Executive Club is a networking organization gathering together the representatives of top management from the most important Polish and international companies. Since 2005, the Club has assembled well-established business leaders, whose activities set the direction of development of the Polish economy. The club organizes quaterly meetings and conferences for its members, to enable them to exchange ideas and make new business contacts.
Executive Club inspires and helps to identify the needs of management leaders and serves the development of Polish business. The club is the first and the largest organization of such a profile in Poland, renowned and built on the basis of cooperation with key market players in the country and abroad.
Executive Club is:
• A platform for business leaders
• Elite environment and careful selection of members
• Sharing knowledge and experience
• Discussions on the current economic problems and high professional level meetings
• Prestigious meetings and industry conferences
• Cooperation with the world of science and politics
• Unique idea and an established position
Executive Club as an organization of representatives of top management for their particular mission chose to promote the highest standards of leadership in the business environment. Mission of this club is performed as a platform for exchange of experience, knowledge and ideas through a unique collaboration of the world of business leaders with distinguished representatives of science and politics.
The club is not associated in any way with the activities of any political party, nor does it participate in the promotion of political parties.
• Creating a supportive environment for top management in Poland by improving methods and business practices.
• Business development and promotion of member firms, based on the highest standards of leadership.
• Building a positive image of business leaders.
• Establishing business contacts and networking in a modern formula.
• Supporting Club members initiatives.
Executive Club was formed in response to a demand for an elite organization, which includes only the top management. The club is a platform for exchange of ideas, inspiration and leadership best practices and mutual support of business elites. Since 2005 themes of regular meetings and conferences organized by the Club are the key issues for managing organizations’ leaders. We show the latest trends related to the current economic – political situation, our speakers are always outstanding specialists in their fields.The main distinguishing feature of the Executive Club is its elitism and selectivity. The Executive Club integrates business elites and serves as a foundation for relationships of a great strategic importance for a development of companies.
Executive Club Membership
EXECUTIVE CLUB IS:
A platform for business leaders who work on the highest positions in the companies from many areas of the economy. Throughout the years of its functioning Executive Club has got reputation of exclusive organization, which attracts top management.
Elitism and careful selection of the members of the club: while creating the Club we base on the recommendations and only people who stand alone as business leaders are invited to the club. The main criterion while choosing the members it an appropriate managerial level and leading qualifications.
The exchange of knowledge and experience: managing leaders can identify their common challenges, take new actions and exchange their experiences in highly selected circle. Careful choice of the Members can guarantee mutual sensitivity and allows to accomplish the goal of mutual support of business elites effectively.
Current economic problem and highly substantive level of meetings: the Members have real influence on what are the meetings about and on their form. Executive Club offer is developing in terms of the current needs and expectations of our Clients. We are inspired by the Members of the Club, who are familiar with business issues.
Closed meetings and prestigious conferences: many different meetings for Club Members as well as cyclic conferences. Innovative way of presenting business issues can be very surprising for our Club Members. Strict criteria of choosing guests and the highest substantial level are always the same on the events.
Cooperation between politics and science: to make the discussions on the leading topic of our interest more engrossing, closed circle of the experts in the area of science and leading politicians are invited to take part in the events organized by the Club. The speakers are always the people who are the best specialists.
Unique idea and good position on the market: Executive Club is not an organization of employees. This club was created by the businessmen and for businessmen. It is inspiring and helps to identify the needs for the management leaders and to develop Polish business. The Club is the first and the biggest organization like this in Poland, and is recognizable as well as prestigious.
ENTERPRISE, MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION COUNCIL
Advisory board constituted in a reply to the need for creating a voice of advice which will determine the ways of development for polish business. Superior goal of Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council is conversation related to the most crucial issues in the national business and development of current concepts of innovative management. In addition, its members will assign the directions of this development.
Prof. Michał Kleiber
Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in years 2007-2015
Vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
He was the Academy’s President in the years 2007-2010, re-elected for the term 2011-2014. Between 1995 and 2002, Professor Kleiber was the director of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where since 1986 he has been chairman of the Department of Computational Science and Engineering. In the years 1998-2002 he was member of the Academy’s Presidium and between 1997-2001 he chaired the Board for Directors of the Academy’s research institutes.
Prof. Michał Kleiber pursues research in theoretical and applied mechanics as well as information science and applied math. The main subject of his research are applications of state-of-the-art computational techniques in different areas of scientific research, technology and medicine – particularly for modeling, analyzing, simulating and visualizing of complex non-linear thermo- mechanics phenomena. In recent years, he has been actively involved in research and promotion of national innovation policies. Professor Kleiber is an author or co-author of over 240 scientific works and 7 books published by internationally renowned publishing houses. He is a member of editorial boards of 17 leading international scientific journals and the editor-in-chief of the prestigious Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (Springer). He has also been active in popularizing science by, among others, being a scientific board member for the popular-science journal Wiedza i Życie (Science and Life). Prof. Kleiber is a winner of many awards, including the most prestigious Polish scientific award conferred by the Foundation for Polish Science and the medal granted by the Kingdom of Belgium for innovation achievements. He has been awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities in Lublin, Kraków, Warsaw, Darmstadt (Germany), Mons (Belgium) and The Polish University Abroad, London, U.K. He also holds the ingenieur honoris causa title from the Ecole National d’Ingenieurs in Metz (France). He is a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg and member of the Academia Europaea in London. He is a full member of the Warsaw Learned Society.
Prof. Kleiber lectured and did research during long-term stays at a number of renowned universities world-wide: in Stuttgart, Hannover, Darmstadt and Bochum in Germany; Berkeley, CA and Stoors, CN, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, among others.
In the years 1998-2001 Michał Kleiber represented Poland in the EU Joint Research Centre as a member of the Board of Governors and in the “Sustainable Growth” Steering Committee in the 5th Framework Programme. Between 2001 and 2005, he headed the Ministry of Science and Information Technology in the Polish government. From 2002 to 2005, Prof. Kleiber was also the chairman of the Governmental Committee for Offset Contracts. In 2005, he was elected member of the European Research Council (Brussels) and chairman of the European Materials Forum (Strasbourg). In the years 2008 – 2010 he was member of the Governing Council Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg. He also served as the pro bono science and technology advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland (2006 – 2010).
Prof. Piotr Płoszajski
Vice-Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council
Head of the Department of Management Theory at the Warsaw School of Economics
Majored in Management at the University of Łódź and the Harvard Business School, USA. Research Scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was a researcher at the Polish Academy of Science head of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Science and General Director at the Polish Academy of Science.
ecturer and speaker at dozens of universities and research centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, India and New Zealand; Visiting Prof. in Minneapolis, Vienna, Lviv, Kiev and Dortmund. Advisor in corporations, member of several supervisory boards.
CEO, Executive Club
Cigno Consulting Managing Partner
Graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Insurance and Banking. MBA graduate. Possesses over ten years of experience as a manager. Worked at such financial institutions as: Allfinanz, an Austrian brokerage firm, and Skarbiec Asset Management Holding.
For several years she has been associated with the personnel consulting industry, especially as a Managing Partner at Cigno Consulting, where she operates in the areas of selection, recruitment, and personnel consulting. Initiator and President of Executive Club, the most elite organization bringing together members of top management. Responsible for the strategy of the club, which integrates business elites and serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and inspiration for managers of the highest level.
Prof. Witold Bielecki
Rector of the Kozminski University
Polish economist, has a post-doctoral degree in economics, head of the Department of Quantative Methods and Applications of Computer Science at KU. Author of many scientific publications in the areas of information technology, management (business) simulation games, simulation models, operational management, decision support system and entrepreneurship in a virtual environment.
President of the Management Board RUCH S.A.
Entrepreneur, financier and manager. Main shareholder of Lurena Investments B.V., holding company RUCH S.A. and the President of the Management Board of RUCH S.A. A minority shareholder in the media group Gremi Media S.A. Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy in Warsaw and Budimex S.A.
Member of the Program Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica and the Council of the Foundation of the Institute of Pubilc Affairs. Former President of PKN ORLEN and Vice President of the Management Board of Bank Pekao S.A.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Auchan Poland and Ukraine
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Auchan Poland since 2007 and Auchan Ukraine since 2010. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Auchan Russia till 2014.
He has been working at Auchan for 36 years.
Vice-President of the Management Board of ING Bank Sląski S.A
In her capacity, Joanna Erdman is in charge of the Strategic Clients Division and Financial Markets Division at ING Bank Śląski S.A. in Poland.
She started her professional career in 1995 in the Marketing Department in Bank Pekao S.A. She joined ING in 1996 and has since then been related to the area of Strategic Clients, as Department Director, Division Director and, prior to her appointment to Vice-President in 2013, Head of the Strategic Clients Division of ING Bank Śląski.
Joanna Erdman is a graduate of the Finance and Statistics Faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Managing Director, Elavon Poland
Rafał Gołębiewski, is a widely recognised expert in Polish market in managing international corporations. Currently, he holds positons of both General Director and Head of Business Development at Elavon Financial Services in Poland.
Since 2011 he has been responsible for sales and financial activity of the Polish subsidiary of Elavon, which is one of the biggest global corporations in the card payment industry.
In a three-year period, the 600-employee Polish branch of Elavon supervised by Rafał, has tripled its revenue. As a natural and highly motivated leader, Rafał, together with his management team, has won and serviced over 20 000 customers to date. Being both disciplined and ambitious in setting personal goals, he influences others using his energy, creativity and dedication to work. He is a visionary in business strategy consistently expanding the business potentials. His insight into the specifics of the organization and customers’ needs results in robust success of his projects. He has extensive experience in change management and business restructuring.
For over 25 years Rafal has been engaged in the European financial and payment industry. Evidenced by his success Rafal has experience in preparation and implementation of business strategies. His expertise includes managing human resources in complex business environments across Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
In the past, Rafal has also worked as a Director of Card Payment Business for Central Europe at American Express.
Rafal is a dynamic management strategist, who wins a large spectrum of businesses including partners and banks.
Dr n. med. Dorota Hryniewiecka-Firlej
CEO of Pfizer Polska, Internal Medicine Lead; President of the Board of INFARMA
Dorota Hryniewiecka-Firlej graduated from the Medical University in Poznań, with a Ph.D. and the specialization in internal medicine. She has many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry: Medical Representative and Hospital Treatment Department Manager in Janssen-Cilag, key managerial functions in Novo Nordisk and Wyeth. In Pfizer since 2009, currently Dorota Hryniewiecka-Firlej holds the position of Country Manager Pfizer Poland and Pfizer Internal Medicine Poland Lead, being also a member of Pfizer Innovative Health European Management Board. She is a member of numerous organizations and associations, e.g. INFARMA, Employers of Poland, Executive Club, Business Centre Club. Parallel to an active professional life, she acts for the local community. In spare time, she is dedicated to her passion Gothic manuscripts: she creates and paints illuminations using dyes prepared by herself on the base of medieval recipes.
Managing Director of Canon Poland
Joined Canon EMEA in 1983. Since that time he has developed strong leadership experience as well as in-depth knowledge of Canon’s business. He has held senior roles across Europe Middle East and Africa while working within the Canon European organization, most recently prior to arriving in Poland Iain worked in the Canon UK and Ireland organization as Services and Support Director. During his career Iain has led many business transformation programs for Canon in Europe.
Prof. Krzysztof Obłój
Professor L. Kozminski Academy and University of Warsaw
Krzysztof Obloj, Ph.D., former president of European International Business Academy, is a distinguished professor of Strategic and International Management. He holds chairs of Strategic Management departments at Kozminski University and School of Management of University of Warsaw. He has regularly taught at Bodo Graduate School of Management in Norway, ESCP-EAP in Paris, and Henley Management College in UK. As a visiting professor he spent a considerable amount of time doing research and lecturing abroad, mostly in the USA at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Yale University, Central Connecticut State University and Duquesne University. He is extensively published. He published three books in the US (“Management Systems”, 1993; “Winning: Continuous Improvement Theory in High Performance Organizations”, 1995, Passion and discipline of strategy, 2010) and coauthored few in Europe. He published articles in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, European Management Journal, Industrial&Environmental Crisis Quarterly, International Small Business Journal, Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal, PostCommunist Economies, and several Polish journals. His last books published in Poland: “Corporate strategy”, 2014, and ‘Passion and discipline of strategy’ , 2016, became bestsellers and have already several editions. Professor Krzysztof Obloj is a renown corporate speaker and consultant in Poland and advises numerous Polish and international firms (e.g. LPP, PKN, Asea Brown Boveri, LG, Benckiser, Beiesdorf, Gedeon Richter, Rockwool, Valeo) in the areas of strategy, structure and organizational culture. He is a member of two supervisory boards of large listed companies.
Prof. Witold Orłowski
Member of the National Development Council of the President of the Republic of Poland, Rector of the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business
The founder of the NOBE Independent Center for Economic Studies, in 2002-2005 the Head of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President of the Polish Republic, a lecturer in the field of macroeconomics, the author of numerous books and scientific publications in this field.
CEO at Konsalnet Holding
Co-owner and Partner in Value4Capital, private equity firm focused on investments in mid-market Central European companies. Jacek has 20 years experience in M&A and capital investments. He was the President of the Polish Private Equity Association from 2005 to 2010 and was Vice-Chairman of the investment committee of Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy, a government venture programme. Currently, he is the President of Konsalnet Holding S.A., the largest security company in Poland.
Jacek is also a member of Business Centre Club and Polish Business Roundtable Club.
Prof. Marek Rocki
Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics
Performed numerous functions at the SGH, including two terms as rector. In 2016 he was once again elected rector of the SGH. Senator of the Republic of Poland since 2005.Former Chairman of the Polish Accreditation Committee and Civil Service. President of the Executive Board of AZS (2003-2016). Member of the supervisory boards of COGNOR and Makarony Polskie.
Director for Market Development in East-Central Europe, Mastercard Europe
He joined Mastercard’s Polish office in 2007. He is responsible for the development of the cashless payments acceptance network, as well as the implementation of innovative payment solutions in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Prior that he became General Manager of the Polish office and after three years he was promoted to the position of the General Manager of the cluster comprising Poland and Balkan countries. In 2001 – 2007, he worked for Sygma Bank Polska as Sales Director at the Cards Department.
Vice President, Partner at PwC Polska
Jacek Socha is the Vice Chairman of PwC Polska Sp. z o.o. He joined PwC in December 2005. Since joining the company he has advised a number of Polish enterprises as well as foreign companies.
As Minister of State Treasury, in the years 2004-2005, he successfully completed a number of privatization transactions through the Warsaw Stock Exchange, including the biggest IPO in Poland – PKO BP.
As Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Poland, in the years 1994-2004, he participated in the process of creating regulations for the Polish capital market, as well as regulations which adjusted Polish law to the European Union’s regulations. He also participated in the admission process of a large number of companies currently listed on the WSE.
He is the Honorary Member of:
– the Warsaw Stock Exchange,
– the Chamber of Brokerage Houses,
– and the Association of Securities Brokers and Investment Advisors.
He executed essential functions in the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), where, in the years 1998-2000 he chaired the European Regional Committee. He was the Deputy Chairman of the Emerging Market Committee in the years 1996-1998 and Member of the Executive Committee in the years 1994-2000.
Jacek Socha was engaged, from the very beginning, in the creation of Corporate Governance rules in Poland, he is the co-writer of the first rules approved by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2002. He is the Member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Jacek Socha is an Arbitrator of the Arbitrary Court acting by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
President and CEO of Xerox Polska
For more than 17 years he is actively present and appreciated as a manager on the IT market and High-Tech. He brings Xerox’s change management expertise and extensive knowledge of the IT and Power Market, Technology, TMT, Digital Media, Finance and Industry markets and technologies through his many years of experience in Dell’s leadership positions, Carlyle Private Equity Group, Taylor Nelson, Alcatel Lucent.
He graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology with a degree in electronics. He is an EMBA graduate of the prestigious Ecole Commercial De Paris (now ESCP Europe) in the area of Leadership Program and International Management.
Prof. Cezary Wójcik
Founder and Director of the Center for Leadership, professor of leadership and finance at SGH
Economist, founder of Center for Leadership, SGH Warsaw School of Economics. In 1998 he graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with a master’s degree, and in 1999, from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2003 he obtained his doctorate in economics. In 2009 he received post-doctoral degree in economics.
In 2011 he graduated from the Master Class for Leadership Educators at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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The cooperation with Executive Club is a chance to reach exclusive group of managers – leaders, who actively participate in business, as well as the opportunity to promote your company or products efficiently.
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