Barbara Bednarek

Head of Strategy & Operation CEE, Google

Barbara joined Google in 2008, doubling the size of PL Finance team. Her adventure started when Warsaw office was just established by a few young professionals who had built the company’s local presence from scratch. That ‘start up’ time let her absorb the business and relationship, and get a broad perspective. The business grew quickly and after some time she took over the full responsibility and became the Industry Head responsible for financial clients. Having a desire to feel uncomfortably excited she decided to step in a new role and since 2013 she has been heading Strategy and Sales Operations for CEE, working closely with both regional and countries Management.

Before Google, Barbara was working for a pet project of a respected Polish financial CEO. This project became officially known as mBank – the first online bank in Poland and undisputed market leader in this field. She cannot resist saying that leading youth banking project named IzzyBank was her greatest life experience.

There was also a short gap in her career for maternity leave, so there is a 3-year-old gentleman she is absolutely crazy about. During summer you can join Barbara in all types of outdoor activities, and when the temperature goes below 0°C she enjoys ice-skating.

MENTOR: Mariusz Bondarczuk Vice president of the Management Board, BPH

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