Marta Kowalska-Marrodan, based in Prague, Berlin and Bratislava, focuses on the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria. Marta advises entrepreneurs, family businesses, and private equity firms on CEO succession and senior leadership development. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services, Consumer, and Energy Practices and in the firm’s Family Business Advisory. Marta is often engaged in executive search for CMOs and legal professionals.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Marta led her own business organizing international conferences in Poland, including collaboration with EU institutions as Poland prepared for the entry into the EU. As a journalist and news producer with Interpress Press Agency in Warsaw, Marta worked with the international press, ensuring coverage of historic transitions in Poland, from the Round Table in March in 1989 through the first semi-free elections in June of that year and the establishment of Poland’s first non-Communist government in August. Marta began her career with Wang Laboratories, first as an Intern in Vienna, followed by General Management responsibility for the company's branch in Poland, where she set up and managed Wang’s sales and services activities.
Marta earned an MA in Languages and History from University of Warsaw and an MBA at Ashridge Management College in the UK.