Warsaw Equity Group

Meet the  WEG Team

19 WEG team members

We believe in what we do. Ambitious projects and goals give us wings. We look toward the future with optimism and remember that work is only part of life!

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Founders

Jacek Giedrojć

Founder

Jacek Giedrojć has been involved in investment activities in Poland since 1992. At the begining he was focused on privatisations and management buyouts. After 1999, he was involved, among other things, in the restructuring of the portfolio of difficult assets acquired from Elektrim S.A. and in investments in early stage technology companies. He served as CEO of the Group until 2005.

Currently he remains involved in the development of the Group and management of its portfolio, overseeing investment processes, as well as reviewing and approving all of the projects. Prior to founding WEG he gained experience working as an auditor, consultant and in public administration services in Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

Jacek holds a PhD in Sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Witold Grzesiak

Founder

Witold Grzesiak returned to Poland in 1993. In the years 1993-1999 he specialized in corporate finance advisory and successfully conducted a number of transactions on behalf of Polish and international corporations, including: International Paper (ZPC Kwidzyn), Unilever (Pollena Bydgoszcz), ABB (ZWUS Katowice), Gdynia Shipyard and Eltra Bydgoszcz. He also conducted an investment in the Hydrocentrum company and its subsequent restructuring.

Witold Grzesiak was also one of the founders and executive directors of Warsaw Equity Holding company, established to restructure the portfolio of companies owned by Elektrim SA. From 1999 to 2006 he was actively involved in the development of WEG’s investment portfolio.

Currently he remains involved in the development of the Group and management of its portfolio, overseeing investment processes, as well as reviewing and approving all of the projects. Prior to founding WEG he gained experience working as a director at Coopers & Lybrand in New Zealand.

Witold Grzesiak graduated from Massey University in New Zealand, he also completed the MBA program at the Wharton Business School in the United States.

Team

Krzysztof Dziewicki

chairman of the board
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Krzysztof joined WEG in 1999 and has served as the group's CEO since 2015. Early in his career, Krzysztof gained experience at two consulting firms: TDI and Egmont Consulting. He also actively participated in the operational activities of WEG's portfolio companies, including serving as the CFO of ZPC Otmuchów during 1999-2001 and 2007-2011 and leading to its IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Recently, Krzysztof has also been acting as Vice President of the Management Board of Polskie Konsorcjum Gospodarcze S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board of Baltchem Zakłady Chemiczne S.A.

Krzysztof graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in Applied Mathematics.

Krzysztof’s day-to-day: Krzysztof manages Group financials, participates in defining WEG strategy, and evaluates new investment projects. Using his over twenty years of experience in the investment industry, Krzysztof also supports portfolio companies in defining and implementing their strategy.

His passions: popular science literature, jogging.

Przemek Danowski

Managing Partner
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Przemek joined the WEG team in 2009 and has been a board member since 2015. Prior to joining WEG, he worked at Trigon Group from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for various M&A and IPO projects – focusing mainly on the high tech and media industries.

Przemek holds a degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). He has also passed a Level III CFA exam issued by the CFA Institute.

Przemek's day to day: Przemek is responsible for developing the organization’s investment strategy as well as providing support to businesses in the company portfolio. His main focus is to increase the value of the WEG portfolio – with 10+ investments in tech companies, numerous M&As as well as IPOs under his belt. He also serves on the supervisory boards of Baltchem, Contec, PKG , Vigo Photonics.

His passions: travel, music, hiking.

Dawid Bieńkowski

Human Capital Partner
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Dawid joined WEG in 2020. He gathered his experience performing global HR roles for brands such as Bridgestone, Whirlpool, Faurecia, Electrolux.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Silesian University of Technology and holds an MBA from the National Louis University. He is a graduate of the Erickson Coaching School.

Dawid’s day-to-day: with his experience Dawid actively supports portfolio companies in the process of managing their human capital and organizational culture. He also supports portfolio companies' leaders in their personal development. Additionally, Dawid oversees WEG's communication and brand image building in social media.

His passions: music production, popularization of personal development topics, traveling.

Adam Markiel

Investment Director
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Adam joined WEG at the beginning of 2019. He began his career as a junior analyst in the equity research department of Merril Lynch. Before joining WEG, between 2008 and 2019, he worked at Trigon Investment Banking, where responsible for sourcing and executing M&A mandates, and public and private equity and debt placements.

Adam is a Finance and Banking graduate from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Adam's day to day: Adam supports Artifex Mundi and Piwik PRO in the definition and implementation of their strategies. He is also responsible for sourcing and executing new investments.

His passions: music, literature, hiking, and rock climbing.

Paweł Maj

Investment Director
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Paweł joined WEG in early 2022.

He previously co-managed three VC funds (two bValue funds and the Skyline Venture fund) and the Skyline Investment advisory and investment boutique. To date he completed more than 50 investments, more than 20 exits, and has served on the supervisory and management boards of more than 30 companies.

Paweł is actively involved in the development of the startup ecosystem in Poland and CEE as a mentor, speaker, lecturer, jury member and author of numerous publications. He is also a mentor in the Social Business Accelerator program, part of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Paweł graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (USA) with a degree in Management.

Paweł's day to day: Paweł is mainly responsible for providing strategic support to Vigo Ventures as well as expanding WEG's portfolio and supporting portfolio companies in development and fundraising.

His passions: new technologies, sci-fi, snowboard, kitesurfing and travelling.

Mateusz Czajkowski

Attorney At-Law
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Mateusz joined WEG in 2008. His main focus is managing the legal workstreams in WEG's investment projects and advising WEG's portfolio companies on key legal matters.

Mateusz graduated with a Law degree from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and hold the Attorney-at-Law title.

Mateusz's day-to-day: using his vast VC, PE, and legal experience, Mateusz manages due diligence processes, drafts investment documentations, conducts various legal analyses, and prepares legal structures.

His passions: biking, trekking, fantasy and non-fiction books.

Paulina Gudajczyk

Attorney-at-law
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Paulina joined WEG in 2015. Before that she gained professional experience working at a legal advisory firm and in legal departments of private companies.

Paulina is a Law graduate from the University of Łódz. In 2018, she passed the bar exam and was entered on the list of legal advisers kept by the OIRP in Warsaw.

Paulina's day-to-day: Paulina is responsible for the preparation of investment documentation, agreements, legal opinions, pleadings, and internal legal documentation. In addition, Paulina provides legal services and ongoing support to portfolio companies.

Her passions: books, movies, snowboarding and gardening.

Patrycja Żuk‑Sołowińska

Chief Accountant
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Patrycja joined WEG in 2010. Since 2015, she has been the WEG's Chief Accountant.

She graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. She has also completed postgraduate studies in Accounting and Corporate Finance at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Patrycja’s day-to-day: Patrycja is responsible for accounting processes in the group's holding companies and supports the management board by providing up-to-date information on WEG's financial situation.

Her passions: music, mountains, and numbers.

Monika Sarnicka

Transfer Pricing Expert, Deputy Chief Accountant
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Monika joined WEG in 2014. She works in the finance and accounting department and advises WEG in the area of transfer pricing.

Monika is a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Warsaw University of Technology and of Finance and Accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics. She also completed postgraduate studies in Transfer Pricing and Tax Management at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Monika’s day-to-day: Monika is responsible for the accounting of group’s holding companies, the preparation of financial statements, and reports for the WEG management board. In addition, she manages transfer pricing policy, determines transaction prices in intra-group agreements, prepares benchmarking analyses, and tax documentation.

Her passions: swimming, hiking and traveling.

Jan Nalbert

Senior Investment Analyst
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Jan joined WEG in 2019. From 2017 to 2019, he gained experience in M&A from his work at CAG.

Jan is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. During his studies he also spent a semester in Singapore at the National University of Singapore. He has passed three stages of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam organized by the CFA Institute.

Jan's day-to-day: Jan provides support to RealCo, Nethansa and Piwik PRO, and is responsible for preparing investment recommendations, conducting business analysis and expanding WEG's portfolio through new investments.

His passions: trail running, skitouring, freeriding.

Arvin Khanchandani

Investment Manager
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Arvin joined WEG in early 2021. Prior to that, he gained experience as an in-house specialist in M&A and Strategy at London-listed companies SIG plc and Johnson Matthey.

Arvin holds a Master's degree in Political Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Arvin's day-to-day: Arvin is leading the sustainability investing arm at WEG, and is actively looking for new investment targets that could enhance WEG's portfolio. He also supports Contec in the implementation of their strategy, focusing on value-creation activities.

His passions: philosophy, science fiction, football, tennis

Dawid Sugier

Junior Investment Analyst
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Dawid joined WEG in mid-2021. Prior to that, he gained experience at Deloitte as an analyst in the Transaction Services team.

Dawid is a graduate of the Rotterdam School of Management, majoring in Finance & Investments. He also graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with a degree in Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems.

Dawid’s day-to-day: Dawid is responsible for finding and evaluating investment projects. He supports portfolio companies (Contec, Nethansa, PKG), conducts business valuations, and prepares investment recommendations.

His passions: history of film, squash, political science.

Jan Szumada

Investment Analyst
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Jan joined WEG in 2021. Prior to that, he gained experience at Simon-Kucher & Partners, and Citibank.

Jan is a graduate of the Rotterdam School of Management with a degree in Business Information Management. He also holds a degree in Global Business, Finance, and Governance from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Jan's day-to-day: Jan prepares valuations, financial models, and business analyses. He is also responsible for identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies (Vigo Photonics, Baltchem, and Vigo Ventures).

His passions: traveling, skiing, popular science literature.

Marta Szymańska

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Marta joined WEG in 2017.

Marta Szymańska is a graduate of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University at the Faculty of Law and Administration.

Marta's day-to-day: Marta manages WEG's administrative processes, including office management, record-keeping, and providing support to the WEG's management team and other departments.

Her passions: traveling, fashion, historical and war novels.

Sebastian Dudek

Office Support

Sebastian joined WEG in 2009.

He is a Business Management graduate at the Warsaw School of Management, and holds a Real Estate Management degree at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

Sebastian's day-to-day: Sebastian supports WEG in managing the logistical and administrative processes that ensure the efficient running of our business. He provides ongoing support to the WEG founders, manages WEG's car fleet, third party services, and real estate. Additionally, Sebastian in involved in the day-to-day WEG's office management.

His passions: MTB biking, fishing, skiing, cooking, investing and all things cars.