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Marek R. Helinski

Advisor Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland, PL

Visionary leader, identifying and opening up new markets, introducing new products and guiding businesses into new geographic areas.

Visionary leader, identifying and opening up new markets, introducing new products and guiding businesses into new geographic areas.

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Advisor

OPTEX SECURITY Sp. z o.o., Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland / OPTEX CO. LTD., Ogoto-Otsu, Japan
PSM C.Hartwig Warszawa S.A., Warsaw, Poland
Drewex Sp.J., Radzymin
Holzmax, Kobylka
STOLARKA WOLOMIN S.A., Wolomin (near Warsaw), Poland
Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk S.A. (Port of Gdansk Authority), Gdansk, Poland
Matech / Metrix Metal, Tczew
STILO Polska, Gdansk
SIL-TRADE, Katowice
Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk S.A. (Port of Gdansk Authority), Gdansk, Poland
OPTEX SECURITY Sp. z o.o., Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland / OPTEX CO. LTD., Ogoto-Otsu, Japan
STOLARKA WOLOMIN S.A., Wolomin (near Warsaw), Poland

Positions

Director, Strategy & Development SIL-TRADE, Katowice, Poland May 2006 - present
Free-Lance Independent Business Consultant / Head of Project STILO Polska (Gdansk) / HOLZMAX (Zielonka/Wolomin) February 2006 - present
Sales Director (Interim: Oct. 2011 - Mar. 2012, since Apr. 2012 contract - export development) DREWEX Sp.J. October 2011 - September 2012
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board PSM C.Hartwig Warszawa S.A., Warsaw, Poland May 2008 - July 2011
Supervisory Board Member Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk S.A. (Port of Gdansk Authority), Gdansk, Poland February 2008 - June 2011
Board Member (VP), Sales Director / Representative of the Board / Consultant to the investor OPTEX SECURITY Sp. z o.o., Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland / OPTEX CO. LTD., Ogoto-Otsu, Japan April 2004 - April 2006
Interim Manager, Management Consultant freelance (several customers) - Poland, UK September 2002 - August 2004
Director, Exports / Representative of the Board / Strategy & Development Manager, Advisor to CEO STOLARKA WOLOMIN S.A., Wolomin (near Warsaw), Poland April 2000 - August 2002
Managing Partner LEGAT S.C. (currently: STILO POLSKA S.C.), Gdansk, Poland July 1992 - February 2002
Associate ENRON CORP., Houston, TX, USA / ENRON EUROPE LTD., London, UK December 1997 - September 1999
Foreign Trade Office Manager BANPOL S.A. J.V., Gdansk, Poland September 1995 - April 1996
LCMD - Marketing Director (1989/90), LC UG Member AIESEC October 1988 - June 1993
Independent Consultant / Trainee / Team Member / Specialist freelance (projects, contracts, free-lance consulting, part-time work & internships) 1986 - 1993

Education

Svenska Institutet (The Swedish Institute), Stockholm, Sweden Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Business 2010 - 2010
Securities Institute, London, UK Securities and derivatives (commodity, financial and currency markets) & advisory services 1998 - 1998
INSEAD Managing Across Cultures 1996 - 1997
PTE / MPW Privatisation, Civil Law, Capital Markets, Management, Accounting and Controlling, ... 1995 - 1995
Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College Marketing and Logistics 1993 - 1993
University of Gdansk Economics, International Trade 1988 - 1993
V LO im. Stefana Zeromskiego w Gdansku-Oliwie Secondary school, generalistic profile with English and Russian taught. 1984 - 1988
Szkola Podstawowa nr 89 w Gdansku-Zabiance Primary education. 1977 - 1984

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

SAMPLE ACHIEVEMENTS
- Within three years created from a scratch B2B export sales at multi-million level, selling patented industrial products on three continents.
- Year-on-year multiplied domestic sales by a factor of 5x by entering into a new industry sector and creating major key-accounts.
- Within 11 months from entering the company in top sales management position - reversed a three-year-long slowdown trend of the domestic sales by tuning of the sales team and successful introduction of two new product lines (new brands).
- Within nine months, starting from zero, singlehandedly generated over 20% of the company new, additional turnover from export sales carried on three continents.
- In course of just over two years of supervising of overall business activities, the company achieved best throughput in over 30 years of company’s operations, (over 25 Mio. tons) as well as the highest net profit ever generated (EUR 3,9 Mio.).
- Successful introduction to the local (B2B) market industrial products of three large international manufacturing groups, leaders in their fields.
- Within the first year of operations of the new venture, having full P&L responsibility as Board Member and running all sales (both export and domestic) , made the start-up company fully profitable and operating over entire CEE territory, in Russia and in Ukraine.
- Within one year more than tripled exports of one of the largest companies in its industry sector in the country (1200 employees), generating multi-million sales; the company received ‘The Outstanding Exporter’ award for highest exports dynamics (across all industries).
- Doubling of the manufacturing plant orders and output within just four months by creating key-accounts and securing significant export contracts.
- Successful, timely and within budget implementation of the largest in the sector/country SAP R/3 system (Project VP, SD Module Manager).

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Mikhail Maikov
We worked together  •  Previously Segment Manager Mining / Wire Rope, TEUFELBERGER Seil Ges.m.b.H..
Marek Helinski is a fine professional. He gained a lot of exprience and a very kind person.
Takashi Nakamura
We worked together  •  Manager, European Sales Support Corporate Planning, Citizen Machinery Europe GmbH.
He has a lot of experience of working with many people with different back ground and culture as well as marketing and management skills.
Anna Zborowska
They're my friends  •  Biomedical Scientist, University of Gothenburg. Previously Research assistant, SLU.
He's the most resourceful and well informed person I know. His deep knowledge of business affairs and excellent social skills make him a dre ... am adviser.
Jan Sado
We worked together  •  Chief Accountant, Centrum Usług Wspólnych Energia i Gaz. Previously Project Chief Accountant, Interim Management.
Because of his experience in sales import and export.

Mikhail Maikov
We worked together  •  Previously Segment Manager Mining / Wire Rope, TEUFELBERGER Seil Ges.m.b.H..
Mikhail is a dedicated person, enthusiastic about thinks he is doing. With his broad international exposure I'm quite sure he will be able t ... o transform ideas into reality.

Jan Sado
We worked together  •  Chief Accountant, Centrum Usług Wspólnych Energia i Gaz. Previously Project Chief Accountant, Interim Management.
Jan has tons and tons of practical experience in his field, including that gained in the top-tier international company. Expert in his field ... , open-minded and very communicative person. Skilled in finding solutions.