After more than 30 years in large corporations, which involved living abroad for 27 years and 9 different moves, Pierre Detry settled in Poland and opened a consulting office under the name of 4Spices. His role is to partner with CEO's and General Managers to help them understand the new reality in which they operate and to engage with them in reshaping their organisations to deliver profitable growth. Until summer 2014, he was the President and CEO of Nestlé Poland and Baltic States. Previously, he was the Country Business Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in France, reporting to the worldwide business head in Switzerland.
Pierre Detry is a graduate in Business Administration from the University of Liege in Belgium. He is fluent in French (mother tongue), English and Italian and he also has a good command of Dutch and can communicate in Spanish.
Jeroen van der Toolen started working in Ghelamco in 2003 as Managing Director for Poland. After 3 years, he was appointed Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe and was involved in establishing Ghelamco’s offices in Russia and Ukraine. Currently, Jeroen van der Toolen is responsible for all of Ghelamco’s Central and Eastern European operations which comprise a wide portfolio of office, logistics, residential and retail projects. He has also supervised the introduction and development of sustainable construction in Ghelamco’s projects, including the acquisition of the first BREEAM certificate in Poland for office building.
As Managing Director CEE in Ghelamco, he has introduced a new brand to the Polish market - Ghelamco Residential. Jeroen van der Toolen is a member of the internationally-renowned Young Presidents’ Organization and he majored in Business Economics at Vrije University in Amsterdam.
Christopher Siemienski is the head of the Business Development and Marketing Department at CFE Polska. Born in Canada and of Polish decent, he spent half of his childhood living abroad in countries such as the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Austria and now Poland. He is a graduate of Political Science and International relations with a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a Master’s degree from Collegium Civitas. He speaks Polish, English and French fluently.
Christopher began his career in business consulting by working as a consulting analyst at the American firm Frost&Sullivan. He then continued his career path by joining ARTELIA, an international engineering and project management company where he was responsible for business development in Poland. This then led him to join CFE Polska. Christopher is currently the head of the Financial Review Committee of the Polish Green Building Council in Poland. He is married to Magdalena Siemieńska and has two children - Michal and Aleksandra
Sławomir Czarlewski was born in 1955 in Gdańsk where he graduated from the faculty of law at the University of Gdańsk. He also holds a DEA degree in 20th Century History from the Sciences Po in Paris. He served as Consul General at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Lyon, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Paris and in 2007 he was nominated as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium.
Sławomir Czarlewski is currently the Director of the consulting firm Hanza S.C. He is fluent in Polish (mother tongue) and French and speaks English and Russian. He supports several cultural and social events and is a member of the “Terytoria Książki” foundation.
Izabella Łyś - Gorzkowska graduated in Law at the Warsaw University and then completed post-graduate studies in European and French Law at Poitiers University. During the years 1997-2003, she worked for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Polish Agency for Foreign Investments (PAIZ) and the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG). She has been an advocate since 2006 and is a member of the Warsaw Bar. In 2008, she participated in an international training for barristers organised by the Bar Council in Paris.
She is a founding partner of the law firm Cottyn Barbasiewicz Łyś-Gorzkowska Sp. k. in Warsaw where she supervises the following practices: litigation and procedural law, family law, media and intellectual property law. She speaks Polish (mother tongue), French and English and can communicate in Russian.
Michel Winniczek is the Associate Partner in the company Bar Expert Polska Sp. z o.o. which distributes and promotes Belgian beers in Poland. After graduating in International Marketing & Management from the Business School of the University of Liege, he started a training company in International Trade to help small and medium-sized companies to develop their activities around the world. He chose to focus on Central and Eastern Europe, where he became an Export Manager representing two Belgian companies wishing to enter those markets.
After conducting a market survey of the beer market in Poland, he decided to resign from his job and create his own company to develop the market share of Belgian beers. He also works as a Sales Director for Carrieres & Conseils, a Recruitment & Outsourcing company responsible for Sales and Operations.
Jerzy Śledziewski holds the positions of the member of the BGŻ BNP Paribas Faktoring Sp. z o.o., member of the BNP Paribas Leasing Services Sp. z o.o. and member of the Arval Service Lease Sp. z o.o. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology. He completed Post-Graduate Management Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics as well as the Advance Management Program – IESE Business School University of Navarra.
From May 2011 to the beginning of 2013 (until the merger of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. and Kredyt Bank S.A.), vice president of the Management Board at Kredyt Bank responsible for the Corporate Banking area, focusing on service for SME and corporate clients. During his time at Kredyt Bank S.A., Mr. Śledziewski was member (and later chairman) of the Supervisory Board of Kredyt Lease, member of the Supervisory Board of KBC Autolease Polska and member of the Bank’s Credit Committee.
Ronald Richardson holds a Master's degree in economics of the Antwerp University. He started his career in banking (branch, credits, relationship management, IT) and became in 1991 CEO of Fortis Lease for Europe.
He has been working and living in Poland since 2002. At first, he was the President of Fortis Bank Polska and in 2005 he became the President of Kredyt Bank. Between 2008 - 2015 he was President of OKRE Development - a Belgian residential and office developer.
Since 1986 Tomasz Tomaszewski has been involved in the international trade, banking and finance operations. He started as a tea trader in PHZ Agros. Next, he was trading goods under international barter transactions with Russia, Poland and the Western countries.
He was a representative in Poland of Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG, Austria responsible for trade finance operations. Since 1992 he has been the President of CEF International Ltd., the international debt collection company.