Independent global professional services firm Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has expanded its Central and Eastern Europe presence with a new office in Warsaw, Poland.
A&M has also recruited Thomas Kolaja, the founder of Warsaw firm Kolaja and Partners, as a managing director and head of the firm’s restructuring practice in Poland.
Kolaja has 20 years of experience in restructuring, business strategy and operational improvement. He has worked with private equity funds, banks and multinationals across a range of industries, including manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceuticals and energy.
A&M said the Polish developments signal an increasing commitment to the region, with Warsaw providing an important connection between the firm’s Russian and German teams.
“Poland’s emergence as a centre for global and regional business underscores the importance of our ongoing efforts to build a strong A&M presence in Central and Eastern Europe,” A&M managing director Peter Briggs explained.