Stacey Kowalczyk

I am an extremely skilled Executive Assistant of mixed heritage; my ethnicity is British, Dominican, Irish, and Nigerian.

I am a mother to two wonderful children aged 3 and 8, I studied Business & Finance at Sixth Form before entering the working world.  I currently work within the Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance, CFA practices, I also sit on the Global Leadership Team Council at Oliver Wyman and co-lead our EMPOWERED UK & Ireland Racial & Ethnicity ERG.  Prior to this I worked for the Global Head of Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where I oversaw all administrative duties for the Global Head of Development, as he directed Four Seasons’ growth and development function globally.  I also spent six years working for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality team providing secretarial and administrative support to the Northern European CEO, EMEA COO, Associate Director and a team of five professionals within the London & EMEA based valuation and advisory team at Jones Lang LaSalle.

In my various roles I have provided Business Development support, advanced administrative support on projects, identified complex requests to many stakeholders, senior leadership internal and external clients while responding effectively.  I have also taken the time to understand the most effective communication medium to resolve client issues.  Adjusted priorities in response to changing requirements to ensure objectives are achieved with limited support, executed complex projects and assisted administratively with our Partner Review Committee.  I have a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done and addressing risk-related issues when they occur and escalates concerns when necessary.

I am passionate about change and determined to help strengthen whatever environment I enter.  As a black, female, EA and leader of mixed ethnicity I believe that the world should be a place where everyone can thrive.  I believe in including the margins of society no matter their background and empowering them to be all that they can.  Our workplaces of the future needs to look like the major cities around the world, which are multicultural, creative, fast paced and forever evolving.