First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
Suite 5600
Toronto, ON M5X 1C9

T: (416) 644-5093
E: biuro@zafrangroup.pl

Rondo ONZ 1
00-124 Warsaw

T: +48 605 11 66 44
E: biuro@zafrangroup.pl


Klosbachstr. 103
8032 Zurich

T: +41 43 222 59 00
E: biuro@zafrangroup.pl

Our people

Our people are dedicated experts in the field of human consultancy who are prominent professionals in their home countries and abroad. Continuous communication and close co-operation allows for nimble collaboration about projects, Client needs, resource and consultancy requirements as well as candidate profiles. Jointly established professional standards, close business relationships and an individual approach to projects give us access to the best working practices and the broadest global resources in order to ensure the most optimal local solutions.



Anna Schmidt
Managing Director / Work Psychologist / Coach / Assessor AC


Company owner Anna Schmidt is engaged in Zafran Group’s daily operations and defines its character through persistence, knowledge and professionalism. The company's success is the direct result of her excellent ability to understand Customers' needs and at the same time the vast technical and practical knowledge required in this field. In fact, due to her strong business relationships and technical skills that she has accrued, many Clients turn to Anna for advice when their own careers require coaching and support.

Anna has more than eighteen years of experience in human capital consulting, green-field projects and management of executive search assignments for a broad range of both Polish and international clients, ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Expert in the area of multi-cultural communication and business etiquette Anna has significant hands-on international experience in talent recruitment and management. In 2000 Anna was the first to introduce an individual career management coaching program in Poland, inspiring managers to develop their career potential under professional guidance.

Anna is a graduate of the Industrial Psychology program at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. Her professional career began at Human Resources Development Canada where for many years she worked in the development of human capital. In successive years Anna worked for multinationals including L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble. Anna continued to expand her knowledge-base through studies at the Intercultural Communications Institute in Portland, Oregon and University of Toronto’s Solution Focused Brief Therapy as well as Career Counselling and Coaching Program. Anna has a growing Executive and Career Coaching Practice where she is certified in a number of personality assessment and psychometric tools including Hogan Assessment System, Perfect-Match and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.




Chiko Chakravertty


Chiko Chakravertty founding partner of C&D Strategic Consulting has extensive experience in Executive Search and consulting where he has conducted senior assignments in Canada and abroad.  In the market, Chiko is recognized for his ability to impart expert advice, understand industry dynamics, and deliver exceptional results.   Areas of specialization span across industries and align with the functional areas that support a business: Analytics, Business Development, Credit Risk, Finance, Fraud, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Operations, Project Management, and Sales.

Over the course of his 14 years in industry, Chiko was co-founder of the Toronto office for one of the largest global Executive Search firms where he co-managed the Financial Services practice and developed the Healthcare, Biotechnology, & Pharmaceuticals practice for the Canadian business. Chiko developed a national e-health practice in 2005 to address the changing landscape of the healthcare sector.  Chiko is an active member of industry associations and has been an invited panellist and speaker for national e-Health conferences and seminars.

Chiko holds an Honours B.Sc. degree (Microbiology & Infectious Diseases) and M.Sc. degree (Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology) from the University of Toronto, and an Executive MBA degree from Queen’s University.

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