Executive Board member
Company: Guess Poland
Waldemar is an Executive Board member of Guess Poland with over 18 years of experience in different sectors of retail and wholesale operations.
In 1997, right after studies at University of Economy in Poznan he joined one of the biggest FMCG company Procter&Gambnle, working there for almost 3 years in pharmacy and grocery business.
In year 2000 he joined Levi Strauss Poland where he spent over 9 years managing different areas of operation. At the beginning key focus of wholesale and franchise channel in Poland become a base to take over management of export markets.
He spent almost 3 years in managing and developing Levi’s brand in Ukraine and Russia, but as well in Romania, Bulgaria, Bielarus and Baltics. In 2006 he took over Retail Operation in Levi’s for whole region as Retail Director CEE. In this role he established strong retail operation in direct markets (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic) managing direct retail activities and real estate. In 2009 he joined Smyk – part of EM&F Group – as Director of Operation and Development in Poland. Under this leadership Smyk opened over 30 stores in 3 years growing number from 50 to over 80 stores. He was responsible for successful development of MegaStore concept of Smyk.
In February 2012 he moved to Switzerland joining Guess Europe as Senior Director Emerging Markets taking over responsibility for business development in several markets: CEE region with Russia, whole Scandinavia, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. At the same time he started to prepare whole project related to opening of new subsidiary of Guess in Warsaw dedicated to manage whole CEE region with direct retail operation in Poland. He moved back to Poland in 2013 to manage Guess Poland as General Manager CEE, establishing team managing over 20 countries. He re-established Guess brand in Poland where today brand has over 20 stores with further opening in plan.