HLB ADRIA has established a Polish desk to support Polish entrepreneurs and citizens who consider investing, living, working, or cooperating with Croatia and other countries of the Region.
Polish desk is cooperating closely with the Croatian-Polish Development Association, whose founders and members are individuals and companies of Polish & Croatian origin operating and living in Croatia. The vision of the Association is to connect Polish business people in the Region and the community, which will help them with the purpose of enabling them to adapt to Croatia and make conditions for preserving Polish culture and language, as well as create a network that will help them to grow their business.
The desk is led by HLB Adria partners Bartłomiej Pastwa and Mirja Mirosława Janzen, experienced Polish entrepreneurs who are living and working in Croatia and have the close support of a team consisting of legal advisers, tax experts, accountants, and financial advisers who can solve various issues regarding investment, working or living in Croatia for Polish people.
The advantage of this unique desk is not just to give technical support with legal, tax, accounting, etc. issues but to share knowledge and experience of investing, working, and living in Croatia.
With the support of the whole HLB network, especially in the Adria region and Poland, we consider this desk a strongly supported facility.
Championing diversity and inclusion
For our business to thrive, we need our people to thrive. At HLB, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive environment through all layers of the organisation boosts innovation and employee engagement. We aim to provide the best opportunities for our people and attract and retain top talent, to ultimately service our clients better. We champion diversity and inclusion by:
- Engaging in diversity and inclusion related conversations
- Being an advocate for workplace flexibility
- Facilitating talent mobility programs for our members
- Promoting leadership behaviour that fosters workplace diversity and inclusion
Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader
Bill leads the network’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives and oversees its strategy and objectives. Bill is no stranger to the professional services industry. He began his career with EY on the client service delivery side, working in both the audit and tax functions. He quickly found his niche in the Human Capital market and has never looked back. Bill has worked across multiple dimensions of diversity, collaborating with leaders at all levels, and has worked on many large scale projects. He is a sought after thought leader in the D&I space and was named to the 2019 NJ Out 100 Power List for his work in leading LGBTQ workplace inclusion.
Bill sits on the Board of Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ organization, and The Center, a non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization at the Jersey Shore. Bill has a strong passion for social justice and recently taught Lead for Diversity, a week-long journey by the American Conference on Diversity to high school students throughout the tri-state area.