Paweł Przewięźlikowski – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pawel Przewiezlikowski, co-founded Selvita in 2007 and is the Chief Executive Officer of the company, responsible for strategic management, business and corporate development. He is also the Chief Executive of BioCentrum, Selvita’s daughter company. Mr. Przewiezlikowski is a member of the Economic Council of the Malopolska (Krakow) region.
From 1994 to 2007 he worked at Comarch, a Polish information technology company. As a management board member since 1996, he was responsible for the divisions offering solutions for the pharmaceutical, banking, manufacturing and services industries and took part in the organic transformation of a university spin-off to the largest organically grown IT company in Central and Eastern Europe, employing over 2 700 people in 20 countries. During his time at Comarch in 1999-2000 he was also the co-founder and the first CEO of Interia.pl, the third largest portal in Poland.
Mr. Przewiezlikowski holds an MBA from the joint program of the University of Teesside (United Kingdom) and Krakow School of Economics (Poland) as well as master degree in computer science from AGH Technical University in Krakow. He also studied IT at the Technical University in Berlin.
Krzysztof Brzózka – Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Krzysztof Brzozka joined Selvita in 2007 as a specialist responsible for evaluation, due diligence and in-licensing of research projects. In 2009 he became a Project Manager of the first anticancer project initiated at Selvita and in subsequent years initiated further research projects, also in additional therapeutic indications. In January 2012 he was appointed to the position of Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Management Board and is currently responsible for development of internal pipeline of novel, small molecule therapies across various indications.
Dr. Brzozka holds a PhD degree from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Germany) and an MSc degree in Biotechnology, specializing in Molecular Biology, from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). He also completed a two-year Executive MBA at Stockholm University School of Business and the Cracow University of Economics Business School. In the years 2003 – 2007, Dr. Brzozka conducted research at the Ludwig Maximilian University in the field of intracellular signaling, pathogen defense mechanisms leading to the immune system inhibition and the innate immune response.
Dr. Brzozka has a unique interdisciplinary expertise in development of projects in the preclinical phase, ranging from in silico studies, medical chemistry and, in vitro and in vivo molecular biology studies and toxicology.
Bogusław Sieczkowski – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Boguslaw Sieczkowski is a co-founder of Selvita and currently holds the position of the Member of the Board, as well as the Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Sieczkowski has over 10 years of experience in management. His career was initiated in the middle nineties supervising computerization of companies within Bahlsen group. Since 2000 as a board member of Comarch Internet Ventures S.A. he developed the first ASP Services platform in Poland. Till 2007, as a Vice President of Comarch S.A. he was in charge of the largest subsector (250 people) delivering product for leading scientific and finance institutions.
Mr. Sieczkowski holds an MBA from joint programme of the University of Teesside (United Kingdom) and Krakow School of Economics (Poland), master degree in computer science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow as well as Project Management Professional certificate issued by Project Management Institute (United States).
Mirosława Zydroń – Member of the Management Board, Director of Chemistry Department
Dr Miroslawa Zydron joined Selvita in December 2009, and has been responsible for the formation and organization of the Chemistry Services Division, strategic development of the chemistry research services, presentation of the company’s offer and building relationships with international clients from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and agrochemical environments, as well as overseeing the ongoing projects to ensure the highest quality of services.
Dr. Zydron gained her experience in project management, formation of research and development structures and management of R&D teams in international organizations both in the scientific environment and Pliva company (then: Barr Pharmaceuticals, TEVA), as Head of R&D Laboratory, overseeing analytical and preformulation activities at the stage of drug form development and packaging processes in pilot production in GMP environment.
Dr. Zydron graduated from the Silesian Technical University (Poland), with MSc and PhD Degree in chemistry. Her PhD Thesis gained distinction from Academy of Sciences, Committee of Analytical Chemistry, for the best doctoral thesis in the area of analytical chemistry in Poland in 2004 – 2005. In 2009, she completed a two-year MBA Program at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands).
Miłosz Gruca – Member of the Management Board, Director of Biology Department
Dr. Milosz Gruca is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, where he earned his MSc degree in Biotechnology with specialization in Molecular Biology, and a PhD degree in Biochemistry. He also completed a two-year Executive MBA at Stockholm University School of Business and the Cracow University of Economics Business School.
Since 2007 he has been associated with Selvita, responsible, among many other activities, for the introduction of complex biological and analytical services to the company’s offer. Being a Member of the Board at Selvita’s subsidiary company BioCentrum Ltd., Dr. Gruca was responsible for the strategic management of Analytical, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology laboratories. He participated in the creation of the company’s preclinical services offer. As part of his duties he is responsible for creation of project teams and scientific and strategic leadership of interdisciplinary teams of researchers. In 2010 he took charge of the largest department in the Selvita Group – Department of Biological Research.