Maciej Szczepanski has been promoted to Head of Legal Europe at the OLX Group.
Szczepanski started his in-house career with the Allegro Group in 2011 as an in-house lawyer dedicated to Naspers e-commerce. In April 2014 he was appointed Senior In-House Lawyer, a role which he held for two and a half years, until Naspers disposed of its entire stake in the Allegro Group to the Cinven, Permira, and Mid Europa funds (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 20, 2016).
Szczepanski stayed with Allegro, and on December 2016, he took on the role of Head of Legal OLX Group Poland & Letgo Central Europe (in 2014, several websites belonging to the Naspers Group in countries such as Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus had undergone a rebranding process, changing their names to OLX). In June 2017 he also took on the role of Commercial Proxy / Prokurent OLX Group Poland. According to Szczepanski, the OLX Group is "the world’s fastest-growing marketplaces network, serving more than 350 million people every month."
Before moving in-house, Szczepanski spent three years with the Chalas i Wspolnicy Law Firm.
"This is another step on the path of professional growth within the Naspers/Prosus capital group, with which I have been associated since 2011," Szczepanski explained. "It is also a great opportunity to develop legal competences by working with excellent lawyers supporting many e-commerce business models around the world. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to take this position and I am optimistic about the future and new challenges on the European market."