Monika joined Abris in 2017 as a Partner responsible for Investor Relations, communication, and ESG. She brings 25 years of international C-suite experience in finance, private equity, banking, investor relations, management, strategy, and development.
At Abris, Monika is a member of the Abris Partners’ Board, Investment Committee, and she is chairing the Corporate Governance Committee. She contributed materially to developing and implementing of Abris ESG strategy, which is focusing on managing portfolio risks and creating shareholder’s value.
Before joining Abris, Monika was active as a non-executive director, serving on multiple supervisory boards of large companies and publicly listed corporations. Previous private equity experience includes Innova Capital, where she supervised both Portfolio Management & Fund Operations and Enterprise Investors, where she was in charge of Investor Relations. Monika served as a Management Board member of Bank BGŻ (currently BNP Paribas), responsible for strategy and development and supervised the strategic excellence hub in Agriculture. Earlier, she held the position of CFO at the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Synthélabo and was a senior auditor at both Salustro Reydel (France) and Arthur Andersen (Poland).
In her personal life, Monika is a passionate sailor, gardener, and promotor of sustainable food production. She enjoys creating new tastes and experimenting with neurogastronomy.
Monika holds a Master’s degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and post-graduate diplomas in Social Psychology and Agriculture. She has previously chaired the Corporate Governance Committee and is currently a member of the Management Board at the Polish Association of Private Equity. She is a long term Board Member of the Polish Private Equity Association and a mentor for various business executives and NGO organizations.
Monika is fluent in English, Polish, French and Russian.