Ulla Kramar-Schmid, Austria, is an investigative journalist for ORF, the Austrian public broadcasting company.
Her career as a journalist started in 1990 as a politics editor at numerous newspapers. In 1998, she was hired by the weekly news magazine Profil, where she uncovered scandals about state banks, corruption cases in state-owned companies, questionable deals in the purchase of interceptors and illegal party funding. In 2015, she moved to ORF, where she investigates white-collar crime, cross-border money laundering and Russian interference in European democracies. She has participated in ICIJ projects since 2015, including Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Pandora Papers, FinCEN Files and Uber Files.
Kramar-Schmid is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the Horst-Knapp Prize, the Walter Rhode Prize and the Robert-Hochner Prize. In 2012, she was named Journalist of the Year by the Austrian business magazine The Journalist. She also was named Investigative Journalist of the Year several times.