Faculty

We have put together an outstanding faculty of world-class scholars and educators to provide unique experience. Each edition of the Academy is run by a different set of faculty drawn from our network of leading educators from around the world.

Educators

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Prof. Cezary Wójcik

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Prof. Cezary Wójcik

Founder and Academic Director Professor of finance and leadership, the founder of the Center for Leadership, former visiting scholar at Harvard, Berkeley, Melbourne, Glasgow and other universities. He studied at Harvard University where he completed, among other things, a Master Class for Leadership Educators. He also completed a number of management and leadership programs at other schools, such as IESE Business School and HEC Paris.

In 2011 he received a Letter of Achievement in recognition of his dedication to leadership development from Harvard Kennedy School Government (HKS).
In the past served as: Member of Macroeconomic Council to the Minister of Finance, Advisor to the Governor of the National Bank of Poland, Chief Economic Advisor to the board of WestlB Bank, Director of Bureau of Integration with the Euro Area at the National Bank of Poland, Director of the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. As one of the very few Poles worked at three central banks: European Central Bank, Austrian National Bank and National Bank of Poland. Served also on expert panel evaluating Greek bail-out program at the European Court of Auditors.

In 2016, in a study conducted by “Rzeczpospolita”, he was ranked 1. - as the best candidate for the Monetary Policy Council in Poland. In the same year, he was the official candidate of the opposition for this position. Also in December 2009, in a ranking of the best candidates for the Polish Monetary Policy Council, he was nominated as one of the first six best candidates. Also in 2009, before he was 35, he was appointed professor of economics, one of the youngest in Poland.

Professor Wójcik is the author and co-author of a number of academic papers and nine books published in the USA, the UK, Germany, Austria, Estonia and Hungary. His work has been published and quoted in renowned foreign newspapers: The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, Handelsblatt. He has been regularly publishing in Polish dailies suh as Rzeczpospolita and Gazeta Wyborcza.

In a study for 2001–2006, he topped the list of most quoted Polish economists in world academic journals. The SSRN database – the largest global electronic repository of academic papers in social sciences – classifies him in the top 5% of academics in the world.

He has received both of the most important prizes awarded to economists in Poland: in 2008, he received Bank Handlowy’s award for his special contribution into the area of finance and economics; and in 2009, the award of the Prime Minister.

He has been awarded many scholarships, including a Fulbright scholarship (twice), a scholarship of the Polityka Weekly, a scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science, a scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and many others.

He is fluent in Polish, English and German, and speaks Spanish and Russian.

He is married, has two children, and is a happy person.
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Prof. Ronald Heifetz

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Show bio
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Prof. Ronald Heifetz

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Ronald Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership and is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Heifetz speaks extensively and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. He co-developed the adaptive leadership framework.

His research focuses on creating a conceptual foundation for the study of leadership, creating teaching, training, and consulting methods for leadership practice, and building the adaptive capacity of organizations and societies.
His first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, (1994) is a classic in the field. Read widely as a foundational text, it is one of the 10 most assigned course books at Harvard and Duke Universities. He coauthored the best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading with Marty Linsky (2002), which serves as one of the primary go-to book for practitioners across all sectors, and the field book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World, (2009) with Marty Linsky and Alexander Grashow.

Heifetz is also well-known for developing transformative methods of leadership education and development. His courses on leadership at Harvard are legendary. Drawing students from throughout Harvard’s graduate schools and neighboring universities, they have consistently won the alumni award for the Kennedy School’s most influential course. His teaching methods are the subject of the book, Leadership Can Be Taught, by Sharon Daloz Parks (Harvard Business Press, 2005).

A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, and the Kennedy School, Heifetz is a physician and cellist. He trained initially in surgery before deciding to devote himself to the study of leadership in public affairs and business. Heifetz completed his medical training in psychiatry. As a cellist, he was privileged to have studied with the great Russian virtuoso, Gregor Piatigorsky.
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Prof. Dean Williams

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Prof. Dean Williams

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Dean Williams is a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, based at the Center for Public Leadership. He is the author of “Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change” and “Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges”.

At Harvard Dr. Williams serves as the director of the popular executive education program Global Change Agents: Leading with Commitment, Creativity and Courage. He also directs the World Leaders Interview Project.
He has done a significant amount of advising to governments and corporations around the world. Most recently he served as Chief Adviser to the President of Madagascar, helping the country launch a rapid development process. He has also worked extensively with the governments of Nigeria, East Timor, and Brunei. He has also served as a consultant with the Singapore government’s National Productivity Board, and is currently the director of the innovative Social Leadership Singapore program that brings government, business, and NGOs together to address the complex and demanding social challenges facing the nation.

Dr. Williams was born and raised in Australia. He has lived with tribal groups in the jungles of Borneo, did his graduate degrees at Harvard, studied leadership development processes in Japan, and spoken on leadership and change all over the world.
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Prof. Timothy O’Brien

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Prof. Timothy O’Brien

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Tim O'Brien, Lecturer in Public Policy, teaches Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change and Developing People at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He also chairs the Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict & Courage executive program. His research focuses on adult development, identity formation, experiential learning, clinical teaching methods, and leadership education. Tim has also taught leadership at INSEAD business school's Management Acceleration Program and served as faculty for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Programs in Professional Education. He trains and consults with Public, Private, NGO, and Non-Profit organizations to help leaders orchestrate systemic interventions and overcome powerful status quos that resist learning, innovation, and adaptation.

Tim holds a B.S. from NYU and an Ed.M and Ed.D from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Education. He is a member of The Academy of Management and The A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. He earned his 100-ton captains license while directing sail-training programs aboard traditionally-rigged wooden schooners in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
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Prof. Hugh O’Doherty

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Prof. Hugh O’Doherty

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Raised in Northern Ireland, Hugh O’Doherty teaches leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a Senior Associate with Cambridge Leadership Associates. Hugh has taught leadership and conflict resolution at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, where he directed the Ireland-US Public Leadership Program for “emerging” leaders from all the political parties in Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, he directed the Inter-Group Relations Project, an initiative bringing together political and community leaders in Ireland to establish protocols for political dialogue.

Hugh has consulted extensively with a wide variety of clients including the Irish Civil Service, the American Leadership Forum, the Episcopalian Clergy Leadership Program, the National Conservation Leadership Institute, and the Mohawk Community Leadership Program in Canada. He has also consulted in Bosnia, Croatia, and Cyprus and has addressed the United Nations Global Forum on Re-Inventing Government. He has worked with the government of Nepal on a negotiation and leadership development program, as a third-party member of an Armenian-Turkish Dialogue process, and on a leadership development program with a number of leaders from major political factions in Kashmir and Bahrain.

Hugh earned an M.Ed and Ed.D from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Dr. John J. Scherer

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Dr. John J. Scherer

Scherer Leadership International Dr. John J. Scherer, Co-Director of SLI, is a respected international speaker, consultant and change facilitator with many of the world’s best-known organizations and their leaders, including Boeing, Ford, GTE, Microsoft, The Government of Canada, Siemens, ALIOR, DHL, Netia, PLAY, Tchibo and many others. Leaders and change facilitators from 28 countries have graduated from his Executive/Leadership Development Intensives (EDI/LDI).

Honored by Stephen Covey’s Executive Excellence magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Personal/Leadership Development, and recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Organization Development Network.
John is the creator of hundreds of print articles and online media, and is author of Work and the Human Spirit (1993), Five Questions that Change Everything (2008) and the recent Polish version, Wiser at Work: Five Questions that Change the Way You Lead (2012). Readers from around the world receive his newsletter, The Scherer Report and subscribe to his WiserAtWork.com: Online development for Leaders of Change™ to have access to his body of work. With SLI Co-Director, Amy Barnes, they bring newness to life.

One of today’s most sought-after experts in leadership and change, he is best known for his ability to connect with people quickly and for bringing about profound individual and system-wide transformations, resulting in the unleashing of the human spirit at work. Since 2008 John has been living and working in Central/Eastern Europe from a base in Poland. The father of four ‘amazing young people’, he swims, runs, does yoga, still performs the occasional magic show, and loves a good spy story.
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Michael Murray

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Michael Murray

Texas University Since 1973 Mike Murray has helped managers, corporate executives, government officials and others work more productively and synergistically. As owner of his own consulting business and as a featured speaker for a major seminar company, Mike has trained more than 350,000 seminar participants in areas such as change management, conflict resolution, strategic planning, customer service, creative problem solving and team building.

Murray combines his unique insight and his understanding of people and how they interact to solve tough problems and to enable leaders to more effectively manage their organizations. He uses a wide variety of teaching and learning processes to enable workshop participants to equip themselves with skills and strategies for successfully accomplishing their mission.

Murray has delivered more than 500 programs for Vistage (the largest CEO organization in the world) and has worked in all 50 of the United States as well as in Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, England, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. He delivers programs for the University of Texas Software Quality Institute and is on the faculty of The Leader Academy, based in Antwerp, Belgium. He is certified by LIFO Associates and Synectics Incorporated. He has written articles for The Bankers Magazine, The Oil and Gas Journal, The Journal of Religion and Applied Behavioral Sciences, Data Training Magazine, and Texas Realtors Magazine.

He earned his B.A. in English from Austin College and his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Management and Team

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Maciej
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Co-Founder and Executive Director Show bio
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Co-Founder and Executive Director Maciej Ujejski is the Founding Director of The Flying Mind Foundation and Partner of the Center for Leadership, where he is the Cofounder and Executive Director of the Leadership Academy for Poland. Between 2012-2015 he was coordinating the Youth in Leadership project – a nationwide conference focused on the development of youth leadership and social entrepreneurship. Previously he worked for a mobile software house CocoLab, where he served as a COO and Project Owner.

He graduated from the the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, with a Master's Degree in Law. In 2014 he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to take part in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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Klaudia Lewończyk

Executive Assistant Show bio
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Klaudia Lewończyk

Executive Assistant Throughout her studies, Klaudia has consistently challenged herself to break out of her academic and social comfort zones. Starting with the exchange program in India, she attended many international conferences including countries like Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan or the UAE. While her passion has always been to travel the world, her interest focuses on business, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Klaudia graduated from the University of Warsaw with a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and after she moved to Chicago to continue her Master’s Degree in Business. She was a fellow of Hesselbein Global Leadership Summit at the University of Pittsburg in the USA.
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Maja Jaworowska

Communication Manager Show bio
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Maja Jaworowska

Communication Manager Social Media Manager, communication enthusiast, copywriter. She's a University of Warsaw alumni and a student of Management in Virtual Environment at Kozminski University. Before she fell in love with connecting people with words, she used to be a musical actress. She previously worked for marketing agencies: WALK Group, Netkata and Kahuna Love. She's also an editor at iMagazine - Polish lifestyle magazine

In the Center for Leadership, Maja is responsible for social media, PR coordination and copywriting.
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Konrad Konarski

Administrations Manager
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Hanna Trzeciak

Chief Cultural Officer for Alumni Network Show bio
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Hanna Trzeciak

Chief Cultural Officer for Alumni Network She graduated from the University of Economics in Poznan with a degree in management. In 2007, she was awarded a PhD for her thesis on the influence of financial mechanism on theatres’ artistic performance. Between 2006 and 2007, she was the Drama Theatre’s chief accountant. In 2008, she was promoted to deputy director for economic matters. She joined the Polish National Opera in 2009.

She is an expert in public finance and a certified tax advisor. She has written two books on financing culture: Działalność kulturalna – opodatkowanie usług transgranicznych oraz międzynarodowego obrotu towarowego – PIT, CIT, VAT (ODDK, Gdańsk 2011) and Ekonomika teatru (Instytut Teatralny, Warszawa 2011). She has also published many articles in the field of taxation in the cultural sector. She has been cooperating with Instytut Teatralny for 8 years.

Since 2014, she has been involved in a non-profit team whose central focus has been discussing problems (artistic, financial, organisational) within the cultural sector. The main goal of this non-profit initiative is to find the optimal economic model for theatres in Poland.

Advisory Board

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Marek Metrycki

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Marek Metrycki

Managing Partner at Deloitte Poland Marek Metrycki took up the role of Managing Partner of Deloitte Poland in June 2008. Prior to this, he served as the Partner in Charge of Tax services since 2002. Marek has been with Deloitte for over 18 years. During this time, he advised many large Polish companies and multinational corporations. He used his comprehensive experience to support multiple clients across a wide range of industry sectors including energy, real estate, telecommunication, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods or publishing and advertising. He served them with expertise in legal and tax matters, restructuring projects, compliance issues as well as investments.
As Managing Partner of Deloitte Poland, Marek leads the organization towards the goal of becoming the undisputed leader in professional services. With this aim in mind, Deloitte Poland serves its clients with quality and distinction, offers great development opportunities for top talents, contributes to the society and sets the new professional standards delivering innovative ideas. The purpose of all Deloitte employees is to introduce positive change and make an impact that matters.

Marek is a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers, and the board member of the Association of Consulting Employers within the Confederation. He graduated with distinction from the Warsaw University Law School, and is a legal expert and certified tax advisor.
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Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek

Country Director at Google Poland Show bio
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Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek

Country Director at Google Poland Agnieszka joined Google in 2008 and currently oversees the company's strategy and business in Poland as Country Director. Her main responsibility is to manage Google’s ads business across products and channels, and directly lead key customer, partner, and industry relationships.

Before joining Google, Agnieszka built her career in Marketing in international corporations. Her experience in this field comes behind a variety of industries: from FMCG (Johnson&Johnson), through telecommunications (Deutsche Telekom), publishing (Gruner&Jahr) and entertainment (Disney).
Agnieszka earned a master degree in Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics and completed post-graduate studies in Public Relations.

She is a Supervisory Board Member of Millennium Bank and the Audit Committee member of the Marketing 4 Business Organization. She actively supports women in Technology by serving as a mentor and coach for future women leaders in the industry.
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Jacek Kowalski

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Jacek Kowalski

Member of the Board at Orange Since January 2011 he is the Management Board Member in charge of Human Resources. Previously, since 2009 he was Executive Director in charge of Human Resources at Telekomunikacja Polska (now Orange Polska). He has been working at the company for over 10 years.

He started his career in TP Group in 2001 as Manager of Human Resources in Sales & Marketing at PTK Centertel. From 2005 he was Director of Employee Competence and Development Management Branch.
Prior to that he was Director of the Entrepreneurship and Human Resources School in Infor Training (Infor Media Group) and Director of the National In-Service Teachers Training Center, responsible for implementation of training programs supporting the development of education in Poland. He is a member of the Program Board of Polish Human Resources Management Association, PTE and a member of Human Explorers – informal group.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw and postgraduate studies for Local Government and Non-Governmental Organizations Management also at the University of Warsaw.
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Klara Banaszewska

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Klara Banaszewska

General Manager at Grayling Poland Klara Banaszewska is the General Manager of Grayling Poland, Polish branch of Grayling, a leading international communications consultancy with one of the strongest footprint in CEE region (part of Huntsworth Group). For the last several years, she has acted as top-level advisor to management boards and leaders of the most renown Polish and international corporations, offering tailor made strategies in the area of reputation management, including crisis communications and deal communication.

Klara is also a Public Affairs expert, with experience in both local and EU-level Public Affairs projects. During the past few years, as Deputy General Manager and Public Affairs Director, Klara built a team of Public Affairs experts that is now servicing clients from multiple sectors: energy, financial services, industry, retail and technology. Taking reign at Grayling, she managed to create an agency with one of the most comprehensive offers including full spectrum of both Public Relations and Public Affairs services.

She is a political scientist from both passion and education, having obtained Master Degrees from the College of Europe in Natolin and a Master’s Degree from Political Science faculty of Strasbourg University.
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Przemysław Walasek

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Przemysław Walasek

Partner at Taylor Wessing in Warsaw Przemysław Walasek is a Partner at TaylorWessing in Warsaw and Head of the IP and new technologies department. Together with his team he advises a significant number of blue chip and other key international trading organisations, particularly focusing on legal aspects of e-commerce, data protection, trademarks, copyright and media.

He has extensive experience in advising clients re­garding all legal aspects of e-business including host providers, producers and distributors of computer games and on-line shops. He also supports clients with regards to IP protection strategies and helps them to enforce IP rights, both in Poland and in other CEE countries.
His IP experience portfolio includes contentious and non contentious matters, such as trademark tax restructuring, licence & franchise agreements, as well as various IP litigations, with a clear leaning towards internet trademark infringements. He also advises in clearance risks, supports clients with regards to protection strategies and helps them to enforce IP rights, both in Poland and in other CEE countries.

In addition, Przemysław has extensive experience in advising clients with regards to IT, E-business and new technologies, he also supports them in corporate matters.
He took part in public consultations regarding the planned amendments to the Polish e-Commerce Act.

Przemysław regularly gives lectures on IP law, e-commerce and new technologies at legal conferences.

Przemysław has been an author of many articles for various specialist and economic media titles.
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Agata Stafiej-Bartosik

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Agata Stafiej-Bartosik

Country Director at Ashoka Poland Agata Stafiej-Bartosik is a Country Representative of Ashoka. Innovators for the Public in Poland. She has launched Foundation for Social Communication and SMart Kolektiv - non governmental organizations supporting NGOs in their use of marketing tools, which operate in Poland and in Serbia. She has also launched two social enterprises helping to connect business and NGOs aligned behind common social causes. She has worked as CSR Manager for Danone Poland and then joined PwC as sustainability and social responsibility advisor to biggest Polish and CEE companies. Agata is a sociologist - she graduated from Warsaw University and Universite Lumiere Lyon II in France.
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Wojciech Burkot

Investor and Advisor Show bio
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Wojciech Burkot

Investor and Advisor Currently investor and advisor in Azimo, Brainly, Mezzobit, JIVR and EgzoTech, also Member of the Board of Directors of the latter. Chairman of the Board of ASPIRE. Formerly CTO of Allegro, top Polish e-commerce company serving in 2014-2015. Ex Google Engineering Director and Site Lead, hired back in 2006 to create and run Google R&D site in Krakow, Poland: coach and trainer of EDGE - internal Google Engineering Leadership Development program. Before that, working in multiple roles at Motorola in Poland, US, UK, Germany and Hong Kong. Physicist by education, got Ph.D. from Inst. of Nucl. Phys. and Jagiellonian University, worked at CERN, Geneva and Desy, Hamburg, lectured at Inst. of Nucl. Phys., MIT and AGH, Krakow.
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Mirosław Godlewski

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Mirosław Godlewski

Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group Mirek Godlewski has broad experience in TMT, Consumer Goods and Industry Goods built during over 22 years of professional experience.

He joined The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Advisor in June 2015. Prior to joining BCG he was President and CEO of Netia S.A. (2007-2014) the largest alternative telecommunication operator in Poland; President and CEO of Opoczno S.A., today part of Rovese S.A. (2006-2007) the largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles in Poland and one of the largest in Europe; President and CEO of Dec Sp. z o.o.(2003-2005), subsidiary of GATX, owner of 10 000 railcars in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria; and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Poland Sp. z o.o. (2000-2003).
Mirek is an Executive Chairman of Apteki Gemini as of March 2016 and a Member of Supervisory Board of Netia S.A. and Celon Pharma S.A. and Angel Investor with Hedgehog Found. He is also member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Polish Association of Stock Exchange Issuers (Stowarzyszenie Emitentów Giełdowych) (SEG).

Mirek completed Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds MBA from Ashridge Management College. He graduated in Industrial Management from Warsaw University of Technology.
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Tomasz Józefacki

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Tomasz Józefacki

Vice President Business Development at NEUCA Group Tomasz Józefacki has been holding the CEO position at the Benefit Systems SA. His previous professional experience was at Agora SA where he held the Member of the Board’s position and was responsible for the Internet Segment of the company. Since 2014 he was the Department Director of “Gazeta Wyborcza”. In 1999-2004 he was engaged with The New York Times Company where he was responsible for marketing and promotion of NYTimes.com. In 2002 he became the Chief of Development and Strategy of Thematic Departments for Business and Technology of NYTimes.com. He graduated from Marketing and International Business at New York Times University Stern School of Business. At the same University he got an MBA degree.
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Roman Młodkowski

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Roman Młodkowski

Forbes Poland Programing Director at Onet - RAS Polska Managing Director of Business & Finance segment of Onet – RAS Poland Group (since March 1st 2016). Business Consultant (Aug. 2013 – Feb. 2016). Creator, Head of News and Managing Director of franchise TV business news channel TVN CNBC (2007 – 2013). Head of Business Desk of the first TV News Channel in Poland, TVN24 (2001 – 2007). Award winning journalist (incl. Kisiel, Fikus and Grand Press awards in 2006). Alumnus of IESE Business School (Warsaw AMP 2009) and Warsaw University (MSc Political Science). Multiple TV formats author, including Firma (TVN24 2003 – 2009).
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Dr. John J. Scherer

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Dr. John J. Scherer

Scherer Leadership International Dr. John J. Scherer, Co-Director of SLI, is a respected international speaker, consultant and change facilitator with many of the world’s best-known organizations and their leaders, including Boeing, Ford, GTE, Microsoft, The Government of Canada, Siemens, ALIOR, DHL, Netia, PLAY, Tchibo and many others. Leaders and change facilitators from 28 countries have graduated from his Executive/Leadership Development Intensives (EDI/LDI).

Honored by Stephen Covey’s Executive Excellence magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Personal/Leadership Development, and recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Organization Development Network.
John is the creator of hundreds of print articles and online media, and is author of Work and the Human Spirit (1993), Five Questions that Change Everything (2008) and the recent Polish version, Wiser at Work: Five Questions that Change the Way You Lead (2012). Readers from around the world receive his newsletter, The Scherer Report and subscribe to his WiserAtWork.com: Online development for Leaders of Change™ to have access to his body of work. With SLI Co-Director, Amy Barnes, they bring newness to life.

One of today’s most sought-after experts in leadership and change, he is best known for his ability to connect with people quickly and for bringing about profound individual and system-wide transformations, resulting in the unleashing of the human spirit at work. Since 2008 John has been living and working in Central/Eastern Europe from a base in Poland. The father of four ‘amazing young people’, he swims, runs, does yoga, still performs the occasional magic show, and loves a good spy story.

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