Fireside Chat – Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Founder & CEO, Impact One
Mikolaj is Partner and Vice President responsible for Strategic Development and Culture at Therme Group. In his role as Curator and CEO of Therme Group’s cultural program, Mikolaj is instrumental in the creation of a global debate about culture, sustainability and the future of urban development.
After studying philosophy and sociology in Hamburg, Mikolaj completed training as a lawyer at Berlin’s Humboldt University. In 2009, he joined the German Wund Group and was responsible for the company’s expansion as the partner and personal representative of the founder, Mr. Josef Wund. Mikolaj has served on the board of Therme Group since its creation, overseeing business strategy and culture and developing the company’s entry into the North American market, among others.
Mikolaj initiated Therme Group’s cultural component, Therme Art. The role of Therme Art is to design and catalyze a debate about art, architecture, sustainability, and the future of city planning. This venture has been hugely successful, leading to a global calendar of talks and discussions that have taken place at Design Miami/ and at the Venice Biennale (as the main sponsor of the British Council), as well as being a lead sponsor of the Serpentine Galleries’ art and architecture program and Frieze Academy’s Art and Architecture conference. Mikolaj has also initiated and overseen the creation of an advisory board comprising of some of the most well-regarded figures from the fields of art and design and has developed partnerships with prominent institutions worldwide.