our team

Jacek Pogonowski
Senior Partner

Jacek started his career as a corporate finance professional with Arthur Andersen Warsaw in 1991. In 1995, he moved to the Bank Austria Group’s subsidiary in Poland – IB Austria Financial Advisor. In 1997, following the unit’s purchase by Erste Bank, Jacek was appointed to the Management Board of Erste Investment (formerly IB Austria Financial Advisor).

In 1998, he joined Baring Private Equity Partners (BPEP) and its €86 million Baring Central European Fund (BCEF) where he led the Fund’s largest investment and took an active role with portfolio companies in Poland and the region. In 2004, he and his partners bought out the former BPEP Central European business, renaming it Baring Corilius Private Equity. In 2005, when the business was sold to SGAM, Jacek headed the firm’s Warsaw office. He was a member of the BCEF and SGAM Eastern Europe investment committees. Between 2014 and 2019, Jacek held a position of President of the Management Board of Konsalnet Holding, assuming an operational role with the fund’s largest portfolio company.

Jacek has a track record of active involvement on the Supervisory Boards of investee companies in Poland. From 2006 to 2011, Jacek was the President and Vice President of the Polish Private Equity Association and was Vice-Chairman of the investment committee of Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy, a government venture programme.

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