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Stefan Dürr (* 1964) is founder and partner as well as member of the Management Board of Ekosem-Agar AG and president of the Russian subsidiary Ekoniva.
He was born in Eberbach, Germany, in 1964. Stefan Dürr studied geoecology at the University of Bayreuth. At the age of 25 he began his career in Russia as the first Western European trainee. In 1994, accompanied by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, he initiated the German-Russian Agricultural Policy Dialogue, which he still coordinates nowadays.
In addition, he acted as advisor for agrarian committees of the federation council and the State Duma of the Russian Federation. In 1998 he began trading farm machinery and made Ekoniva Technika, which has since been outsourced, market leader in that sector. In 2002, he acquired his first agricultural company. As of 30 April 2019, the Ekosem-Agrar Group has a total area of 554,000 hectares in nine regions and is one of Russia's largest agricultural companies.
Stefan Dürr's achievements in shaping and strengthening German-Russian relations in the field of agriculture were honored with the German Federal Cross of Merit in October 2009.
Since February 2019, Stefan Dürr has also been Chairman of the Russian Association of Milk Producers ("Soyuzmoloko").