Carine Schneider, President, AST Private Company Solutions Recognized as Recipient of 2019 ProShare Awards “Service to Employee Share Ownership”

The ProShare award recognizes individuals who have, over the course of their careers, made a significant contribution to the share plans industry and employee share ownership.

Schneider Earns Distinction as First American to be honored by ProShare

New York, NY – December 11, 2019 – Carine Schneider, President of AST Private Company Solutions, has received the “Service to Employee Share Ownership” honor at the 2019 ProShare Award Dinner, announced on December 4th  in London.  The award marks the first time in 27 years a person outside of the UK was presented with the distinction. The ProShare award recognizes individuals who have, over the course of their careers, made a significant contribution to the share plans industry and employee share ownership.

Ms. Schneider was nominated for her three decades of devoted experience as a global contributor to the employee share plans industry and as founder of the industry group Global Equity Organization (GEO). At AST, she has continued to focus on this area with an emphasis on advisory for private and pre-IPO companies. Meanwhile GEO has grown to include more than 6,000 members worldwide. Ms. Schneider was recently recognized as Chair Emeritus and was inducted as a Fellow of Global Equity (FGE) earlier this year.

“Carine has been one of our industry’s most passionate, tireless and persuasive advocates for almost thirty years,” said Gabbi Stopp, the Executive Director of ProShare. “In founding GEO, she set the tone for collaboration from the outset that we are all stronger together, both within GEO and, most importantly, as a valuable partner with other organizations like ProShare. Her achievement is very much on the global stage and her enthusiasm and genius for connecting and empowering like-minded people across this industry is to be cherished and admired.”

“I’m deeply honored to be recognized by ProShare and by my industry peers at one of the key events dedicated to employee share plans which acknowledges excellence and innovation in the industry,” said Schneider of the award. “It brings me great pride to share my work with other industry-leading companies and thought leaders who are delivering winning strategies around participant ownership plans.”

The award nominations are considered by the Executive Director of ProShare and the Director of Policy of The Chartered Governance Institute, with additional input from the Awards Judging Panel.  They are typically awarded to executives and companies based in the United Kingdom, including RBS, EasyJet, Royal Mail and Rolls Royce.

About AST

AST was originally founded as a transfer agent over 45 years ago. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, AST has pioneered a new model of integrated ownership data management, advisory services and financial technology in the industry. AST affiliates include AST Trust Company (Canada), D.F. King & Co, Inc. , AST Private Company Solutions, Inc., and Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

Today, AST offers a full scope of ownership services that include registry services, corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation, shareholder identification and asset recovery offerings. For more information, please visit

About the ProShare Awards

ProShare has been the voice of employee share ownership since 1992 when we were established by HM Government, a group of FTSE 100 companies and the London Stock Exchange to promote wider share ownership. Today, we focus solely on helping to promote employee share ownership in the UK and are the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals. We are funded entirely by our members.


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