Quentin Crossley is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been working in Slovakia for nearly 20 years. He is a partner at KPMG in Slovakia and his key responsibilities include performing audit and assurance related engagements for a wide range of commercial companies in Slovakia, being responsible for KPMG’s office in Kosice and providing investment advice to foreign investors looking to come to Slovakia as well as Slovak companies looking to expand abroad. Quentin is permanently based in Slovakia where he lives with his family and is passionate about watching football and playing golf.
Veronika is the Head of Communication and Campaigns at TESCO STORES SR, a.s., where she covers strategic issues related to media relations, colleague communication, government relations, and corporate social responsibility. At the same time, she is the manager of the Tesco Foundation. Veronika joined Tesco in November 2016 as Government Affairs and CSR Manager. Between 2011 and 2016, she held various positions in the state service, including the Head of European Affairs or Head of V4 Cooperation Section at the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.
Cristina is Managing Partner for Cushman& Wakefield Property Services Slovakia since February 2015 – she joined the Slovak team in 2013 therefore she got a good knowledge of the Slovak market. She is representing the company on the local and international market and is responsible for the Slovak office business activity. Her core real estate expertise is retail, Cristina being active in real estate since 1998. Cristina started her real estate career in Bucharest in 1998 in residential and has specialized in the retail sector when joined in 2004 Cushman & Wakefield office in Bucharest. During her time in Romania, she was the Head of Retail Agency. Her key clients list includes Eurovea/JTRE, Reico, Penta Real Estate, GEMO, Multi/ Blackstone, Atrium, Sonae Sierra, Meyer Bergmann, AFI Europe, AEW, Liebrecht&Wood, Fashion House Outlet. She is Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Naďa is the managing director of G4S and she is responsible for the management of all the company business lines on the territory of Slovak Republic. Beside experience in general management, Naďa is UK educated HR and legal professional with focus on corporate and contract negotiations matters. During her professional career she was responsible for corporate restructuring projects, M&As, crisis management and organisational turn- arounds.
Vladimir Vano is Group Economist of CentralNic Group PLC and Head of Communications of SK-NIC, a. s. – Slovak top-level domain registry, which is recognized since beginning of 90-ties by the manager of the DNS route zone, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, as the delegated manager of .SK ccTLD (country code top level domain), and since 2017 SK-NIC, a. s. is a fully owned subsidiary of the global group CentralNic, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Vladimir has international career of over twenty years in the banking, economic research, consulting and media sectors, having also served as external advisor for monetary affairs to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Vladimir also serves on the Supervisory Board of the Pontis Foundation, is member of the International Advisory Board of the WU Executive Academy in Vienna and he is a regular external lecturer at Slovak and international universities, and a regular speaker in international professional conferences. He appears regularly on well-known international media channels, including Bloomberg Radio and TV.
Keith Jackson is the general manager of the Arlington Automotive Slovakia. Project managing the start-up of a Slovakian Plant based in Nitra, overseeing the purchase/lease of the facility and overseeing and running the P&L. Initially based in the West Midlands UK (3-6months) to understand the business operations which will be replicated in Slovakia with a view to running the Nitra facility when operational in Q1 2019. Working closely with the senior management team, the General Manager will be required to maximise the performance of the manufacturing operation; providing leadership, motivation, training and development and will be involved in all recruitment for Arlington Automotive Slovakia. Executing against customer requirements, operational performance and achieving objectives in line with Safety, Quality, People, Delivery and Cost. The role will require a commitment with a proactive, flexible approach and capable of bring new ideas and ways of thinking. The business is an equal opportunities employer who embraces diversity in the workplace and is a ‘Disability Confident’ employer in the UK and is looking to promote the same ethos in Slovakia.
Leo is the Managing Partner of the law firm Vojčík & Partners with its registered office in Košice and branches in Bratislava and Žilina. His affection for fine arts, especially for classical music, creates a natural link to intellectual property. Leo is a co-founder of the National Centre of Intellectual property and it’s president. Among his favorite fields of expertise belong litigation, intellectual property law and general business advising. He has experience as an assistant lecturer at the University of Prešov, teaching law. As a member of Kiwanis Club Košice, Leo’s personal social responsibilities are being transformed into specific projects aimed at helping children.