Ralf Klis


Ralf holds MSc degree in Computer Science. He is an owner and director of FutureLab digital agency. Ralf is one of New Zealand WordPress community leaders and guest speakers on various meetups and universities. You can find out more on Ralf’s LinkedIn profile.

Maria Nowak

Vice President

Vice-president of POLANZ, co-owner and Managing Director of Green Lite Travel (since 1995). Green Lite travel is a corporate member of POLANZ.  Her company is also a member of TAANZ (Travel Agents Association of New Zealand) and has IATA accreditation. Maria is a member of PROGUIDES NZ, the Association of Professional Tourist Guides. Maria’s hobbies: outdoor adventures,  travel and long walks.

Kazik Jasica


Design Engineer, Inventor-patents holder, Project Manager, Company Director. 25 years industry experience specialised in Modified Atmosphere Packaging Systems, working with high-profile global organizations. The last 15 years running his own successful company, building and exporting packaging related equipment to Dairy and Meat Industries word wide. In spare time keen sailor and the owner of 40ft classic motor yacht “Valhalla”

Pawel Szymończyk


Pawel finished his MSc International Business Management at Aberystwyth University in Wales. After working for an Environmental Economics Consultancy and Polish Consular Services in the UK he moved to New Zealand to work for the NZ Transport Agency. His passion in Japanese and European Fencing resulted in winning New Zealand Sabre Championships.

Robert Holubicki

Member of the committee 

Entrepreneur, Business owner of 20 years. Specializing in import, export, wholesale and product development.

Masters degree and background in Economy and Logistics. After hours, a keen runner with a number of Marathons under his belt.

Andrew Jakimiuk

Member of the Committee

Andrew have been running successful  Importing business for over 20 years. After selling the company he has dedicated his time between POLANZ and running several investment projects. Huge Aviation fan. .

Robert Prochownik

Member of the Committee

Passionate entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. I love to observe, explore the opportunities and outcomes of exponential technologies. Driving to develop the mindset and resources to successfully navigate transformational journey to the future.