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Lumir Meloun

Lumir Meloun

Partner | Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy


With over three decades of experience in executive search and top management positions across diverse industries, Lumir offers clients solutions that extend beyond traditional executive search services. His specialization lies in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, with a particular emphasis on the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Italy.

Before joining Neumann Executive, Lumir held key leadership positions at Spencer Stuart, where he conducted C-suite searches in the Central and Eastern European region. During his nearly 5-year tenure, he demonstrated exceptional proficiency in serving clients in private equity, financial services, consulting, and the industrial sectors. As a Managing Partner, he assumed a pivotal role in leading the firm's operations in the Czech and Slovak republics.

Lumir's career also includes an impressive 8-year term as the President at PPF in China, the foremost investment group in the CEE region. In this capacity, he assumed full profit and loss responsibility and managed complex communications within the intricate Chinese market, engaging with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders, including media outlets, government agencies, regulators, funding partners, investors, and others.

Lumir possesses a deep understanding of both Eastern European and Asian cultures, enabling clients to fully harness his expertise in navigating diverse cultural contexts. Additionally, he is proficient in Czech, English, and Mandarin, with functional competence in French, German, and Russian.

His educational background includes a Master's degree in Foreign Trade from Prague University of Economics and Business. Later in his career, he completed an Executive MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh, further enhancing his leadership skills. Notably, Lumir successfully passed the tax advisor a nd auditor exams, showcasing his expertise in these fields.

Originally from the Czech Republic, Lumir spent 11 years living in China and has had the opportunity to explore all continents except Antarctica. He lives by the motto, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," approaching daily life with a strong sense of empathy and fairness.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Lumir actively participates in sports, competing in tennis in the German tennis league Bundesliga within the 50+ category. Additionally, he is an enthusiastic writer and has authored a science fiction novel.

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Katarzyna Murray

Managing Partner

Katarzyna Murray, a Managing Partner of Neumann Executive and a member of our Life Science Practice. Katrzyna conducts C-level searches for pharma, biotech, and med-tech clients across Europe.


Spain, Portugal

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Rafał Boczkowski


Rafal is an experienced consultant with extensive expertise in executive search, talent, performance and development management, change management and employee relations.


Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

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Alicja Jaworska


Alicja is a Partner at Neumann Executive, distinguished for her specialization in Chair & NED assignments. With a robust background in executive search and interim management, she has effectively served in various leadership positions.


UK, Ireland, France

Oleksandr Koval


Oleksandr is a Partner of Neumann Executive and a member of our Technology, Media & Telecom Practice. He conducts CxO-level searches for High Tech, Telecom, e-Commerce, and Engineering clients across Eastern Europe & Balkan nations. 


Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ukraine

Łukasz Jadczak


Lukasz is an Executive Search professional experienced in successfully advising Clients in their strategic decisions regarding shaping top managerial teams and executing the projects in the fields of: Executive Search and Leadership Assessments.


Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia

Dorota Hechner

Head of Neumann Executive Advisory

Dorota Hechner is an esteemed consultant, who boasts of extensive experience in the field of executive search, recruitment, and HR consulting. With an unparalleled level of expertise, she endorses a personalized, innovative approach that prioritizes achieving unmatched outcomes for all her clients. 

Joanna Pommersbach 


Joanna has established her proficiency in various sectors, including finance, pharmaceutical, media, and industrial industries in international Forbes 500 companies. She has delivered keynote presentations at numerous conferences, including with renowned speaker Daniel Goleman

Anna Jabłońska-Trepka


Anna Jabłońska-Trepka has over 20 years of professional experience in consulting companies in the field of enterprise performance management. As a valuable member of the Neumann team, she plays a vital role in assisting clients in cultivating their reward and organizational effectiveness practices.

Peter Kotka


Peter Kotka brings two decades of professional experience from senior level recruitment in CEE region. As an asset to the Neumann team, he assumes a pivotal role in providing valuable assistance in executive search.


Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway

Natalia Staykova


Natalia is a Partner at Neumann Executive. Over the past 15 years, Natalia has been a trusted partner for executive search assignments across different industries and lately in Life Sciences and Technology. Based in the Czech Republic and Moldova, Natalia works with clients across Europe.


Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria

Lumir Meloun

Lumir Meloun


Lumir has over 30 years of combined experience in executive search and top management roles across various industries. He specializes in the CEE region, with a focus on the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Italy.


Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy

Paul Koudijs


Paul Koudijs is a member of the
TMT & High-Tech practice at Neumann Executive. He specializes in leadership, senior management and technology executive roles for the IT, Technology and FMCG/CPG sectors. Paul provides his expertise & know-how to clients in the Netherlands, Belgium and across the EMEA region.


Netherlands, Belgium

Frederik Prins


Frederik Prins is a Partner of Neumann Executive and a member of the Financial Services and Manufacturing Practices. He conducts C and C-1 level searches for executives and specialists in the Benelux mainly and across Europe secondary.


Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

Jamie Frost


Jamie brings over two decades of experience in the life sciences market. With a profound understanding of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, he specializes in conducting executive searches in the UK and Ireland. Additionally, Jamie provides consulting services to pharmaceutical clients, assisting them with their HR strategies.


UK, Ireland

Executive Search Expertise

Neumann Executive has long-term expertise in delivering exquisite executive search solutions.

Thanks to an unparalleled understanding of a vast range of industries, we have an incomparable track record of success in executive-level searches. We source for numerous executive and senior roles, including CEOs, board/non-executive directors, C-suites, Managing Directors, to name a select few. At Neumann Executive, we support our clients in sourcing the future leaders in the following areas of expertise:

Consumer & Retail

HR & Legal

Life Sciences



IT & Technology

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