Independent specialist on Medical and Pharmaceutical field in Central and Eastern Europe
I was born in Warsaw in 1958. Graduated from Warsaw Medical University in 1982 cum laude. The same year I started my medical career first as an intern than as than resident and finally tutor and consultant in general and vascular surgery at the Department of General and Thoracic Surgery University Central Teaching Hospital. In 1992 I have joined American company W.L.Gore and Associates (the inventor and producer of Gore-Tex® Material) as a first employee from eastern Europe. The assignment was to build the medical part of business in new markets, first in Poland than Ukraine, Russia and all other countries of the region. I have been opening offices in Moscow and Warsaw. As the responsibilities grow I finally took care of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa focusing on medical business of the company but also being responsible for cross-divisional and corporate functions. In 2003 I have moved to pure pharmaceutical business joining one of the biggest Polish pharma company Polfa Kutno. I took care of an foreign trade of the company again being responsible for Eastern Europe (with big business in Ukraine) but also for Far and Middle East. After successful merger with American pharmaceutical company Ivax in 2005 I’ve left the company and start working as independent consultant and business trainer again focusing on business in Russia and Ukraine. In the fall of 2006 I took the responsibility of Ukraine Country Manager of leading Japanese Pharmaceutical Company Astellas – to be more precise of the Representative Office of Dutch Branch of Astellas. I’ve stepped down on December’16 after 10 years of unique business achievements of Asters in Ukraine. Since then I’m independent specialist on Medical and Pharmaceutical field in Central and Eastern Europe. Advisor and Member of Board of Directors of number of companies. I started to actively work in the frames of European Business Association (by far the biggest business organization in Ukraine gathering almost a thousand member companies from all business environments) Health Care Committee . In 2008 I had a great honor to be elected as a Board Member of EBA. Since then I have a privilege to serve to Ukrainian business community as a Member of EBA Board. In 2014 the Board elected me on position of EBA Vice President and in 2015 I became a President of EBA one of the most noble positions in Ukrainian business. My hobby is travelling and photography. Throughout my travel I had a chance to visit over 115 countries all over the world. On my Frequent Travelers accounts is noted over two million miles flown. Hundreds of the hotel visited. Tens of thousands pictures taken.