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.

Andrew Jakimiuk

Vice President

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. .

Colin Smith


Colin is retired, and enjoys working as a volunteer for community organisations. He has a wide range of interests, but particularly enjoys computer programming.
His initial area of expertise was as an electronic engineer, and worked in such fields as microwave and ship to shore communication systems, avionics, television, car radios and other consumer based products.

Finally after a short interval at the Auckland Technical Institute teaching Radio and electronic trainees, he took a break from the electronic world, and obtained a law degree from the Auckland University. During this period he worked as a law clerk in legal offices. On graduation, he joined a computer software company as an office manager. It did not take long to realize that computer programming was his ideal occupation. After a couple of years training he started his own software company specialising in custom design software programs. Many of those programs were based on accounting principles, giving him a good understanding of finance in general.

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.

Kazik Jasica

Member of the committee

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”

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.

Chris Dzikiewicz

Member of the committee

Chris Dzikiewicz studies at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) & finished CEMS Masters in International Management programme. He has lived in New Zealand since 2010 and is an owner and director of several marketing businesses. He specialises in digital marketing and is NZ Google Partner. You can find out more on Chris’s LinkedIn profile.

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.