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CEE REGION Monika Rajska-Wolińska promoted to Colliers’ CEE head

Human resources
Monika Rajska-Wolińska has been promoted from managing partner for Poland to the position of CEO of Colliers in Central and Eastern Europe, which now covers Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria, effective from August 1st, 2021.

She has more than twenty years of experience at Colliers, including ten years as managing partner for Poland, and serves on the EMEA Board of executives. In her new role she will be responsible for managing 540 staff and and more than 2.3 mln sqm of real estate. She will report to Chris McLernon, Colliers’ CEO for the EMEA region.

Monika is an exceptional leader, both amongst our people in Colliers and across the industry in the CEE region’s dynamic and growing markets. We are proud to promote her to CEO of Colliers in CEE, as the unrivalled choice to lead us from strength to strength, and to maximise the potential of real estate in the region for domestic and cross-border clients. In addition to further growing our market-leading position through her wealth of expertise, Monika’s skills as a mentor and a champion of inclusion, diversity and sustainability will also accelerate our impact in ESG for our Colliers enterprise and for our clients.
Chris McLernon, the CEO of Colliers EMEA

Luke Dawson, Colliers’ current managing director and head of capital markets CEO for the CEE region (excluding Poland) has also been promoted to managing director of EMEA cross-border capital markets. He will be based in London as Colliers makes a major investment into its EMEA cross-border capital markets team.

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schedule 09 August 2022
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schedule 02 August 2022
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schedule 09 August 2022
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schedule 09 August 2022
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schedule 08 August 2022
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schedule 08 August 2022
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schedule 08 August 2022
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schedule 05 August 2022
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schedule 05 August 2022
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schedule 05 August 2022
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schedule 05 August 2022
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schedule 04 August 2022
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schedule 04 August 2022
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schedule 04 August 2022
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schedule 04 August 2022
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schedule 04 August 2022
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Warehouse & industrial

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schedule 03 August 2022
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schedule 03 August 2022
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schedule 03 August 2022
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