Michael is an accomplished lawyer, business person, and VC investor. He is currently a Vice-President and an in-house counsel at VAC AERO International Inc., a privately-owned aerospace company, based in Oakville, Ontario. Until recently, he was VAC AERO’s VP-Europe, running its three subsidiaries in Poland. Michael heads a Warsaw-based consulting company, Vertis Sp. z o.o., specializing in the areas of business and foreign investment. Prior to joining VAC AERO, Michael spent several years at a corporate/commercial department at Baker & McKenzie, Toronto.
His other positions included a Vice-President for a Toronto-based financial institution and a senior consultant at the City of Toronto Corporate Department. In his volunteer capacity, Michael has been involved with several human rights and community-based organizations, including Amnesty International, Paderewski Home Society, the Polish Legion – Branch 418, the Niagara Dog Rescue, and the Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre. Michael was the President of the Polish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (based in Warsaw) from 2005 till 2015.