Salans has elected Dariusz Oleszczuk as global managing partner for the third time, making him the firm’s longest serving chief.
Oleszczuk, a Polish national based in the firm’s Paris office, has been a partner at the firm since 1991 and global managing partner since 2005. He will begin his third three-year term on 1 January 2011.
Salans has had the global managing partner position since 2001. London real-estate partner and international development partner Roger Abrahams was first to hold the position. He remained in post for two two-year terms, as they were then.
Oleszczuk’s priorities as global managing partner will be developing Salans’ relationships with existing clients and increasing market share.
Salans’ chairman Francois Chateau said: “Dariusz has been a partner of Salans for more than 20 years and fully represents what Salans is all about, a foreign national based in France with tremendous and highly successful multinational and multicultural experience.”
Elections at the firm ran through October. Oleszczuk did not stand unopposed but was said to be the outright winner in the second round of voting, where the initial list of candidates is whittled down to two.
Oleszczuk is a qualified legal advisor and judge in Poland and was formerly Salans’ Warsaw senior partner.