My name is Waldemar Olbryk. I was born in 1972 in Lodz. As of 1st of August 2017 I joined the biggest Polish developer Echo Investment S.A., as Head of Residential business.
My professional journey started after graduating from the University of Lodz’s Faculty of Management of Foreign Trade in 1996. After two years of working experience, I took an MBA course at the Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland and Management Faculty of the University of Lodz. The Project Management Institute awarded me with the certificate of PMP ® (Project Management Professional) in 2009. In 2018 I was agreed as a Fellow at RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). I played different roles at BP (British Petroleum) in the retail and real estate departments up until 2001 when I moved to Apsys Polska. There, as Project Manager, I was responsible for the real estate and infrastructure part for Manufaktura in Lodz up until 2003.
After Apsys, I was active with Philips as Real Estate Project Manager dedicated to developing and running the investment project European Accounting Center in Lodz. When finished another paralel assignment was related with supporting production plants and offices in Poland within the scope of Facility and Asset Management. Together with plant service and office managers, we created a sharing knowledge platform as well as improving the process quality based on Process Survey Tool ®
. After, in Skanska I ran operations for the South of Poland. Following that as President of the Board, I had the opportunity to manage the Commercial Development for the whole of Poland for almost 3 years. After this experience, for 1,5 years I ran Private Public Partnership business and then was busy to develop the concept of establishing Shared Enabling Functions for all Skanska business units in Poland with paralel responsibility for communication, adminstration and IT/digital.
„To Waldek Olbryk – a friend of our sector and as one of the modern business service revolution’s main heroes in Poland – in recognition of his substantial input into development and his belief in the future which has become a reality sooner than anyone could have imagined.”