Waldemar Szlezak is a Senior Managing Director at Soros Fund Management LLC (SFM), where he is a member of the Strategic Investments Group focusing on Telecommunications Media and Technology and Real Estate sectors. Waldemar joined SFM in 2006, serving as a Principal and Managing Director in the private equity group of SFM. Prior to SFM, Waldemar served as an Associate at Soros Private Equity Investors / TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. and prior to that, in the Mergers & Acquisition Investment Banking group at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Waldemar currently serves on the board of directors of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, Hyperoptic Ltd, TowerCo IV LLC, Atlantica Investment Holdings Ltd, and GSRP LLC, and as an advisory board member to Encore Housing Opportunity Fund, L.P and GP Invitation Fund I. Waldemar formerly served on the boards of Guinness Peat Group plc (LSE: GPG), Coats plc (LSE: COA), Diamond Resorts International (NYSE: DRII), TowerCo LLC (acquired by SBA Communications), TowerCo II LLC (acquired by SBA Communications), TowerCo 2013 LLC (acquired by Grain Infrastructure II, L.P.), ExteNet Systems Inc. (acquired by Digital Bridge Holdings and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners) and Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC.
Waldemar earned his B.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Columbia University and his B.A. in Mathematics from Knox College in Galesburg.