Anna Masłoń-Oracz

Anna Masłoń-Oracz

Managing Partner

is a business oriented researcher who did analysis on how clusters influence regional development competitiveness from smart specialisation perspective. Her PhD title was „The development of clusters and competitiveness of the regions in terms of smart specialization”.  She is also involved in international projects in Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia concerning regional innovation system to enhance the role and importance of regional innovation systems (RIS) in economic development and growth which has attracted considerable attention in recent years.

She’s senior manager for over 12 years with extensive experience in global organisation in managing various areas of business operations in Poland/CEE/Africa region and partnering with business stakeholders on all people related initiatives. Good understanding of the business and the commercial environment, combined with a deep and broad knowledge across the range of Business Operations issues, tax and employment regulations as well as excellent negotiations skills enable her to provide business focused solutions to Clients, to work effectively in a matrix and virtual environments, to ensure that the business has no exposure to operational risk, and to build strong relationships with different stakeholders.She’s vice-President of Polish European Community Study Association (belonging to an international network of ECSA-World), a member of the International Women’s Forum. Completed postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management (University of Warsaw) and Project Management (Warsaw School of Economics), with a master’s degree in the field of International Relations (University of Warsaw). PRINCE 2 Certificate.

Former Chairman of Supervisory Board of Centrum Edukacji S.A. and a President of the Management Board of Technology and Industrial Park S.A. (with its majority of shares owned by the PKN ORLEN SA the biggest petroleum company in Europe). PPP-T which it is a platform for enterprise incubator and start- up communities.
She has been a successful manager of few innovation start up’s through her own consulting-advisory company since 2009. She is an author of many publications in the field of economics, also conducted over 1000 training-advisory hours in areas: project management, personnel management, team management, motivation, business processes modeling, organizational management, effective communication. She is a lecturer of the post-graduate studies at Warsaw University and at Warsaw School of Economics. She participated in projects among others for: Johnson & Johnson, Oriflame, Money Expert, AXA, PKN Orlen, District Office in Płońsk, Expander.

In her job she was responsible for formulating and executing growth strategies for the many start-up organizations as well as for the public institutions (www.pppt.pl). In an era in which technology is allegedly dissolving locational constraints and material needs, geographic clusters and relational space, comprising both physical and more intangible characteristics – including institutions – appear still to be of central importance to innovation and development (see, for example, Porter, Scott, Storper, Schoenberger). She’s involved in regional innovation system which link a wide range of players in the research and innovation community at regional level.
She has a track record in promoting entrepreneurial education and support academic programs, as well as in leadership, entrepreneurship, international operations, developing partnership alliances, and attracting “best in class” minds, and interpersonal skills to relate to a wide diversity of faculty, staff, students, business leaders and community members.
She has an experience in launching and managing entrepreneurial education programs within an academic institution such as Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw School of Economics Rector’s 1st degree award for involvement in EUINTEGRATO project within 7th Framework Programme) as well as experience in grant funding management or technology investment in a university or accelerator environment.