Katharina Arnold Rokita, Founder
Ms. Arnold Rokita has a solid understanding of companies’ decision making process for international expansion, she has been active as a consultant in the field of international expansion and location promotion the last 9 years in the private and public sector in Germany, England, Poland and Spain. She supported investment promotion agencies, business parks, ministries, investors, companies and startups from Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East and can contribute relevant local knowledge as well as company contacts. During the last 5 years working in international consultancy she assisted more than 200 companies from different industries to develop international expansion strategies, select the best locations for their operations, and government support. Prior she worked for the London and Warsaw government as well as the European Parliament. Katharina is used working across multiple countries with fluency in 5 languages and regularly analyses investment trends, provides analyses across multiple sectors and countries, speak as panelist on conferences as the Forum Ekonomiczne in Poland, Hannover Messe in Germany or the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai.
She worked for the government of: Belgium– Invest in Wallonia, USA– Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Macedonia– Invest in Macedonia, Austria– Austrian Business Agency, Poland– Krakowski Park Technologiczny, Polska Agency Inwestycji i Handle and Olivia Business Centre, Germany– Invest Sachsen-Anhalt, Invest in Mecklenburg Vorpommen, China– National Health Technology Park of Zhongshan, South America, InvestChile, Panama Pacifico, Zona Franca La Lima, Spain– Invest in Andalusia, Catalonia Investment Agency, France– Paris Développement, Paris Region Economic Development Agency, Invest in Lyon, Seine-et-Marne Développement, Italy– Invest in Tuscany , UAE– Dubai Airport Freezone, Invest in Sharjah.
Some of her private clients include: Brose, TapOn, Seboradin, Eldor, Car2go, Drive now, DB Schenker, Tesla, Continental, Rober Bosch, Infinity, Ekomi, MotelOne, Zalando, Comarch, Payleven, Glossybox, Epam, Amy’s, Nestle.
Laila Reinhardt, Partner
Ms. Reinhardt is a business development professional with 8 years’ experience in the public and private sector. Working for the government of London, she consulted SME clients on their market entry strategy and enhanced her stakeholder management skills. She also developed lead generation campaigns for Asian and European market to attract investors to London. Laila organised delegation visits and networking events. In her most recent role as Senior Business Development Manager of a Germany-based start-up she prepared the successful bid for government funding. During the last seven years, she gains significant understanding of companies’ decision making process for international expansion as well as experience working with startups. Laila is a native German speaker and also fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Some of her clients include: Advantech, America digital healthcare, Cheil Jedang, South Korean food company, Gloria Jean’s, Australian coffee company, Persistent Systems, Indian software company, YR Energy and UK energy provider company.
Zbigniew Jankowski, Partner
Mr. Jankowski is Managing Partner of Maurent PR and has been involved for more than 20 years in operations within the public relations environment. His areas of expertise comprise public affairs, crisis management, corporate PR and customer credibility recognition on the foreign markets. He has been collaborating with organizations and institutions, including World Economic Forum, Chatham House, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has been working on various projects, ranging from finance and pharmaceutical to infrastructural industry and healthcare, as well as ventures dedicated to consulting and law firms. Prior to establishing of his own business, he was hired by several leading PR agencies in Poland. In addition, he acted as a spokesperson and advisory to the management boards. He has been conducting trainings on media relations, corporate-NGO communications and crisis PR. The company he owns is a member of the Public Relations.
Some of his awards and clients include: PNB Paribas, Energy, AZOTY, Golden SABRE award, Three Złote Spinach (Golden Paperclips) award, International Magellan award, and Golden Drum award nomination.
Fousieh Balaghi- Mobayen, Partner
As a freelancer, looking for extraordinary stories, ideas and the linking of brands, topics, products & projects. With a background in classic corporate PR, she has worked on countless different projects in Corporate Communications, Consumer, and Lifestyle PR. In addition, she has significant experience in project management, professional client handling and building up valuable content. For her previous clients, she undertook both concept development and project management roles, working out the communication strategy and the appropriate channel strategy in the context of the product/project and the relevant target group. She supervised several corporate strategy and consumer projects regarding brand communication, employer branding and social media. Her duties included the development of offline and online communication concepts, project management for the implementation of individual measures and projects, creating publications, the management of online projects, the internal coordination of projects with graphic designers, editors and daily business with the client.
Some of her clients included: Amazon, Zalando, Volkswagen, Factory Berlin, Huawei, Carhartt, McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson, Bang & Olufsen and Universal.
Tomasz Bachosz, Intern
Tomas is a student of computer science and business at the New York University Abu Dhabi. “Doing an internship at Kaliber increased my knowledge on international investment and how government attracts and supports investors. It has been also an opportunity to find out about the Berlin start-up scene and gain practical skills that I will be able to apply in my professional future as entrepreneur. I recommend applying for the internship at Kaliber as it helps understanding global investment trends, building knowledge about growing industries, and discovering market entry strategies.”