Zajac - Data Analyst - Brussels, Belgium

Marek Zajac

Brussels, Belgium


I am a versatile data analyst who is fascinated by data and the process that distils insightful information from it. A highly motivated and professional worker, I come from a multicultural background and speak 6 languages.

I enjoy crunching numbers, creating insight, and working with interesting people.


Data Analyst


I am fascinated by the process of distilling actionable insight from data, to the point where I obsessively record and analyse a wide variety of my own personal data in a quest for a better quality of life.

Work History

Impact & Portfolio Analyst

Eureka Network

December 2010 - December 2010

In my current position, I am responsible for all of the incoming data and analysis requests for an intergovernmental organisation that coordinates R&D funding between 40 countries in Europe and beyond. I am designing an SAP universe and Business Objects reports for automated strategic reporting adapted to the most frequent user data requests.

I also conduct the economic impact analysis of the R&D project funded through EUREKA. This includes analysing the microeconomic effects of funding, programme- and European-level extrapolations, and high-level reporting used for lobbying at the European Commission level.

- Handling data and analysis requests (expert Excel use)
- SAP Universe design & Business Objects Reports
- Organisational Monitoring & Evaluation process: development, support and implementation
- Development of strategic KPIs
- Presenting and public speaking: speeches in Denmark, Hungary, and Belgium to audiences of up to 100
- Report writing: concise and relevant explanation of data



June 2010 - September 2010

Structured phone interviews, data collection & preparation, intercultural communication.

- Advanced Excel use

Research Intern

Coma Science Group

October 2009 - December 2009

Quality of life study of 218 traumatic brain injury patients.

- Developed the survey to be administered over the phone as a structured interview
- Statistical analysis: SPSS, STATA
- Data acquisition using FileMaker

Research Intern

Consciousness, Cognition and Computation Group

February 2009 - June 2009

- Experimental design & programming in MATLAB
- Extensive literature review
- Participant recruitment

Administrative Assistant

Net Expat

June 2008 - August 2009

I worked on integrating new online customer relations management software with the company’s existing MS Access database. Responsibilities also included coordinating an international team of consultants and development of the portfolio of PowerPoint presentations used for intercultural training.

Data Entry Assistant

Université Libre de Bruxelles

June 2008 - August 2008

Manual data entry for academic research by the faculty of Organisational Psychology; data preparation.

Statistics Tutor


January 2007 - July 2012

For over 5 years I have dedicated free time to providing guidance, advice and support to my peers regarding statistical analyses and reporting in scientific papers and dissertations.

- Advanced SPSS & Excel
- Clear and intuitive data presentation and explanation


SAP Business Objects and Universe Designer

I am currently developing a series of strategic and operational reporting dashboards using SAP Business Objects and Universe Designer.


I gained in-depth knowledge of the use of SPSS in an academic context through my studies and various papers I wrote and collaborated on. I maintain familiarity with the software through occasional statistics coaching to fellow alumni.

Advanced Excel use

I have used Excel for every imaginable kind of data analysis, from data entry for surveys to statistical analyses, complex personal budgeting, pivot tables and even geographical data mapping. I have explored every nook and cranny of the software, and am looking to develop my expertise using macros.


Learnt for 2 years in secondary school. Living in Belgium and in complement to my deep knowledge and appreciation of the English and German languages, I picked up a relatively good working knowledge of Dutch (Flemish) basically through cultural and linguistic osmosis. It is a language I love to speak even if it is not always pretty.


Learnt for 5 years in secondary school and complemented by many trips to Germany to see friends, family, and to explore. Contrary to what I often hear, to me German is a beautiful language and I very much enjoy speaking it whenever I get the chance.


Learnt for 2 years in secondary school. I have an inexplicable tendency to make Spanish-speaking friends, which means my parties often end up dominated by that language. Travels to South America and Spain have maintained my ability to speak it and my grasp of the spirit in which it should be spoken.


My university studies were entirely francophone, which meant I experienced not only Belgian student life but also the francophone academic mentality and life approach.


My family is Polish, and I started speaking Polish just after English. It is the language of my roots and my family and I make the effort to stay fluent and articulate in speaking it.


I speak English with an unplaceable but clearly native accent. It was the first language I learnt to communicate in.

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma for Graduates: Economics

University of London


Université Libre de Bruxelles


Université Libre de Bruxelles

British School of Brussels

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