Management of PFO


Monika Dąbrowska

President of the Polish Franchise Organization and Franchising Manager at McDonald's Polska

A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (International Economic Relations, Management and Marketing). Since 1998, she has been working at McDonald's Polska Sp. z o.o., where since 2006 she has been dealing with franchise, currently as Franchising Manager. In recent years, she was responsible for the recruitment of franchisees and dealt with numerous projects carried out in restaurants run by network partners. In 2008 she was elected President of the Polish Franchise Organization. She is responsible for the management and development of the organization for the 5th term. At that time, the number of companies associated in POF increased more than three times, and the organization itself was introduced into international structures - World Franchise Counsel and European Franchise Federation. She popularized franchise and business ethics in numerous press publications. She was a speaker at many business and scientific events.

Members of the Management Board

Paweł Aksamit

Co-founder and CEO of Stava

He is co-founder and CEO of Stava. He has been an entrepreneur from the beginning of his career, which he started more than 15 years ago. Co-founder of several high-tech businesses, inventor. Author of 8 international mobile device context awareness patents and more than 40 scientific publications. Doctor of technical sciences.

Jacek Biskup

Director of the Department of Partner Network, Nest Bank SA

Jacek Biskup is an MBA graduate in the field of Strategic Program and Project Management, holding APMC certificates in the field of project management (Prince2, MSP, P30, ITLL). For over 20 years he has held managerial positions specializing in creating, implementing and developing distribution and sales strategies, creating new business development opportunities. He is an expert in the field of efficiency and optimization of business units. He gained professional experience in managerial positions in the FMCG sector (Agencja Promocji - own business, Reckitt Benckiser), telecommunications (Orange, Plus), financial (GE Money Bank, Nadra Bank Ukraine, Meritum Bank, Alior Bank). Since 2016 he has been managing the partner network of Nest Bank SA. Jacek is a participant in four marathons from the Word Major Marathons series (New York, Berlin, Chicago, Boston) with a lifetime record of 3h00min26sec.

Rafał Kościuk

Owner and creator of the FIT CAKE franchise network.

Entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience in many industries incl. financial, event, wedding, development, automotive. Owner of a huge farm in Bronisze. Member of the Management Board of AGROMA Park, AGRO MILK, ECO RECYCLIG, ACCOLA INVESTMENT, H&K, 4 YOU. In 2010 he managed the Mine in Rybocice. In 2021, the president and founder of the SUGAR-FREE FOUNDATION helping children with diabetes. From 2022, a student of the Warsaw School of Economics in the Field of Franchise Management.

Privately: karate fighter with 15 years of experience, holder of II KYU in OYAMA KARATE.

Dad of Wiktor and Julka. His motto: Success is not what you have, but who you are.

Anna Gniatkowska

Director of the Department of Partner Network Santander Bank Polska

Since the beginning of her professional career, she has been associated with Santander Bank (formerly BZ WBK). Since 2008, she has been creating and managing the Santander Partner franchise network. In the first years of the network's operation, she was responsible for the development of the network and the product offer, and since 2013 she has been managing the Department of Development of Partner Outlets. She is responsible for the implementation of the bank's strategic goals in partner branches. Over the past 14 years, together with her team, she has built a large, stable and effective franchise network of the bank. Participant of the Solaruco program for outstanding leaders in the bank. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics.

A lover of cross-country and downhill skis.

Krzysztof Łagowski

Director of the Network of Convenience stores Carrefour Polska

Krzysztof manages 700 Carrefour Polska's 700 convenience stores, being responsible for development and cooperation with franchise partners. Previously, he managed a network of 1,600 petrol stations and shops in Poland. As a strategic consultant at McKinsey and Deloitte has supported many leading retail players and FMCG producers in Central Europe. A graduate of the Institute of International Relations Warsaw University and an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Damian Ozga

EVG Invest CEO

CEO of the EVG Invest holding company, which includes numerous companies and real estate. The company specializes in managing companies from the tourism industry and the fitness industry. Founder and CEO of the My brand that is currently part of the Wirtualna Polska capital group. Under brand, he created the largest franchise Travel Agency network in Poland, which has been operating on the Polish market since 2008. Member of the Board of the Polish Franchise Organization.
Due to his vast experience in creating and managing the franchise network, he is a speaker at many business meetings.
A graduate of the Wrocław University of Economics (Finance and Accounting) and the Wrocław University of Technology (Logistics and Transport Management).
In a private life: husband and father of two sons.

Arkadiusz Słodkowski

Owner and Member of the Board of PROFIT system

Owner and Member of the Board of PROFIT system, a consulting company that provides comprehensive franchise, partner and agency cooperation consultancy. The company operates in Central and Eastern Europe, has offices in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Hungary, in Saudi Arabia and in Italy. He belongs to the international network of advisers in the Syncon International Franchise Consultants franchise. He supervises the editorial and publishing work of the FRANCHISING monthly and the portal. He is the author of many articles about the license market. In the consulting work, he specializes in the implementation of recruitment campaigns for franchise, agency and partner networks. He conducts business trainings licensed at the Franchise Academy. From April 2008, he is a Member of the Board of the Polish Franchise Organization.

Arkadiusz Słodkowski graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw with a specialization in international relations. He received a diploma from the journalist school of Polityka weekly. He worked as a journalist in the editorial offices of Polityka and Życie Warszawy dealing with social and economic issues. In the years 1995-1998 he worked in public relations agencies: United Publishers and The Rowland Company specializing in servicing financial clients. He also has led successful Public Affairs projects.

Mirosław Szawerdo

Member of the Board

Owner of two supermarkets and Intermarche petrol stations in Myślibórz and Dębno. From 2019, in Grupa Muszkieterów, he is responsible for the development of the Intermarche and Bricomarche brands. In previous years, he was a member of the management board of the ITM Polska central company. He also performed other important functions within the structures of the Musketeer Group in Poland. Including he was responsible for the recruitment and training of future investors, and managed the Communication and Information Directorate. He joined the Musketeers in 2008. Previously, for over 20 years he managed a construction company operating in the United States. He is a technician by education, privately a lover of martial arts. He represented the United States in Teakwondo many times. As a member of the Musketeers Foundation, she has been supporting the most needy for many years.

The General Assembly of Members

The General Assembly of Members is the supreme authority of the Organization. The General Meeting is convened by the Management Board and takes place every three years. All Members of the Organization take part in the meeting.

Audit Committee

  • Paweł Korobacz (YES Biżuteria)
  • Sylwester Mroczek (Carrefour)