To say that Marko likes to help build things is an understatement! After all, he has spent the last 25 years doing that on behalf of the world’s most famous toy brand, LEGO®. He started his long career there as Marketing Assistant, rising through the ranks to serve on its global Executive Board and has held numerous commercial roles in the UK, across Europe, North America and Asia.
Marko puts his success down to one consistent, simple focus; To sustainably grow the business and develop leaders of tomorrow. He now wants to transfer that passion of growing a business and its leaders to multiple organisations as a Vistage Chair.
Directly responsible for building businesses ranging in size from £35million to over £1billion in sales, he has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to truly embrace digitalisation, build a world class brand and globally scale a business that displaced Ferrari to become the world’s most powerful brand*. Marko’s experience of corporate governance is a major asset to any organisation and contributed to LEGO being the world’s No.1 most reputable brand in corporate social responsibility**.
His multicultural awareness allows him to deftly navigate relationships and his balanced demeanour and very clear, concise communication style enables Marko to engage with members of an organisation at all levels.
In addition to being a Vistage chair, Marko is a Non Executive Director and a speaker on leading change in yourself and within organisations. He is also one of only a few select people to be personally coached and mentored by the world’s number one wisdom coach, Vikas Malkani.
A dedicated family man, Marko lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire with his wife Philippa and two sons. Marko is huge rugby fan, qualified coach and ex-player. He’s also an entrepreneur, owning a pub and a property development company – building with bricks of a different kind!