Markus Schindler

Managing Partner


Markus Schindler is a passionate communicator, consultant and entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of Pantarhei Advisors, he sees his mission as accompanying businesses and organisations through change processes and leading them on the path to success.

His career as a strategy and communication consultant has seen him work with the executive boards of numerous large, mostly listed corporations. With over a quarter-century of experience to his name, he has been involved with a host of M&A transactions and public affairs projects, as well as advising the Austrian federal government in the course of the country’s EU accession and Oesterreichische Nationalbank in connection with the introduction of the euro. Together with his team, Markus assists companies that are looking to reorganise established communication structures by setting up a corporate newsroom.

His client list includes Österreichische Post, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Microsoft, Électricité de France (EDF), Deutsche Telekom, Novartis, UNIQA, Erste Group, Allianz Capital Partners and BMW.

Markus Schindler has worked as a communications consultant since the mid-1990s. Until 2010 he was CEO and owner of Austria’s largest PR agency at the time, Publico, and a member of the European Board of Pleon Partners – then Europe’s leading PR agency group. In 2010 he sold Publico to Omnicom and founded Pantarhei Advisors.

Markus Schindler has a degree in communications, history and politics from the University of Vienna and is a graduate of Berlin-based university Steinbeis-Hochschule für Management. He is also a professional speaker, a member of the German Speakers Association (GSA) and a systemic coach.

Markus is married with one daughter. He lives in Vienna and Brussels.


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