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Co-owner, Board Member of Ceramika Paradyż
Graduate of the Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Ceramics, specialization: Ceramics and Glass. He also completed postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing at the University of Lodz. Member of the Business Council of the Organization and Management Faculty at the Technical University of Lodz and winner of numerous industry and business awards. Co-owner and member of the board of Ceramika Paradyż - Polish, family owned company, a leader and a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles in the country.
Anna Tępińska - Marcinek, Ph.D.
Co-owner, Board Member of Paradyż Ceramic
A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology, where she earned her Ph.D. She completed postgraduate studies in Management at Berkley University in the USA and postgraduate studies in Financial Management at the Warsaw School of Economics. Co-owner and Board Member of Ceramika Paradyż - Polish family business, leader and leading producer of ceramic tiles in the country.
Adam Mokrysz, Ph.D.
CEO Mokate Group
Successor and leader of family business of Mokate Group. He gained his knowledge and skills working from scratch in the areas of marketing, purchasing and sales. Thanks to his 20 years of involvement in B2B and B2C product development (retail, marketing and international) as well as work on export growth by reaching markets of over 70 countries, today MOKATE Group is one of the leading Polish export producers and exports today account for 70% of its revenues. In January 2016, he took over as president of the group. He is responsible for developing new business directions, creates and develops the company's international identity. On international markets he is perceived as a leading FMCG industry expert from Central Europe. He has received many awards and distinctions for his activities, such as: Silver Cross of Merit 2018, Leader of Polish Business, Golden Super Caesar of Silesian Business, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, Manager of the Year 2017, Master of Business- Succession Category 2018, Investor without Borders 2019, ENTREPRENEUR MAGNUS 2018 Outstanding Entrepreneur, Polish African Business Achievements Awards 2019. Graduated from the K. Adamiecki Academy of Economics in Katowice (faculty of management and marketing). In 2004 he defended his Master's degree at the Faculty of International Trade, University of London. In 2008-2009 he completed the following postgraduate studies IMD-AEDP - Accelerated Executive Development Program at the University of Lausanne. In 2012 he received a PhD degree in economics at the University of Economics in Katowice. Since childhood he plays chess, which he popularizes in Poland. He supports the development of local communities through the Polish Chess Union project "Education through Chess at school. He regularly co-organizes chess tournaments and championships under the slogan "MOKATE stimulates thinking". He is a committed and active partner of the Polish Chess Federation. Adam's long-term goal is to introduce chess to elementary school as a compulsory subject. In his free time he enjoys diving, table tennis and basketball. He is fascinated with the African continent. Privately, he is the husband of Katarzyna Mokrysz and father of three children: Teresa, Kazimierz and Adam.
President of the Management Board of ZPUE
Michał Wypychewicz is President of the Management Board of ZPUE. He gained his professional experience in Standard & Poor's (S&P Global Rating), the world's largest international rating agency, as a Management Associate, business consultant and project manager, co-creator of the Leaderland and Bizplaner. pl, co-owner and Managing Director of MW&Partners, member of the Supervisory Board of a listed company ZPUE including a member of its Audit Committee, in ZPUE SA as a production worker, employee of the commercial division, employee of the strategy department, commercial director in a company producing windows and doors. Studied strategic management, financial management B.A. and international economic relations. Expert in strategic management, marketing strategies, development of KPI systems and financial analysis.
Director of the Insurance Brokerage Department, MetLife.
For over 25 years he has worked in the life insurance industry. His career began as an insurance agent. A true leader appreciated by colleagues. In his spare time, he runs and... constantly learns, because he likes to know which way the wind is blowing.
Family Business Institute
She has many years of experience in marketing, journalism and communications. She has worked for international corporations and Polish entrepreneurs. In the team of Family Business Institute she co-creates events dedicated to family business and conducts ongoing communication on project and event websites, social media profiles, takes care of image projects and runs the press office.
CEO and Owner of W.P.I.P.
A graduate of the University of Economics in Poznan at the Faculty of Organization & Management and Management Studies at Harvard ICAN Institute in Warsaw. The initiator of the development of the idea of smart building and wellbeing at W.P.I.P., which has now become the basis of business strategy and direction of company development. Based on the professional Design Studio - he designed and built in Jasin near Poznan a Showroom, which is the first zero-energy production and office building in Poland - Smart Building Center - certified in LEED at the Platinum level and with the WELL Building Standard certificate. Author of the GOOD TIME FOR SMART CITY blog (www.dariuszstasik.com) and speaker at many conferences on SMART CITY and SMART BUILDING. Initiator of the lifestyle project SAVE THE PLANET (www.savetheplanet.pl), which aims to build environmental awareness and reduce environmental degradation in various dimensions - from individual consumer behavior in the area of purchased products and services, to individual construction and interior design. Creator of the next Save the Planet Experience Center showroom in CH Posnania, which received the PLANET FRIENDLY certificate at the Loving level. Founder of the SAVE THE PANET Foundation and the SAVE THE PLANET RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER.
Benjamin is Executive Director of Impact Finance. He is based in Geneva where he is the Head of Investor Relations. He frequently travels to meet with investors. He also regularly trains new analysts to conduct financial and social due diligence of companies. Benjamin seats at the Investment Committee of the Impact Finance Fund which has disbursed, since October 2011, $190 million in agricultural value chains in Latin America. He developed Kharmax Impact Monitoring System, the company’s proprietary tool to enable portfolio companies to report on impact.
Benjamin is a member of the Firmenich Global Sustainability Exchange platform and he seats on the next gen committee of the Firmenich family. In 2014, he co-initiated the Geneva Nexus Salon, a local meetup of the Nexus Global Youth Initiative. Benjamin also seats on the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth of the University of Zurich. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and a Master of Arts in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva.
House of Skills
Specialist in know-how development, psychologist, graduate of Warsaw University with a specialization in supporting personality development. She follows and analyses global trends in people development in organisations. She manages know-how resources and coordinates activities related to new product development at the House of Skills. She cooperates with coaches and consultants in various content areas. He designs and implements development processes aimed at improving communication and management.
House of Skills
Senior Partner responsible at House of Skills for the "Leadership" area. Coach, consultant and trainer with over 20 years of experience in working with Management Boards and Top Management and business experience: he practiced leadership in change and acquisition processes as Director of Human Resources Development Center and Director for Restructuring in ABB Poland. Lectured at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. Introduced The Ken Blanchard Companies "Leadership SLII Experience™ Blanchard" program to the Polish market, adapting it to the Polish business reality. Co-author of the books "Good Leadership. Best Practices of Polish Business Leaders" and "The First Experience of Privatization".
Family Business Institute
An entrepreneur in the second generation. Since 2004 involved in the activities of the family business. Founder of Stajnia Foundation, chief operating officer of the organization. She is responsible for the revitalization program, including building an international community of the Palace and Park Complex in Siemianowice Śląskie. Co-founder of an informal group of experts on revitalization, co-author of an educational program "Academy of Social Leaders" and a substantive program of the revitalization laboratory "ReviLAB". She is the author and leader of the international conference and workshop service design sprint "Co-design your P(a)lace. Currently implements and coordinates works on international project "Co-design your place". Expert in the prestigious management program for successors - Akademia Sukcesora (Successor Management Programme).
Marta Widz Ph.D.
Family Business Institute
Advisor and researcher of family businesses. PhD in Economics from the world’s leading Center for Family Business at St. Gallen University in Switzerland.
Researcher at the Global Family Business Center (GFBC) at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. An expert in the field of professionalization of family businesses, corporate governance and family governance at the Institute of Family Business (IBR) in Poznań. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), the international CEMS program and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Qualifications to take seats on supervisory boards thanks to training at the Swiss Board School (SBS) of the International Center for Corporate Governance (ICCG) in the field of effective management and supervision of family businesses.
Member of the Female Board School and the Swiss Institute of Directors. Vice President of the Board of the Swiss CEMS Alumni Association. Many years of experience in organizational effectiveness, in particular sales and marketing effectiveness. Academic lecturer at the universities of St. Gallen (HSG) and Lausanne (HES-SO), Switzerland.
An expert in the field of professionalization of family businesses, corporate governance and family governance at the Institute of Family Business (IBR) in Poznań. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), the international CEMS program and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Qualifications to take seats on supervisory boards thanks to training at the Swiss Board School (SBS) of the International Center for Corporate Governance (ICCG) in the field of effective management and supervision of family businesses. Member of the Female Board School and the Swiss Institute of Directors. Vice President of the Board of the Swiss CEMS Alumni Association. Many years of experience in organizational effectiveness, in particular sales and marketing effectiveness. Academic lecturer at the universities of St. Gallen (HSG) and Lausanne (HES-SO), Switzerland.
Abris Capital Partners
At Abris Capital Partners, he focuses on investments in private companies, including family businesses. He is responsible for the investment in Graal (fish processing) and CADM (engineering design office), which are run jointly with the founders of these companies. As a Partner at Abris Capital Partners, he is responsible for the entire investment process, from the first meetings and investment, through daily cooperation with the company, until exit from the investment. He was a member of the management board and financial director of Novago, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Graal and CADM, and was on the supervisory boards of Abris Capital Partners portfolio companies. A graduate from the University of Oxford - Saïd Business School, INSEAD, the Warsaw School of Economics and the Private University of Business and Administration in Warsaw.
Łukasz Martyniec - succession advisor, lawyer, financial advisor, publicist and lecturer. A graduate from the Faculty of Law at the University of Wrocław. Since 2004, he has specialized in succession consulting and inheritance planning, especially for family businesses. Chairman of the Management Board in Kancelaria Sukcesyjna sp. z o.o. and Personal Finance sp. z o.o. He cooperates among others with: the Family Business Institute, the Supreme Audit Office Poland, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, the Ministry of Development, the National Chamber of Legal Advisers, the European Federation of Financial Advisors EFFP. He runs the Wielopokoleniowi.pl blog.
Family Business Institute
Legal counsel, with experience in working for renowned law firms and consulting companies (Arthur Andersen), legal departments of corporations (Kompania Piwowarska, Kronospan), active in activities of chambers of commerce and business clubs, lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics. He cooperates with IBR and family companies, participates in inheritance cases and succession processes. He is qualified as a court mediator, which may be helpful in conducting difficult conversations within the family on issues related to the division of responsibilities and succession. She also audits succession processes (auditing the implementation of "family constitutions" and "succession executive plans").
Maciej Stradomski Ph.D.
Family Business Institute
Chairman of the Programme Council of the Family Business Institute. Doctor of Finance, Professor at Poznań University of Economics. Head of the Investment and Capital Markets Department at Poznań University of Economics. He specializes in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions in the private market, corporate financial strategies and corporate governance. He conducts numerous projects in the field of obtaining financing and restructuring of enterprises. He is a tax advisor (no. 12526). Author of numerous scientific publications on corporate finance. He gained experience in banking, consulting companies and private equity funds. He is a member of supervisory boards in capital companies. Member of the Management Board at CMT Advisory. For many years associated with Eteron Capital Group, where he served as President and Board Member.
Family Business Institute
An effective manager with extensive experience in marketing management, branding, project and team building, and successfully leading organizations through the change process. She believes in integrated marketing focused on delivering value to customers. She has experience in marketing and sales coordination, customer service, building business relationships, building effective communications, creating branding strategies for family businesses as well. She believes that family businesses are unique because they are focused on continuity and growth, care about their employees. They provide customers not only good products and services, but most of all, invest time and energy in genuine relationships with them, business partners and employees. Co-author of tools in the field of communication and HR supporting succession for family businesses developed within the project "Codes of Values - effective succession in Polish family businesses" implemented from the EU fund in 2011-2013. IBR expert in the field of brand management (research, brand audits, defining brand characteristics, brand communication within the organization and to the external environment, storytelling in brand building, personal branding of family members versus company branding) and strategic marketing (customer analysis, defining target groups, building communication strategies, defining marketing indicators) and business development (building innovative business models, defining new services and MVP, launching products and services on the market) and change management (defining stakeholder needs, defining team and company strengths, action planning, communication planning, engaging the team in the change process, change management, defining key success metrics).
Family Business Institute
A financier by education, many years of controlling and manager practice. For almost 25 years associated with the largest private employer in Poznań and Greater Poland, the company Volkswagen Poznań sp. Z oo, including 8 years as a member of the management board for finance, organization and IT (over 10,000 employees, PLN 12 billion in investment from 1993, PLN 18 billion of turnover per year).
The leader of many innovative projects in the field of future-proof mobility solutions and new working methods that give employees satisfaction and highly effective organizational solutions.
A supporter of combining traditional organizational solutions with the creativity of design thinking, the efficiency of agile methods or the effectiveness of scrum outside IT.
Talent mentor, coach for future managers. Financial mentor in an individual acceleration program dedicated to Polish technology startups. Expert of the Family Business Institute, Business Advisor.
In December 2016, he ended his professional career. Currently, he is the chairman of the University Council of the University of Lodz, he is a member of the Consilium at the Faculty of Artes Liberales of the University of Warsaw.
He conducts MBA lectures at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów. He is a member of the International Group of Advisors of the CEELI Institute (Central and Eastern European Low Initiative Institute) based in Prague. He is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Center for Prophylaxis and Epidemiology of Neoplasms (OPEN) based in Poznań and a member of the Council of the Humanites Institute based in Warsaw, an expert of the Family Business Institute based in Poznań, business advisor and mentor.
Anders Nystedt is the CEO of the Swedish company Grönlunds Plåt AB, which has been on the market for 148 years. Nowadays, the company is a modern enterprise which mainly deals with sheet metal processing. It is a small family business with approximately 45 employees. Anders with his brother represent the fifth generation running the company. Anders graduated from Örebro University with a Master's Degree in Science, Business and Economics. He lives in Sweden with his wife and two children (9 and 6 years old).
Juliana Binhote is a family business owner and researcher. In addition, is a lawyer, and consultant for legal aspects and family businesses enterprises.
She obtained her Legal Specialization at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and her Management Specialization and Master’s in Business Administration at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In 2020, she obtained a Certificate on Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School Online.
Juliana have been engaged in understanding family firms in the past years. Throughout her previous academic experiences, had the opportunity to participate in multiple national and international conferences presenting papers of research about family businesses.
During her academic career in law and business, has coordinated courses, and was the lecture of disciples of Real Estate Law, National Cultures and International Negotiation, and International Business for under graduation and graduation courses.
Up to date her research has explored the internationalization processes of Brazilian family firms and published 3 teaching cases involving internationalization and marketing.
Currently, she is Graduate Research Assistant at University of Louisville, KY, while pursuing her PhD focused on entrepreneurial family businesses. Her research interests involve strategic management decisions for family businesses to the socialization of next generation family members, leadership development, and how history and memory can contribute to the family businesses legacy, family businesses culture, and organizational behavior outcomes of family members and non-family members employees.
Among other roles, own and manages Korumak Services, contributes as Ifera Latam Communications and Community Coordinator, and as reviewer to several scholarly journals.
Isabel C. Botero is an educator, researcher and consultant in the areas of communication and family business. She obtained her Ph.D. in Communication at Michigan State University. Her area of specialty is in strategic communication, and her research focuses on topics related to behavioral, social, and scientific understanding of communication processes in organizational contexts. Her areas of interest include communication in and about family firms, influence processes in the organization, team decision-making, information sharing, and crisis communication.
Currently, she is an Assistant professor in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at Stetson University and works as the Interim Director for the Family Enterprise Center. Isabel has been a full time faculty member at Illinois State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has been an adjunct instructor in the Management Department at the University of Kentucky, DePaul University, the University of Illinois Springfield and was a visiting scholar in the College of Business and Social Science at Aarhus University in Denmark.
Her research has been published in Family Business Review, the Journal of Family Business Strategy, International Journal of Management Practices, Communication Monographs, Communication Yearbook, Management Communication Quarterly, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, The Handbook of Crises Communication, and the second edition of the Handbook of Research in Family Business.
John D'Addario III is CEO and President of D'Addario & Company, Inc., the world's largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of musical instrument accessories. Though he has worked in his family’s business for most of his life, John began his professional career in the beauty industry and later transferred what he learned to the world of musical accessories, initially as a production manager and brand manager. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president of sales, primarily responsible for the restructuring of the company’s global sales and marketing network for the next six years. Since 2007, he has served as executive vice president of the company focusing on the company's global operations, including manufacturing, procurement, human resources, and distribution. In January 2020, he became CEO and PRESIDENT of a company which manufactures primarily in the U.S. and distributes them in over 120 countries around the world.
Author of numerous Polish and foreign publications in the field of family strategy and entrepreneurship, leads implementation projects for leading Polish private enterprises. Co-author (with prof. Peter May from Bonn, adviser on the succession processes of German multi-generational family businesses) of the book: “More at stake than business. Development strategies for family businesses”. Author of many other books and publication on family business management.
By sharing knowledge and experience, in addition to publications, congress speeches and creating practical tools for family business (including those co-financed by the European Union under the project "Value codes - effective succession in Polish family businesses"), she has created the only platform for the exchange of thoughts and experiences in Poland business, which is the International Congress of Family Businesses and projects dedicated to next generation.
Among her additional roles, she serves as board member of IFERA, head of the academic committee of FBN France, family business advisor at Lansberg Gersick & Associates, and member of the advisory committee of NYCFEC, One Governance and Women in Family Business. Rania is co-editor of Entrepreneurship Research Journal and member of the editorial boards of FamilyBusiness.org and Revue Droit & Patrimoine.
A global speaker with presentations and lectures in more than 50 countries across continents, her insights have been featured in many podcasts and nearly 150 publications in academic journals and books as well as professional and press outlets, such as Financial Times, Forbes India, Les Echos, Le Figaro, Le Nouvel Obs, El Pais, La Tercera, and Tharawat.
She is recipient of numerous awards recognizing her contributions to the family business field, including the prestigious Barbara Hollander Award in 2020.
Her current research, advising and teaching interests revolve around the interplay between family dynamics and decision-making, governance design and development of responsible owners.
Susanne Bransgrove is a Family Business Specialist, Thought Leader, entrepreneur, and the Founder and Managing Director of Women in Family Business Australia & New Zealand. She has championed the work of women in family business at speaking engagements across the world, from NAB’s International Women’s Day celebrations to Poland’s 2020 Family Business Week Symposium. Her articles on family succession have been published by REIQ Journal and elsewhere and her interviews have featured on ABC Radio, Sky News Australia, and Excite Media.
Growing up in Germany as part of a third-generation family business provided Susanne with a sound foundation in understanding the range of issues that exist when being part of a family business and trying to meet the needs of multiple generations. She knows first-hand how important the human and emotional sides of long-term business and family decisions are and is dedicated to seeing these better recognised throughout the family business sector.
Susanne values integrity, compassion and empathy. She strongly believes that it is time to balance conversations today to enable better decision-making for the future of our next generation – our young women and men alike.
During her work as a Family Business Specialist, Susanne’s compassionate leadership has helped countless family members solve issues through manageable discussion frameworks and functional governance structures and by facilitating the difficult conversations which enable meaningful interactions during periods of change.
Susanne is passionate about supporting other women in family business as they navigate their complex roles and create a positive, lasting impact in their own family business and beyond. She is thrilled to provide a space for women to connect, converse, and be celebrated at Women in Family Business Australia & New Zealand.
Guillermo is a family business member and an expert on corporate governance and family legacy succession. He has served as an advisor for numerous business families on their protocols, generational transition, family vision and values for decision-making, and conflict resolution. Author of the books “Triunfa con tu empresa familiar” (Amazon best seller) and “Empresas Familiares: Herramientas para gestionar el amor y el dinero“. Lecturer and educator in the field of the family business in Latin America. Fellow member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston, USA. He has degrees in Architecture, a Master's in Family Business Management, and a diploma in Systemic Family Therapy. He is the recipient of the 2015 International Achievement Award of the Family Firm Institute.
Maciej Godlewski has worked in media and advertising market since 1999. He is a co-creator of many campaigns awarded at the most important advertising competitions in Poland: EFFIE, Innovation Awards, KTR. He combines a strategic approach with practical knowledge of products and tools. He worked for large global brands such as: T-Mobile, Danone, L'Oreal, GSK, Carrefour, OBI, as well as local players e.g. USP Zdrowie, Pracuj.pl, TaniaKBookka.pl, Yope, Murapol, Off Festival, Nutropharma . At K2 Precise, he is responsible for the following teams: Strategy, Marketing, Multiscreen and Trading.
Legal Counselor with his own practice and several years of experience in the field of legal counselling for SME entrepreneurs including family-owned businesses. He provides constant legal services to companies in the field of economic and civil law. As a Director of Arbitration and Mediation Center in Cracow he emphasized the role of dialog and finding the consensus in both private and professional life. In his legal advisor's practice he met with succession issues while supporting family-owned businesses, founders and successors in creating effective legal solutions, allowing generation change and maintaining family business in the hands of following generations.
Jacek Fabisiewicz has nearly 30 years of professional experience as an advisor, initially in finance, controlling and strategy. Consequently improving his competences, he was engaged in activities regarding operational processes optimization (KAIZEN and LEAN MANUFACTURING approach). His client portfolio consists of small and medium enterprises (including family-owned businesses) as well as large companies with thousands of employees. Many family-owned businesses had an opportunity to use his knowledge during succession processes. He also supported entrepreneurs in finance management, processes organization, strategy and preparing the policy of communicating changes to employees.
A graduate of Foreign Trade at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz and PhD studies at the Faculty of Management at the same university. He has over 25 years of experience in senior managerial positions in Polish and foreign companies. Professional successes in areas such as building and management of commercial structures, management of personnel policy, restructuring projects, optimization of business, production processes and costs. He has competences as a project manager and coach, confirmed by international certificates. He has practical experience in building development strategies and succession in family businesses. Over the past 3 years, he has cooperated with over 30 family businesses as an advisor and coach. He runs his own company with an advisory and training profile.
Jest odpowiedzialny za projekty związane z optymalizacją oraz finansowaniem działalności badawczo-rozwojowej w przedsiębiorstwach. Wspiera firmy w skutecznym pozyskiwaniu oraz rozliczaniu dotacji oraz zwolnień i ulg podatkowych na planowane przedsięwzięcia badawcze oraz inwestycyjne.
Dodatkowo w ramach międzynarodowej sieci PwC Inward Investment Network wspiera przedsiębiorstwa w procesie wyboru najlepszej lokalizacji dla planowanych inwestycji.
W swojej pracy Jakub doradzał zarówno międzynarodowym korporacjom, jak również małym i średnim firmom oraz start-upom. Od 2016 roku aktywnie wspiera sektor IT oraz produkcji gier video. Posiada także certyfikaty Professional Scrum Master, AgilePM, ISTQB oraz PRINCE2 Foundation.
Barbara Brzezińska jest absolwentką Wydziału Zarządzania Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie, kierunek Zarządzanie i Inżynieria Produkcji, specjalność Zarządzanie Innowacjami. Ukończyła kursy i szkolenia z zakresu pozyskiwania funduszy europejskich, a także rozliczania projektów dofinansowanych. Posiada certyfikat audytora wewnętrznego systemu zarządzania jakością ISO 9001.
Barbara ukończyła również podyplomowe studia o kierunku Audyt, kontrola wewnętrzna i rachunkowość na SGH w Warszawie.
Barbara dołączyła do Zespołu PwC w 2013 roku. Zajmuje się doradztwem w zakresie optymalizacji możliwości współfinansowania planowanych projektów sektora publicznego oraz prywatnego ze środków unijnych, a także grantów krajowych.
Kierunkowe wykształcenie Zarządzania i Inżynierii Produkcji, pozwala Barbarze na uczestnictwo w projektach z zakresu wdrażania nowoczesnych i innowacyjnych technologii w podmiotach. Ponadto uczestniczy w projektach pro-środowiskowych oraz z zakresu wdrażania nowoczesnych rozwiązań IT. Barbara specjalizuje się również w rozliczaniu projektów, audytach weryfikujących prawidłowość wykorzystania środków unijnych oraz przygotowuje Beneficjentów do kontroli przez Instytucje Wdrażające programy.
Dotychczas uczestniczyła w wielu projektach, których realizacja otrzymała dofinansowanie ze środków krajowych oraz zagranicznych. Wśród nich znalazły się m.in. obejmujące utworzenie centrum badawczo-rozwojowego i centrum usług wspólnych, projekty z branży budowlanej, transportowej, odnawialnych źródeł energii, dystrybucji gazu. Ponadto skutecznie przygotowała Beneficjentów do kontroli przeprowadzając uprzednio audyty i zalecając działania korygująco naprawcze (doświadczenie w przeprowadzaniu audytów w ramach działań 4.5.2 POIG, 4.4 POIG, 1.4-4.1 POIG, 2.1.1 POKL, 9.4 POIiŚ).
Ponadto Barbara uczestniczy w projektach z zakresu opracowania strategii rozwoju obszaru B+R i innowacji w przedsiębiorstwach, w tym np. dla branży energetycznej. W ramach tego typu projektów Barbara wspiera przedsiębiorców w zakresie wyboru kierunków rozwoju, opracowania metod i narzędzi wykorzystywanych przy ocenie i wyborze projektów B+R do realizacji.
Dotychczas Barbara zrealizowała projekty związane z wdrożeniem ulgi B+R w przedsiębiorstwach z następujących branż:
- Branża IT / finansowa
- Przemysł lotniczy
Katarzyna specializes in payroll and HR administration provided as a service to local and international companies for over 20 years. In the last years, Katarzyna worked on implementing technology in HR and payroll processes. Katarzyna manages a 50 people team that realizes processes using modern technology in the field of working time and absences reconciliation as well as automation of HR administration processes.
Joanna joined PwC in 1998. She has graduated from the University for Economics in Poznan, Poland. She is a certified tax advisor and a director leading the People & Organisation Team in PwC Poland consisting of over 40 specialists. Joanna specializes in advisory on personal income tax and social security as well as immigration issues. She deals with employment & remuneration structures, taxation of employee benefits and employee equity plans as well as international assignments of employees. She provides services to both English and German speaking clients. Joanna is an author of many press articles and an expert in numerous TV programmes regarding personal taxes. She is also a co-author of a book "Double Tax Treaties. Commentary", 2011 (Wolters Kluwer) as well as on-line commentaries to the Polish Personal Income Tax Act (Legalis, C.H.Beck).
Prowadzi projekty głównie dla firm z sektora handlu detalicznego (branża spożywcza, farmaceutyczna, odzieżowa i sprzętu elektronicznego) oraz produkcyjnego (FMCG, SMCG oraz produkcja przemysłowa).
Posiada ponad 15 lat doświadczenia w doradztwie w opracowywaniu strategii, również w obszarze innowacji, zarządzaniu strumieniem przychodów, metodach dystrybucji produktów, procesach integracji po połączeniu spółek, efektywności operacji oraz optymalizacji kosztów.
Grzegorz przeprowadził ponad 30 projektów due diligence, zarówno dla spółek kupujących, jak i sprzedających.
Wiceprezes Zarządu Banku BNP Paribas, odpowiedzialny za Obszar Bankowości Korporacyjnej i MŚP.
Absolwent Politechniki Warszawskiej i Podyplomowych Studiów Menedżerskich w Szkole Głównej Handlowej, a także Advance Management Program - IESE Business School University of Navarra.
Karierę zawodową w bankowości rozpoczął w Citibank Poland S.A. w 1998 roku w obszarze Bankowości Przedsiębiorstw (Emerging Local Corporates). Po połączeniu Citibank z Bankiem Handlowym w latach 2001 - 2003 sprawował funkcję Krajowego Dyrektora Biura Rozwoju Sprzedaży w Banku Handlowym S.A., a następnie od 2003 r. do stycznia 2005 r. Dyrektora Departamentu Sprzedaży w Pionie Bankowości Przedsiębiorstw. Od 2002 r. do stycznia 2005 r. członek Rady Nadzorczej Handlowy Leasing S.A. Od lutego 2005 r. do grudnia 2008 r. Prezes Zarządu Handlowy Leasing oraz Dyrektor Zarządzający Departamentu Finansowania Aktywów w Banku Handlowym S.A. Od stycznia 2009 r. pracował w Kredyt Banku S.A. na stanowisku Dyrektora Zarządzającego Departamentu Bankowości Przedsiębiorstw. Od maja 2011 r. do początku 2013 r. (do momentu połączenia Banku Zachodniego WBK S.A. z Kredyt Bankiem S.A.) był wiceprezesem Zarządu odpowiedzialnym za obszar Bankowości Przedsiębiorstw obsługujący klientów MŚP i Korporacyjnych w Kredyt Banku. W okresie pracy w Kredyt Banku S.A. był członkiem (a później przewodniczącym) Rady Nadzorczej Kredyt Lease, członkiem Rady Nadzorczej KBC Autolease Polska oraz członkiem Komitetu Kredytowego Banku. Od lipca 2013 r. do lutego 2014 r. był dyrektorem Departamentu Bankowości Korporacyjnej Region Centrum w Banku Zachodnim WBK S.A. Od marca 2014 r. do lipca 2016 r. pełnił funkcję dyrektora Obszaru Strategii Sprzedażowej i Sprzedaży Produktów w Pionie Bankowości Biznesowej i Korporacyjnej w BZ WBK S.A. Ponadto, był członkiem Rady Nadzorczej BZ WBK Lease S.A. i BZ WBK Leasing S.A., Rady Nadzorczej BZ WBK Faktor, Komitetu Kredytowego Banku, Forum Polityki Kredytowej oraz Forum Marketingowego w BZ WBK S.A. Od sierpnia 2016 r. pełni funkcję Wiceprezesa Banku BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. odpowiedzialnego za Obszar Bankowości Korporacyjnej, a od kwietnia 2018 r. odpowiada również za Obszar Bankowości MŚP.
Starszy Ekspert ds. Planowania Majątkowego BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.
Doradca podatkowy z kilkunastoletnim doświadczeniem. W latach 2007-2012 członek zespołu Podatkowego Doradztwa Transakcyjnego w dziale doradztwa podatkowego EY.
Od 2012 r. związany z BNP Paribas Wealth Management, w którym odpowiada za planowanie majątkowe. Specjalizuje się w zagadnieniach planowania spadkowego i planowania sukcesji w firmach rodzinnych z uwzględnieniem kontekstu międzynarodowego. Koordynuje współpracę z działami planowania majątkowego z innych banków z Grupy BNP Paribas. Autor artykułów z tematyki podatkowej oraz planowania sukcesji, publikowanych w prasie ogólnopolskiej.
Tomasz Jaworski pracuje w branży mediowej od 2003 roku. Przez lata odpowiadał za obsługę klientów z wielu kategorii. Tomasz specjalizuje się w doradztwie strategicznym ze szczególnym naciskiem na łączenie świata offline i online. Pomaga klientom zrozumieć digital i wykorzystać jego zalety w planowaniu działań reklamowych. W swojej karierze zawodowej miał okazję pracować dla takich marek i klientów jak: T-Mobile, Heyah, Pracuj.pl, Whirlpool, Honda, GlaxoSmithKline, Edipresse, De Agostini, Storck, Ryanair, Vivus.pl, HP, Nutro Pharma, Nintendo, Azzaro, Clarins, TM Toys, Goliath Games, Uber, Browar Namysłów, Centro, AmeriGas, Ultimo, Ipsen, Eset, Murapol, Yope.
Lawyer, qualified licensed restructuring advisor (license no. 624). Co-creator of the Restructuring Law. He is a member of the international association of specialists working on bankruptcy and restructuring of INSOL EUROPE enterprises, of the Team of the Minister of Economy for Economic Law and the Team for Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law at the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Enterprises. World Bank expert. Member of the Association of Reorganization Practitioners and the Bankruptcy Section of the Allerhand Institute. Mentor in the Early Warning program.
Doctor of law, assistant professor and lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
Co-author and editor of the commentary on restructuring law, commentary on consumer bankruptcy and commentary on Regulation 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings. Co-author of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law System and several dozen other publications in the field of commercial law.
Active administrator, court supervisor and trustee (including proceedings against Komputronik, Piotr i Paweł, Mostostal-Wechta, Kraków Business Park).
Jest odpowiedzialna za wdrożenie i realizację Strategii Zrównoważonego Rozwoju LPP, największej polskiej firmy odzieżowej. Inicjuje i koordynuje projekty związane z wpływem środowiskowym i społecznym branży modowej. Szczególną uwagę zwraca na holistyczne podejście do zarządzania tj. uwzględnienie wszystkich procesów zachodzących w organizacji oraz etapów życia produktu. W firmie realizuje projekty z obszarów: praw człowieka i kontroli dostawców, etyki oraz gospodarki obiegu zamkniętego. Prawniczka specjalizującą się w ochronie środowiska i prawach człowieka. Od 11 lat zaangażowana w tworzenie projektów społecznych związanych z ochroną środowiska, odpowiedzialnym łańcuchem dostaw i etyką. Wcześniej współpracowała jako konsultant CSR przy projektach inwestycyjnych z branżą energetyczną oraz logistyczną.
Legal advisor, focusing on ongoing services for business entities in the field of corporate aspects and civil law, including preparing and issuing opinions on civil and commercial law contracts. In his practice he conducts due diligence of companies and capital groups (both on the buyer and seller side). She advises on restructuring and transformation of companies and prepares comprehensively necessary documentation in this respect. In addition, she has experience in preparing M&A documentation, including share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, representations and warranties, security documents.
Legal advisor, who provides comprehensive legal assistance to domestic and international enterprises. He specializes in labor law, social security, contract law, personal data protection and food law.
He advises clients on all aspects of employment in Poland. He has comprehensive knowledge of the creation, development and restructuring of the workplace, typical and atypical forms of employment, group layoffs, posting of employees, employee benefits and non-competition bans, whose practical use is appreciated by his clients. He has the competence to properly advise clients when employing high-class specialists and relations of employers with trade unions. At DZP, he also manages employee due diligence and supports clients at every stage of an M&A transaction. Recently, Łukasz provides legal assistance to clients, especially in the implementation of employee capital plans.
He has many years of experience in representing clients in court cases, including before the Supreme Court as well as in administrative and court-administrative proceedings.
Doctor of law, lawyer in the Regulatory Advisory Team and Compliance Team of the DZP Law Firm. A member of the Working Group on ethics and standards of responsible business at the Ministry of Development. Her focus is regulatory consultancy in the field of constitutional law and EU law, as well as administrative law and public commercial law. She prepares strategies for regulatory activities, advises on legislative work, prepares positions and comments on draft legal acts, legal opinions and regulatory reports assessing the legislative correctness of legal provisions and their compliance with the Polish Constitution and European Union law. She also advises in the area of compliance, including in the scope of regulatory risk mapping, adaptation of enterprises' activities to new regulations and management of irregularity signaling systems. Specialist in the field of legal whistleblower protection.
Założyciel i większościowy udziałowiec Kazar Group. Ekspert rynku mody z blisko 30-letnim doświadczeniem. Od początku kariery zawodowej związany z branżą fashion. Twórca marek Kazar i Kazar Studio, docenionych przez klientów na rynku polskim i międzynarodowym. Pod jego zarządem firma została wielokrotnie nagrodzona i wyróżniona przez renomowane instytucje.
Doctor of Law, head of the Compliance Team at DZP. She has many years of experience as an internal lawyer, where she dealt with consulting in the field of ethics, corruption prevention and compliance, she participated in integration and restructuring processes, including the integration and construction of connected compliance systems.
Member of the Board and co-owner at CFOServices Sp. z o.o., responsible for sales and business development. As Group CFO, he managed the finances of a media company on the CEE market with a turnover of EUR 100 million. Currently, he successfully supports SMEs in issues related to both strategic and operational finances. Thanks to many years of experience, he effectively adapts tools to clients' problems. He participated in numerous trainings on IFRS, valuation methods, working capital management and exchange rate risk. He is a member of ACCA.
Dariusz Stasik jest inwestorem, wizjonerem i filantropem, a także entuzjastą idei SMART CITY oraz SAVE THE PLANET, a co za tym idzie – wyjątkowych projektów tworzonych i wdrażanych przez niego właśnie w tych obszarach.
Speeker na wielu konferencjach poświęconych tematyce smart city, nowych trendach w budownictwie, powierzchniach handlowych i biurowych, sukcesji w firmach rodzinnych oraz szeroko pojętej ekologii m.in. Smart City Forum w Warszawie, IMPACT w Krakowie, Kongres Nowoczesnej Dystrybucji w Warszawie, czy Międzynarodowy Kongres Firm Rodzinnych w Poznaniu.
Jest właścicielem polskiej rodzinnej firmy W.P.I.P., która jest projektantem i generalnym wykonawcą nowoczesnego budownictwa przemysłowego, biurowego i mieszkaniowego. Siedzibą firmy jest Smart Building Center w Jasinie koło Poznania, jeden z najbardziej zaawansowanych technologicznie budynków smart w Polsce! zobacz więcej: http://www.smartcitycenter.pl/projekty/smart-building-center/
Jest także współwłaścicielem firmy W.P.I.P.- MARDOM, która jest generalnym wykonawcą budownictwa mieszkaniowego oraz właścicielem firmy UNIMA SYSTEM producenta aluminiowej stolarki fasadowej oraz klap dymowych i świetlików dachowych, zobacz więcej: www.unimaplus.pl
W latach 2018 – 2020 Członek Zarządu polskiego oddziału FAMILY BUSSINES NETWORK.
Jest założycielem, pomysłodawcą i inwestorem w najnowszym projekcie SAVE THE PLANET pełniąc funkcję CEO. SAVE THE PLANET to duży projekt obejmujący: SAVE THE PLANET Experience Center – Megastore, SAVE THE PLANET E-Megastore – platformę e-commerce, Fundację SAVE THE PLANET oraz SAVE THE PLANET TV Channel. Na TV Channel można obejrzeć jego autorski LIVE “Świat po koronawirusie”, w którym wraz z zaproszonymi gośćmi oraz dołączonymi korespondentami próbuje stworzyć wizję nowego świata oraz przygotować nas na nadchodzące zmiany w wielu omawianych obszarach naszego życia i gospodarki.
A tax advisor with extensive experience in comprehensive tax service for clients from various sectors operating in Poland in matters related to reorganisations, mergers, acquisitions, selection of an effective business structure and investment implementation. She advised in many restructuring processes, privatizations and mergers. She has extensive experience in advising entities from both the Private Equity sector and industry investors.
Joanna is a licensed tax advisor with over 20 years of experience. Awarded many times in the rankings of advisors and tax advisory companies from Rzeczpospolita and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Legal advisor, restructuring advisor. He runs projects in the field of debt restructuring and bankruptcy. He advises debtors in choosing the right course of proceedings in the event of financial difficulties, and also represents them in restructuring and bankruptcy processes as well as in out-of-court negotiations with creditors. Advising clients, he also works on the responsibility of managers related to the debt crisis. He also has extensive experience in debt recovery.
Andrzej Bocheński is an advisor with several years of experience and an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. His domain is consultancy in the area of organization and management, with particular emphasis on business processes, information and IT systems. He has also run a family business for 11 years, so he knows the challenges of family businesses and succession challenges from experience. He took part in the "Guide to succession" project, co-authored the guide "Guide to succession in family businesses", which was created as part of this project. During the consultancy activity in this project, he met dozens of family businesses, founders and successors, their problems and expectations, failures and successes in the succession process. They and his own experience allow him to provide advisory support in preparing generational change in family businesses, mainly in the area of organization and management. Currently, he is an advisor in the "Through Succession with a Guide" project, with a goal to support family businesses in generational change.
She advises on compliance, pharmaceutical law, EU law and private international law. In particular, she deals with the preparation of intra-organizational solutions in the field of compliance risk assessment, improvement of compliance management systems and creation of internal mechanisms that are aimed at optimizing business processes and preventing economic abuse in companies. She has experience in implementing projects related to the comprehensive construction of compliance systems and anti-corruption solutions. She participates in compliance audits and dedicated investigations for entities that are part of international capital groups.
She holds the title of LL.M with specialization in the field of International Business Law. She also deals with issues related to the protection of corporate whistleblowers. She advises on the implementation of effective whistleblowing systems in enterprises and prepares a doctoral dissertation in this field at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.
An expert in the field of company law, mergers and acquisitions. He is an adviser and negotiator for foreign investors and Polish entrepreneurs in transactions of purchase and sale of enterprises, as well as a leader in many due diligence projects. Provides support to companies and capital groups in restructuring projects (mergers, including cross-border ones, transformations, divisions, other transactions). He is also a specialist in the field of company law, including the functioning of authorities and the responsibilities of the management board and the supervisory board in commercial law companies.
He sdvises foreign investors on joint venture projects and direct investment in Poland. He provides legal support to a number of companies with Polish and foreign capital in the legal and tax aspects of their operating activities. Among foreign companies, he has special experience in advising American, British, German, Swedish and Finnish investors. In addition, he is an advisor to many Polish entrepreneurs in various aspects of creating and developing family businesses (building principles of family governance including family constitutions, management and protection of private property). Also in projects related to succession planning and inheritance planning.
Tomasz is a CFA charterholder, the licensed investment advisor and a securities broker. He is also a member of the ACCA. He started his career in 2008 as an analyst in the brokerage house of Bank BGŻ, where he was recognized by the Puls Biznesu daily as the top equity analyst of 2010. Then he worked for Noble Funds TFI, as an analyst, fund manager and head of equity. He managed investment funds with total assets under management of up to EUR 200 million, and in 2015 he received the Golden Wallet award from the daily Parkiet for the best equity fund manager in Poland. Prior to joining TPA Poland, Tomasz worked as a Corporate Finance Manager at JP Weber. He is a lecturer at Lazarski University and WSB University.
Mikołaj is an Associate Partner in Poznań’s tax advisory team.
He specializes in VAT and CIT taxation issues, including transfer pricing regulations and tax documentation. He is a member of the team providing services to clients from the construction sector and power industry sector.
As a lecturer, Mikołaj conducted a series of open training courses as well as individual expert trainings. Mikołaj also authored numerous publications e.g. the Wind Energy in Poland report.
His track record includes advisory in a number of sell-side and buy-side transactions, including due diligence projects for Polish and international enterprises.
For several years he was Associate Partner at one of the biggest law firms in Poland, where he served as the Head of German Department, and was responsible for transaction and restructuring advisory for clients from the DACH region.
Jakub Polakowski jest strategiem mediowym z kilkunastoletnim doświadczeniem zdobytym na projektach prowadzonych dla Klientów z wielu różnych kategorii - zarówno dużych globalnych marek, jak i biznesów lokalnych. Jakub wyszukuje i analizuje najnowsze trendy w mediach i komunikacji oraz przekłada je na skuteczne strategie mediowe. Łączy wiedzę o kanałach online i offline. Jakub był twórcą pierwszego działu digital w polskim oddziale agencji mediowej Starcom (grupa Publicis). Przez ostatnie lata pracował między innymi dla takich marek jak Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Fiat, Honda, Samsung, LG, PZU, Warta, Raiffeisen, Meritum Bank, UPC, TUI, Allegro, Pracuj.pl, Zortrax, Ochnik, Carrefour, Nutricia, Danone, Nutro Pharma, USP Zdrowie, GSK, Dr Irena Eris czy L'Oréal.
Born in 1976 in Gniezno (Poland). A graduate of the Law Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (year 2000; MA thesis on commercial companies). Drawn in the list of attorneys by the Poznan Bar in 2006.
During his career Michał worked with the owners, directors and managers of the companies – at the beginning, as an employee of one of the most renown tax consulting firms (Arthur Andersen), later on in the law department of the company which is one of the biggest employers in Poznań as well as one of the biggest beer manufacturers in Poland, and finally, as an independent solicitor (law firm’s owner).
He took part in the processes of restructuring the companies and its ownership changes as well as commercial negotiations (i.e. with the commercial networks). He was a proxy in law litigations (in areas of: tax, unfair competition acts, personal goods of the legal entities, employment). He led packages of vindicatory cases. He developed sets of documentation and internal procedures in companies (i.e. in the field of labor work and personal data protection, contract obligations and circulation of documents) as well as documents samples (contracts, regulations). He edited and gave opinions on a wide range of commercial contracts (i.e. lease of malls and offices space agreement, construction contracts, IT contract, franchise and dealer contracts, copyright law contracts and lease).
He is engaged in the economic self-government organizations activities as a member of the Audit Committee and the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Importers, Exporters and Cooperation in Poznan; he provides legal service to the National Chamber of Poultry & Feed Producers in Poznan. Experienced in working in international environment – he cooperated with managers and lawyers from many countries. He speaks fluently in English and Spanish.
A qualified mediator (listed by the Regional Court in Poznań), specialising in business mediations. A professional negotiator
Z rynkiem kapitałowym związany od 2000 roku. Jest licencjonowanym doradcą inwestycyjnym (nr licencji 203), posiada również – przyznawany przez CFA Institute – tytuł CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). Błażej Bogdziewicz jest laureatem Złotych Portfeli – nagród „Gazety Giełdy Parkiet” – za zarządzanie najlepszymi funduszami. „Puls Biznesu” przyznał tytuł Zarządzającego Roku za najlepsze wyniki inwestycyjne.
Jędrzej Janiak – rocznik 1981, absolwent Wydziału Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu (dawniej Akademii Ekonomicznej). Ukończył również studia podyplomowe z zakresu inwestycji kapitałowych oraz zarządzania w Wyższej Szkole Bankowej w Poznaniu. Z rynkiem kapitałowym związany od roku 2004, kiedy rozpoczął pracę w Domu Maklerskim BZ WBK, gdzie na przestrzeni siedmiu był m.in. asystentem maklera, maklerem, menedżerem rynków zagranicznych oraz menedżerem rynku terminowego. Od 2007 roku posiada licencję maklera papierów wartościowych z uprawnieniami do czynności doradztwa inwestycyjnego (nr 2004). Od roku 2014 związany z F-Trust początkowo w zakresie obsługi klientów, a następnie opracowywania materiałów edukacyjnych, prezentacji oraz publikacji branżowych.
Patent attorney, deputy head of the trademark and industrial designs department at Patpol patent office
She works on issues related to the protection of trademarks and Internet domains. She represents clients in administrative and litigation proceedings before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as in court and administrative proceedings. She has worked at Patpol since 2003. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She also graduated from post-graduate studies in Industrial Property Law at the University of Warsaw and Special Module on Community Trademarks at the University of Alicante in Spain. She is a member of sector organizations, i.e. INTA, AIPPI and MARQUES.
Udo J. Vetter studied clinical pharmacy at the University of Seattle. After university, he worked for five years as a pharmacist at the pharma firm Schering-Plough Corp. (Now Merck & Co. Inc.), and set up production facilities in Puerto Rico. Subsequently, he was, among other things, Vice President for licensing and production at Martec Inc., and President of Vetter Pharma-Turm Inc. Since 1987, he holds various senior management positions at Vetter. Moreover, Udo J. Vetter is chairman of the board since 2008. In 2003, he established the investment company UV-Cap.
Udo J. Vetter is a member of the supervisory board of Gerresheimer AG and of the expert association ISPE. Furthermore, he is Chairman of the University Council of the University Albstadt-Sigmaringen and since 2019 he is the President of European Family Businesses (EFB).
Od roku 2005, jako firma consultingowa (Deutsch – Polnisches Consulting) podejmuje działania w sferze kontaktów polsko - niemieckich, głównie na płaszczyźnie gospodarczej. Od lat efektywnie kooperuje z niemieckimi jak i polskimi instytucjami państwowymi (ministerstwa, placówki dyplomatyczne, izby przemysłowo-handlowe, organizacje rządowe, pozarządowe, instytuty i inne.) Jako manager ds. inwestycji zagranicznych reprezentuje niemiecką agencję rządową Invest Region Leipzig GmbH na terenie Polski.
A graduate of universities in Great Britain: Loughborough University and Bath University. He began his professional career in Italy and Germany, exploring the secrets of international family businesses in the sports industry. Then he joined the e-commerce business development team in the Admiral PLC capital group (FTSE100 index). For 12 years associated with the family company in Poznań, which is a leading distributor of sports and fashion brands in Poland. From 2008 responsible for the development of the S'portofino retail concept. He specializes in e-commerce, business development, sales, and marketing.
In private, he spends his free time cycling, triathlon, long distance running, extreme skiing, and sailing. His sports achievements are many runs in marathons, ironmen and the largest regattas in the world. In 2013 he participated in the world regatta: Clipper Round the World, and in Sydney Hobart.
He has been connected with climbing continuously since 1992. Although climbing vertical roads was and still is his greatest passion, sometimes he changes climbing shoes for trekking or running shoes, mountain bikes, and in winter for skis. Although he is a historian by profession, he has perfectly found himself in the role of trader. Initially, he worked as a representative of one of the outdoor brands, which coincided with his interests. Thanks to the experience gained at that time, he could take on another challenge. Suddenly appeared the idea of starting a business, where work intertwines even more with passion. At the beginning of the 21st century, he opened a new chapter in his life and began to write the history of his own company. Since then, together with his wife, he has been building the 8a.pl brand, which today is known to every fan of mountains and climbing in Poland.
Business expert, consultant and trainer with practical experience in the area of cost and profitability management, controlling, process management and business intelligence.
Chairman of the Board, co-founder at ABC Akademia Sp. z o.o. and Akademia Controllingu Sp. z o.o.
Author of advanced Resource and Process Consumption Accounting (RPCA) concept, which is implemented in the large capital groups and enterprises from many production, commercial, financial and service sectors.
Author of the first complete book about the RPCA concept: Zieliński, T.M., 2017, Zasobowo-procesowy rachunek kosztów, Akademia Controllingu, Poznań, (967 pages).
Charismatic lecturer at universities, training companies and speaker at many conferences in the field of controlling, management accounting and Business Intelligence.
Absolwentka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu. Stażystka dziewięciu staży zagranicznych na europejskich uczelniach. Od 2002 roku zajmuje się badaniami nad funkcjonowaniem przedsiębiorstw rodzinnych. Wyniki swoich badań zawarła w 76 publikacjach oraz referowała je na kilkudziesięciu konferencjach w kraju i zagranicą. Obecnie adiunkt w Katedrze Marketingu i Sterowania Ekonomicznego na Wydziale Inżynierii i Zarządzania Politechniki Poznańskiej. Ekspertka Instytutu Biznesu Rodzinnego. Jest członkiem Family Business Foundation, Inicjatywy Firm Rodzinnych, Polskiego Naukowego Towarzystwa Marketingu i Towarzystwa Zarządzania Produkcją.
To specjalista w zakresie biznesów rodzinnych, projektów restrukturyzacyjnych, joint venture oraz transakcji fuzji i przejęć polskich i zagranicznych przedsiębiorców. Jest ekspertem w dziedzinie prawa cywilnego, a szczególnie prawa spółek, w tym funkcjonowania organów władz oraz odpowiedzialności członków zarządu i rady nadzorczej w spółkach prawa handlowego.
Ma doświadczenie w doradztwie podatkowym w zakresie transakcji typu M&A, strukturyzacji międzynarodowych przejęć i reorganizacji grup kapitałowych dla funduszy inwestycyjnych oraz inwestorów branżowych. Opracował oraz wdrożył szereg restrukturyzacji i optymalizacji podatkowych związanych zarówno z nabyciem jak też działalnością operacyjną spółek. Niezależnie, specjalizuje się w doradztwie podatkowym na rzecz klientów indywidualnych, prywatnych przedsiębiorców oraz firm rodzinnych, w tym także w zakresie przygotowania i przeprowadzenia procesów sukcesyjnych z perspektywy podatkowej. Jest współautorem publikacji „Narodziny Firmy Rodzinnej” oraz szeregu innych publikacji prasowych w tym zakresie.
Radcą Prawny i specjalista w doradztwie z zakresu prawa handlowego, w tym w szczególności fuzji i przejęć, przedsięwzięć typu joint venture oraz projektów restrukturyzacyjnych. Równolegle, specjalizuje się w doradztwie sukcesyjnym oraz wsparciu prawnym w budowaniu ładu korporacyjnego dla firm rodzinnych. Jest między innymi współautorem publikacji „Narodziny Firmy Rodzinnej” oraz szeregu innych publikacji prasowych w tym zakresie.
Pomaga liderom 89 roku w zachowaniu ich dziedzictwa oraz zespołom, organizacjom i markom w narodzeniu się na nowo. Wspólnie z liderami i zespołami współtworzy kulturę organizacji opartą na poczuciu psychologicznego bezpieczeństwa, dzięki któremu zespoły pracują z radością, poczuciem sensu i dumy. Wspiera organizacje, właścicieli i zarządy w szybkim odkryciu tożsamości, istoty i DNA organizacji oraz marki, dzięki autorskiej, opatentowanej metodzie „Brand Impulse®“.
W Abris Capital Partners skupia się głównie na badaniu i analizie potencjalnych możliwości inwestycyjnych oraz wspiera działania związane z tworzeniem wartości w spółkach portfelowych. Przed dołączeniem do firmy pracowała w bankowości inwestycyjnej w Moelis & Company w Londynie i Vienna Capital Partners w Warszawie, koncentrując się na fuzjach i przejęciach, oraz restrukturyzacji. Absolwentka London Business School i Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie.
An expert with exceptional specialization in the field of papermaking and with over 20 years of experience. She supervises production, technique and technology at the Velvet CARE in Klucze. She is also responsible for quality, health and safe control. She has been with Velvet CARE since 2001. Graduate of process engineering with a specialization in papermaking.
Her daily business activities are geared towards changing the status quo of retailers. She encourages them to change their thinking about trade and to use full sales potential of each brand. She is dealing with analysis of the current state – customer service level audits, customer experience, building sales strategy, development of sales competences, designing new services and processes with emphasis on the quality of customer experience, consulting and substantive support, analysis of achieved results. She helps in shopping malls, stationary stores and online shops, making the sales strategy more effective. Her motto: „Creativity is intelligence that has fun.” – Albert Einstein
Doradca i badacz firm rodzinnych. Doktor nauk ekonomicznych wiodącego światowego Centrum Biznesu Rodzinnego (Center for Family Business) na Uniwersytecie w St.Gallen w Szwajcarii. Pracownik naukowy Global Family Business Center (GFBC) w IMD w Lozannie w Szwajcarii. Ekspert w obszarze profesjonalizacji firm rodzinnych, ładu korporacyjnyco i ładu rodzinnego w Instytucie Biznesu Rodzinnego (IBR) w Poznaniu. Absolwentka Szkoły Głównej Handlowej (SGH), międzynarodowego programu CEMS oraz London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Kwalifikacje do podjęcia mandatów w radach nadzorczych zdobyła dzięki szkoleniom odbytym w Swiss Board School (SBS) of the International Center for Corporate Governance (ICCG) w zakresie skutecznego zarządzania i nadzoru firm rodzinnych. Członek Female Board School oraz Swiss Institute of Directors. Wiceprezes zarządu Swiss CEMS Alumni Association.
Posiada wieloletnie doświadczenie w efektywności organizacyjnej, w szczególności efektywności sprzedaży i marketingu. Jest wykładowcą akademicki na uniwersytetach w St.Gallen (HSG) i Lozannie (HES-SO), w Szwajcarii. Włada biegle językiem polskim, angielskim, rosyjskim i niemieckim.
An expert in business efficiency, a visionary, speaker and excellent practitioner sharing his experience with others, including that gained in more than 20 change implementation projects, half of which were carried out in family and single-owner businesses. An interim manager with 15 years of experience.
A productivity advocate for whom any tool or activity, no matter how advanced technologically, is only a pathway to the assumed goal and the satisfaction of the people who have worked towards its successful achievement.
Prior to embarking on the path of interim management, he acquired experience by creating his B2B service company from scratch and making it rise up to the position of an industry leader (from the start-up stage to disinvestment), and then working for a consulting and implementation company doing business all across Poland.
The author of books on business improvement and change implementation and the inventor of two business methodologies.
The founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Interim Managers Association.
A lawyer specializing in intellectual property law, unfair competition and disputes. He manages the team of Patpol Legal, where he deals with cases related to infringements of patents, trademarks and designs, as well as cases of infringement of copyright and unfair competition. He represents clients before both civil and criminal courts, law enforcement and customs authorities. He conducts proceedings before administrative courts and proceedings for the annulment of patents, trademarks and designs before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
He is a leading lawyer in proceedings regarding computer-implemented inventions pending before Polish administrative courts.
She is a European and Polish patent attorney with a lot of experience. She specializes in trademark and industrial design law. As the president of the board of the patent office, Patpol is responsible for the development of its business strategy focused on people and innovation, and management of a team of over 90 specialists. She is a member of industry organizations, i.e. the International Trademarks Association, MARQUES, Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group and the European Communities Trade Mark Association.
Creator of the LUG brand, a leading European manufacturer of luminaires and lighting systems with 25 years of experience. Ryszard Wtorkowski is an engineer by education. Since 1989 he has been consistently working on building the LUG S.A. Capital Group. In the years 2001–2007 he was the President of the Management Board of LUG Sp. z o. o., and after changing the legal form to a joint-stock company in 2007, Ryszard Wtorkowski is the President of the Management Board to this day.
LUG Capital Group is operating on a total of 56 markets in all of the continents. LUG has completed such prestigious projects as the Second Metro Line in Warsaw, Metro in Algiers, Frankfurt airport, Capitol Theater in Wrocław or the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center, for which LUG recently received the main award in the Best Lighting Investment 2014 competition, a competition organized by Polish Association of the Lighting Industry.
Manager with over 20 years of experience in building and managing the sales and marketing department as well as developing sales markets.
Associated with Graal since 1994. From the very beginning with Sales Department and Marketing. In 2002 she was nominated as the Commercial Director, and in 2003 she became the Trade and Marketing Director.
Currently, she is a Member of the Management Board and Director of Trade and Marketing in Graal Group. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the Koszalin University of Technology. She completed postgraduate studies in Marketing, postgraduate studies in Controlling and Human Resources Management.
The main areas of competence and achievements:
Founder and President of the Management Board of the Graal Group. He has been associated with the food and fish processing industry since 1988. From the very beginning of his professional career he was focused on developing his own business. An experienced manager who focuses his professional competences on management and leadership. Since 2005, through acquisitions, he has been building the Graal Group, which is one of the leading Polish companies in the fish processing industry.
The most important achievements as the President of the Management Board of the Graal Group:
Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 in Poland and the winner of the LEO 2018 award in the “Entrepreneur of the Year” category in Germany presented by Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung. Ewald Raben was born in Winterswijk in the Netherlands. He studied in the College of Transport and Logistics in Rotterdam. In 1991 he established a branch of his family business in Poland. At that time the company employed only 12 people and had a turnover of 5 million euros. Ewald knew only a few words in Polish.
During more than 29 years of business activity, he created a European company offering not only road transport but also comprehensive services including contract logistics, sea and air freight, FTL & intermodal transport as well as transport and logistics of fresh products in controlled temperatures under the brand of Fresh Logistics.
Currently Raben Group employs 10,000 employees, has a total of 1,200,000 m² of warehouse capacity and the company global turnover reached over 1.2 billion euros. Depots of the Group are located in 13 European countries in: the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and in Italy.
Ewald Raben is not just the CEO. He knows the logistics inside and out since as a young boy he worked in the family business driving a truck or moving pallets. He has always been where his team is, sharing the mission, vision and values of Raben Group. The company conducts its operations in a socially responsible manner; the Group CSR policy focuses on positive relations with local communities, the natural environment and employees. Ewald has launched many campaigns and initiatives to promote road safety (www.niebadzdziki.pl), the importance of transport (www.transport-jest-potrzebny.pl) and a healthy lifestyle.
Psychologist, Family therapist, Talent development and professional identity strategist – Cliffton StrengthsFinder
Family mediator, councellor, system therapist, psychologist, lawyer. Member of the Greather Poland Society of System Therapy. She conducts family mediation with individuals and entire families in conflict, uses legal and psychological education to achieve better results. At work, she uses a system approach and an integrative concept. Most often, she works with people experiencing problems in relationships, experiencing emotional difficulties, suffering from symptoms hindering daily functioning. Supports in learning about yourself, understanding your own conditions and making changes that favor development. Se deals with personal consulting.
Psychologist, supervisor of psychological training and second degree coach of the psychosocial skills and interpersonal training, recommended by the Polish Psychological Association (since 1994), coach, certified therapist – practitioner of The American Society of NLP Bandler & Associates, member of the Trainer Council of the Polish Psychological Association.
Received the certificate: European Certyficate in Psychology.
Expert of Instytut Biznesu Rodzinnego in Poznań; expert, trainer, consultant in projects supporting family and development of family businesses for many years.
Author of many programs, training cycles, conferences
Director of an innovative, specialized institution for families – Centrum Wspierania Rozwoju Dzieci i Młodzieży – with 29 years of managerial experience.
Nick is an experienced family business practitioner and currently divides his time between providing consultancy support as part of the Family Business Consultancy to family business clients on governance, transition and issues of family dynamics and Bath Business School where he is working part-time on doctorate research focussed on the successful integration of non-family managers into family firms.
Nick is the author of Advising the Family Owned Business (Lexis 2017) and regularly writes and speaks on a range of family business topics to both family business owners and practitioners. Nick is the past chairman of the International Centre for Families in Business, hold the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and is a member of the International Family Research Academy (IFERA).
Emma is a family business consultant at the Family Business Consultancy (FBC). Emma works with clients on matters such as generational transition, establishing family governance, managing family dynamics, integrating the next generation and more. Emma has a particular interest in the next generation and runs next generation education programmes. She also trains professionals from varied disciplines on working with business families.
Emma regularly writes on the topic of family businesses and is regularly asked to speak on the topic. Emma’s background is as a corporate lawyer, specialising in working with family businesses. Emma is currently the Private Wealth Lead at UK top 100 law firm Michelmores. Emma lives in Bristol in the UK with her husband and three-year-old son.
Wojciech Jr. - from his childhood he watched the functioning of a family company. In W.Kruk he had a real training as a successor: from working in the sales, marketing, product and finance departments. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics. He gained corporate experience in Switzerland, working for the giant OMEGA. He conducted his first independent projects in Japan and Spain, where he dealt with jewelry sales. For a year he lived and worked in China, where, in addition to trading in Poland, he learned about the country's business culture with a view to further investments. After a sudden turn in family history, he settled in Poznań and together with his sister created a new brand ANIA KRUK. Passionate about history, he can talk for hours about the Roman Empire. Every weekend, he runs away for golf or spends time with his family in the countryside.
Co-owner of the Dobra Kaloria. A graduate of the Częstochowa University of Technology and a researcher for 12 years. Co-founder of the first (probably) scientific spin off in 1987: Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Naukowo Technicznych Pro Novum Sp z o.o. Founder of the family enterprise Kubara Sp.z o.o. in 1993. Creator of three nationwide food brands: Ekoprodukt, Amarello and Dobra Kaloria. In business, he is looking for new technological challenges and creative products that change the eating behaviors. Dobra Kaloria, as the basic brand of Kubara Sp.z o.o., well reflects the sense of Kubara's philosophy - to produce natural food with added value.
Daughter of the company founder - Marek Kubara. Responsible for brand communication and implementation of new products. She put so much heart into the market launch of vegetable meatballs and burgers that she wonders if they are still vegan. Privately, mother of three sons and vegetarian for 6 years, cooking for a large family.
In 1983, together with his brother, he started a business in the field of plastics processing - the Sanplast company. At the beginning of 1990, the company employed 12 people. In 2000 the company already employed 400 people, currently 503 employees. In addition to Sanplast, the Podraza family also controls the Sanglass company founded in Mielec in 2000. In 2005 Sanplast bought Hoesch Design, the oldest German bathroom equipment manufacturer. In 2012, they also bought a French shower cubicle manufacturer - Leda S.A.S. The Group is one of the largest Polish manufacturers of bathroom equipment - shower cabins, shower trays, bathtubs and hydromassage systems.
Wiesław Podraza holds shares in the largest private investment fund TFI Investors.
Susanne Bransgrove’s passion for Family Businesses is built on her experience as a 3rd generation member of a successful German business, allowing her to truly understand the range of issues that exist in a family business, especially when trying to meet the needs of multiple generations.
Over the many years working with Business Families, Susanne has been able to assist in solving issues through manageable discussion frameworks, functional governance structures and facilitating conversations to enable meaningful interactions supporting the important human element and emotional side of long-term business and family decisions. Susanne’s vision is to bring balance to Families in Business, to support the Next Generation to be the best leaders they can be and to improve communication and trust between individual members of the Family.
A part of this vision has been the creation of Australia’s first Women in Family Business Conference, which was held in Brisbane in October 2019. The 2020 Conference is set to take place online in July 2020 under the slightly changed name ‘Relativity – The Global Conference for Women in Family Business” and is set to focus its attention on the complexity of managing family dynamics alongside the business.
Tim has worked in strategy, innovation, product development, business model design, measurement and evaluation, and has now turned his attention firmly towards purpose-driven business.
Inspired by the B Corp movement, Tim left his corporate to set up Hatched, a strategic agency that embeds impact through purpose-driven strategy and an outcomes-based approach to impact measurement. Tim is the founder of two businesses: Hatched, a strategic agency, and Rooy, an impact measurement technology platform.
Tim believes the way to create change is through building and transforming businesses to have greater impact. Through Hatched, Tim helps businesses articulate why they exist, and strategically designs their businesses to do good. Through Rooy, Tim and his team have streamlined the process of ensuring and measuring impact. Tim works with the ‘who’s who’ of sustainable and ethical business in Australia and the world, including Aesop, TOM Organic, Intrepid Travel and Marque Lawyers.
Supports entrepreneurs who want to combine a growing business and flourishing family life. She conducts online courses and training, which has already been passed over 2,000 people. She gives specific tools which you can use to make a real change - both in your family life and in business.
Habilitated doctor in the Department of Strategic Management at the Poznań University of Economics. Her research interests have been connected with strategic management since the beginning of her scientific work. Her scientific and research activity currently focuses on the problems of strategic management and in particular the strategic agility of enterprises.
In result of her scientific work she has many publications, including the monograph “Strategic agility of companies” published in 2019 and articles presented at prestigious foreign universities in New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Paris, Genoa and Zagreb. She is also an expert at the Family Business Institute in the field of strategic management in family businesses. She also conducts workshops in the field of strategic management and change management.