OUR CORE TEAM

Every client and every problem require a unique mix of skills. Therefore, for each project we assemble a dedicated team of selected experts.

 

We believe that the best ideas can be developed only with the participation of the client throughout the process. This way the client becomes a member of the team. As a result we are not only able to create better solutions, but we also make sure that they will be feasible and smoothly implemented at the client level.

 

Meet our core team of experts:

Nina Kowalewska-Motlik
Expert in the field of media, advertising, marketing and branding;
Manager with a track record of success
  • Over 25 years of experience in advertising,  branding and marketing;

  • Former CEO of Harlequin Books Poland (1991-1995) – in 4 years published 500 titles and sold 50 million books; in 1993 Harvard Business School wrote a case study about the success of Harlequin Poland;

  • Former CEO Young & Rubicam Poland (1995-2000) - 125 employees, 75 million dollars turnover;

  • Since 1995 CEO New Communications -  providing consultancy and conducting campaigns for clients in international media such as Al Jazeera, CNN, Financial Times, The Economist and many other titles.

  • Business Consultant, mentor

Axel Motlik
Expert in the field of Management Consulting and Executive Assessment
  • Over 35 years as consultant in Engineering, Financial and HR consulting  (Executive Search, Executive Assessment and Coaching)

  • Fully licensed broker with Merrill Lynch

  • 23 years with Korn/Ferry International as Managing Director Germany, Regional MD Central and Eastern Europe, Member of the Corporate Board L.A. and the European Management Board

  • Independent Management Consultant since 2009 with exclusive focus on Executive Assessment

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of German Armed Forces Munich

Piotr Cygan
Expert in the field of Strategy, Operations, Organization and M&A issues
  • Over 30 years experience in Strategy, Operational Improvement Programs, Reorganization and M&A advisory.

  • 1986 – 2001: McKinsey & Company German Office (Düsseldorf and Berlin), later co-founder of the Warsaw office. Elected a first ever Polish Partner at McKinsey & Company in 1997. Piotr Cygan was an expert in operational efficiency improvement, restructuring, post merger management and value enhancement and advised leading Polish and international clients in a diverse range of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Banking, Vonsumer Goods and Pharmaceuticals.

  • 2001 – 2002: CEO at ITI Group, the largest family-owned media business in Poland, was responsible for the redesign of the media group's Corporate Centre, implemented a Value Based Management and controlling system for all business units as well as assessed the group's potential acquisitions and disposals.

  • 2003 – present: Managing Partner at Hexagon Management, focuses on Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Infrastructue sectors, responsible for deal origination, transaction, strategic and restructuring advisory services for the largest publicly owned companies and some of the most successful family-owned businesses.

  • Graduate of the Warsaw Technological University and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

Metin Mitchell
Expert in the field of Management Consulting and Executive Assessment
  • Founder and Managing Partner of the Executive Search and HR Management Advisory Firm, Metin Mitchell & Company. The Firm is based in Dubai's DIFC and serves clients across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • 19 year career with the US Executive Search Firm Korn/Ferry International where roles held included Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, member of the EMEA Management team, Managing Director for France, and Managing Vice President European E-Business Practice.

  • Closely associated with the MENA region since 1995. His specialization includes the recruitment of Chief Executive Officers and their direct reports. His clients consist of some of the region's leading family businesses, conglomerates, financial institutions, industrial companies and telecom operators.

  • He has, for many years, been closely involved with corporate social responsibility projects and is an active supporter of Save the Children®. Mr. Mitchell was recently appointed Vice President of Save the Children®.

  • Undergraduate degree in French and history, and a post-graduate degree in business studies from the London School of Economics.