Zofia Bugajna-Kasdepke

Zofia Bugajna-Kasdepke

Founding Partner SEC Newgate CEE

Zofia is an expert with 20 years of experience in communications consulting, strategy development and the implementation of PR and marketing projects. Based on her extensive experience, she decided to set up her own company. After three months, her startup entered the global SEC Newgate network. Today the agency has 50 consultants and is one of the biggest in the CEE region.

She is an award-winning public relations practitioner with several dozen awards and recognitions, including the 2015 and 2019 Eastern Europe Consultancy of the Year, EFFIE, IPRA, SABRE, and European Excellence Awards. She has also served as a juror at almost all creative competitions in the CEE region and several other global/regional festivals like Dubai Lynx (The United Arab Emirates), The Davos Digital Award (Switzerland), Golden Drum (Slovenia), Cristal Festival (France).

As a female leader she strives to support women and minorities in both their professional and personal development. Zofia is a mentor of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation and as an activist she has been working for the foundation for many years. Woman to Watch in 2022 on the Forbes Women Power Rising List (Poland). Heroine of the “Women of Success” series in the Vogue Poland magazine.

She loves art, the opera and cultural travelling and she is actively involved in helping to bridge the gap between art and business.