People are our greatest asset.

High-class experts from various fields work in ARIA: strategy, finance, law, sales, marketing and communication. They have extensive knowledge and comprehensive work experience applicable towards various industries and sectors of the economy.

Dariusz Lewandowski CEO

Has a lot of professional success under his belt. Managed such international corporations as Red Bull and TATA in Poland. As a PwC and Deloitte consultant he also advised corporations in finance, as well as he provided business consulting services and introduced entities to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He is Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Privately, his passions include surfing and competitive skateboarding.

Katarzyna Kolmus BOARD MEMBER

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw. She is an attorney at the District Bar Association in Warsaw. She specializes in civil, commercial, and capital market law. She has extensive experience in the conduct of investment transactions, preparation of information documents, the process of raising capital, as well as the creation of the compliance procedures. She is also a Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System for New Connect and Catalyst on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. A lover of challenges in professional life as well as private (therefore she devotes her free time to her dachshund).

Piotr Budnik BOARD MEMBER

Securities broker with permissions to perform investment advisory services and a Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He began his career in the First Republic Group investment firm’s New York branch. A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice. He also attended the Woodberry Forest School, Virginia, USA. Privately, a proponent of physical activity, healthy eating, and the game of chess.

Daniel Kulaszewski BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Manager with many years of professional experience gained in financial institutions (bro-kerage houses, investment fund companies, insurance companies). Participated in numerous start-up projects, particularly in financial intermediary. A devout follower of the “customer focus” strategy, with experience in direct customer service. Financial Supervision Au-thority licensed counselor. Privately a huge fan of his German shepherd, cycling, and garden-ing.

Anna Wacławek-Ptaszek ATTORNEY AT LAW

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. Specialist in the field of capital market law, in particular investment funds. She gained her experience as a lawyer in a association of investment funds and a brokerage house, where she provided comprehensive legal services of the entities and funds managed by them. Privately she is passionate about travel, books, and sports.

Creativity, independence, commitment

Grzegorz Szymański MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Advisor with 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. He has unique experience gained in three different sectors: private, public, and government. He worked as a director of marketing, public relations, and investor relations at Sante, PGZ, ARP and MS TFI. He has advised clients in various industries and sectors of the economy, as a senior manager at McCANN Worldgroup agencies, as well as at ALERT MEDIA Communications. He conducted public relations for Coca-Cola, Nutricia Poland, Deutsche Bank, Good-year Dunlop Tires Poland, Bakoma, and KFC. He specializes in corporate product and crisis communications, as well as personal branding. He also holds a Master’s Degree in economics. Privately, a lover of literature (factual, historical, biographical) and good music (jazz, classical). In his free time he practices fencing.

A tendency to break patterns, cross borders

Magdalena Jończak MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

A graduate of Economics at the University of Wrocław, School of Social Psychology in Warsaw and Harvard Business School. An expert in building growth strategies, company value management and digital transformation of business. Chief Value Of-ficer and Executive Vice President at Synerise, a leading provider of technological solutions using artificial intelligence algorithms. In the past, among others, Partner and Board Member at Deloitte, a leading consulting company, responsible for the strategic consulting team for the industrial and consumer goods industry. In her free time she loves sailing.

Anna Jabłońska-Przeklasa BACKOFFICE SPECIALIST

A graduate of the University of Warsaw. For years associated with the financial and insurance industry (investment companies, brokerage houses, insurance companies). She gained her first professional experience at the AEGON Life Insurance Agency. She deals with documentation and financial settlements at ARIA Private Equity since 2016. In her free time he loves to photograph.

Grzegorz Żebrowski INVESTEMENT MANAGER

A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and Richard Ivey School of Busi-ness, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has extensive experience in the work of an investment analyst (including CEE Equity Partners). He also worked for Innova Capital, UniCredit CAIB, Ernst & Young and PZU. In his free time, he deepens his knowledge of historical topics.

We promote diversity - we believe that it is a driving force and an inseparable part of suc-cess.

Ewa Rudnicka STRATEGY ASSOCIATE

A graduate of the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics. At Deloitte, she developed strategies for companies in the life science, utility products, e-commerce and FMCG industries. At ConQuest Consulting, she managed a team of 27 strategists from various fields. She took her first professional steps at the BNP Paribas bank. She is an expert in the field of creating and delivering value, executing set goals and implementing good management practices.

Maciej Kania INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE

A graduate of Economics at the University of Southampton. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He gained his extensive professional experience working as a transaction advisor in the London branch of Ernst & Young, specializing in private equity transactions. For 4 years he advised SMEs at Smith & Williamson based in Bristol. He started his career at the Lloyds Banking Group in London as a financial analyst. He was responsible for advising on the sale of a part of a British group from the consumer products industry, belonging to the FTSE100 index, in a transaction worth £ 2.8 billion. Privately, he is passionate about skiing, traveling and photography.

Michał Lasota ATTORNEY AT LAW

Legal Advisor with extensive experience in the field of servicing financial institutions and companies from the investment industry. For 7 years he was associated with the Investment Banking Department at Noble Securities SA. He has extensive professional experience, which he gained while leading a team of lawyers, with whom he successfully carried out the process of “rolling” bonds of a public company with a value of about PLN 123 million. In addition, as an in-house lawyer, he was responsible for the implementation of public subordinated bond issue programs for a large Polish bank. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Privately a fan of sports, in particular triathlon and obstacle racing (OCR).

Weronika Domagalska JUNIOR LAWYER

5th year student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. The founder of the well-known and respected In-terdisciplinary Circle of Corporate Law. In 2017-2018, she was the ambassador of the international law firm CMS, representing the law firm in dealing with the scientific community. In 2018 she did an internship at Deloitte in the Tax Advisory Department. In ARIA as a Junior Lawyer, she supports the legal department in servicing portfolio companies, as well as in important corporate matters, including in the update of the Personal Data Protection Policy (GDPR). In his free time she rules … the kitchen – she bakes delicious cakes, and her specialty is traditional challah.

Piotr Biederek HR BUSINESS PARTNER

He graduated from the ZNP Pedagogical University in Warsaw. Has extensive knowledge in the field of recruitment and work with people. Responsible for employee training, influencing their development and motivation. He gained his experience by taking part in numerous projects regarding development paths, process optimization and building incentive systems. For over 12 years he was associated with Bank Millennium, where his career developed quickly. First, he worked there as a customer consultant, then as a retail manager, and finally as a director of the Financial Center. Privately, he loves theater, art and travel. He spends his free time discovering new places, people and vegetarian flavors.

Our experts worked for

Bank BPH / Deutsche Bank / Alior Bank / Raiffeisen Bank / LOT / EY / PwC / Deloitte / Coca-Cola / Red Bull / Tetley / KFC / Sante / Danone / Bakoma / UPC / Agora / WP.PL / Cemex / MyDeal / FLYHACKS / FRU.PL / Goodyear / Unilever / Nutricia / Novartis / Aflofarm / AstraZeneca / GlaxoSmithKline / PKO BP / PGNIG / PGE / PGZ / ARP / PKP

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