Jakub Slusarczyk is the visionary and executor behind iine Card, bringing the mindset needed for success, a high degree of professionalism and a wealth of market understanding. He is one of the most sought after models in Japan with over 18 years of professional experience in the fashion and modeling industry with a successful international career spanning key markets including Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. His modeling career includes global campaigns for Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Swatch and GAP and work with the world's best photographers including Steven Meisel, Michel Comte and Walter Chin. Presently, he is simultaneously contracted with each of Japan's top five men's fashion magazines and has been the cover model of Oceans magazine since its establishment in 2006, significantly contributing to the magazine's increasing success.
Jakub heads the international recruiting company Fish in the Water, which he founded in 2003 incorporating his niche connections of people, resources and talent with a uniquely developed market approach, making Fish in the Water a stand out in its field and a well-known recruiter across central Europe and all Asian markets.
Rouven Woszidlo combines substantive background in people and project management with exceptional attention to detail and strategic planning and foresight. Having over ten years experience working for leading Japanese fashion brands and magazines, he brings extensive understanding of the advertisement, fashion and magazine industry of Japan. With over fifteen years of broader industry experience, Rouven has been contracted with the world's top modeling agency, NEXT, in New York, Paris and Milan, working for elite fashion brands such as Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Joop, Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, Emporio Armani, and Ermenegildo Zegna.
Rouven began his professional career at Woszidlo GmbH, a family-owned auto industry firm and leading expert of practical workshop installations of major car dealerships in Germany. Rouven was responsible for sales and services on domestic and for project planning and implementation on foreign market. Rouven studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.
Tomasz Smilowicz has over 20 years of global banking and business management experience. He is the founder of the global mobile solutions business for Citi Transaction Services and Treasury and Trade Solutions, started in 2009.
Under his leadership, Citi was the first to launch mobile collections and has been expanding the solution beyond the first strategic markets – China, South Korea and India. He played a key role in partnering with the largest corporations, mobile network operators, mobile operating system providers, handheld producers and governments in the world – helping them leverage mobile technology in financial services and information management contexts. His team has also created and rolled out the world’s leading corporate mobile banking to over 90 countries.
Tomasz continues to advise governments, regulators and central banks on mobile financial services policies and best practices across the globe.
Marc Trudel is an executive with a high level of technical expertise, dedicated to driving innovation through precise and goal oriented planning and effective use of optimal technological assets. Throughout the last 10 years, he has led various complex technology projects in Canada, France and Japan, as engineer, consultant, manager, rising to different executive positions in more recent years.
Marc currently acts as Chief Technology Officer at Wizcorp (now part of Ankama Group), where he continues to work on innovative technological products and solutions to the online game and application market. He also joined iine card as board member and Chief Technology Officer, where he is currently working on defining the company’s technological vision and strategy.
Marc's expertise comes from his numerous years in development and operation of both online applications and games at every level. He has the ability to understand the operational requirements and harmonize them with business opportunities and needs.
In 2009, after moving to Japan, Marc joined Wizcorp Inc. as developer and system administrator, and quickly rose to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Since then, he has grown the company to 40 highly skilled engineers, designers and managers dedicated to providing high quality services for the web and gaming industries. Marc developed the business vision in regards to technology, defined technological requirements to meet the business needs, created hiring standards for engineers.
Before that Marc was also involved in work on the system architecture and development of a video website for TV5 Canada. He also did contracts for the National Film Board for the development of the Boxee NFB application during that period.
Prior to that, while at Turbulent Media, a multimedia development studio, he has participated as an engineer, system architect and technical manager on numerous successful projects for clients such as Tele-Quebec and the Montreal Canadiens Hockey team.
Marc started his career at the National Film Board of Canada, where he has worked as an engineer on a large span of projects, including leading development of the different microsites for various films, as well as developing parts of the main site.