Alvarez & Marsal: Thomas Kolaja in charge for Poland
Mr. Kolaja is founder of Warsaw-based Kolaja & Partners, an interim management and restructuring firm dedicated to serving Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kolaja served as an investor, manager and advisor for companies across Central and Eastern Europe including in Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.
As founder and partner of Kolaja & Partners, Mr. Kolaja served in a number of notable interim management roles including as chief operating officer of Frantschach Swiecie S.A. and as vice president of operations of Carlsberg Okocim S.A. Previously, as a member of both the emerging markets and the chemicals teams at Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for the development of transactions in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kolaja developed strategies for the Central European markets advising industrial companies on how to increase their competitiveness as well as leading the restructuring of a major Polish bank with McKinsey & Company. ■