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Board of Directors

 

Chairman

Quentin Crossley - KPMG

Quentin Crossley is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been in Slovakia for nearly 20 years, he is a partner at KPMG Slovakia and his key responsibilities include: Audit partner for over 40 clients in Slovakia; Advisor on M&A transactions both in- and out-bound of Slovakia, Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine; Partner in charge of the Slovak Risk Consulting department. KPMG in CIS: Various responsibilities including: Office manager in establishing a new KPMG office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Translator; and Audit and advisory project manager.


Vice Chairman

Andrew Thompson - Colliers International

Colliers International has named Andrew Thompson its new Director of Investment Services where he will be responsible for identifying and executing new real estate investment transactions. He joins Colliers having come from the position of managing director of Cushman & Wakefield in Slovakia. Colliers' investment services division specializes in providing services connected with real estate sales and purchases for investors and developers. Thompson comes to the job with years of real estate experience, and a substantial knowledge of the Slovak market. He was responsible for the sale of the Aupark shopping center in Žilina and the acquisition of the Tesco hypermarket, and he has provided marketing and development consulting on projects like Eurovea (Ballymore) and Lakeside Park (Trigranit)


Vice Chairman

Jana Pagáčová - Squire Patton Boggs

Jana Pagáčová focuses her practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate, financial services, energy and regulatory and intellectual property matters. She advises both national and international clients on acquisitions, sales, mergers and divestitures involving businesses in the Slovak Republic. Jana advises on privatizing state-owned companies, cross-border mergers under the relevant EU Directive and equity investments by venture capital funds in the Slovak Republic. She has also managed numerous due diligence projects involving various industries.


Board Director

Karen Eastwood - British International School Bratislava

Karen Eastwood – British International School Bratislava Karen is currently Principal in the British School Bratislava, Slovakia. She has strong and comprehensive knowledge of British Education at all Key Stages, a proven track record in school leadership and the demonstrated and recognised ability to take a school from good to excellent.


Board Director

Zuzana Lošáková - Tesco Stores SR

Zuzana was recently appointed as a new Communications Manager and Spokesperson at TESCO STORES SR, a. s. She is responsible for external and internal communication including social media and investor relations. Zuzana was previously engaged as a Public Affairs Manager and Spokesperson at Pivovary Topvar, member of the SABMiller group. During her work experience at Pivovary Topvar she covered several areas, among others coordination of internal and external commincation, government relations and corporate identity. She prepared and inplemented PR strategies and media plans. Since 2003 till 2007 Zuzana worked for PR agency Omnipublic as an account manager.


Board Director

Cristina Dumitrache - Cushman & Wakefield

Cristina is Managing Director for Slovakia. In the last 2 years, Cristina she was part of the Retail Department of C&W in Slovak Republic as Associate. She was involved in various retail projects within Slovakia and covered leasing and releasing operations. Cristina has an experience of 17 years in real estate of which 10 years in retail. She joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2007, previously working since 2004 for the Associate Office of Cushman & Wakefield in Romania. Cristina joined C&W in Slovakia in June 2013. She was involved in the leasing/re-leasing activity for some of the most important retail schemes developed on the Slovak and Romanian market.