“I love making ideas happen by bringing creativity and strategy together.”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Krakow in Poland. I’ve been living and working in Switzerland for over 15 years now – the Alps are my personal heaven for skiing and hiking. I love to strategize, innovate and be challenged.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Adventure, innovation, leadership.
How does your love of food and food systems come together?
My love for delicious food was ignited already in my childhood as both of my parents are very good cooks. So food has always been something very important in my life. But at the same time, it’s clear that our food systems urgently need transformation. Organizations like the Valley are important because they connect food ecosystem players and enable collaborative innovation. This is a perfect fit with my drive for purposeful impact.
What will you be doing at the Valley?
At the Valley, I’ll take care of Innovation Infrastructure and Global Engagement. I’ll also support our MD on developing the Valley’s strategy and growing its impact.
By innovation infrastructure we mean tools and tactics that help to accelerate food innovation. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, so we assess our partners’ needs, what already exists in the market and then develop tools to fill those gaps. Currently we’re developing projects to connect Valley’s partners to funding, experts, talent and facilities that will help them to scale their innovations.
When it comes to global engagement, we have two main goals. We want to position Switzerland as a global food nation that attracts talent, investors and businesses to Switzerland and we want to connect with other food nations and global institutions to collaborate on projects.
When should Valley partners reach out to you?
Partners can reach out to me if they’re looking for funding, if they’re interested in sharing facilities, recruiting the best talent, looking to scale or would like to get involved in global projects.