GEDEON W. WERNER
President of Aquarius Management successfully combines over 25 years of international business experience and academic activities. From 2011, he serves as the President of Aquarius Management Holding Group with interests in pharma industry and real estate. Representing the Investor, Mr. Werner supervises strategy development and implementation of operational plans of the portfolio companies. He is also responsible for all external business relations with business partners. During those years Mr. Werner has also been intimately active in the commercialization of innovative projects in bio tech field.
Through his companies, Innovative Workforce Strategies, Sp. z.o.o. in Poland and Workforce Innovations, LLC in the United States, Mr. Werner has played a leading role in a number of European Union and USG financed projects to enhance the functioning of labor market institutions and fostering the growth of entrepreneurship. He has served as an adviser to U.S. and EU on labor and economic issues and anti-discriminatory policies, renegotiating contract terms with the Ukrainian and Tanzanian’s Governments and leading numerous needs assessment missions worldwide to ascertain political, social, and economic conditions, making specific recommendations on project design and implementation. He developed and administered institutional capacity building programs for the Polish Ministry of Economy, Labor and Social Protection, Hungarian Ministry of Labor, Ukrainian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Ukrainian National Employment Center, and Tanzanian Ministry of Labor, Youth and Sport Developments. For Russian SME, he has supervised the implementation of U.S. based-business training programs.
Second tier of Mr. Werner’s expertise includes international education. In this capacity, he served as an adviser to the OSI Network (on management education and business skills development); has been the founder of the Polish-American Management Center (PAM Center) - A Center of Excellence in Management Education - at the University of Lodz, Poland, and designed and supervised establishing two Management Excellence Centers in Russian Federation. At the PAM Center, he developed and managed a flagship program: Polish American Executive MBA Program (in a partnership with the University of Maryland at College Park and Towson University/University of Baltimore). Mr. Werner has developed and successfully marketed a number of cutting edge executive and management development programs for leading multinational and Polish companies.
A graduate of the University of Michigan with a M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and Grand Valley State University with B.A . in Psychology and Russian Studies. He authored, and coauthored publications in an area of labor market and anti-discriminatory policies on labor market. He serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of the American-Polish Community Development Fund. Mr. Werner was awarded twice the Honorary Medal for achievements in Higher Education (Poland).