New senior leadership team appointed for Skanska’s commercial development operations in Central and Eastern Europe

Press release 2/11/2020 8:00 AM CET

Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Central and Eastern Europe is strengthening its strategic focus on customers and establishing a regional business value creation hub. At the same time it is centralizing the organization on the regional level with new Executive Vice Presidents responsible for business operations.


The Skanska commercial development business unit in CEE operates on 10 city markets in four countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Being the market leader in the CEE region, the developer has delivered approx. 1 300 000 sqm of office space. Thanks to high quality sustainable products, multinational experience and strong financial performance, Skanska attracts many newcomers to CEE and has many repeatable tenants and investors.The appointment of the new leadership team aims at strengthening the crosscountry cooperation within the region, building long lasting partnerships and presenting a portfolio of projects on the regional level.


Skanska is the biggest office developer in Europe[1] and the market leader in the CEE region. With the new Senior Leadership Team we will continue delivering successful business with a stronger focus on regional strategy supporting our customers. At the same time, we stand by our values and continue on Skanska’s sustainable journey as a company “changing the world” which we were described as recently[2]. This recognition is both a great honor and a great responsibility. We rise to the challenge by setting ourselves the ambitious target of achieving net-zero carbon emission by 2045, while maintaining business results. Preparing the organization to reach this long-term goal will already start now with this strong leadership team of successful professionals, fully dedicated to our business and environmental goals – says Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, President and CEO for Skanska commercial development in CEE.


Newly appointed Senior Leadership Team in Skanska commercial development business in Central and Easter Europe – effective per January 21, 2020:


  • Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, President and CEO
  • Arkadiusz Rudzki, Executive Vice President Leasing & Sales
  • Mariusz Krzak, Executive Vice President Operations Poland (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdańsk)
  • Marcin Łapiński, Executive Vice President Operations Poland (Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań)
  • Aurelia Luca, Executive Vice President Operations Romania
  • Alexandra Tomaškova, Executive Vice President Operations Hungary & Czech Republic
  • Thomas Henriksson, Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Karolina Radziszewska, Executive Vice President Human Resources
  • Jacob Møller-Nielsen, Executive Vice President Center of Excellence
  • Tomaš Fabian, Executive Vice President Legal Counsel


One of major changes that will ensure progress in delivering top quality, technically advanced and sustainable projects in relation to the long-term goal to create zero emissions buildings is the creation of the Center of Excellence. This team will combine and standardize competences in such key areas as Digitalization, Sustainability, Innovation, Technical Quality and Health & Safety across the whole unit to continuously work on delivering top class, future-proof products to tenants and investors.

,,Ambitious goals need specific actions and we are always prepared to do that additional step, in this case towards a net-zero carbon emission future. With the new structure and the Center of Excellence we secure the delivery of futureproof buildings and that we will always have smart and  innovative solutions to integrate in our projects. Moreover, this new structure allows us to continue our approach so far, in which the clients represent the foundation of our motivation’’, said Aurelia Luca, Executive Vice President of Operations Romania

All the above changes reflect Skanska’s strategic focus on projects, customers’ needs and achieving ambitious environmental goals.

[1] According to PropertyEU’s office developer ranking 2019: https://propertyeu.info/Nieuws/MAGAZINE-Skanska-tops-PropertyEU-s-officedevelopers-ranking/a41c781f-02f0-49fb-b822-c32805202b0d.

[2] According to Fortune Change the World list 2019. Skanska was ranked 20th and is the only engineering/construction company on the list: https://fortune.com/change-the-world/2019/skanska/.