Since 2011, Piotr has been the General Manager of Shell Business Operations, Kraków and Country Chair of Shell in Poland. His main expertise is in the areas of leadership and management of regional and global multifunctional and multicultural teams – both within sales as well as organization re-engineering, creating high performance culture and results-driven teams. He is experienced in general management with bottom line responsibility in various business areas across different political and industry environments.
An Australian who calls Amsterdam home, Mark fulfills his current role of Organisation Effectiveness Manager Global Functions at Shell’s head office in The Hague. Mark is also Chair of Workplace Pride Foundation and a past Chair of the Shell Netherlands LGBT network, ‘Pink Pearl’. He continues to work to support LGBT staff in countries where Shell does not yet have LGBT networks.
Equality activist for many years – involved first in the people with disability movement is now for over 5 years one of the best known LGBT activist in Poland. In 2015 appointed as a Chair of the Board of LGBT Business Forum Foundation. As a trans person Jej has an unique personal perspective regarding intersectional discrimination. Involved in academia as well as street activism and workshops. Jej is also Secretary of the Board of Volunteers of Equality Foundation which is responsible for the Equality Parade in Warsaw
Lawyer in the Office of the Human Rights Defender, working for the Department of Equal Treatment and Protection of Rights of People with Disabilities focused on discrimination on the ground of gender, sexual orientation and sexual identity; co-author and editor of reports concerning antidiscrimination law; advocate; member of the Human Rights Commission of the Polish Bar Council.
Dr. Anna Zaroda – Dąbrowska
Director Diversity Hub, Poland
Jean-Michel MONNOT is Vice President, Group Diversity and Inclusion for Sodexo, based at the Group Headquarters in Paris. Since 2007, he has been responsible for implementing Sodexo’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy across all countries in which Sodexo operates. Collaborating with local teams, Jean-Michel works to establish each country’s business case and strategy for Diversity & Inclusion, sharing best practices and tools, and defining targets. The five key areas of focus of the company D&I strategy are gender, generations, sexual orientations, cultures & origins and people with disabilities. Jean-Michel is the co-chair of PRIDE SODEXO, the company global LGBT employee network group with chapters in 9 countries. He was born in Burgundy, and lives in Normandy with his wife, and his son.
Martha McDevitt-Pugh is a change manager and communications professional with over 20 years experience in technology and financial services in Silicon Valley and internationally. She chairs the board of Gala, the ING Bank employee resource group for LGBT employees and straight allies. Martha founded the Love Exiles Foundation, successfully campaigning for immigration rights for LGBT families in her native USA. As Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad in the Netherlands and Chair of its LGBT Caucus, Martha tirelessly supports the right of every US citizen to abroad to engage in issues they care about and exercise their right to vote. Martha speaks and writes frequently on equality and immigration issues.
Joanna is currently a data analyst for bank-wide reference and customer data at ING. A speaker on feminist and LGBT issues, she previously worked at the gender equality institute Atria in Amsterdam. Joanna has been active in ING’s LGBT network GALA since 2008, where she is dedicated to making LGBT inclusion a reality in all countries where ING is present. Born and raised in Poland, Joanna lives in Amsterdam with her wife and their two small children.
David Pollard is co-founder and Executive Director of the Workplace Pride Foundation. The Foundation represents the LGBT networks of 43 prominent companies and organizations and strives for greater LGBT workplace inclusion internationally. David has worked for over 25 years in the international corporate world, 12 of which have been dealing with LGBT issues on an international level. David is founder and former Global Chairman of ING’s LGBT employee network “Gala” and in his 15 year career at ING, fulfilled a number of responsibilities including the creation and management of ING’s European Affairs Department.David holds degrees in International Relations and in European Affairs and lives in Amsterdam with his husband Michael.
Beata Markowska is a Europe Equal Opportunity Compliance Leader and Diversity Lead for Poland & Baltics at IBM. Beata worked for over 15 years in the international corporate world and has over 5 years of experience in managing diversity in multi-country regions. In her current role she’s providing expertise on equal opportunities legislation, building diversity strategy and driving initiatives in order to attract and promote diverse talents, supporting managers in leading diverse teams, promoting inclusive leadership style, and working with affinity groups focusing on engagement, development and business goals. Corporate communicator, talent management, mentoring specialist, and enthusiast of all things related to web and social media. Strongly believing that inclusion and diversity are the keys to business success.