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Lidia Kołucka

HR leader, Public Affairs and Communication at Pelion S.A.

Bio:

Lawyer, manager and expert with over 15 years of experience in management, and in the development and implementation of communication and business strategies, as well as leadership experience gained in international organisations (leading global law firms, non-profit organisations, consulting, pharma, healthcare and finance settings). Lidia has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, as well as strong professional skills in change management, communication, strategy, inclusive business model, HR and talent acquisition. Her leadership style is transparent and marked by high integrity.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw, further developing her knowledge through post-graduate courses offered by that university (in Commercial Law, Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law) and by the Wrocław University of Economics (covering Stock Exchange and Securities). While still a student, she was professionally involved with the MP offices of Andrzej Celiński, Jacek Kuroń and Professor Bronisław Geremek. She was placed as an intern at Hunton&Williams, a renowned law firm in Poland. Then she secured a post at the Ford Foundation, where she was responsible for the organisation’s grant programmes in the CEE region. Subsequently, she joined the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, where her responsibility was for managing the CEE Trust, overseeing the organisation’s legal and financial activities, as well as for planning, implementation and monitoring of the CEE Trust programmes run in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. Between 2008 and 2012, she was serving as a strategic advisor to the Prime Minister of Poland in the fields of public administration, state-citizen relations, social dialogue, big data and the digital agenda. She is a co-author of the Poland 2030 Report and the ‘Long-Term National Development Strategy’. Member of the Digitisation Council at the Polish Ministry of Administration and Digitisation and the Modern Poland Foundation. In 2013, she was admitted among Yale World Fellows. Since May 2014 she has worked for Pelion, where she is responsible for communication, HR, change management, talent acquisition and recruitment of leaders to fill key managerial positions.