Bain & Company selects Warsaw as the hub of its regional operations in central eastern Europe

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BAIN & COMPANY SELECTS WARSAW AS THE HUB OF ITS REGIONAL OPERATIONS IN CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE
Management Consulting Firm Launches 48th global office

Warsaw – June 4, 2012 – Management consulting firm Bain & Company today officially announced the opening of the firm’s Poland/Central Eastern Europe (CEE) office, a testament to Poland’s rising economic prominence in Europe and globally. The office, Bain’s 21st in Europe and 48th globally, will help the firm better serve its growing roster of local and international clients, based in Poland and throughout central Europe.

“Poland is Europe’s sixth largest economy and one of its fastest growing. The vibrancy of the Polish and regional economies has accelerated demand for Bain’s expertise,” said Bob Bechek, Bain & Company’s worldwide managing director. “We look forward to continuing to help companies with change-oriented executives grow in CEE.”

Bain Partner Jacek Poświata, who brings 20 years of consulting experience, has been appointed managing director of the firm’s Poland/CEE office, which will be part of the consulting firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional structure. Bain is already bringing its world-class expertise, history of aligning incentives and proven record of creating real results to multiple clients in Poland and the region. “We are pleased with our fast start,” said Poświata. “The talents of our local teams are already making significant impacts on the complex business problems our Polish and regional clients are facing. While serving clients across the entire industrial and consumer products spectrum, increasing demand in financial services, private equity, telecom, energy and manufacturing will be significant areas of Bain’s advisory services.”

“The strength and resilience of the Polish economy presents an array of opportunities for Bain and our clients,” added Olivier Marchal, regional managing director for Bain in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We look forward to Jacek’s leadership in launching our office and in achieving real results for Bain’s clients in Poland/CEE.”

For information about Bain’s Poland/CEE office, a photograph or to schedule an interview with a member of Bain’s leadership team, Polish media should contact Natalia Myszkowska at natalia.myszkowska@so-what.pl or +48 504 623 918. Members of the international media should contact Dan Pinkney at dan.pinkney@bain.com or +1 646 562 8102.

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