Ireneusz Zyzański

Cross-cultural Coach, Mentor and Trainer

Cross-cultural coach, mentor, trainer and consultant with years of experience in global corporation. Years of cross-functional expertise in HR, Commercial and Sales Development, combined with multi-cultural experience gained during assignments in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Russia, China, Dubai, Ukraine and Poland. Focused on building commercial organisational capabilities to drive business results.


Irek has 24 years of cross-functional expertise in HR, Commercial and Sales Development, combined with multi-cultural experience gained during assignments in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Russia, China, Dubai, Ukraine and Poland. His last positions were: Regional Director HR for Commercial Organization Development in Hong Kong (13 markets) and Director HR for Sales and Marketing in Indonesia (4.500 people in 120 locations).

Irek is Leadership Development Associate in CCL (Center of Creative Leadership) in Brussels, member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR), European Institute for Cross-Cultural Development and various coaching networks in Poland. He also has written a series of articles, ‘Cross-cultural roller-coaster’, on www.hrpolska.pl and published articles on virtual team management in ‘Personnel Plus’ HR magazine.

He holds a Master of Arabic Language and Culture from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He also studied Arabic language in Baghdad at Al-Mustansiriya University and gained experience by working for more than a year in Libya as an Arabic translator. Additionally, he is fluent in English, Russian and Polish.