Dorota Czarnota


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Dorota Czarnota
Dorota Czarnota




Dorota Czarnota

Based in Warsaw, Dorota Czarnota leads Russell Reynolds Associates’ business operations in Poland and Central & Eastern Europe, responsible for covering a broad region embracing Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania, amongst others. Dorota conducts Board Director assignments in a range of industries in Poland and other CEE markets and specializes primarily in serving Consumer and Financial Services clients. She is an active and dedicated member of RRA’s Board Services, Consumer and Financial Services Practices.

Previous Experience

Dorota has over 25 years of experience in senior-level executive search, placing expatriate, Polish and non-Polish executives since the opening of Poland’s economy. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Dorota was Managing Partner with another multinational executive search firm for five years. In this role, she grew the company’s operations to become a newly undisputed leader in reputation and revenues in Poland. Before this, she was a Warsaw Partner with yet another global Executive Search firm for five years. Previously, Dorota worked as a clinical psychologist for ten years.


Dorota received her MA in adult clinical psychology from the University of Warsaw and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a trainer’s license from the Polish Psychological Association and a therapist’s license from the Polish Psychiatry Association. She is fluent in Polish and English and has moderate knowledge of Russian.

Dorota is Global Board Director and Member of the Europe and Africa Council of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). She is also a member of the psychotherapy and training sections of the Polish Psychological Association, as well as a member of the American Chamber of Commerce.


Consumer, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Industrial, Financial Services, Insurance, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Financial Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Executive Search

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Dorota Czarnota