9/06/2016 | Speakers

Zhanna Nemtsova


Eldest daughter of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian statesman and oppostion leader who was killed on February, 27 2015 in front of the Kremlin walls. Born in March, 1984 in Nizhny Novgorod. Economist by training, started her career in an asset management company. In 2011, she joined RBC Television, a Russian privately owned TV channel with main focus on financial markets and world economy. There she was a market commentator, then a host of her own show “Nemtsova.view”. In May 2015, Nemtsova left Russia for Germany and joined Deutsche Welle in August, 2015. At Deutsche Welle she hosts her own show “Nemtsova.Interview”.

In 2015, she founded Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom in Germany. On June 12, the foundation for the first time named a laureate of Boris Nemtsov Prize. In 2016, the Award went to Russian politician and journlasit Lev Schlossbeg (more info on the website: nemtsovfund.org). The prize is created to pay tribute to Boris Nemtsov’s bravery and his political legacy and is awarded annually to a person who shows exceptional courage in fighting for democratic rights in Russia. In October 9-10, the foundation hosts Boris Nemtsov Forum in cooperation with Friedrich-Naumann Foundation.