Russia. Mr. Harder is participating in international expert panels, forums and conferences in Rail market as a key speaker and expert and initiated cooperation with Moscow Railway Engineering University to improve education of new Railway talents of the future. He has been member of Committee for strategic Issues of the Russian Non-profit partnership "Union of industries of Railway Equipment" (NP "UIRE") (www.opzt.ru), member of the WIrtschaftsclub Russland and the Rotary Club Moscow International.
Mr. Harder is publishing articles and serving as an experienced interview partner on Rail technologies and markets. He contributed with his own article to the MIR White Book and sharing expert opinions on different issues of the industry.
He holds a MBA from Edinburgh Business School (EBS) of the Herriot-Watt University. He is a registered lawyer with specialism in International and European law in Germany and studied law at the University of Constance, Germany. He was working in Moscow since 2003 to 2015, now living and working in Switzerland.