Alex Schmidt joins DigitalMR advisory board
LONDON 26th March. Social Media Research specialist, DigitalMR, announces Alex Schmidt as new member of its advisory board.
The advisory board plays a key role in providing governance and overseeing the growth and development of the company. Its members offer a wealth of experience outside of the market research industry, from diverse fields such as Law, Banking, Investment, Retail, Events, Business Services and Wines and Spirits.
Michalis Michael, Group MD DigitalMR said: "Alex has always been a pioneer in his career, be it in the legal profession or as an entrepreneur and an investment banker. We’re delighted to have him as the newest member of our advisory board and the experience he will bring to the table".
On becoming the latest addition to the board, Schmidt commented: "At a time when social media opportunities are booming in the Polish and CEE markets, using the web to capture insights and gain competitive advantage is going to become a key development to become involved".
Przemysław Aleksander Schmidt
(b. 1962) – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TRIGON Dom Maklerski S.A., the oldest Polish securities brokerage and investment banking firm. In the years 1997-2000, he was a Senior Vice President (Business Development), General Counsel and Secretary of @Entertainment Inc., the largest pay-TV company in Central and Eastern Europe and the first NASDAQ –listed company in the region. He was also the President of Wizja TV, its DTH subsidiary. Previously (1995-97), he was a Country Director for Poland of MeesPierson, an investment-banking firm (currently ABN AMRO). He began his career as an attorney with the newly created Warsaw law firm Soltysinski, Kawecki & Szlezak (1990-95), as well as an Assistant Professor at the Business Law Department of A. Mickiewicz University (1987-92).
Mr. Schmidt gained a summa cum laude Master of Law degree at the School of Law, A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan (1987) and attended postgraduate studies at the University of California, Hastings (Fulbright Scholar 1991-92), at Georgetown University, Leiden University and the TMC Asser Institute in the Hague (Asser College Europe). He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), where he served as the Chairman of the European Board (2007-2009). He is and was a member of the boards of directors of several public companies
Existing members of the advisory board are:
- Dr Nicos Rossides: CEO of MASMI research group, formerly CEO of EMEA for Synovate
- Steve Alexander: President, Symmetrics
- Stavros Hadjiyiangou: Partner, Bond Group Partners LLC
- Simon Preston: Chairman international board of directors, young presidents organisation 2009-10. Founder & CEO Risebeyond.org
- Neil Everitt: Board Director at Pegas Nonwovens SA, Chairman at SARE Ltd
- Peter Nathanial: partner Impala Partners, LLC, formerly Group Chief Risk Officer of RBS
Michalis A. Michael
tel.: +44 751 571 0370
Notes to Editor
DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and Group MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.
The agency operates in affiliation with international market research company MASMI. DigitalMR is headed by founder and Group MD, Michalis Michael and is headquartered in London, UK and Nicosia, Cyprus.
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