Passionate about traveling, different cultures and meeting new people - in short, this is what describes me. Without this passion, I would never happen to be in Taiwan.
I chose Sinology as the major for my bachelor degree, as I had a dedication for foreign languages as well as openness for new challenges. That very decision had a great impact on my future and how I shaped myself in following years. I visited Taiwan for the first time in 2012 to join National Kaohsiung Normal University. This initial trip left a big impression on me, so I decided to return in 2013 to join NTNU with a scholarship. After returning to Poland, I finished my studies and despite not being able to go to Taiwan again for some time, I found a way to connect with it in my home country. I opened a Taiwanese restaurant and bar in the middle of Poznan City, and I also opened a business with my Taiwanese colleague, focused on international trade and marketing. After the experience of operating a small business, I realized my need for further development in that field. Therefore, I decided to visit Taiwan for the 3rd time in late 2015. During which, I joined the Working Holiday program. Thanks to it, I had a unique chance to learn more about Taiwan’s restaurant and bar industry. I felt I needed this experience to understand more about Taiwan and its people.
Following the program, I pursued my second degree – Global MBA program at National Sun Yat-Sen University. That was the missing piece of a puzzle I needed to find during the days of running a business. After graduation, I started a new job in Pingtung where I was preparing a company’s entry to different markets in Europe. I was also managing existing clients and acquiring new ones. This long road finally led me to my current position as a Head of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency Taipei Office. A post that allows me to support Polish investors and exporters from my home country to my second home, linking Poland and Taiwan together, strengthening our ties.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND AWARDS
Head of Foreign Trade Office, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Taiwan (2021 - present)
International Sales Engineer, HCP Pump, Taiwan (2020 - 2021)
Research Assistant, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2020)