Co-chairman of the RetailTec Congress Advisory Board, Country Leader, SAS Poland
Michał Pieprzny – CEO Poland. Expert in customer value building in B2C and B2B markets. He has an extensive experience in designing and improving business cooperation models, as well as in developing and implementing sales stimulation programs, optimizing product portfolio and company operational effectiveness.
Prior to joining PAYBACK, Michał worked at McKinsey & Company, supporting company boards of multiple companies in Central and Eastern Europe. He also worked for Avon Cosmetics where he was co-responsible for the company’s strategy on 23 markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Co-chairman of the RetailTec Congress Advisory Board, President of the Management Board, POHID
Since 2008 President of Polish Organization of Commerce and Distribution which associate the biggest international retail and wholesale companies in Poland. 2000 till 2017 Director of the METRO AG Representative Office in Poland representing METRO AG companies Makro C&C, Real and Media Saturn Holding towards state authorities, NGO’s and industry associations. Vice President of Employer’s Confederation Lewiatan. Vice President of the European trade association EuroCommerce in Brussels.
Since 2012 Chairman of the Central Eastern Europe Council, representing modern distribution channel of the CEE region towards EU institutions.
General Director / Member of the Board, VOX Detal
Logistics Director, Jeronimo Martins
Enterprise Sales Executive CEE Salesforce
Products Managing Director Products Poland, Accenture
Agnieszka Kubera is Managing Director responsible for Products Operating Group in Poland. (In her role) She manages a team of top-class experts specializing in the strategic, business and technology consulting in the areas of consumer goods and services; retail; air, freight and travel; automotive; industrial equipment; infrastructure and transportation and life sciences industries. Agnieszka Kubera holds number of client account lead positions for flagship Accenture clients in Poland and Europe.
Commercial Director, al.to
Food&Agri International Hub Director, BNP Paribas
Global Accounts & SME Market Sales Director, inPost
Sales Manager with over 12 years of experience in Insurance, CFM, Marketing SaaS and Logistic Industries. Joined InPost in 2016 as Business Development Director and till today challenge with roles of Global Commercial Director and Interim Managing Director of UK Market.
Currently Global Accounts & SME Market Sales Director responsible for Polish “long tail” market and Strategic International Partners.
Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Management Board, Allegro
Head of Merchant and Acquirer CEE Visa
At Visa, Katarzyna manages a team responsible for relations with acquirers and retailers, and acceptance growth in the region of Central Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary). She has more than a dozen years of professional experience in such sectors as banking, cashless payments and loyalty programs, and also in the FMCG industry. During her career, she has held a number of directorial positions with companies including Raiffeisen Polbank (formerly Polbank), POLCARD, and Premium Club. Most recently she was the President of the Management Board of Paymax S.A., a company providing a solution which enables card acceptance via payment application installed on a phone / tablet and mPOS Paymax card reader.
Director General, Raben Logistics Polska
Founder and CEO of Answear.com, since 2011. Answear.com is a leading fashion ecommerce, currently operating in Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. Simultaneously, he’s holding the position of President of the Board Management at ‘Brandbq’ Co. Ltd. – owner of the fashion brand Medicine.
His story with fashion has its beginnings in 1992 when he cofounded “Artman”, launching two fashion brands during the next years: HOUSE and MOHITO. As the President of the Board Management at “Artman”, he was responsible for areas related to strategic management, marketing, brand and product creation, locating production in the countries of South East Asia. Together with his business partners, he led the company to IPO in 2004 and finally sold the company to ‘LPP’ S.A.
Graduated from Master of Environmental Engineering and Land Reclamation Faculty at Agricultural University in Cracow.
Graduated from development program management skills Management 2008, Harvard Business School.
- Stock market investor,
- Member of Investment Committee in GD&K Group
- Interested in: e-commerce, strategic marketing, branding.
- Hobby; sport, travel, politics.
Chief Technology Officer, IBM
General Director, KIK Textilien
VP CEE, Adyen
Jakub Czerwiński is the VP CEE of the global payment provider Adyen. Having strong background in Fintech and Hospitality industries and over 10 years of experience in commercial roles, Jakub helps merchants find the best way to expand their business worldwide, connect online and offline payments in one unified system and optimize merchant’s operational effectiveness. His domains are Unified Commerce, platforms and marketplaces.
MSC Program Director, Poland and Central Europe, Marine Stewardship Council
An oceanographer by profession, a diver and a sailor by passion. She combined her passion for the oceans with her work. For over 13 years, she leads projects aimed at safeguarding the sea and ocean resources. Organizer and participant of many research and educational cruises. Author of the WWF Blue Patrol project: a network of 200 volunteers who patrol the Polish coast, gathering information on seals and porpoises washed up on the shore. For 7 years, she promotes sustainable fishery as the MSC Program Director, Poland and Central Europe.
MSC mission is to use our certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans. Together with our partners – fishers, processors, retailers, producers, restaurants and others who care for marine wildlife and enjoy wild-caught seafood, MSC promotes responsibly sourced seafood, by creating sustainable fish market and supporting sustainable fishing practices.
Head of Global Expansion, Central Europe and Israel Alibaba Group
Head of Channel - Poland Channel, Veritas Technologies LLC
With over 10 years experience in the IT industry, 7 of which have been at Veritas (and Symantec). Lukasz has long service with the company and insight into both Channel and End User facing sales in 3 different European countries.
Lukasz has worked In the UK, Ireland and Poland most recently in various roles from Inside Sales, to Product Specialist, to End-user Sales and Channel Manager.
Apart from Veritas, Lukasz has also worked directly for Oracle and Symantec but also indirectly indirectly for CA Technologies, Dell and Lenovo.
Recognized with several awards during his career. Including UK Channel Partner of the Year in FY15 and Partner Success Manager of the Year for the Emerging Region in FY18
Green Officer, Żabka
Technical Account Manager, Ab Initio
Country Manager IPF Digital
Vice President, Marketing Director, DHL Parcel
Legal Counsel, Partner, DLK Legal
Dr. Krzysztof Korus is an attorney at law, doctor of laws and economist, lecturer on public business law at the Foreign Legal Systems School Coordination Centre at the Jagiellonian University (Ośrodek Koordynacyjny Szkół Praw Obcych przy Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim), works with the Polish-German Centre for Banking Law at the Jagiellonian University (Polsko – Niemieckiego Centrum Prawa Bankowego Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego), is an associate member of the European Payments Consulting Association in Frankfurt, a member of the programming board at the monthly publication “Banking Law Monitor” (Monitor Prawa Bankowego), and a member of the working group of the Financial Market Development Council at the Polish Ministry of Finance, dealing with implementation of Directive 2007/64/EC. He has worked for renowned law firms in an of counsel capacity. Legal expert of the Polish Organization of non-bank Payment Institutions (PONIP). His specialist practice focus is commercial law. He has authored several dozen publications and legal analyses on legal issues relating to electronic payment instruments, and is invited to speak at numerous conferences and seminars relating to this issue.
Head of e-Commerce Poland & East Europe, Unilever
Manager with many years of experience in the cosmetics, food and children’s categories. During his career, he was associated with companies such as: L’Oreal, Samsung, Danone-Nutricia, Unilever. Currently at Unilever, he is responsible for e-commerce sales and content in Poland and Eastern Europe. He builds a sales strategy and communication with the shopper in modern Internet channels: pure players, omnichannel, market place, e-grocery sales platforms.
Country Manager Poland, Visa Europe
Graduate of Warsaw School of Insurance and Banking (now Vistula University).
His career began in 2001 with KPMG consultancy, where for five years he managed an array of projects for financial institutions, including in the scope of internal processes optimization and profitability improvement. In 2006 he took over as credit card portfolio manager at Polbank EFG, with responsibilities covering partnership programmes and increase in credit card portfolio profitability.
With Visa since March 2011, Adrian Kurowski ran for three years a consulting practice for Central Eastern Europe, having carried out many projects focused on implementing new product strategies and optimizing card portfolio management in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
As from October 2014, he is Country Manager for Poland, Visa.
Vice President of the Management Board, X-kom.pl
Head of Convenience, Carrefour Polska
Member of the Management Board, Dealz Poland
President of the Management Board, Action
Member of the Management Board/CFO, Lidl
Director of Digital Customer Experience, Żabka
President of the Management Board, Frisco
President of the Management Board Morele.net
Brand, Customer and Digital Director, Auchan
President of the Management Board
Graduated of Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, on Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, specialization: computer control systems.
For 14 years he has gained experience in implementations and planning controlling systems, for such clients as VW, GM, Daimler and Siemens.
He worked as technical consultant during construction of VW factory in Poznań.
He was responsible for standardizations and optimization of the manufacturing process in the factory.
Currently he is CEO in APA Sp. z o.o. and APA Innovative Sp. z o.o.
He is also a member of Program Board of Electric Department on Silesian Technical University.
Memeber of the Board, Lewiatan Holding
CEO, Polska Grupa Supermarketów
President of the Board, KPH Społem Sp. z o.o.
Microsoft Technology Center Lead, Microsoft
President of the Management Board, W.P.I.P.
President of the Management Board, Jantar Sp. z o.o.
President of the Management Board, Selfmaker sp. z o.o.
President of Polish Confederation Lewiatan
President of the Managment Board, MM Conferences S.A.
Graduated from the Koźminski University in Warsaw with a degree in Marketing, Management and Finance & Banking. His wide-range knowledge in the field of strategic management he acquired at the School of Economics and Management at Lund University in Sweden. Moreover, he accomplished International Consulting training in Audencia Nantes Management School. He gained his experience i.a. at Frosta A.G. in Bremerhaven, where he reported directly to the Marketing Director. He performed functions of general director of the Association of Frozen Foods, that brings together dozens of biggest producers of frozen food on Polish market, including representatives of global brands such as: Unilever, Farm Frites, Bonduelle. While working in the Warsaw International Fair he has contributed to organisation of three editions of the largest motor show in Poland – Warsaw International Motor Show. Subsequently, he worked in Expomedia Events Warsaw, where he held the position of director for business development and sponsorship relations. The next stage of his career was transition to conference sector.
E-commerce & Omnichannel Director Decathlon Polska