Griffin Real Estate, the leading Polish private equity investment manager, has announced two new appointments. Both of the newly hired experts are joining the investment team. Jędrzej Socha has been appointed Vice President Investments and will be responsible for Griffin’s private equity projects. Jan Niepiekło, named Associate Investments, will also strengthen the private equity team and support real estate transactions.
Jędrzej Socha, who was appointed Vice President Investments, will be engaged in topics related to Griffin’s private equity projects. Jędrzej Socha brings 7 years of professional experience in that area, having worked at PZU Group, one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, where as investment manager, he handled private debt and private equity investments. He has conducted numerous LBOs, leveraged finance and mezzanine transactions with both Polish and foreign market entities. He was also responsible for the corporate governance of public and private companies, where he sat on supervisory boards. He graduated from the Poznań University of Economics and Business as well as Cranfield School of Management. He also holds ACCA Certificate.
Jan Niepiekło, who has also joined Griffin’s investment team, has 5 years of experience in the capital market. As Associate Investments he will also strengthen the private equity team and will be responsible for real estate transactions. He has gained most of the professional background at the private equity fund Bridgepoint in transactions’ analysis and portfolio management and at an investment bank Rothschild & Co, where he handled M&A transactions. He holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from the Warsaw School of Economics. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw.