Marcin actively supports the development of Polish innovations through participation in the Committee of Stakeholders of the National Centre for Research and Development, the board of Interizon, the Polish ICT Cluster, and the Coalition for Polish Innovations. He earned his Master of Economics degree at Łazarski University in Warsaw and also took engineering courses (computer science) at the Warsaw School of Information Technology under the auspices of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Later, Marcin received a postgraduate diploma (Controlling and Management of Enterprises) from the University of Gdańsk, where he is also currently working on his PhD; his thesis focuses on business models, startups, and innovation. Currently, Marcin is pursuing Kauffman Fellows Program as Class 22 member. Marcin is also a devoted family man: a proud husband and father of three.
Wojciech Szaniawski is also a business advisor for small and medium companies. He actively supports not only projects that have already existed on the market, but also innovative start-ups. He is the founder of a capital group investing in early-stage businesses, as well as the creator of SportUp! Contest – competition for the best sports start-ups in Poland.
He is involved in initiatives that support entrepreneurship and promote good attitudes in business. He has been cooperating with Szlachetna Paczka from many years and is a co-organizer of the charitable Congress “Mentally. Splendidly. Global”
Tomasz Domogała is a graduate of Stanford University in the USA, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza in Poland as well as Loughborough University in Great Britain. Following a succession, he has continued to manage TDJ since 2010. Over the last 7 years the value of the companies in his portfolio has increased almost four times. During that period he made 9 acquisitions of over 30 companies, extending his activities into new business areas. Currently, the capitalization of the TDJ stock assets portfolio is valued at over PLN 3 bln.
Tomasz Domogała highlights that people are the most important to him. The creation of unique professional teams is a foundation of TDJ development.
Prior to establishing Abris, George was a Partner with Advent International’s Central & Eastern Europe team where he worked for 12 years. Before joining Advent George was Poland Country Manager of PepsiCo’s food operations and a Director of E. Wedel S.A. the leading Polish branded confectionary producer, then a PepsiCo subsidiary.
Prior to PepsiCo, George worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co in Boston, USA.
George is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and has an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He is a UK Chartered Accountant.
Przemysław Gdański graduated from the University of Gdańsk (MSc. in Economics) and took a one-year program in international banking and finance at Loughborough University in the UK. He completed Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School and several professional and executive development programs at Harvard Business School, London Business School, University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business, Ashridge – Hult International Business School and HEC.
He has over 25 years of banking experience. From 1993 to 1995 he worked for IBP Bank SA, then for ABN AMRO Bank in Poland, Romania and in the headquarters in Amsterdam. From 2002 to 2006 he was managing director of Large Corporates Division in BPH Bank. From May to November 2006 – CEO and general director of Calyon Bank Polska and Calyon SA Branch in Poland. In November 2006 he was appointed the position of deputy CEO in BPH Bank, responsible for corporate banking and real estate financing. After the merger of part of BPH Bank and Pekao SA – deputy CEO of Pekao SA, responsible for Corporate Banking, Markets and Investment Banking in Division. Member and vice president of the Management Board of mBank (formerly BRE Bank) from November 19, 2008 to October 25, 2017, responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking.
At Nethone, he is responsible for creating and operationalizing the company’s go-to-market strategy, coordination of key business development projects and building fruitful relationships with all stakeholders.
He holds a Master of Science degree from HEC Paris and a Master of Arts degree from Warsaw School of Economics.
Paul joined Bain & Company in London at graduate entry level in 1987. Prior to moving to Australia in 1991 with Bain, he spent two years in UK industry in a senior Sales and Marketing role.
Paul was the Managing Partner of Bain’s Australian business between 1998 and 2005 followed by a two year posting to Japan where he served as Managing Partner of Bain’s Tokyo office. From 2008 to 2013, he was in the role of Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific based out of Hong Kong.
He holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Marek Magierowski was frequently invited to speak on TV and radio programmes as a foreign affairs commentator. In 2013 he published the book “Zmęczona. Rzecz o kryzysie Europy Zachodniej” (“Worn out. On the crisis of Western Europe”). In October 2015, he left journalism to work for the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland as an expert on public diplomacy. Two months later he was appointed Head of the Press Office of the Chancellery of the President. He resigned in May 2017.
Marek Magierowski was decorated with Krzysztof Dzierżawski Award “for promoting free market and common sense in public life” (2007). He was also nominated for the Dariusz Fikus Award.
He moved to Poland as a freelance political consultant and writer in 1990. He established The Windsor Group, an influential think-tank working to bring the countries of Central Europe close to NATO and the EU, cooperating also with the British Conservative Party and the US Republican Party. In 1992 he was appointed to represent the Margaret Thatcher Foundation in the region.
In his role as Chairman of CEC, Marek designs and implements strategic communications and lobbying campaigns for the company’s clients, and coordinates the activities of CEC in the region and internationally. He has a special expertise in defence, security, and energy issues and currently advises leading Western defence companies on their strategic campaigns in Poland and the region.
He has also written widely on Polish and international affairs for publications such as BizPoland, Poland Monthly, Warsaw Business Journal, The Spectator and Wall Street Journal Europe, and has published a study of the Polish political scene, The Politics of Restoration. He is a regular commentator on Polish politics for Polish Radio, the BBC, CNN, CNBC and other international media outlets, and is active on Twitter at @matraszek.
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She was also a member of the two successive Special Committees on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect from February 2015 to July 2016. In addition she is a substitute member of the Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee and the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. In 2004 Professor Hübner was entrusted as European Commissioner with the trade, then the regional policy portfolio. Earlier, during the past decade, her roles in Poland’s Government have included Minister for European Affairs, Head of Office of the Committee for European Integration and Secretary of State for Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. In 2000-2001 Professor Hübner was Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. She studied at the Warsaw School of Economics where she obtained an MSc (1971) and a PhD (1974). In 1988-1990 Professor Hübner was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992 she was conferred with the scientific title of Professor of Economics by the President of the Republic of Poland. She has been awarded with five doctorates honoris causa by European universities.
Mr Nawrocki graduated from the Cambridge University, Preston (UCLAN) as well as American Studies Center at Warsaw University. He was also a British Chevening Scholar and a scholar of Robert Schumann Institute in Budapest.
Moreover, he undertook media skills coaching and specialises in political interviews and current affairs analyses. He is also a member of the Board of the “Polish World News” and the President of the British Alumni Society in Poland.
Stanley Bill is a lecturer in Polish Studies and Director of the Polish Studies programme at the University of Cambridge. He works largely on twentieth-century Polish literature and culture, with particular interests in religion, secularization theory, Polish-Ukrainian relations, and postcolonial interpretations of Polish cultural history. He has written on Czesław Miłosz, Bruno Schulz, postcolonial theory in the Polish context, Polish Romanticism, as well as on religious problems in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is also the co-editor of ‘Notes from Poland’, a website and social media presence delivering analysis and opinion on contemporary Polish politics. Dr Bill worked at the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University in Krakow before coming to Cambridge. He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University in the United States. He originally hails from Perth, Australia.
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