The founder, majority owner and CEO of Selena FM S.A. He obtained a degree in Law from the University of Wrocław and also studied philosophy. In 1983–1991, he worked at the Faculty of Law of the State University of Wrocław, where he dealt with the judiciary and the presidential system.
In 1992, he founded Selena, now a global producer and distributor of construction chemicals with its headquarters in Wrocław. In the 1990s, he put the Tytan brand on the market. At the same time, he developed the distribution network from scratch and set up sales branches throughout Poland. Then he launched, one by one, the first three production plants: Carina, Orion and Libra – transforming the company from a distributor into a producer. Selena became one of the most important players in the Polish construction chemicals market.
In 1999–2008, he started the international expansion of Selena, extending the distribution network and promoting the Tytan and Artelit brands abroad. In 2008, the shares of Selena FM SA, the Group’s holding entity, became admitted to trading on Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Currently, Selena comprises 35 companies in 17 countries with its own R&D unit that has a central laboratory in Poland. Selena's manufacturing plants are located in Poland, Brazil, Korea, China, Romania, Turkey and Spain, and its products are available in more than 100 markets.
Since 2009, Krzysztof Domarecki has been actively investing also in the Venture Capital funds market. His Fidiasz FIZ fund provides young businesses with financing and support from an experienced team of experts in terms of competency development, marketing and launching new products or services on the market, followed by international expansion. The first investment made by Fidiasz is FinAi, a Polish company from the fintech sector. It developed and launched an innovative platform that simplified the customer’s access to bank credit.
In 2016, Selena’s founder was awarded the “Bene merito” medal by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in recognition of his activity to strengthen Poland's international position. In May 2019, he received the Medal of Poland’s 100th Independence Anniversary from the Polish Prime Minister for building a civic community and economic prosperity of the country.
He also received many honors and titles, including:
• an award from the Mayor of Wrocław for “placing Wrocław’s economy in a global network of connections, and creating a recognisable company brand”
• a distinction in the “Businessman of the Year” contest (the category of “Social Responsibility”), organised by Ernst & Young
• the Wektor 2017 award, granted by the Employers of the Republic of Poland to the persons who are role models in setting directions for development of the Polish economy.
In March 2019, the Senate of the Wrocław University of Economics elected Krzysztof Domarecki to sit on the first Council of the Wrocław University of Economics.
Krzysztof Domarecki’s non-business interests include philosophy, history, and theory of globalisation.