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Diversified Leadership by Boston Consulting Group


Aleksandra Sroka-Krzyżak

Director of the Strategy Department in PKO Bank Polski. Before joining PKO BP, Aleksandra was a director in BCG. She was in the top management of the practice of financial markets and Pharmaceutical areas. In BCG she worked in many European countries, in the Middle East and also she spent a year in the USA. Currently, Aleksandra is responsible for Strategy, Projects and Digital Transformation at PKO Bank Polski.

Aleksandra Janusz

CEO of Ciech R&D. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. After completing her studies, she deepened her knowledge in the field of investment and real estate, including 1.5 years of work at Goldman Sachs. After her living in London, Aleksandra Janusz has returned to Warsaw and was immediately involved in many projects, including management of Venture Capital fund, which is to invest in innovative technology companies. Today, Aleksandra Janusz successfully runs a company and coordinates research and development projects for a large chemical conglomerate the Ciech Group.

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Oktawian Zając

Partner and Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group in Warsaw. He leads the team of consultants for mining and industrial goods players. He gained his experience in Poland, North America and Asia. Oktawian graduated from University of Technology in Lodz and University of Manchester.


In 2004 he joined BCG, where he is a specialist in large-scale transformations, restructuring and cost optimization in the consumer goods and industrial goods industries. Thanks to his many years of experience, he has an in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and the integration of companies after the merger of large organizations. Oktawian has advised leading global players on new market entry strategies in various regions and has created many innovative business models and ventures around the world, including groundbreaking digital platforms.

Justyna Markiewicz

CEO of Vogue Poland. In the past, she worked as a Deputy Director in Zacheta National Gallery of Art. Justyna also gained her experience in PZU. She graduated from University of Warsaw.

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Wawrzyniec Smoczyński

The originator and creator of Polityka Insight. He headed the analytical team and was responsible for the company's development in 2012-2018. Journalist and editor, for six years he was the head of the foreign department of "Polityka". He worked for “Przekrój”, “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Rzeczpospolita”. Winner of many prizes like Prize of Andrzej Woyciechowski (2012), Grand Press for specialist journalism (2011) and Prize of Kwiatkowski for economic journalism (2010). He studied Egyptology at the University of Warsaw as well as general linguistics and coptology at the University of George August in Göttingen.

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