Renata Mrazova

Global Head of HR NN Group

Co-Founder of Polaris

Renata began her career in Prague, in the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and very soon, at the age of 27, became CFO of the company. In 2000, she joined ING Group (now NN Group) as CFO and later was appointed to the role of CEO, being responsible for the insurance and pension fund entities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Under her leadership, NN Life was awarded the Best Insurance Company and the Most Customer-Friendly Insurance Company of 2012. Renata ranked several times among the Top 25 Women of the Czech Business, winning in 2014 and being welcomed to the Hall of Fame in 2015. In August 2015, she was appointed as Global Head of HR of NN Group. Since then she lives with her family in the Netherlands. Besides her work, Renata is involved in many projects, initiatives and organizations that encourage gender-balanced leadership and help women to reach top executive positions.

 

Ingrid Veling                                                                                      

Founder of Ignite Coaching & Consultancy

International coach (ACC)

Co-Founder of Polaris

Ingrid began her career at NMB Bank as a teller clerk. Over the past 25 years, Ingrid has held senior HR positions in the international financial services sector. In her roles as HR Director, Head of Leadership & Development and Head of Talent Management, both at ING and NN Group, she has had the privilege to work with and coach, talented leaders and high potentials from various countries and cultures. Additionally, she developed a passion for supporting women in their personal development and in reaching key business positions. In 2016, she founded her own company and continues her career as a business coach and consultant, focusing on inclusion, culture change, talent and leadership development. In this capacity she broadened her experience in other industries.

Lenka Libanska

Events & Partnerships at Polaris

Founding Member Polaris

Lenka started her career at a Public relations agency, while she was still studying at the University of Economics in Prague. In 1997, she joined the insurer NN Group in the Czech Republic, where she was soon appointed Head of Communications. Subsequently, she held various middle and senior management roles, such as Orange House Channel Manager, Business Manager to CEO and Bancassurance & Broker Channel Director. She had the opportunity to work on a number of key business initiatives, established new distribution channels, managed strategic transformation programs and most importantly enjoyed working with colleagues and clients from different countries and cultural backgrounds. While living in Australia, she was also active in the not-for-profit sector. Australia is just one of many countries she has worked and lived in, besides Canada, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and the Netherlands. Lenka enjoys the nomadic life and everything that comes with it, benefits as well as challenges. At this moment, she focuses her time and energy on Polaris and looks for new corporate opportunities.

Oana Dumitru

Head of Customer Experience NN International

Marketing & Creative Polaris

Founding Member Polaris

For the last 10 years, Oana has worked in both start-up and corporate environments. Throughout these years, she lived, worked or studied in Romania, Austria, Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands, while learning 4 languages and working in various functions and departments. Starting her career as a marketing intern at L’oreal Romania, she then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers for an HR consultancy role, followed by a role in Marketing & Communications. After this, she moved to the Netherlands where she enrolled in MSc in Business Studies, specializing in Strategy & Organisation. This also led her to ING, where she worked as a Talent Manager for Insurance International, later followed by roles in HR and Marketing at the head-office, Madrid and Istanbul. She currently works as Head of Customer Experience in the International Business Development team of NN Group. In her spare time, she continues to discover new countries and cultures and enjoys being involved in projects focused on diversity, blockchain and yoga.