Europejski Kongres Gospodarczy '2015

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Achramowicz Weronika

Achramowicz Weronika

Company: Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy

Position: Counsel

Weronika Achramowicz is a legal advisor and an expert in international mergers and acquisitions.
She represents industry investors and private equity funds in acquisitions, investment processes and restructurings. She also advises on commercial and economic law as well as regulatory issues, representing clients in related court as well as court and administrative disputes.
Weronika has been associated with Baker & McKenzie since 2005, and since March 2016 she has taken over as the leader of Trade & Commerce Practice in Baker & McKenzie’s Warsaw Office.

Albrycht Izabela

Albrycht Izabela

Company: The Kosciuszko Institute (Instytut Kościuszki)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Aleksejenko Raimonds

Aleksejenko Raimonds

Company: Ministry of Economy, Latvia

Position: Undersecretary of State

Ambroziak Adam A.

Ambroziak Adam A.

Company: Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of World Economy, Department of European Integration (J. Monnet Chair)

Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics; member of the Science Board of the Collegium of World Economy; specializing in the EU internal market policy, state aid policy, cohesion policy, common commercial policy, industrial policy, and in using EU funds; expert in decision-making process in the European Union and in the EU lobbing; Head of Postgraduate Programme in Administration and Management and Postgraduate Programme in European Funds Management; author of over 100 scientific publications and analyses on the EU economic policy, state aid policy, and on EU internal market drafted for Polish administration and international organisations; lecturer and trainer in European economic integration and in European lobbing; actively involved in Poland’s EU association, accession negotiations and in the adjustment of the Polish legal system and economy to the provisions of the Europe Agreement; currently takes part in decision-making process in the EU in the field of competitiveness and growth; lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics, Centre of Europe at the University of Warsaw, University of Gdańsk, National School of Public Administration in Poland, and at the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

Angari Suliman Al

Angari Suliman Al

Position: Retired General, Saudi Arabia

Antczak Rafał

Antczak Rafał

Company: Deloitte Consulting SA

Position: Member of the Board

Member of the Board Deloitte Business Consulting since October 2008. Economist and manager with 20 years of practice in project developments to governments and private businesses from the real and financial sector domestically and abroad. In 2006-2008, managing director and chief economist at PZU Group, also developing company strategy, supervising financial investments on capital markets, and restructuring of daughter-companies in Ukraine. In 1994-2006, economist at Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE) Foundation, member of advisory missions to Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina. Author of flat taxes concept (so-called 3x15%).

Antoniszyn-Klik Ilona

Antoniszyn-Klik Ilona

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

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Bajka Monika

Bajka Monika

Company: Stowarzyszenie Dom Aniołów Stróżów

Position: Chairman off the Board

President and co-founder of the Association for Help to Children and Youth 'House of Guardian Angels' in Katowice, an organisation awarded the Main Prize Pro Publico Bono "Self-governance for Solidarity" granted by the jury chaired by prof. Jerzy Buzek and prof. Andrzej Zoll. She graduated from Sociology and Management and Marketing. Apart from her university studies, she followed and completed many professional trainings: street work training organized by Stichting Streetcornerwork Center in Amsterdam, internship in the Psychiatry Clinic for teenagers with personality disorders in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, course of Psychological Training in a Team and Psychological Education organized by the School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and course of Psychoprophylaxis in Warsaw. A trainer in street work co-organized with the French organization GPAS and the Foundation for Poland (Fundacja dla Polski) in the framework of the "Street Children" programme and a consultant of the Co-operating Dutch Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe in the Netherlands providing advice on street children programmes implemented by NGOs in Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. A graduate of the LEADERS Program organized by the Polish - American Freedom Foundation.
For 18 years now she has been engaged in social activities for the benefit of the socially excluded. She started as a volunteer working for homeless people living in heating ducts and at the railway station in Katowice. She organized the Street Workers Centre and a Therapeutic Club for younger school-aged children. A co-founder of the Psychoprophylactic Environmental Programme for Children and Youth and their Families Exposed to Risk of Social Marginalization. Since 2007, engaged in building cooperation between local self-government authorities and the third sector. Co-founder and Vice-President of the first term of office of the District Council for Public Benefit Activity in Katowice.

Bajołek Krzysztof

Bajołek Krzysztof

Company: ANSWEAR.com

Position: Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

Bakun Paweł

Bakun Paweł

Company: Orange Polska

Position: Head of Energy

MBA graduate at Warsaw University and the Faculty of Law of the University of Gdansk. For over 15 years of experience in business development both in the telecommunications market (Telecommunications Poland, Netia, Orange) and energy (Energa, Orange) performing the functions of the Product Manager to Director of Marketing. In the years 2007 - 2008 I gained experience in the international market managers implementing action programs in Europe as Head of Programme at France Telecom. Currently, I am the project manager responsible for the introduction of Orange on the energy market including market entry strategy, implementation of products, build the necessary competence to participate in the wholesale energy market and to cooperate with the Distribution System Operators, implementation of IT systems, and the creation of analytical facilities for energy trading .

Balcerek Andrzej

Balcerek Andrzej

Company: Chairman of the Board, Górażdże Cement SA

Position: Director-General, Górażdże Group

Balcerowicz Leszek

Balcerowicz Leszek

Company: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance between 1989-1991 and 1997-2000, Chairman of the Board of National Bank Polski between 2001-2007

Position: Chairman of the Board, Civil Development Forum

Balicki Andrzej

Company: DLA Piper Wiater Sp. k.

Position: Legal Adviser

Head of DLA Piper's Regulatory Team in Warsaw, attorney-at-law, Counsel


Andrzej Balicki advises clients from the life sciences sector (and related) on all issues related to core business activity, especially as regards regulatory issues.


His experience includes advising pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical devices, and health care service providers. He advises marketing, distribution, manufacturing, clinical trials, promotion and advertising, as well as pricing and reimbursement. He supports clients as regards agreements between health care providers and the National Health Fund, including those involving reimbursement proceedings, and on other agreements related to the health care sector, including agreements concluded by health care providers, health care professionals, and pharmacies. He advises on tender proceedings organized by hospitals, including representation before the National Chamber of Appeal.


 


He has participated in a number of conferences on the topic of health care law and is the author of several publications. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Warsaw for his dissertation on pharmaceutical regulations. He is recommended by the Legal 500.


 


 


 

Bando Maciej

Bando Maciej

Company: Urząd Regulacji Energetyki (Energy Regulatory Office – URE)

Position: Chairman

Baniak Rafał

Baniak Rafał

Company: Ministry of Treasury of the Republic of Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Banyś Wiesław

Banyś Wiesław

Company: Chairman, Regional Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland

Position: Rector, University of Silesia in Katowice


Barański Paweł

Barański Paweł

Company: KPMG

Position: Partner, Licensed Tax Advisor

A graduate of The Faculty of Law at the University of Silesia in Katowice and The Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Katowice. He has 18 years' of experience in tax advisory. He has been working in KPMG tax advisory department since 2004. Paweł has experience in providing services connected with conducting business activity on the territory of the Special Economic Zones (including advisory in the process of applying for SEZ permit). He works mainly for automotive and mining companies. He specializes in personal income tax (PIT) issues and represents Clients before tax authorities and the Provincial and Supreme Administrative Courts.

Barbosa Jean-André

Barbosa Jean-André

Company: AREVA Poland

Position: Director for Central and Eastern Europe

Jean-André Barbosa is Areva’s Director in Poland and for Central &Eastern Europe.
He worked seven years in different positions in the Trade and Energy Directorates of the European Commission, dealing with Poland and Eastern Europe. Later, he was Saint-Gobain Packaging managing Director for CIS. He is an alumni from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and the Corps des Mines.

Bârtaş Gabriel Constantin

Bârtaş Gabriel Constantin

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Position: former Chargé d’affaires en pied, former Permanent Representative of Romania to the African Union, Ambassador of Romania to Poland between 2005–2008, Counsellor

Bartkiewicz Jakub

Bartkiewicz Jakub

Company: Vestor Dom Maklerski SA (Vestor Brokerage House)

Position: Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Barwani Mohammed Al

Barwani Mohammed Al

Company: MB Holding Company LLC

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani is founder and Chairman of MB Holding group of companies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Miami University, USA & was awarded a Master’s Degree and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Herriot-Watt University, UK.
MB Holding is the parent company of a number of companies with wide ranging interests in oilfield services, oil and gas exploration, mining, marine and engineering services. MB Holding also has investments in financial services and in hotels and resort development. The MB Group has operations in more than 20 countries, and employs more than 5,000 employees.
Dr. Barwani is a non-executive Director of a number of publicly traded and joint stock companies, Oman Air, Al Madina Insurance co. SAOG, Al Madina Investments SAOG (Muscat Stock Market), and Nautilus Minerals Inc (Toronto Stock Exchange), and UCL Resources. Dr. Barwani was formerly a non-executive director of National Bank of Oman, Shell Oman Marketing Company and Taageer Leasing Company, Oman.
He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland to the Sultanate of Oman. He is also a member of the Sea-keepers International, a group dedicated to the protection of the Ocean’s eco-systems and its environment.
Dr. Barwani was felicitated with a Life Time Achievement award by the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal magazine (2008) and selected by Ernst & Young as a Global Entrepreneur representing Oman in 2012. He was conferred “COMMANDEUR” IN DE ORDE VAN ORANGE-NASSAU by Her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands in January, 2012. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in March 2014.

Bator Jarosław

Company: Enterprise Investors

Position: Partner

Bąk Arkadiusz

Bąk Arkadiusz

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Bednarski Grzegorz

Bednarski Grzegorz

Company: TAURON Ciepło Sp. z o.o.

Position: Director, Market and Heating Department

Bednarski Piotr

Bednarski Piotr

Position: Director

Beme Marcin

Beme Marcin

Company: Audioteka SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Founder and CEO of Audioteka, an international mobile audiobook platform, whose vision is to bring books back to the lives of millions of listeners across the globe and help audiobooks become an important part of the continuum during the consumer’s day. Marcin Beme is a very successful and popular entrepreneur, energetic and inspirational speaker, acknowledged by several organizations in Poland and internationally (e.g. EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year in New Technology/Innovation Category 2014, New Europe 100 Challengers - a list of outstanding challengers from Central and Eastern Europe chosen by Res Publica, Google and Financial Times, The Man of the Polish Internet 2011 and 2012 and many more). In 2013 President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski awarded Marcin Beme with the Golden Cross of Merit (highest civil award in Poland) for his unique input in the development of Polish Culture, Entrepreneurship and Technology.He built a company selling audiobooks in 23 countries in 9 different languages (as of March 2015). Audioteka, as a small company originating from Poland managed to partner with global brands (e.g. Samsung, HTC, T-Mobile, Orange or Ford) and significantly contribute to the development of a whole new category within cultural production and mobile content distribution segments.

Bendyk Edwin

Bendyk Edwin

Company: Polityka

Bendzera Mirosław

Bendzera Mirosław

Company: Famur SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduated from University of Economics, management and marketing specialization. Since 1st October 2014 CEO of FAMUR Group. Before CEO of Polish Foundry Group PGO, Iron Foundry Srem SA and Pioma-Foundry Sp. z o.o. Previously in the management and supervisory bodies of companies such as Ponar Wadowice SA, Ponar Silesia SA and manager in Toyota Motor Poland Co. Ltd.

Bensz Joanna

Bensz Joanna

Company: CH2M Poland / American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

Position: Country Manager / Vice Chairman

Joanna Bensz is Country Manager for CH2M in Poland responsible for implementation of comprehensive development strategies of all sectors of the company’s global operations. The company has been present in Poland for 20 years and specialises in program management and design services for industrial and infrastructural sector. Currently CH2M is growing its first global design center in Krakow for 1200 employees.
Joanna has 17 years of experience in the area of country and site selection strategies for international clients, strategic project planning in manufacturing sector, and industrial and infrastructure project management services for companies looking to build, expand or optimize their existing production footprint in Poland.
Joanna is also Board Member and Vice Chair of the American Chamber in Commerce in Poland. She is promoting Poland as an industrial investment location and in both roles working on creating a better investment climate to attract more internationational investment into Poland and our region.
She has a degree in German philology as well as in International and Strategic Marketing from Dublin Business School. She has also completed Advanced Management Programme at IESE Business School, University of Navarra in Spain.

Bernhard Jerzy

Company: Stalprofil SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jerzy Bernhard graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Czestochowa. From the beginning of his career he has been related to the steel industry. In the years 1975-1992 he worked in Huta Katowice on positions from Master to Deputy Head of a Department. In the period 1992-1996 he served as the Chairman of the Board of Stalprofil Sp. z o.o. From 1996 to 1998 he was a Member of the Board and Director of Sales at Huta Katowice S.A. Since 1998 he has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stalprofil S.A. The company managed by Jerzy Bernhard has been growing strongly for many years, reinforcing its market position and achieving outstanding financial results against the industry. Currently Stalprofil is a leading Polish distributor of steel products with an established, solid brand. The company also has a strong position in international markets and in the EU market in particular. Since 2000 Stalprofil S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since then the capitalization of the company has increased many times, providing high returns to shareholders. Stalprofil S.A. Capital Group, built since 2005 by Chairman Jerzy Bernhard, consists of 4 entities that represent, next to the steel industry, gas transmission infrastructure. Representatives of that segment are: Izostal S.A. (also quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange), which produces mainly anti-corrosion steel pipe insulation, and ZRUG Zabrze S.A. – developer of gas pipelines. Solid quality of Stalprofil S.A. brand, created at the time when Jerzy Bernhard was its CEO, has been confirmed for many years by international rankings and competitions organized by economic associations.

Bestry Krystian

Bestry Krystian

Company: Deputy Chairman of the Board, ABSL

Position: CEO, Adaptive Solutions & Advisory Group

Bettman Dominika

Bettman Dominika

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: CFO

Dominika Bettman – Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Polska. Dominika Bettman is an economist, financier, and actively acts in favour of ethics and corporate social responsibility as well as diversity.
A graduate of the Foreign Trade faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics, she started her career in Siemens as a logistic specialist, then to become a financial manager, to finally arrive at the position of the CFO. She manages finance in the field of IT, telecommunications, and industry. Acted as the CFO in Nokia Siemens, where she also gained experience in M&A.
Business is her passion and she is committed to sales, project implementation, and customer relations. Profitability of projects and cash flow are her priorities. Cooperating with her, Siemens Polska won in the recent years the largest projects in the energy and transport sector, and was awarded Top-Plus Siemens awards: in 2000 for the best project of working capital optimisation, and in 2014 for the best regional company.
She has initiated changes of organisational culture of the company towards business strategy based on values. She promotes talents and development of people in the company through coaching and mentoring.
She is fascinated with innovative technologies. An advocate of cooperation between business and science. Together with rectors of the leading Polish universities of technology, she is a member of the Chapter of the Siemens Scientific Award, granted to outstanding scientists working in engineering fields.
She teaches leadership. Supports careers of women. Develops volunteering. In private life, she is interested in opera, painting, and long-distance travel.

Będkowski Wacław

Będkowski Wacław

Company: Polski Koks SA

Position: President of the Management Board

Wacław Będkowski graduated from economic studies at the University of Economics in Katowice in 1987 with master degree in economics. He also completed postgraduate studies in specialty Methods of marketing research for companies and financial institutions. He gained experience in Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. ( Jastrzębska Coal Company), where he started his career as a Senior sales and marketing representative. In 2000- 2013 Mr. Będkowski held a position of Sales Office Deputy Director as well as Sales Office Director. Since July 2012 he has been President of the Management Board in Polski Koks S.A.

Białowąs Bogusław

Białowąs Bogusław

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Position: Deputy Director, Agency Services Department

A graduate of the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economics, and doctoral studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. He started his career in banking in 1992, gaining experience mostly in the credit risk, restructuring, and debt collection area. Since 1995, he has been organising and supervising the operations of non-performing loan units in commercial banks. An author of numerous studies and articles on the subject matter of restructuring and debt collection, and for a couple of year now — on the subject matter of government programmes supporting residential housing. Currently, he holds the position of a deputy head at the Agency Services Department in Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, with which he has been associated since 2002. For 5 years, he has been specialising in co-creation and implementation of residential housing programmes by BGK, such as: Rodzina na Swoim [Family on Their Own]; Mieszkanie dla Młodych [A Flat for the Young]; Budownictwo Komunalne i Socjalne [Municipal and Social Housing].

Biedroń Robert

Biedroń Robert

Position: Mayor of Słupsk

Bielecki Jacek

Bielecki Jacek

Company: Marvipol Development

Position: Quality and Development Director

Quality Director developer’s company MARVIPOL SA
Warsaw University of Technology graduate;
Polish Union of Developers co-founder, member of the Managing Board;
Member of the Board of Directors UEPC – European Developers Union 2002 - 2012
Member of the Council Institute of Urban Development in Cracov
1997-2004 PIB LECH (housing development) Managing Director;
2004 – 2011 Vice-President of TUW Bezpieczny Dom – mutual insurance company for developers’ customers payments;
In the nineties teacher at Warsaw University of Technology;
Housing industry articles author;
Involved in legislation of housing acts.

Bielski Paweł

Bielski Paweł

Company: Grupa Azoty SA

Position: Director

Bieńkowska Elżbieta

Bieńkowska Elżbieta

Position: European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Bik Zdzisław

Bik Zdzisław

Company: FASING SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Bisaria Ajay

Bisaria Ajay

Position: Ambassador of India in Poland

Ajay Bisaria has been Ambassador of India in Poland (concurrently accredited to Lithuania) from January 2015. He presented his credentials to the President of Poland in February 2015 and to the President of Lithuania in April 2015.

He earlier served as Joint Secretary (Eurasia) in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi (2009-2014), heading the Division coordinating overall policy and bilateral relations with eleven countries in the Eurasia region (including Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia). He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987 and has served in various policy assignments in the Ministries of External Affairs and Commerce, as also in the Prime Minister’s Office. His overseas diplomatic postings have included stints in Indian Embassies in Moscow (1988-1991) and Berlin (1995-1999).


His recent assignments include a tenure at the World Bank in Washington DC as Advisor to the Executive Director (2004-2008), where he worked on development projects and aid issues. He has also served as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of India (1999-2004), when he was aide to then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


He has a Masters degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University. His academic publications include, India: Towards a New Paradigm of Development Aid, for Foreign Trade Review (2009) and Bill Clinton and the Kargil Crisis: from Crisis Management to Coercive Diplomacy, a case study for Princeton University (2009).


He knows English, Russian and German.


 

Blajer Paweł

Blajer Paweł

Company: TVN 24 Biznes i Świat

Blocher Dariusz

Blocher Dariusz

Company: Budimex SA

Position: President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Budimex

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering at the Czestochowa University of Technology, and from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Advanced Management Program).
Following his graduation, Dariusz Blocher was employed at the Ahlstrom – Fakop Industrial Boiler Factory. In 1993 - 1994 he worked at „Proman” s.c., a distribution company in Katowice, as a Branch Manager. From May 1994 to February 2002: Pepsi Co. Poland, preforming successively the functions of: Sales Department Manager of Silesia, Human Resources Officer in the Sales & Distribution Department; from September 1998: Human Resources Officer at Pepsi Cola Poland manufacturing plants and headquarters. From 2002 he was a member of the Management Board, HR Management Director at Budimex SA. From November 2007: President of the Management Board, General Manager of Budimex Dromex SA and Member of the Management Board of Budimex SA. He has been President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Budimex SA since September 2009.

Błach Andrzej

Błach Andrzej

Company: CMS

Position: Partner, Energy Department

Dr Andrzej Błach is a partner in the Energy Department of CMS Poland and heads CMS’s CEE Energy & Projects Practice.
Since 1995 Andrzej has specialised in energy and infrastructure projects. He has been involved in numerous power projects undertaken in Poland over the past two decades including the coal-fired CHP in Chorzów, the gas-fired CHP in Zielona Góra, new power generation projects for KGHM, AES, EDF, and more recently for EC Stalowa Wola and Elektrownia Północ. He represented several generators, who were parties to the long term power purchase agreements (PPAs); he participated in the drafting of the PPA termination law, which created the stranded costs compensation system in Poland.
Outside of the electricity sector dr Błach specialises in providing legal assistance to large investment projects in the petroleum sector and other industries. Andrzej Błach led the legal team advising on the major expansion of the Gdansk refinery for Grupa Lotos (known as “Programme 10 Plus”).
Dr Błach graduated from Warsaw University where he taught for several years before joining private practice. He also holds a Yale Law School degree. From 1992 to 2013 he worked for international law firms in New York, Washington and London.
Andrzej Błach is a Polish-qualified legal advisor also admitted to the bar in the State of New York.

Błażejowski Krzysztof

Błażejowski Krzysztof

Company: ORLEN Asfalt Sp. z o.o.

Position: Director of R&D Department

Graduate of the Civil Engineering Faculty at the Warsaw University of Technology (1992), post-graduate study at the Warsaw School of Economics (in management, 1997) and Ph.D. at Kielce University of Technology (2008). Since the beginning of professional career associated with research & development activities, initially on the side of research institutions and for several years as part of construction and petrochemical industry. Author of numerous publications on bituminous binders and asphalt pavements, published in Poland and abroad and patent applications. Director of Research and Development department at ORLEN Asfalt. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Construction Materials Engineering Section. Road Pavement Expert of the Association of Polish Transportation Engineers and Technicians (SITK RP).

Bobiński Andrzej

Bobiński Andrzej

Company: Polityka Insight

Position: Director for New Projects

A graduate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. Until 2012, Andrzej managed the external relations department at Orange Polska. At the same time, he co-founded the Wroclaw Global Forum and directed preparations for that event. Between 2006 and 2009, he was programme coordinator at the Centre for International Relations, Warsaw. He did a course in the management of non-governmental organisations at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard), took part in the Young Leaders’ Program (Council of the United States and Italy) and the International Visitors Leadership Program (US State Department).

Bodis Peter

Bodis Peter

Company: Pioneer Pekao Investment Management SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Vice President of Pioneer Pekao Investment Management S.A., responsible for the Asset Management Division.
Graduate of Budapest University of Economic Sciences with the Master of Science in Business Administration degree and the College of Finance and Accountancy, where he earned the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Scholarship holder of Heriot-Watt University Business School in Edinburgh. In 2003 he began his doctoral studies at Vienna University of Economic Science. He has been associated with the capital market since 1997, when he started working for CAIB Investment Bank Hungary in Budapest. In 2001-2003 he worked in the Austrian Capital Invest in Vienna, and in the period 2004-2005 in the office of CAIB Investment Management Poland in Warsaw. From 2005 to June 2011 he worked at Pioneer Investments Austria as Senior Portfolio Manager managing funds and portfolios. The funds he managed i.e. PIA Eastern Europe Stock (Citywire AA-rated) and PIA Russian Stock occupied in their category leading positions in the European investment ranking lists. He has been working in Pioneer Pekao Investment Management SA since 9 June 2011.

CFA charterholder. Author of many publications in the foreign press devoted to the capital market.
In addition to his native Hungarian he speaks four foreign languages: Polish, Russian, English and German.

Privately enthusiast of skiing and windsurfing.

Bolesta Krzysztof

Bolesta Krzysztof

Company: Polityka Insight

Bonikowska Małgorzata

Bonikowska Małgorzata

Company: Partner, THINKTANK Centre

Position: President, Centre for International Relations

Borczyk Wojciech

Borczyk Wojciech

Company: Incuvo Sp. z o.o.

Position: Founder

Wojciech Borczyk is experienced executive and developer working in gaming and IT industries since 2002. Co-founder of Incuvo, game startup behind Createrria - create, share and play your games on mobile devices. Previously, co-founder of Fresh Chicken Studio, a gaming startup, developed a game engine for Nintendo DS + games based on own engine, later sold to City Interactive, one of Polish biggest game developer & publisher. Additionaly, Wojciech has PhD in Computer Science, specialty: Computer Graphics and Vision. Dissertation in the field of photorealistic image synthesis using global illumination. Wojciech is also university lecturer in fields of Video Games and Computer Graphics.

Borys Wojciech

Borys Wojciech

Company: Turkish Airlines Inc.

Position: Commercial Manager Poland

Bourland Gérard

Bourland Gérard

Company: Veolia Energia Poland

Position: Chairman of the Board

Gérard Bourland has more than 30 years of involvement with the power generation industry and also has held managerial positions in nuclear and conventional power plants in France and then Hungary. In 2014 Bourland became General Director of Veolia Group in Poland. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble.

Boyanova Alexandrina

Boyanova Alexandrina

Company: European Investment Bank

Position: Banks, Corporates and Financial Instruments Baltic Sea and Northern Europe

Alexandrina Boyanova, Loan Officer, Corporates, Poland and Baltics, European

Professional Experience
2006 – current
Banks, Corporates and Financial Instruments
European Investment Bank (currently – Baltic Sea and Northern Europe, previously – South East Europe)
2002 – 2006 Institutional Relations with Development Banks and IFIs
Bulgarian Development Bank
1998 – 200 Lending to Large Corporates
Societe Generale (Bulgaria) and Raiffeisen Bank (Bulgaria)

Professional Training: Credit risk, development banking

Education
2005
Master, Economics of Trade
University for National and World Economy, Sofia (Bulgaria)

2002
Bachelor, Economics of Trade
University for National and World Economy, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Languages: English, French, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian (mother tongue)

Braaten Lyle

Braaten Lyle

Company: Miedzi Copper Corporation

Position: Chairman of the Board

Mr. Braaten is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Miedzi Copper Corp., a private Canadian corporation involved in mineral exploration in Poland. Miedzi is majority owned by Lumina Capital Limited Partnership.
Mr. Braaten joined the Lumina Group in 2008 and assisted Ross Beaty in the creation of Magma Energy Corp., a green energy company focused on international geothermal energy development. In 2011, Magma and Plutonic Power merged to create Alterra Power Corp., which currently owns three geothermal power plants in Nevada and Iceland, two hydro plants in British Columbia and a large wind farm in British Columbia that together produce 366 MW of clean energy. Mr. Braaten was General Counsel for Magma to the date of its merger with Plutonic and continues to work with Magma (now Alterra) primarily in relation to its projects in Iceland.
Mr. Braaten is a director of Anfield Nickel Corp. which is a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company engaged in the exploration of prospective Nickel properties in Guatemala. He was also a director of Lumina Royalty Corp. which was acquired by Franco Nevada Corporation in December 2011.
Mr. Braaten is qualified lawyer with extensive experience in public companies. He has been involved in significant acquisitions and financings on behalf of public and private companies. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Laws) and the University of Calgary (Bachelor of Science). He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and numerous industry associations.
Education

• University of British Columbia, LL.B.,1989
• University of Calgary, B Sc, 1986

Affiliations

• Member, Law Society of British Columbia
• Member, Law Society of Yukon
• Member, Canadian Bar Association

Brace Stephen

Company: SBC Limited, UK

Position: Managing Director, Owner

Managing Director of SBC, a company working closely with a number of multinational mining companies to raise blasting standards and to drive value in their drill, blast and explosives procurement sourcing functions. Non-executive Director of a non-explosives technology supply company. Also specializes in market surveys and business development strategies for medium-size companies focused on Southern & West Africa. Since the 1970s involved in the gold and platinum mining industries and until 2002 global marketing of high-tech initiation systems for a top 20 South African company. Based in Europe since 2004 with a strong focus on supporting implementation of aggressive company growth strategies.
Trained as a Mining engineer (Leeds University, UK), with a 2nd degree (with distinction) in Geography. Sasol Business Leadership Programme (University of South Africa). Industrial Marketing Diploma (Rand Afrikaans University). Various chairmanships (Fragblast, Blasting Analysis International High-Tech Seminars). Past member of the Ethics Committee of the International Society of Explosives Engineers. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). SAIMM.

Brodziński Sławomir

Brodziński Sławomir

Company: Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State, Chief National Geologist

He graduated from the Faculty of Mining of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice with the title of Ph.D.Eng. As of 1991 he worked in government administration in the State Mining Authority (SMA) in Katowice e.g. as the director of the Training, Technological Progress and Cooperation Office, director of the President Office and the General Director in 1998-2006. After that he was the director of the Central Statistical Office (2006-2008). On 16 April 2009 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to the position of the Head of the Civil Service.
Civil service officer.

Bryx Marek

Bryx Marek

Company: Warsaw School of Economics

Position: Vice-Rector for Management, Director, Corporate Finance and Investment Institute, Head, Zakład Miasta Innowacyjnego (Department of Innovative Cities)

Brzezinski Ian

Brzezinski Ian

Company: Member of the American Polish Advisory Council (APAC)

Position: Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Brzoska Rafał

Brzoska Rafał

Company: Grupa Integer.pl SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Bugała Marek

Bugała Marek

Company: Iron Mountain Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Commercial Director

Since 1995 working in sales of the services and since 1998 in the outsourcing business (XBS). Started as sales representative (3 years) than Account Manager (1 year) Project Manager (2 years) and Business Manager (2 years). After the XBS for 2 years in Telecommunication business (TP SA - France Telekom) as Business Development Manager. Between June 2005 and November 2006 in ADP Polska (ADP group NYSE ADP) as Sales and Marketing Director. In Decemeber 2006 joined HP Polska Sp. z o.o. as Business Development Manager for the Outsourcing Services.
In Iron Mountain Poland since December 2013 as a Commercial Director.
Experienced in sales and marketing of the services and interested in outsourcing services business. Good knowledge of the english both written and spoken with experience over 10 years in multinational corporations.
Sales and management of outsourcing projects, sales manager in IT industry, project management, product development, business development for the outsourcing services.

Buhler Pierre

Buhler Pierre

Position: Ambassador of France in Poland

Buras Piotr

Buras Piotr

Company: ECFR Warsaw office

Position: Director

Buras Tomasz

Buras Tomasz

Company: Savills Sp. z o.o.

Position: Managing Director

Tomasz Buras, Managing Director, Head of Poland, is a specialist in occupier representation and leasing advisory services. He has been advising clients in Poland for over 14 years on office space acquisitions and disposals, lease renegotiations and office consolidations on occupier side. Tomasz joined Savills team in September 2011 as director of the office department after six years of running the office agency team at King Sturge in Poland. Prior to this he was a member of the corporate solutions team at Jones Lang LaSalle in Warsaw for four years. He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

Burdelski Marceli

Burdelski Marceli

Company: University of Gdańsk

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Academic Councill

1975-M.A. in political science,
Department of Journalism and Political Science, Warszaw University
1984 - Ph.D. in political science,
Department of Journalism and Political Science, Warsaw University

Associate Professor in Collegium Jagiellonium Toruń University
Vicechairman Scientfic Center of East Asian Studies, University of Gdansk
Associate Professor , Gdańsk Banking Academy, Gdansk
Treasury of Main Board , Polish Political Science Association and President of Gdansk Branch
Vicechair of the Board RC 42 System of Integration Diveded Nations, IPSA
Member of Board, RC 18 Asia Pacific Studies , IPSA
1975 – 2010 Associate Professor Institute of Political Science University of Gdansk
1996-1997 Adviser to Minister Foreign Affairs , the Republic of Poland
2008-2009 Adviser to Deputy Krzysztof Lisek Chair of Foreign Committee of Polish Parliament
Vicepresident Asia Pacific Society, Poland
Mayor in Research: International Relations in the Region Asia-Pacific, Theory of International Relations, International Security, Political, Security problems of Korean Peninsula, China foreign and internal policy, Polish policy to North East Asia .
Contributor and co-contributor 150 academic publications

Main books contributed and edited:
Will be Korea unified to the End of XX Century, 1995, polish,
China on the Stage XXI Century, 1997 together with W. J. Dziak, polish,
50 Years after II World War. International politics in the Batic Sea Region, together with H. Runblom, M. Nurek, T. Jonter, E. Noreen, 1997, English
The Republic China on Taiwan and United Nations, together with W.J. Dziak, 1998, polish
50 Years Neutral Countries Supervisory Commission in Korea, together with ch. Birchmeier, E. Jendraszczak, 2003,in polish
Quellen Sammmlungen zur Geschichte der Schweizerischen und Polnischen Delegationen in Panmunjom, Korea, with Ch. Birchmeier and E. Jendraszczak, 2003, german,
The conditions made Influence for the Process of Division and Korea,s Unification, 2004, polish,
The main research Issues in Polish Political Science, 2006, together with M.J. Malinowski, R. Ożarowski, polish
Taiwan , Poland and Europe in the age of Globalization, 2007, together with M. J. Malinowski, English
China in polish eyes, ed. J. Włodarski, K. Zeidler. M. Burdelski, Gdansk 2010
Korea in polish eyes, ed. M. Burdelski, J. Włodarski, K. Zeidler, Gdansk 2012

1993- Friedrich Naummann Stiftung – Scholarship, Germany
1998-Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Republic of China, scholarship to research study visit
1994, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009,2012, 2014 World Congresses of International Political Science Association in Berlin, Quebec, Durban, Fukuoka, Santiago de Chile, Madrid, Montreal
Study visit:
China, 28, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, 13, Republic of Korea, 12, Taiwan, 3, Japan 2, United States 3, Canada 4, Republic of South Africa , Chile , India and lot of European Countries( Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Greece and Bulgaria) .
Wife Elizabeth and four sons.

Burzec-Lewandowska Małgorzata

Burzec-Lewandowska Małgorzata

Company: Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Propertynews.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief, Propertydesign.pl

Burzyński Paweł

Burzyński Paweł

Company: Trigon TFI SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Buszman Paweł

Buszman Paweł

Company: American Heart of Poland SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Buzek Jerzy

Buzek Jerzy

Company:

Position: Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Parliament in the years 2009–2012, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in the years 1997–2001, Chairman of the Programme Board of the EEC

Polish politician and university professor, Jerzy Buzek is a former Prime Minister of Poland and former President of the European Parliament. A member of the European Parliament since 2004, he currently chairs European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). He is the chairman of the European Energy Forum, a platform for discussion between European energy stakeholders and policymakers. Presently, he lead's EP's work on the Security of Gas Supply and Clean Energy Innovation legislation, being formerly responsible for, inter alia, the EU Internal Energy Market, European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research. In 2010, together with Jacques Delors, he proposed the creation of a “European Energy Community”, a strategy to strengthen energy legislation and cooperation within and outside the EU which laid foundations for EU's Energy Union. He serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Patronage Council of the EEC.

C

Cañete Miguel Arias

Cañete Miguel Arias

Position: European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

Caliński Mariusz

Caliński Mariusz

Company: Duon Group SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Mariusz Caliński is a graduate of Poznań University of Economics, Finance and Banking Faculty. He also completed postgraduate studies in Accounting at Poznan School of Banking.

He has held the position of the President of Grupa DUON S.A. (formerly CP Energia S.A.) since 2011. He has been involved in the gas market and Grupa DUON since 2008, when he took over the position of CEO and then of a President of Management Board at KRI (DUON Dystrybucja S.A.). He is responsible for areas related to strategic management, development and communications.

Before that he worked i.a.: at Forte Sweden Sp. z o.o. (1999-2004), since 2001 as Chief Financial Officer, and at Sulzer Chemtech Polska Sp. z o.o. (2004-2008), a company owned by Swiss concern Sulzer A.G., since 2007 as President of the Management Board, CEO.

Carr Martin

Carr Martin

Company: Pinnacle Central & Eastern Europe, s.r.o.

Position: Founder, CEO

Cellary Wojciech

Cellary Wojciech

Company: Poznań University of Economics

Position: Head, Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics and Electronic Economy

Prof. Wojciech Cellary is a computer scientist, head of the Department of Information Technology at the Poznan University of Economics. His research interests are currently focused on electronic business and economy, electronic government, information society, smart cities and multimedia. In his professional career he worked at nine universities in Poland, France, and Italy. He is an author of 10 books and over 150 scientific papers. He served as a consultant to many Polish ministries, Parliament and Senate, as well as European Commission. He was a general or program chair of 38 national and international scientific conferences, and moreover a member of 310 conference program committees. He was a leader of many national and international scientific and industrial projects supported by Polish, French and American industry, Polish ministries and European Commission. He is a member of several scientific associations. In 2010-2011 he served as a chairman of the Council of Digitization that was advisory body to the Minister of Interior and Administration. In 2012-2013 he was a member of that council that was advisory body to the Minister of Administration and Digitization. From 2002 he is a member of the Council of Education Digitization that is advisory body to the Minister of National Education.

Cetnarski Wojciech

Cetnarski Wojciech

Company: Polish Wind Energy Association

Position: Chairman of the Board

Chadam Jan

Chadam Jan

Company: Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jan Chadam holds a PhD and a post-doctoral degree in Economics. In the course of his career, he has held a host of executive positions, including Financial Director, Vice President and President of the Board at Pro Futuro S.A., Warsaw, Member of the Board at Elzab S.A., Zabrze, Financial Director at SIPMA Group, Lublin, President of the Board at SIP-MOT S.A., Zamość and Director of Internal Audit Department at Polkomtel S.A. (Plus GSM cellular network operator). In February 2009 he was appointed Member of the Management Board at GAZ SYSTEM S.A., and subsequently President of the Management Board as of July 2009. He has authored a book and several dozen domestically and internationally recognised publications on finance and management, and has taught at several universities and MBA programmes.

Chase Howard

Chase Howard

Company: Dow Europe

Position: Director of Government Affairs

Howard Chase was appointed Director of Government Affairs for Dow Europe in June 2012. In this role, he provides overall leadership and direction to government affairs and public policy across Europe, in support of Dow’s corporate, geographic and business objectives and priorities.
Howard Chase joined Dow after a long career with BP, where he was most recently Director of European Government Affairs based in Brussels. He previously held senior government affairs posts for BP in Washington DC and Moscow, and worked as a political advisor, commercial manager and plant and project engineer in many locations worldwide.
Howard graduated in engineering from the University of Cambridge and completed management studies programmes in the UK and at Harvard Business School. He is based in Horgen, Switzerland, and is a member of the Dow Europe, Middle East & Africa and India (EMEAI) leadership team.
Amongst various external and industry roles, Howard is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and Chairman of the European Risk Forum (ERF) and was previously a Sherpa to the European Commission High Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and the Environment.

Chełmiński Piotr

Chełmiński Piotr

Company: PKN ORLEN SA

Position: Member of the Board for Development and Energy

Member of the Management Board; Business Development / Power and Heat Generation Officer


Mr. Piotr Chelminski is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Agriculture. In 1996, he completed postgraduate course in management at the University of Management and Marketing in Warsaw (Partner of the University of Denver in USA). He studied at the Institute of Heat Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology in the field of gas energetics on specialization of Gas Turbines and Combined Gas Systems as well graduated Senior Executive Programme in London Business School (SEP 88 LBS). During his professional career he has accumulated years of experience holding various positions on the management boards of Polish and other foreign-owned companies, including listed companies. In the years 1995 – 1996 he served as Vice-President for sales, marketing and export of Okocimskie Zaklady Piwowarskie S.A. (brewery). From 1996 to 1996 he worked for Eckes Granini GmbH & Co. KG (fruit beverages) as Regional Director for CEE region and as President of its subsidiary, Aronia S.A. During 1999 – 2001 he has been a Member of the Board of Directors, Browar Dojlidy Sp. z o.o. (brewery). From 2001 to 2002 he held the position of the Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Supervisory Board of Werner & Merz Polska Sp. z o.o. (manufactures products in cleaning, care and conservation). In the following years (2001 – 2006) he served as Member of the Board of Directors and as Member of the Supervisory Board – direct operational supervision of Sales and Marketing, Kamis-Przyprawy S.A. (leader in the Polish seasoning and species market). From 2006 to October 2009 he served as Vice-President for Sales and Marketing, Gamet S.A. Torun, Poland (production of furniture accessories), and (2007 - 10/2009) as Member of the Board of Directors, Gamet Holdings S.A. Luxembourg.


From December 2009 to April 2013 he held the post of Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO at Unipetrol, a.s.


On March 6th, 2012, he was appointed to the position of the Member of PKN ORLEN Management Board responsible for Petrochemical Operations, effective from March 10th, 2012. At the same time the Company’s Supervisory Board agreed for holding by Mr. Piotr Chelminski a position in the Board of Directors of Unipetrol, a.s., PKN ORLEN’s subsidiary.


He was entrusted with the post of Member of Supervisory Board of Unipetrol on April 8th, 2013.


On March 6th 2014, Supervisory Board of PKN ORLEN S.A. reappointed Mr. Piotr Chełmiński to the position of Member of the Management Board, for the common three year term of office, starting May 16th, 2014, i.e. after the day of the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting that approved financial statement for 2013.


Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ANWIL S.A. and Chairman of Supervisory Board Basell Orlen Polyolefins Sp. z o. o.

Chęciński Arkadiusz

Chęciński Arkadiusz

Position: Mayor of Sosnowiec

Chłopek Grzegorz

Chłopek Grzegorz

Company: Nationale-Nederlanden Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne SA

Position: Chairman of the Board


Od października 2012 roku pełni funkcję Prezesa Zarządu Nationale-Nederlanden PTE S.A (wcześniej ING PTE S.A).

Poprzednio pracował m.in. w Biurze Maklerskim Banku Gdańskiego, w Commercial Union Towarzystwie Ubezpieczeń na Życie oraz w Banku Amerykańskim w Polsce. Od 1998 r. związany
z Nationale-Nederlanden Powszechnym Towarzystwem Emerytalnym S.A., gdzie najpierw był starszym specjalistą ds. inwestycji, wicedyrektorem Departamentu Inwestycyjnego, a następnie jego dyrektorem (odpowiedzialnym za zarządzanie częścią dłużną portfela). W lutym 2004 r. został powołany na członka Zarządu Towarzystwa, a 1 października 2006 r. na Wiceprezesa Zarządu Nationale-Nederlanden PTE S.A.
W swoim zawodowym dorobku ma wiele sukcesów. Zdecydowanie przyczynił się do wzrostu
i osiągnięcia przez zarządzany fundusz emerytalny pozycji lidera wśród instytucji finansowych w Polsce, pod względem liczby klientów oraz wysokości zarządzanych aktywów.

Absolwent Politechniki Warszawskiej (Wydział Elektroniki i Technik Informacyjnych), słuchacz Letniej Szkoły Aktuarialnej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych), makler papierów wartościowych (licencja nr 432). Posiadacz tytułu CFA.

Chodacki Artur

Chodacki Artur

Company: Bank Zachodni WBK SA

Position: Director, Corporate Banking Sales Network

Chojnacki Ireneusz

Chojnacki Ireneusz

Company: Economic Monthly of New Industry, wnp.pl portal

Position: Editor

Chojniak Łukasz

Chojniak Łukasz

Company: Fundacja Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju (Civil Development Forum)

Position: Expert

Chojnowska-Haponik Iwona

Chojnowska-Haponik Iwona

Company: Polska Agencja Informacji i Inwestycji Zagranicznych SA (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency – PAIiIZ)

Position: Director, Foreign Investment Department

Responsible for promoting Poland as an investment destination, servicing investors interested in starting their businesses in Poland, (mostly business location advisory and state aid issues), supporting Polish entrepreneurs abroad and rendering aftercare services. Graduated from the Roman Philology at the Warsaw University. Attended postgraduate studies in the School of Business of the Technical University of Warsaw and French HEC, as well as Polish – French PhD programme. Speaker at many conferences on the topic of Business Services Sector, foreign direct investment and public aid.

Chomicki Tadeusz

Chomicki Tadeusz

Company: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing

Position: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to China

Since October 2009, Mr. Tadeusz Chomicki has been the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the People's Republic of China and to Mongolia. He concentrated efforts of Polish diplomatic missions in China on, elevating the level of bilateral political dialogue (resulting in the signing of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries), increasing and differentiating economic cooperation (including faster growth of Polish export to China and Chinese investment in Poland), stimulating direct ties between provinces and cities (including initiating their regular summits), increasing presence of Polish culture in China (with approximately hundred events per year), enhancing educational exchanges (including regular bilateral summits and growing number of university joint programs), promoting a dynamic and attractive image of Poland in media (noticeably increasing public visibility of the country). Granted the honorary citizenship of Harbin city in China. In spite of closure of the Polish Embassy in Ulaan Baatar in 2009 managed to maintain and in some fields like culture, economy and education, even to increase the level of Polish activities in Mongolia. Mongolian government granted him the medal for Services to the Development of Culture.
Ambassador of Poland to the Republic of Korea (2001-2005). During this mission supported significant increase of Korean investment in Poland, development of bilateral economic, cultural and educational cooperation. In recognition of his services Korean government granted him the honorary citizenship of Seoul city and the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Gwanghwa Medal with distinction.
Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. UN civil officer in Cambodia (UNTAC, 1993). Head of Division in the Department of Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific (1994), subsequently its Deputy Director (from 1995). Director of the Department of Export Policy (1998-2001) responsible in the MFA for defense industries cooperation, export controls, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Since 2005 Ambassador, Deputy Director of the Security Policy Department, MFA, responsible for defense industries cooperation, export controls, nonproliferation and disarmament. Director of the Minister’s Office (2007- 2008) and Director of the Asia Pacific Department (2008-2009). While working for the MFA, also served as a member of supervisory boards of companies in the defense sector. Granted gold and silver medals for Services to the Defense Capability of the Country and the silver medal for Services to the Development of the Engineering Industry.
Graduate, Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw (1986). Post-graduate studies Oxford University, Balliol College, (sociology and philosophy) and European University Institute in Florence (international relations and political economy). Fellow of University of Warsaw, Faculty of Sociology (1989-1992). Researcher in social studies (1982-1992).
As a diplomat he lectured at universities and training institutions in Poland, the Republic of Korea, China and Mongolia on international relations or culture differences in international business relations among other topics.
Member of Oxford Society, Oxbridge Society of Poland, Polish Sociological Association.
Interests: music, computers, photography, dancing, skiing, scuba-diving, golfing.

Chrabota Bogusław

Chrabota Bogusław

Company: Rzeczpospolita daily

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Chudzikiewicz Magdalena

Chudzikiewicz Magdalena

Company: Polska Press Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board

Chudziński Paweł

Chudziński Paweł

Company: Aquanet SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

CEO at Aquanet S.A. Graduated on Poznań University of Technology, field of study: Power engineering systems and equipment. Doctor of economics specialized in management at Poznań University of Economics. In years 1990- 1998 councillor of Poznań City Council including position of a chairman of Municipal Economy Committee and a vice-chairman of Poznań City Council. In years 1985-1995 employee of “H. Cegielski Poznań S.A.” taking position of deputy director of Restructuration Office. Since 1995 working at Aquanet where in 1998 became a member of the Executive Board and then CEO from 1999. Creator of a benchmarking costs management methods at waterworks companies. Author of many publications in branch magazines like „Wodociągi i Kanalizacja” and „Kierunek Wod-Kan”. Chairman of the Warta Region Water Management Council. Former member of the Fasing-Katowice Supervisory Board and a chairman of the H. Cegielski Poznań S.A. Supervisory Board and former president of Polish Waterworks Chamber of Commerce. Awarded by Educational Entrepreneurship Foundation as a coauthor of the book “Municipal Economy Privatization- why yes, why no”. Author of the doctoral dissertation: “The use of Benchmarking in the cost management in waterworks companies”.

Chwast Rafał

Chwast Rafał

Company: Nowy Styl Group

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Chybicka Alicja

Chybicka Alicja

Company:

Position:

Cichosz Jacek

Cichosz Jacek

Company: PGE EJ 1 Sp. z o.o

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jacek Cichosz is a graduate of the Electrical Department of Warsaw University of Technology.
Since January 2011 he held the position of the Director of Operations of PGE EJ 1 sp z o.o., in charge of the overall coordination and development of key areas for the project, including: project management, site selection, integrated proceedings, reactor technology and EPC contractor selection, design and engineering issues, quality and nuclear safety management, licensing and permitting as well as integrated management systems.
Between 1998-2010 Mr. Cichosz worked for with Accenture, implementing and supervising large scale projects for clients in the energy, oil and steel-works sectors, including Vattenfall, RWE, Energa, Total, MOL and ArcelorMittal.
Between 2008-2010 he held the position of Director of Resources (energy and natural resources) at Accenture Sp. z o.o., responsible for consulting practices development as well as the execution of complex transformation projects and implementation of solutions developed for clients operating in the energy, utilities, steel-works, oil and gas sectors. He was the member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Accenture branch.
Doctoral student at Ecole des Mines de Paris (ENSMP), Centre de Morphologie Mathematique (CMM), also completed a post-graduate program at the Institut pour l’ouverture à la Société et à l’Economie Françaises et Européennes (ISEFRE).

Cichy Sławomir

Cichy Sławomir

Company: Dziennik Zachodni

Position: Journalist

Ciepał Piotr

Ciepał Piotr

Company: Health Resort Ustroń

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Ciepiela Dariusz

Ciepiela Dariusz

Company: Miesięcznik Gospodarczy Nowy Przemysł, portal wnp.pl

Position: Editor

Cieślak Marek

Cieślak Marek

Position: Chairman, Łódzki Regionalny Park Naukowo-Technologiczny Sp. z o.o.; Deputy Mayor of City Lodz in years 2011-2015, Chair of Lodz Metropolitan Area in years 2006-2011

Ciołkowski Piotr

Ciołkowski Piotr

Company: CMS

Position: Of Counsel, Energy Department

Piotr Ciołkowski is a legal advisor and Of Counsel in CMS Warsaw’s Energy Department. He heads the department’s regulatory section.
Piotr advises on regulatory issues and issues related to trade in fuel and energy. He has prepared and negotiated sales contracts for electricity and fuel. He has advised companies involved in electricity trading on sales contracts based on the EFET standard, as well as electricity generators in connection with the replacement of Long Term Contracts with contracts for the sale of electricity. He has also advised in respect of trade in CO2 emissions allowances. Piotr provides legal assistance in connection with the purchase of oil, gas and fuel as well as regarding trade in green, red and yellow certificates. He has advised on the formation of a gas exchange in Poland.
Piotr specialises on regulatory issues in the energy sector. He represents Polish and foreign businesses operating in the energy sector in matters related to conducting business on the Polish market. His experience includes providing legal advice in connection with the separation of companies involved in the trading and transmission of electricity. Piotr has also advised on legislative work on the restoration of support for cogeneration.

Ciosek Stanisław

Ciosek Stanisław

Company: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Moscow between 1989–1996

Position: Chairman, Polsko-Rosyjska Izba Handlowo-Przemysłowa (Polish-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Member of the Council of Ambassadors, European Academy of Diplomacy

Cliffe Mark

Cliffe Mark

Company: ING Group

Position: Chief Economist

Culolo Domingos

Culolo Domingos

Cyrani Pavel

Cyrani Pavel

Company: ČEZ, a. s.

Position: Member of the Board, Director of Strategy Department

Cywiński Marek

Cywiński Marek

Company: Kapsch Telematic Services Sp. z o.o.

Position: Managing Director

Czarnecka-Żochowska Katarzyna

Czarnecka-Żochowska Katarzyna

Company: PwC

Position: Partner, Tax and Legal Department

Katarzyna is a Partner in the Tax and Legal Department of PwC Poland and Regional CEE Tax Administration Consulting (TAC) leader. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and in History from the Warsaw University. She is also a licensed tax advisor and a member of the Polish Bar Council. Katarzyna is a x-los leader for Technology, Infocomm, Entertainment and Media (TICE), as well as TFE and TAC services groups in Poland. She provides tax consultancy services both on Polish and international taxation issues. Katarzyna is also an Advisor to the Economic Council of the Prime Minister and since 2006, she has been supervising preparation of the World Bank’s annual “Paying Taxes” report in Poland. She is responsible for the contract with the Polish Ministry of Finance covering the transformation within “e-Tax” Programme. The main objective of the “e-Tax” Programme is to provide the concept of the Polish tax transformation in the period 2009-2015 aiming at improving the effectiveness of the Polish tax administration.

Czarnik Mirosław

Czarnik Mirosław

Company: Górnośląski Park Przemysłowy Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Master of Business Administration studies at the Cracow University of Economics and the Teesside University in the UK. For more than 25 years he has been planning sales strategies, budgeting and managing projects. Together with a team he has implemented 8 EU projects which substantially helped to establish and develop the GPP Business Park in Katowice. A coordinator of the process of transforming post-industrial lands into the Economic Activity ECO Zone. One of the initiators of the First Polish Cluster of Passive and Energy-Efficient Building Industry propagating the sustainable construction idea. He coordinated the project of erecting the A-class “green building” where the first in Poland TRIGENERATION system (generation of cooling, heating and power from gas) was applied. Building achieved the highest available rating - Outstanding under BREEAM certification.

Czarnuch Michał

Czarnuch Michał

Company: Kancelaria Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

Position: Partner, Life Sciences Practice

Michał specializes in administrative law focusing on pharmaceutical law (advertising of medicinal products, registration and reimbursement issues, medical devices), medical law, advertising law, EU law and competition law. Also provides support in matters related to allegations of corruption.


He advises on the creation of medicinal product distribution and trade systems, also on the development of healthcare systems, including issues related to financing of healthcare services, formation and restructuring of medical entities, telemedicine and healthcare insurance.


 

Czechowski Rafał

Czechowski Rafał

Company: Imago Public Relations

Position: President & Managing Director

Czerniak Adam

Czerniak Adam

Company: Polityka INSIGHT

Position: Chief Economist

Czernicka-Siwecka Jolanta

Czernicka-Siwecka Jolanta

Company: Fundacja ISKIERKA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Czerwiński Andrzej

Czerwiński Andrzej

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Committee For Energy and State Treasury

Czopik Łukasz

Czopik Łukasz

Company: Górnośląskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów SA w Katowicach (Upper Silesia Waterworks and Sewerage in Katowice)

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Łukasz Czopik, graduated with honors in Law from the Catholic University of Lublin and doctoral studies at the University of Silesia. Participant of two-year scholarship program in the field of the American legal system implemented in cooperation with Chicago-Kent College of Law. Graduate of a number of post-graduate studies in the field of internal control, accounting and management companies. Certified by the Minister of Finance, financial auditor. He has extensive practical experience in the management of large players both in the private and public sectors.

Czuryło Paweł

Czuryło Paweł

Company: Interia

Position: Deputy Editor-in-chief

Czyżewski Adam

Czyżewski Adam

Company: PKN ORLEN SA

Position: Chief Economist

Dr Czyżewski has been the Chief Economist at PKN ORLEN since 2007. He specialises in the changes of the global energy sector that are driven by economic policies and revolutionary innovations. Before his appointment at PKN ORLEN he was a director at the National Bank of Poland, supervising the economic research and the Inflation Reports. Previously he was a macro-economist at the World Bank and academic researcher at the University Of Lodz and in the Polish Academy of Sciences. He graduated from econometrics at the University of Lodz (Ph.D.) and was a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

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Daniluk Dariusz

Daniluk Dariusz

Company: Bank Ochrony Środowiska SA

Position: Vice-President – acting President of the Management Board, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A

Dariusz Daniluk joined Bank Ochrony Środowiska in May 2014.
He has been working for financial institutions since 1989. For many years, Dariusz Daniluk worked for the National Bank of Poland (NBP) supporting, among others, the General Inspectorate of Banking Supervision and the NBP International Department.
In March Mr Daniluk joined Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej to lead the Internal Supervision Department. In 2002-2008, as the NBP representative, he was a member of the European Central Bank's Internal Auditors Committee.
In the years 2008-2011 he held prominent positions in the public service. He served as Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Finance, as well as Chief Public Finance Auditor. As a representative of the Ministry of Finance, Dariusz Daniluk participated in the proceedings of the Polish Banking Supervision Authority. He also served as Chairman of the Bank Guarantee Fund Council. He was appointed President of the Management Board at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in 2011.
Dariusz Daniluk is an active participant of international organizations contributing to the shape of the financial system functioning and promoting the best professional practices and the highest business standards. He chaired the Institute of Internal Auditors and was also President of the European Association of Public Banks gathering several dozens of financial institutions from the European Union.
He graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty of Warsaw University and completed postgraduate studies in international banking and finance of the University of Southampton in Great Britain.
He has authored or co-authored several publications in banking law, banking supervision, financial services regulations, and European integration.

Daniłowski Zenon

Daniłowski Zenon

Company: Makarony Polskie SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dąbrowski Michał

Dąbrowski Michał

Company: Bytomska Agencja Rozwoju Inwestycji

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dąbrowski Tomasz

Dąbrowski Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Energy, Poland

Position: Director, Energy Department

Dąbrowski Wojciech

Dąbrowski Wojciech

Company: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduated from the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, from the Faculty of Humanities at the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, and completed doctoral studies at the National Defence University. He has long-term experience in working in public institutions and in business. He was President of the Management Board of ARP S.A. and MS TFI SA, Member of Supervisory Boards of PZU S.A., FB Łucznik-Radom Sp. z o.o., Bumar Sp. z o.o. and MS TFI S.A.

Dec Marek

Dec Marek

Company: PGNiG Termika SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

He has several years of experience in electric power engineering sectors as an engineer and a manager.

From 2001 for over 9 years he was a manager of Gdańsk Heating Company, part of German holding Stadtwerke Leipzing. Next he was a President of the Management Board of ENERGA Opec in Ostrołęka, where among others he was responsible for the modernization of municipal heating systems financed from European Union means.

In the years 2006-2007 he was a Chairman as well as a Member of the Supervisory Board in CHP Elbląg Sp. z o.o. In the years 2009-2011 he was a vice-president and from the year 2011 a president of the board of ENERGA Kogeneracja.

From 25th of September he is a president of the board of PGNiG TERMIKA SA.

A graduate from Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and postgraduate from Gdańsk University, Faculty of Finance and Accounting as well as postgraduate from Warsaw Koźmiński University, Faculty in Management.
In 2013 he received MBA from RSM Erasmus, IAE Aix-en-Provence Graduate School of Management, organized by Gdansk Foundation for Management Development.


Denisiuk Wojciech

Denisiuk Wojciech

Company: Farmer, farmer.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Derda Wojciech

Derda Wojciech

Company: PKP CARGO SA

Position: Member of the Board for Operations

Dlamini-Zuma Nkosazana

Dlamini-Zuma Nkosazana

Company: African Union Commission

Position: Chairperson

Dołkowski Wojciech

Dołkowski Wojciech

Position:

Domarecki Krzysztof

Domarecki Krzysztof

Company: Selena FM SA

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Selena, global manufacturer of construction chemistry. Selena Group comprises thirty companies in seventeen countries, including fifteen plants on three continents. The company was presented with the President of Poland’s Economic Award for Durable Success.

Dombrowski Bogdan

Dombrowski Bogdan

Donocik Tadeusz

Donocik Tadeusz

Company: Regionalna Izba Gospodarcza w Katowicach (Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, RIG))

Position: Chairman of the Board

Tadeusz Donocik- private entrepreneur since 1982, lawyer, business advisor, an expert in restructuring business processes, coach.

Initiator and author of numerous activities promoting the development of Katowice and Silesian Voivodeship. Staunch supporter of interregional cooperation in Europe and Poland, especially cooperation between Silesia, Małopolska Region, Opole Voivodeship, Ostrów Region, Northern Moravia Region of Czech Republic and Žilina region in Slovakia. Active participant of the socio-economic process of reconstruction of Silesia, co-author and co-initiator of the works on the Regional Contract for the Katowice Voivodeship in 1992 – 1997, in result of which were created Upper-Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship Development Co, Upper-Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship Promotion Co, Upper-Silesian Aviation Group, the Route Bypass, Upper-Silesian Fund Co.

Since 1990, President, co-founder of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, which is presently one of the biggest and most vibrantly functioning economic self-government organization in Silesia. The Chamber’s greatest enterprises include: The Silesian Quality Award Competition, The Laurels of Abilities and Competence and The European Congress of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises. Since 1993, Vice-president of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of which he acted as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels in 2004 – 2006 and of the Commission on Industrial Change in Brussels in 2004 – 2010.

In 1997 – 1998 – Chief of the Political Cabinet of the Minister of Economy in the government of Jerzy Buzek, 1998 – 2001 – Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy. Since 2002 member of Steering Committee of Regional Innovation Strategy Silesian Voivodeship

Doucerain Thierry

Doucerain Thierry

Company: EDF Polska SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Thierry Doucerain is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines of Nancy.
He began his career with EDF in 1978 as an Engineer within the Engineering and Construction Division which was in charge of building the Nuclear Fleet.
Until 1990 he worked as Civil Works Engineer in charge of Foundations Topics and construction of main Nuclear Buildings.
Between 1990 and 1998 he held different positions in the New Thermal Engineering Department as expert, project manager, and team manager. He worked for International Projects in China and Mexico in the frame of EDF Investments in coal and gas new generation assets.
From 1998 until 2002 he was Senior Project Manager in charge of Investment projects of EDF in France and abroad.
He was appointed as Deputy Director of the Thermal Engineering Department between 2002 and 2006.From 2006 to 2011 he was Executive Director of this Department. He was involved again in International Projects, responsible of the construction of Thermal Generation Assets in Egypt, Vietnam and UK, for EDF Investments.
In 2011 he was appointed as Director of a new EDF Investment in Rybnik (New 900MW clean coal technology).
Between 2013 and 2014 he held the position of Investment Director EDF Polska S.A. and in 2014 was appointed CEO of EDF Polska SA.

Dowgielewicz Mikołaj

Company: Council of Europe Development Bank

Position: Vice-governor

Mikołaj DowgielewiczVice-Governor for Target Group Countries, Council of Europe Development Bank, Paris.
Born in 1972. Studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Warsaw University, a graduate of law and politics of the University of Hull (the United Kingdom) and College of Europe.
In the years 1995-1998 Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Young Democrats Associations, then the Vice-President of YEPP (Young EPP). From July 2000 to October 2001 the President of the Board of the Civic Club Foundation (a think tank and a civic education organization) of the Freedom Union party, in the years 2001 - 2002 the secretary of the Political Council of the Freedom Union. From January 2002 to March 2003, the secretary for international affairs of the Freedom Union.
In the years 1998 - 2000 worked in the Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bronisław Geremek. He also advised Mr Geremek when the latter was Chairman of the European Law Committee of the Polish Sejm (2000 - 2001). Later he worked as the head of the Academic Service in the College of Europe (2002 - 2003).
In 2003 began to work in Brussels as an adviser on enlargement to Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament. In 2004 he became the European Commission spokesman for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, then in 2007 he continued working in EU institutions – in the Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margot Wallström.
In December 2007 appointed Secretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration (OCEI) and the Vice-President of the European Committee of the Council of Ministers and the Secretary of the Committee for European Integration. Moreover he represented the Republic of Poland in the proceedings before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.
As of July 2008 he was appointed to the position of the Government’s Plenipotentiary for Preparation of Presidency in the EU Council. Since January 2010, after the merger of OCEI with the Ministry of foreign Affairs, he became Secretary of State for European Affairs and Economic Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Secretary of the Committee for European Affairs of the government.
Elected unanimously by 40 Member States of the Bank in March 2012, Vice-Governor of CEB.
Mikolaj Dowgielewicz has been decorated in 2012 by President of Poland with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He was also awarded by King of Spain with Commander Cross by Number (Encomienda de Numero) of the Isabella the Catholic of Spain, and Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary. In 2012 he received the Wladyslaw Grabski award of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan.

Dramski Janusz

Dramski Janusz

Dróżdż Jerzy

Dróżdż Jerzy

Company: Foreign Co-operation Department, Polish Chamber of Commerce

Position: Director

Drzazga Beata

Drzazga Beata

Company: BetaMed SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dubiński Józef

Dubiński Józef

Company: Główny Instytut Górnictwa (Central Mining Institute)

Position: CEO

Dudek Joanna

Dudek Joanna

Company: Deloitte Legal

Position: Attorney at law, Partner Associate

Joanna has over twenty years of professional experience in providing legal advice to enterprises. Key areas of her specialization include mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters and competition protection.
Joanna participated in acquisition transactions both on the Polish and international market, supporting both the disposing and the acquiring parties. She managed due diligence projects and advised on numerous restructuring processes.
Her competition protection activities include business concentration control, monopolist practices and counteracting unfair competition. She has gained experience in developing and negotiating contracts between business entities.
Joanna has worked for clients from fuel, chemical, construction and finance, advising both industrial and financial investors. She has managed due diligence projects and provided advice in restructuring assignments.

Duszczyk Maciej

Duszczyk Maciej

Company: University of Warsaw

Position: Deputy Director, Institute of Social Policy, Head, Zespół Polityk Migracyjnych (Migration Policies Team), Centre of Migration Research

Dr. hab. Maciej Duszczyk - Deputy Director in the Institute of Social Policy, Member of the Board of Centre of Migration Research, Faculty of the Journalistic and Political Science, University of Warsaw and West Institute in Poznan. Expert of CEED Institute. Member of the Committee of Science Policy (Ministry of the Science and Higher Education). In 2003-2007 – Deputy Director in the Department of Economic and Social Analyses - Office of the Committee for European Integration (Ministry for European Affairs). In 2008-2011 - Member of the Board of Strategic Advisers to the Prime Minister of Poland. Collaborator of the International Labour Organization, European Commission, International Organization for Migration.

Dybał Iwona

Dybał Iwona

Company: Polish Union of Steel Distributors

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dziekoński Łukasz

Dziekoński Łukasz

Company: The 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (Marguerite)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dziekoński Olgierd

Dziekoński Olgierd

Position: Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President in 2010-2015, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure in 2007-2010

Dzienniak Stefan

Dzienniak Stefan

Company: Hutnicza Izba Przemysłowo-Handlowa (Polish Steel Association)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Born in 1952; is a graduate from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. All his professional career is tied to steel industry starting from internship at Huta Cedler followed by employment in Huta Katowice where he experienced all levels of management and gained thorough knowledge about steel sector.
During 2000-2012 period he was at top management posts first at Huta Katowice S.A., then in Polskie Huty Stali S.A. and ArcelorMittal Poland S.A. (from Rolling Mill Manager, Operations Director, CEO of the plant and Board of Directors of AMP S.A.). Mr. Dzienniak hold positions at supervisory boards of numerous commercial companies.
At 21 of June 2013 he was elected by General Assembly as President of the Board of Polish Steel Association.
Awarded with Gold, Silver and Brown Cross of Merit and many industry awards.

Dziewguć Magdalena

Dziewguć Magdalena

Company: Google

Position: Head of Google for Work CEE

Dzik Bogdan

Dzik Bogdan

Company: Impel SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Dzik Grzegorz

Dzik Grzegorz

Company: Impel SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduate of the Civil Engineering Department of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Founder and main shareholder of Impel S.A. In 1999 - 2004 he was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Impel S.A. Since 5 January 2004 Grzegorz Dzik has been the President of the Management Board. He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of the following companies: Vantage Development S.A., TIM S.A. and Climbex S.A.
He is actively involved in economic circles. In 1998 - 2012 he was the President and since September 2012 he has held the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Western Chamber of Commerce, organization that associates the Lower Silesia Entrepreneurs and is founder of the Lower Silesia Gryf Economic Prize. In 2002 - 2005 Grzegorz Dzik was Vice-president of the Confederation of Polish Employers. As a Chairman of the Confederation of Lower Silesia Employers he joined the Board of Council of the Employers of Poland and since 30th June 2016 was appointed to be the Vice-president of the Employers of Poland.
Grzegorz Dzik has been involved in social and charity actions for many years. He has been the Chairman of the Board of the “Saving Children with Cancer” Foundation, in the activity of which he has been involved since 1998. Grzegorz Dzik was initiator for the construction of the cancer clinic - “Cape for Hope”. In 2000 he became the Member of the Social Council of the Academic Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw. In 2003 he was appointed by Jan Nowak-Jeziorański to be the Council Member of the Eastern Europe College. Honorary Consul of Ukraine since 2009 and Chairman of the Council of the “Młoda Gwardia” Foundation since 2012. Laureate of many prestigious awards and honors. 

Dziomdziora Wojciech

Dziomdziora Wojciech

Company: Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Law Firm

Position: Counsel

Dzióba Katarzyna

Dzióba Katarzyna

Position: Deputy Mayor of Zabrze

Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice in mathematics, she has also completed post-graduate studies in the field of commercial banking at the University of Economics in Katowice and knowledge of the European Union at the Agricultural University in Wrocław. For many years she worked at managerial positions in banking. She has experience in project management. President of the Supervisory Board of COIG-SOFTWARE Sp. z o.o. in Katowice, in the period of 10.2010-08.2011. From 01.09.2011 she has been the Deputy Mayor of Zabrze. In the City Hall she supervises the departments of municipal infrastructure, construction, ecology, conservator office, the office of public procurement and Municipal Road and IT Infrastructure Department.

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Eberhardt Adam

Eberhardt Adam

Company: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich (OSW)

Position: Director

Adam Eberhardt, PhD - Executive Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW). Among the posts he held were: OSW Deputy Director, Head of Research at the Polish Institute of International Affairs and chief-correspondent of the Polish Press Agency in Moscow.

Ehl Martin

Ehl Martin

Company: Hospodářské Noviny

Position: Editor

Czech journalist working in different Czech media, since 2006 Chief International Editor of Czech Economic daily Hospodarske noviny. Covering mainly Central Europe and security issues. Writing also column on Central Europe for internet magazine Transitions Online (www.tol.org). Author of books on globalisation and on Central Europe. In 2011 awarded journalistic prize in Austria Writing for Central Europe.

Elvermann Dirk

Elvermann Dirk

Company: BASF Polska

Position: Managing Director

Elżanowski Filip

Elżanowski Filip

Company: University of Warsaw

Position: Faculty of Law and Administration

Engelbrecht Bryce

Engelbrecht Bryce

Position: QeyMetrics

Bryce Engelbrecht leads the Data Solutions and Analytics (DSA) group for iQor, a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services with 32,000 employees in 17 countries (http://www.iqor.com).
iQor DSA is a team of software engineers, technology program leaders, and data scientists who combine systems architecture, cloud-centric software engineering, operations research, and leading-edge applied analytics to generate commercial value from seas of data and synthesize innovative product solutions for iQor, its clients, and the analytics and business intelligence marketplace. Mr. Engelbrecht began his career as a software engineer and architect with KeyTex (later TenFold) corporation – a pioneer in metadata-driven enterprise software applications architecture – and eventually segued to executive roles with innovative technology firms serving clients in nuclear power generation, national research laboratories, retail media, and manufacturing. He graduated cum laude from the California Institute of Technology, where he studied mechanical engineering.

Erbel Joanna

Erbel Joanna

Position: Expert, Participation Budget Council at the Mayor of Warsaw

Joanna Erbel – sociologist, urban activist. Since 2007 she has been active in strenghtening local communities, increasing the extent of social participation and the quality of urban democracy as well as supporting sustainable development of the city and promoting good solutions for housing policy.

A member of the Congress of Urban Movements (KRM) since 2011; since 2013 in the KRM Coordination Board. She is a co-author of the commentaries to the National Urban Policy Assumptions, most of which have been included in the final document. Her activity in the KRM concentrates on social involvement and housing policy issues. She is also a member of the Sustainable Development and Ecological Modernization Council under auspicies of the Mayor of the city of Słupsk.

In 2012, she participated in the Defenders of the Prasowy Milk Bar initiative and in laying down the guidelines of an open profiled competition for a new lessee of the bar with the representatives of the Śródmieście District Board. In 2013, as the representative of the legal civic initiative -”Stop the Rise in Public Transport Fares”, that collected 18 thousand signatures under the resolution to put the rise in public transport fares on hold.

She was also part of the Open Jazdów (Otwarty Jazdów) and Targowa Street 2.0 (Targowa 2.0) initiatives, which successfully set out the strategy for the cooperation between the local communities and the City authorities. Her latest involvement in the „Footbridge to Prague” initiative was to secure funds to the city budget for a footbridge connecting the left and right banks of the Vistula.

The Blisko Foundation she co-established recently, organizes, in cooperation with social partners and local authorities, a series of seminars on „Housing Policy in 21century. Good practice for Polish cities”. The aim of the seminars is to present housing alternatives which can be implemented by local governments. The meetings are dedicated to urban activists who deal with housing policy, non-governmental organizations and local authorities.


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Faber Antoni

Faber Antoni

Company: Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, State Research Institute in Puławy (Poland), Steering Committee of the BIOSTRATEG Programme

Faltynowicz Jacek

Faltynowicz Jacek

Company: ELEKTROBUDOWA SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jacek Faltynowicz is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
He started his professional career in ZWAR, the High Voltage Equipment Manufacturing Plant, Warsaw as process engineer – programmer. He worked for ZWAR for 25 years, where he held position of Process Supervisor, Development Director and, finally, Managing Director. In 1995 Mr Jacek Faltynowicz was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ZWAR SA. After the company had been privatized in 1998 he continued as President of the Management Board of ABB - ZWAR SA.
In the years 1999 – 2000 he worked for ALSTOM Polska as T&D Country Director.
On 19 July 2000 he started his career with ELEKTROBUDOWA SA on the post of President and CEO.
Mr Jacek Faltynowicz has completed a number of postgraduate studies, prestigious courses abroad, including language courses. The postgraduate courses included: Management Course for Industrial Executives at the University of Warsaw and Corporate Finance Management at the Warsaw University of Technology (1995). In 1977 he completed a course for Programming of Numerically Controlled Machine Tools at Mitsui-Seiki, Tokyo, and also Polish-American Postgraduate School for Industrial Restructuring. In the years 1996 – 1998 he was Board Member of the Polish Economic Chamber of Electrotechnics, from 1999 Member of the Scientific Board of the Electrotechnical Institute. In 1999-2000 he was on the Supervisory Board of ABB - EUTEM Yekaterinburg and on the Scientific Council of the Electrotechnical Institute. In 2002-2004 he was member of the Supervisory Board of PEP SA. Mr Jacek Faltynowicz is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VECTOR Ltd., a company organized under the Russian law and based in Votkinsk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ELEKTROBUDOWA Ukraine Ltd. based in Zaporizhia and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energotest sp. z o.o. based in Gliwice. Mr Jacek Faltynowicz is also a Founder Member and Board Member of the Foundation for Cardiology of the medical centre GCM in Katowice - Ochojec.
Restructuring of ELEKTROBUDOWA SA in 2000 – 2001, initiated and completed by Mr Jacek Faltynowicz, received an award of the 2001 event of the year, granted by Enterprise Investors, the biggest venture capital company in Poland. Also, Mr Jacek Faltynowicz was awarded a title of “Top Manager 2008” in the fourth edition of the competition organized by “Manager” magazine, in the Trade and Service category.

Faryś Jakub

Faryś Jakub

Company: Polish Association of Automotive Industry (PZPM)

Position: Chairman of the Board

President of the Polish Automotive Industry Association. Entire professional life tied with the automotive industry. He started his career at Renault, then he was the director of sales and marketing at the exclusive importer of SAAB. Continuation of his work in the automotive industry was managing the marketing department at Scania Polska SA. In 2002 he became director of the Association of Official Car Importers, the organization of the NGO sector, that since then has become the largest Polish automotive industry employers' organization associating currently 49 companies: manufacturers of motor vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds and motorized four-wheelers, as well as manufacturers of vehicle bodies, trailers, semi-trailers, parts or components of motor vehicles for original assembly in Poland. Since 2008, as a president of the organization transformed into Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM), he supports activities for the development and promotion of Polish automotive sector. As the head of PZPM, Jakub Faryś is involved in the work of the governmental and the parliamentary committees; provides the most relevant opinions on draft legal acts concerning the automotive industry. Representing the interests of member companies in the organs the European Union - including the European Parliament and the European Commission - he has been nominated by the Ministry of Economy as one of the governmental expert of automotive sector to participate in the work of the High Level Group - CARS 21 and CARS 2020. Regularly participates in the meetings of European industry organizations - ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) and ACEM (European Motorcycle Manufacturers Association), where represents the voice of Polish automotive industry. Jakub Faryś, continuously present in the media is the author of many publications in economic and automotive industry; commentator of industry’s issues and its environment.

Fazlagić Jan

Fazlagić Jan

Company: Department of Market Research and Services, Poznań University of Economics

Figurski Mariusz

Figurski Mariusz

Company: Military University of Technology in Warsaw

Position: Vice-Rector, Development

Fijuth Jacek

Fijuth Jacek

Company:

Fiszer Bogdan

Fiszer Bogdan

Company: Conbelts Bytom SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology (in the field of mining) and the University of Warsaw (in the field of finance). He started his career in 1982 in the coal mine "Wesoła", where he worked until 1990. Between 1990 and 1995, as a director and chairman, he managed and reorganized municipal enterprises in Mysłowice. In the same period, he was a vice president of Netia S.A, which he co-created with 21 Silesian municipalities. In 1995, he returned to the mining industry. Until 2003, he worked in structures of "Nadwiślańska Spółka Węglowa S.A." as a Director and Vice-President in charge of trade and finance.
On 30 December 2004, after one and a half of a year preparations, as CEO he inroduced a first private factoring company – Eurofactor S.A. on the stock exchange. Since 2006 he has supervised and since 2009 he has been the President of the Board of Conbelts Bytom S.A.
• Donator of the Polish Department at Columbia University in New York.
• Member of the Board of Medicina Pro Humana Foundation, Katowice.
• Donator of the Chopin Foundation, Brussels.

Foryński Marek

Foryński Marek

Company: Panattoni Europe

Position: Managing Director, BTS Group

Marek Foryński joined Panattoni Europe in 2008 as the Head of BTS Group. He is responsible for managing the BTS structure and initiating activities in CEE market, continually expanding specialization within BTS.


Marek has been in the industrial development business for more than 10 years and has been involved in real estate and construction business for more than 20 years. A law graduate from the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, also completed management studies at Nottingham Business School, where later he gained his MBA degree.


Since the beginning, PE has developed in Poland under Marek’s management over 1,5 mln sqm of  Build to Suit warehouse and industrial space. The recent ones are: 20,900 sqm for Bombardier in Wrocław, 27,300 sqm for Kellogg in Kutno, 34 000 sqm for Ifa Rotorion in Ujazd.

Foy Henry

Foy Henry

Company: Financial Times

Position: Central Europe Correspondent

Henry is the Financial Times Central Europe Correspondent, based in Warsaw. He covers Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the wider CEE region for the world's most trusted financial newspaper. Henry writes across the unfolding political, economic and business stories, delivering a global perspective on one of the fastest-developing and most interesting regions. Previously the FT's award-winning Motor Industry Correspondent, Henry joined the paper after three years as a reporter for Reuters in New Delhi and Mumbai, India.

Frankiewicz Zygmunt

Frankiewicz Zygmunt

Company: Chairman of the Board, Związek Miast Polskich

Position: Mayor of Gliwice

Born 19th of June 1955 in Gliwice. Polish politician and scientist. Education and scientific activities: Current Mayor of Gliwice. Graduated from Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Automatics and Computer Sciences in 1979. From 1979 to 1993 worked as an university teacher at Institute of Biomedical Electronics, Faculty of Automatics and Computer Sciences of Silesian University of Technology. In 1987 obtained PhD and in 1994 habilitation. From 1996 to 2003 was a Chair of Technical Systems Bases at the Faculty of Organization and Management at Silesian University of Technology and gave lectures as an associate professor. Political carrier: Gliwice Municipal Council Member from 1990 to 2002. In 1993 voted Chairman of the Municipal Council. Elected Mayor of Gliwice in 1993 had continued on this post until now. Public activities: Chairman of the Silesian Association of Municipalities and Districts – largest polish regional local government association. Vice-president of World Technopolis Association an international organization focused on supporting innovation and smart-cities development. President of Central Silesian Subregion Municipalities and Districts Association Awards and honors: Winner of many awards and honors for his accomplishments in public carrier, among which them most important is Order of Polonia Restituta – second highest polish civil order conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of civil service, Private life: Married, has two children and three grandchildren. Takes great interest in History of II World War, particularly War Pacific. Another hobby is sports – volleyball, skiing, canoeing and mountain trekking (is a licensed Mountain Guide).

Frasquilho Miguel

Frasquilho Miguel

Company: AICEP Portugal Global – Trade & Investment Agency

Position: Chairman

Frnka Stanislav

Frnka Stanislav

Company: HB Reavis Poland

Position: Chairman of the Board

Futera Marcin

Futera Marcin

Company: European Investment Bank

Position: Public Sector, Poland and Baltics

Marcin Futera has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) with Master Degree in Finance and Banking (FIBA) and Quantitative Methods in Economy (MISI) faculties. He holds CFA and FRM certificates. After working for the Polish commercial banking sector, Marcin joined EIB in 2009. In 2013, he began work in the Division responsible for business in Poland and Baltic States. Marcin covers mainly infrastructure and public sector projects, especially in the Eastern and Southern Poland.

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Gaj Magdalena

Gaj Magdalena

Company: Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej (Office of Electronic Communications)

Position: President

Magdalena Gaj is a legal adviser and expert in telecommunications law. Since 2001, she has continually dealt with telecommunications issues and in particular with the area of regulation.
In 1998, she graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Between 1998-2001, she completed her legal counsel training, working at that time in the office of legal advisors and becoming a qualified legal adviser.
In 2001, she started her career in the Office of Telecommunications Regulation, subsequently transformed into the Office of Telecommunications and Post Regulation and afterwards into the Office of Electronic Communications. In 2005, she obtained the position of Director of Legal Department in UKE.
In 2009, she was appointed as the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure, where she dealt with telecommunications and postal issues. During her term of office, the Act
on supporting the development of telecommunications networks and services was prepared and adopted, the switchover process from analogue to digital terrestrial television was started and the Act on digital terrestrial TV implementation was adopted. Thanks to Magdalena Gaj's efforts, Poland become a member of the International Telecommunication Union Council (ITU-Council).
In November 2011, Magdalena Gaj became the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Administration and Digitisation.
On 27 January 2012, Magdalena Gaj was appointed the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.

Gantner Andrzej

Gantner Andrzej

Company: Polish Federation of Food Industry

Position: Director-General

Gawinecki Maciej

Gawinecki Maciej

Position: A.T. Kearney


Gawlik Marek

Gawlik Marek

Company: International Chamber of Commerce Ukraine (ICC Ukraine)

Position: Chairman, Polish Saudi Business Council, Deputy Chairman

Gawlik Zdzisław

Gawlik Zdzisław

Company: Ministry of Treasury of the Republic of Poland

Position: Secretary of State

Gburek Ryszard

Gburek Ryszard

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Position: Director, Energy & Raw Materials Sector

Ryszard Gburek – absolwent Wydziału Elektrycznego Politechniki Łódzkiej (specjalność: Technika Wysokich Napięć) oraz studiów Executive MBA (połączony program Wydziału Zarządzania Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego oraz University of Illinois, USA) a także Gdańskiej Akademii Bankowej. Od 25 lat działa w biznesie (zaczynał na stanowisku junior consultant w polskim oddziale Coopers&Lybrand). W latach 1997 – 1999 brał udział w przygotowaniu nowej koncepcji restrukturyzacji i prywatyzacji polskiego sektora naftowego a następnie w procesie połączenia CPN z Petrochemią Płock i pierwszej oferty publicznej akcji PKN Orlen. Jako Dyrektor Departamentu Prywatyzacji PGNiG brał udział w przygotowaniach do pierwszej oferty publicznej akcji PGNiG SA. Jako Wiceprezes Nafty Polskiej SA nadzorował proces konsolidacji Grupy LOTOS z tzw. rafineriami południowymi i Petrobaltic a następnie pierwszej oferty publicznej akcji Grupy LOTOS (lata 2004 – 2005). W latach 2006 – 2014 na stanowisku Dyrektora Biura Bankowości Korporacyjnej w mBanku (poprzednio BRE Bank) odpowiedzialny za współpracę głównie z największymi grupami kapitałowymi z sektora surowców i energii. W tym czasie pozyskał jako Klienta banku m.in. duży podmiot działający w branży przesyłu gazu ziemnego oraz dużego niezależnego producenta energii elektrycznej. Od 1 września 2014 pełni funkcję Dyrektora Rynku – Energia i Surowce w Banku Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

Gdański Przemysław

Company: mBank

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking

Przemysław Gdański graduated at the University of Gdańsk (MSc. in Economics) and completed a one-year program in international banking and finance at Loughborough University in the UK. In 2012 completed AMP at IESE.
He has over 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking. From 1993 to 1995 he worked for IBP Bank SA, then for ABN AMRO Bank in Poland, Romania and in the headquarters in Amsterdam. From 2002 to 2006 he was the Managing Director of Large Corporates Division in BPH Bank. From May to November 2006 - CEO and General Director of Calyon Bank Polska and Calyon SA Branch in Poland. In November 2006 he took the position of Deputy CEO in BPH Bank, responsible for corporate banking and real estate financing. After the merger of part of BPH Bank and Pekao SA - Deputy CEO of Pekao SA, responsible for Corporate Banking, Markets and Investment Banking in Division.
Member of the Management Board of BRE Bank since November, 2008. Currently Vice-President of the Management Board, responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking.

Gepfert Dalida

Gepfert Dalida

Company: ENEA SA

Position: Member of the Board for Finance

Vice-President of the Management Board for Financial Affairs ENEA SA since 2013. Dalida Gepfert holds ten-odd years of experience within finance, accounting and controlling in the power industry. She started her professional career in Górnośląski Zakład Elektroenergetyczny S.A. She was connected with Vattenfall Group for 10 years where she held e.g. the position of the Vice-President of the Board in Vattenfall IT Poland Sp. z o.o. and the Head of Finance and Controlling, Member of the Executive Team and Steering Committee for the project of Vattenfall IT Infrastrukture Service – a structure realising tasks in Poland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland. Previously, she worked as the Unit Director of Own Management Centre of PZU Group.
Dalida Gepfert is a graduate of the accounting faculty at the University of Economics in Katowice and MBA studies organised by Stockholm University Business School. She also holds a diploma of Ernst & Young Academy of Business, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

Ghosh Surojit

Ghosh Surojit

Company: ArcelorMittal Poland

Position: Member of the Board

Surojit joined the ArcelorMittal Group in May 2004 at Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico) as Controller. Mid 2005 he moved to Romania as CFO with additional responsibility for Government Relations as Country Manager.
Effective 2007 he was holding the position of CFO ArcelorMittal Eastern Europe and Poland and was responsible for the creation of the first financial Shared Service Centre in Eastern Europe. From June 2009 to December 2011, Surojit held the position of CFO of ArcelorMittal Poland. From 2011 to 2013 he held the position of CFO FCE Business Division East. He was also responsible for government affairs. Now Surojit holds the position of CFO at ArcelorMittal Kazachstan

Gieleciak Zbigniew

Gieleciak Zbigniew

Company: Regionalne Centrum Gospodarki Wodno-Ściekowej SA (Regional Center for Water and Wastewater Management)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduated from the Faculty of Mining Machinery at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
Accomplished postgraduate programmes of studies in the fields of Patent Law at the University of Silesia and Corporate Finance Management at the University of Economics in Katowice.
Additionally, accomplished postgraduate programme of studies in the field of European Funds Project Management at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), graduated from the School of Controlling and completed courses in ISO implementation. Has been a patent agent and an expert in technology transfers and technical innovations implementation. Is creator of several patents. Completed numerous courses in implementation of the latest ecological techniques and environment management.
Since 2001, apart from holding Chairman position at the Regionalne Centrum Gospodarki Wodno-Ściekowej S.A., has also performed the function of Chairman at the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tychy.
Has actively participated in various expert and counselling teams. He was a member of the District Employment Council of Water Management Council of the District Water Management Board in Gliwice.
In April 2005 was appointed by the President of Tychy to the position of President's Representative for the implementation of the Wastewater Management for the City of Tychy project (MAO), which was co-financed by the European Cohesion Fund. This project was a one of the biggest investments in water and wastewater sector in Poland. As a result of this project it was build 337 km of sanitary sewer and storm system, 24 sewage pumping od one part of the sedimentary in waste water treatment plant.
In 2002 received the Integrator of the Year title awarded by the President of Tychy. Moreover, in 2006 was presented with the Green Cheque – individual award bestowed for achievements in Pro-ecological Investments by the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (WFOŚiGW) in Katowice. Also received multiple honours such as the Golden Award granted by the Minister of the Environment for Distinguished Environment Protection and Water Management and the Golden Award for Distinguished Services to Silesian Province.
In 2009 Silesian Association of Managers awarded him with the title of Manager of the Year 2008 in the Silesian Region. Furthermore, the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice has bestowed him with the Platinum Laurel of Skills and Competences 2009 for many years of effective business activity. As a sign of appreciation, he was awarded with the title of Exquisite Leader 2010 for his enormous involvement into the improvement of the Company and consistent implementation of its vision.
He was advisor of the Tychy city mayor in years 2010-2014. Dealt particularly with the road infrastructure, therein the co-financed from EU funds upgrading of the DK1 road.
In 2011 awarded the “Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland”, by the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, for influence on the development of water management, as a notably meritorious person for the environment protection the country.
In 2012 received from the hands of the Silesian Governor the “Medal For Long-Time Service” allowed by the President of Poland.
Graduated with honors postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics on “Preparation and Management Public-Private Partnership Projects” and “Enterprise Mergers and Takeovers”.
Between the years 2013 and 2014 lead trainings in the preparation and implementation of EU projects, for ministries and provincial governors (Żupanów) in Croatia.

Giemza Krzysztof

Giemza Krzysztof

Company: Echo Investment SA

Gierek Adam

Gierek Adam

Position: Member of the European Parliament

Girek Marek

Girek Marek

Company: Data Techno Park Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

President of the Management Board of Data Techno Park, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Wrocław Medical University and a researcher. He is also a member of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Medicine of Postgraduate Studies at Wrocław Medical University, specialist in management and organization of medical processes, as well as an organizer of European and regional expert conferences and seminars with the participation of representatives of business and public administration bodies. Marek has many years of experience in managing projects and consultancy for public and private healthcare centres (financial consultancy, acquisition of EU funds and external support sources for health centres). He has authored training programmes on settlement systems for healthcare centres and is a specialist in managing multi-person teams in the introduction of IT technologies in healthcare, modernization of infrastructure, facilitation of management and modelling of business processes.

Giziński Jacek

Giziński Jacek

Company:

Position:

Gjiknuri Damian

Gjiknuri Damian

Position: Minister of Energy and Industry, Albania

Minister of Energy and Industry of Albania
Mr. Damian Gjiknuri was born May 25th, 1972 in the city of Tirana. He lives in Tirana and is married to Ms. Rovena Gjiknuri (Agolli), with whom he has a son, Alex.
He graduated in 1994 with a degree in Law from the University of Tirana and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Politics and Law from “NPS School” in Monterey, California, USA (2004) and College of Law in London, UK (1996). He has also conducted further postgraduate studies in the Geneva Center for Security Policies (2000) and International Law in the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (1994).
Before being elected as Minister of Energy and Industry (Sept. 2013), during his professional career, he has conducted numerous professional courses in various educational and professional institutions in the USA and the EU in the field of security, special investigation, penal investigation, public contracts, concessions, public policy, electoral law, etc.
Mr. Gjiknuri is a member of the Socialist Party since 2005 and has been elected Member of Parliament for the District of Elbasan (Gramsh) in 2009 and 2013. He is a member of the Board of the Socialist Party and Secretary for Election Issues since 2011. Before this, in 2007, he was elected Deputy Secretary for Legal and Election Issues and is also a cowriter of the Election Code in 2008.
Mr Gjiknuri was a member of the Legal Issues Committee in the Albanian Parliament (2009-2013) as well as co- chairman of the Election Reforms Committee in 2011-2012.
Before being elected as a Member of Parliament in 2009, Mr Gjiknuri worked as Director of a legal firm and legal advisor for national and regional economic regulatory reforms financed form the EU, USAID, GTZ, etc. Until 2005 Mr. Gjiknuri has had various public functions such as: Director of Cabinet in the Ministry of Public Order (2005), General Secretary in the Ministry of Defense (2001-2005), Director of International Cooperation and Agreements in the Ministry of Public Order and National Coordinator for Legal and Internal Issues, for the negotiations of the opening negotiations with the European Commission (1999-2001), Director of Planning-Direction in the National Informative Services (1998), a First Level Court Judge (1995-1996), and a lawyer in various institutions.
He is fluent in English and speaks well Italian.


Glanowska-Szpor Anna

Glanowska-Szpor Anna

Company: ING Bank Śląski SA

Position: Managing Director of Construction Sector

Gładyga Maciej

Gładyga Maciej

Company: Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Poland

Głogowski Maciej

Głogowski Maciej

Company: Radio TOK FM

Position: Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gniadek Paweł

Gniadek Paweł

Company: Tauron Polska Energia SA

Gniazdowski Mateusz

Gniazdowski Mateusz

Company: Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Position: Deputy Director

Mateusz Gniazdowski, Ph.D. - Deputy Director He worked in the Polish Institute of International Affairs from 2004 to 2010. Next, he became the head of the Central European Department in the OSW. He is the chairman of the council of Polish-Czech Forum and member of Polish-Slovak Commission of Humanities, as well as co-coordinator of the "Think Visegrad" consortium.

Gola Łukasz

Gola Łukasz

Company: Hitachi Europe, Ltd.

Position: Head of Business Development

Łukasz Gola has been working in power sector field for eight years now. Started as an analyst in charge of infrastructure deals at The Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2009 joined Hitachi as Business Development Manager responsible for leading and supporting projects related to the identification, assessment and development of projects and investment opportunities with particular focus on power infrastructure. Since 2014 Head of Energy Transmission and Distribution Solutions Business Development. Łukasz is a graduate of Warsaw University and Warsaw School of Economics.

Gołaś Maciej

Gołaś Maciej

Company: ING Bank Śląski SA

Position: Director, Transaction Banking Products and Client Services Department

Gołębiowska Ewa

Gołębiowska Ewa

Company: Zamek Cieszyn

Position: Director

She is co-initiator and director of Zamek Cieszyn (the Castle Cieszyn), a unique design center in Poland. This is the place where you manage to combine design, innovative entrepreneurship and new technologies together with history and traditional craft. The Castle promotes design as the key to the regional development and the way of improving public services and space in order to make our lives better. Ewa Golebiowska is an active design promoter. In her lectures and articles she underline that design helps to create new possibilities both in business and social projects. In 2011 she joined the board of EIDD - Design for All Europe an organization devoted to improving the quality of life by design for all. Since June 2013 she is first woman – President in 20 years of EIDD history. She appreciates family and friendship, she likes to travel, read and cook.

Gołos Patrycja

Gołos Patrycja

Company: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE)

Position: Corporate Affairs & Public Policy Director, UPC Polska

Gondek Tomasz

Gondek Tomasz

Company: Deloitte Poland

Position: R&D Networks Competence Centre Leader, Innovation Consulting

For the last three years holding a lead position of the Vice-President of the Board at Wroclaw Research Center EIT+. In charge of development of Pracze Campus - Poland's landmark R&D investment of the current EU financial perspective. The Campus portfolio comprises nanotechnology and biotechnology research programs as well as infrastructure to meet world quality standards with regard to staff, equipment, management and R&D support services. Manage the company that has a portfolio of projects to the tune of over 200 million EURO.
Previously for the nine years, he had been actively involved in the key strategic projects within the city of Wroclaw and its agglomeration area. Head of team involved in attracting investment of combined value of 4 bln PLN in the years 2006-2012. Involved in direct creation 40 000 jobs, half of them in services and R&D sector. At that time Wroclaw was ranked as city number one in investment inflow. He has made his contribution to successful negotiation processes with Credit Suisse, IBM, Google, HP, Nokia Siemens Networks, LG Display, UPS, Volvo, 3M, Dolby among others.
Tomasz Gondek is a graduate of The University of Economics in Wroclaw and during his academic years, he devoted 2 semesters studying information technologies in Sydney, Australia. Graduate of postgraduate studies at The Wroclaw of Economic in Krakow and Higher School of Banking. He was also awarded a scholarship of "The International Visitor Leadership Program" organized by the State Department of The United States of America.

Gorzkowski Krzysztof

Gorzkowski Krzysztof

Company: Kapsch Sp. z o.o.

Position: PR & Marketing Manager

Gościniarek Sebastian

Gościniarek Sebastian

Company: BBSG Sp. z o.o.

Position: Partner

Sebastian is one of the founders and a partner at BBSG Ltd. For over 10 years he has been professionally involved in the aviation industry. In his consulting career he has worked for airports, airlines, handling companies, local governments and government agencies, as well as private investors in Poland and in the CEE region. He has delivered a variety of projects in the fields of strategy, business plans, feasibility studies, financing and cooperation with investors and private entities.


Currently, he is particularly involved in planning development of airports, airports-airlines cooperation, air service development, connectivity improvement, cooperation of various means of transport. He is interested in the impact of aviation on economic and social development – relationship between development challenges for countries and regions, the aviation sector policy and business decisions at the level of individual entities.


He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, where he earned the MBA title.

Góralczyk Bogdan

Góralczyk Bogdan

Company: University of Warsaw

Position: Head, Didactic and Research Team for the European Political and Defence Integration, European Center

Górniak Jarosław

Górniak Jarosław

Company: Jagiellonian University

Position: Head, Center for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies

Górski Daniel

Górski Daniel

Company: Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Podlaskiego (Marshal’s Office of the Podlaskie Voivodeship)

Position: Director, Department for Regional Development

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bialystok. He also completed post-graduate studies in computer science at the Bialystok University of Technology and post-graduate management studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. Since 2004, his career has tied to the implementation in Poland of the funds from the European Union’ budget. First, he participated in the implementation of Phare pre-accession program and the programs of the financial perspective 2004-2006 in the Podlaska Regional Development Foundation (PRDF). In 2007-2008, he assumed the position of director and then vice-president of the Board of RCS limited liability company. Since May 2008, he has been the director of the Department of Management of Regional Operational Programme, which is responsible for the implementation of the first program funded from the Community funds that is fully managed at the regional level. Since the beginning of the year 2014, he is filling the function of the director of the Regional Development Department, which aims at supporting the development of the region and stimulation of the development of entrepreneurship. The department is responsible for the development, implementation and updating of regional development strategies, operational programs, regional contracts.

Grabarczyk Leszek

Grabarczyk Leszek

Company: Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (The National Centre for Research and Development)

Position: Deputy Director

Since 2011, Leszek Grabarczyk has been Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) - a government agency with an annual budget of PLN 5.5bn which supports the R&D sector in Poland. He is responsible for the development and implementation of programmes that promote innovation and research commercialisation. In 2014, the NCBR has launched BRIdge - a family of programmes that constitute Poland's first ever system of financing new technologies by the public-private partnership while using private equity funds together with the world's largest entities of this type. Thanks to the activities of the NCBR, Poland's R&D expenditure in 2012 achieved a record result of PLN14.4 billion - almost 23% more than in the previous year.

Grabkowska Justyna

Grabkowska Justyna

Company: Scotwork Polska

Position: Managing Director

Justyna Grabkowska is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University. She received a Master’s Degree at the University of Florida. She is specialized in business law and finance. She received a Certificate in American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw. Justyna Grabkowska has also studied Diplomacy at the Collegium Civitas.
For over 15 years she has been working as a manager and an active negotiator mainly in international companies which specialize in strategic consulting.
For over 5 years she was co-director of the "Capital Market Development and Regulation Program" conducted by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), the UN department established to help developing countries in the capital market development.
She is also a certified mediator in civil cases in accordance with Florida state law, USA.
She was vice-president of the Association of Employers of Warsaw and Mazovia and was a permanent delegate on behalf of Polish ZPWiM in OPCE [Organization of Employers for European Capitals].
With Scotwork Poland for over a decade, she has participated in numerous trainings at Scotwork negotiation. She now works as a consultant in the field of client negotiation consulting, participating in social and commercial projects as a negotiator. She also is participating in and supervising all existing projects Scotwork Poland for more than 160 clients.
Since 2007, she has managed Scotwork in Poland.

Grabowski Maciej

Grabowski Maciej

Position: Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Poland

Graliński Jacek

Graliński Jacek

Grehl Adam

Grehl Adam

Position: Deputy Mayor of Wrocław

Adam Grehl – born in 1955 in Wrocław. Lawyer, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at University of Wrocław.
Experienced member of local self-government. Councilor of the City
Council of Wrocław of the I, II and III term.
In the years 1992 – 1998 and since 2002 has served as the I Deputy Mayor of Wrocław, currently overseeing the Department of Architecture and Construction at Municipality of Wrocław. Responsible for implementation of the city’s tasks with regards to urban planning and spatial
development, architecture, protection of historic monuments, city
greenery and offering for sale communal property.
He is a City Mayor’s plenipotentiary for revitalization.

Grelowski Maciej

Grelowski Maciej

Company: Business Centre Club

Position: Economic Expert, Chairman of the General Council

Grodzki Janusz

Grodzki Janusz

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: Director, Mobility Management

Graduate of Mechatronics Faculty at the Technical University in Warsaw and Electrotechnics and Telecom Faculty at Dresden Technical University. In 2004 he graduated MBA program at L. Kozminski Academy in Warsaw.
For many years has been associated with Siemens. At first he have worked for Cerberus company (1998-2000), where he was responsible for building safety and security solutions. Since 2000 as a director he was responsible for this area at Siemens Building Technologies. Since 2010 he is a Mobility group and Mobility Management division director and leads the activities in transportation solutions for Siemens Sp. z o.o.
He is an instructor for horse riding and skiing. He likes to sail.

Gruca Henryk

Gruca Henryk

Company: Lotos Kolej Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Grzegorczyk Paweł

Grzegorczyk Paweł

Position: Jagiellonian Club

Editor-in-Chief of jagielloński24.pl web portal, member of the board, Jagiellonian Club, student of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Grzelak Piotr

Grzelak Piotr

Position: Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk

Born in Gdańsk in 1982, married to Emilia, father of a six-year old Franek and two-year old Bronek. Piotr Grzelak has already been working for the City of Gdansk for 9 years.

WORK EXPERIENCE (selection):
• Councillor, City Council of Gdańsk - 2010-2014
o Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Spatial Development and Environmental Protection, City Council of Gdańsk
o Initiator of the team for the city aesthetisation, Committee on Spatial Development and Environmental Protection, City Council of Gdańsk
o Member of the Committee for City Strategy and Budget, City Council of Gdańsk
• Re-elected for the position of the City Councillor (He was sixth on the election list and ended up with a fourth result with 1,224 votes) - 2014
• Project Manager in the Advisory Team of Gdansk Economic Development Agency
• Responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies and strategic documents, including, among other things, projects such as: Waste Thermal Treatment Plant, Elementary School in Gdansk Kokoszki, ZIT Strategy (Integrated Territorial Investments Strategy)
• Co-author of the compromise around 1st Negotiating Position of the Metropolitan Area as part of the Integrated Territorial Investments (ZIT)
• junior and then senior officer at the Mayor’s Office; first employed in the Press Office and then as an assistant to the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk
• representative of the City of Gdańsk in the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC); member of the UBC Executive Committee on behalf of the Polish cities
• Chief of the Electoral Staff of the candidate for the Mayor of the City of Gdansk - 2010
• Long-time President of the Pomeranian Region Association of Young Conservatives

EDUCATION (excluding courses):
• 1997 – Graduate, Primary School No. 24 at Lili Weneda street in Gdansk (In 1997 he was the first student in the school’s history to be awarded with the title of “Szkolar” for the best student)
• 2001 – Graduate, High School No. 1 in Gdansk (co-founder of European Circle, winner of the Knowledge Olympics about the European Union)
• 2006 – Graduate, Institute of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Chairman of the Scientific Association of Sociology “Socjokolektiv”, student government activist)
• 2014 – Economics at the Faculty of Economics; specializing in Economic Diagnosis and Operation of Enterprises

Guła Andrzej

Guła Andrzej

Company: Kraków Smog Alarm Association

Position: President

Guzera Hubert

Guzera Hubert

Company: Alumnus of the Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Position: Student, Warsaw School of Economics

Gwóźdź Maciej

Gwóźdź Maciej

Company: Chairman of the Board, TRW Steering Systems Poland

Position: Vice President Operations TRW Steering Europe

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Hajdarowicz Grzegorz

Hajdarowicz Grzegorz

Company: Gremi Group

Businessman, publisher and film producer.
The founder and major shareholder of the GREMI group, which comprises Jupiter SA, KCI SA, Gremi Media SA, Dragmor Sp. z o.o., Gremi Film and GREMI Business Communication sp. z o.o. (GBC).
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Brazil in Małopolska and Silesia.
Hajdarowicz, together with the companies of the GREMI group is involved in capital investment and property projects in Poland and in Brazil, where the Group owns large estates for investment. His involvement in film production is through the Gremi Film. So far, six feature films have been made, three of them international productions. Grzegorz Hajdarowicz is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GBC sp. z o.o., the publisher of the dailies Rzeczpospolita and Parkiet, the weeklies Bloomberg Businessweek Polska and Uważam Rze, as well as the monthlies Sukces.
In the 1980s and 1990s he was a journalist and deputy editor-in-chief of a weekly published in New York and a daily paper published in Cracow. In the early 1990s he served on the Cracow city council.
A Jagiellonian University graduated in political sciences.

Hajduk Rafał

Hajduk Rafał

Company: Norton Rose Fulbright

Position: Partner, Legal Advisor

Rafał Hajduk is a partner and the head of the energy team at the Warsaw office of Norton Rose Fulbright. For the last 17 years he has been working almost exclusively for the energy industry and on energy related deals.
His experience covers all types of energy sector work and may be divided into the following categories:
 energy sector regulation;
 greenfield projects in the energy sector;
 M&A in the energy sector;
 energy trading - legal advice on regulatory and contractual issues in electricity, gas, emission allowances and oil trading as well as derivatives based on such commodities.
Rafał Hajduk is retained as the official Polish legal counsel by EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders). He was instructed by EFET to draft an opinion on the enforceability of EFET electricity, natural gas and allowance trading agreements under Polish law and to draft the Polish versions of EFET electricity and emission allowance purchase agreements. He also advises the Polish Association of Energy Trading.
He is highly recommended as a ‘leading individual lawyer’ and ‘key individual lawyer” in energy and environment by Chambers and Partners Legal Directory and Legal 500.
In the Chambers Europe 2014 edition Rafał Hajduk is described as a ‘talented’ practitioner.
Rafał Hajduk won the International Law Office Client Choice Award for the years 2012 and 2014 in the category Poland: Energy.
Rafal Hajduk has written a number of publications on regulation of the energy sector and investments in the energy sector.

Hajduk Wojciech

Hajduk Wojciech

Company: Ministry of Justice, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Halicki Andrzej

Halicki Andrzej

Position: Minister of Administration and Digitization, Poland

Hamdok Abdalla

Hamdok Abdalla

Company: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Position: Zastępca Sekretarza Wykonawczego

Hanczarek Tomasz

Hanczarek Tomasz

Company: Work Service SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Co-founder, longtime member of the Supervisory Board, and in 2010-2015, President of the Management Board of Work Service S.A. An important contributor to the Polish labour market, founder and the person responsible for the development of a specialist service known as the HR function outsourcing. Representative of the Management Board of the National Labour Centre since 2014. Currently, he also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Work Express and the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Finance Care. A graduate of the Wrocław University of Economics. Author of academic papers in the field of macro- and microeconomics. Winner of multiple prestigious awards for his achievements in management. Originally from Wrocław, he is greatly attached to his home city. Apart from business activities, he has been engaged in social work for the city of Wrocław for many years.

Hann Wojciech

Hann Wojciech

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Position: Member of the Management Board

He is a graduate of Theoretical Physics Studies at the University of Wrocław. He completed an MBA programme (Finance and Strategic Management) at the University of Rochester, USA.


He has got over 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. He advised on over 50 transactions mainly in the energy sector, but also in the banking, machinery, construction, food, IT, petrochemical and many other sectors in Poland as well as Eastern Europe and Turkey.


In 2016 he was the Managing Director of Capital Markets Department at Ipopema Securities. Prior thereto, for 9 years he had been Partner at Deloitte responsible for creation and implementation of advisory projects on M&A in the energy sector in Central Europe. Between 1998 and 2008 he worked at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking / CA IB in Warsaw and then in Vienna where he served as, among others, the Director of Energy&Utilities Department. He was also a member of the teams at EY in Warsaw as well as Cortland, Brovitz & Co. in New York.


 


 

Harrington Nicola

Harrington Nicola

Company: OECD

Position: Deputy Director, Development Centre

As Deputy Director, Mrs. Harrington-Buhay supports the Director of the OECD Development Centre in establishing the strategic direction and implementation of the programme of work of the Centre. Mrs. Harrington-Buhay works towards the achievement of the strategic goals of the Organisation, as defined by the Secretary-General.
Before joining the Organisation, Mrs. Harrington-Buhay was the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Resident Representative in the Republic of Moldova where she coordinated 21 UN agencies in development and human rights. Her role involved the strategic leadership of the UN in-country, policy advice, advocacy, and capacity building with the highest levels of Government and Parliament.
Prior to this, Mrs Harrington-Buhay held the positions of Deputy Director for Policy and Communications, UN/UNDP Brussels Office, coordinating UN engagement on development policy issues with institutions of the European Union; UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Serbia and Montenegro; UNDP Director of Resources Mobilization where she contributed to deep-seated UN institutional reforms and helped UNDP attain its highest level of core resources; and UNDP managerial positions in Nicaragua, Malawi and Argentina. She previously worked for the Bank of England, specialising in liberalisation of trade in financial services and solutions to Latin American indebtedness.
Mrs. Harrington-Buhay, a national of the United Kingdom, holds a Master in Public Administration from the Warwick Business School and a Master of Science (Econ) in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. She is a World Fellow of Yale University.

Heřman Michal

Heřman Michal

Company: PG SILESIA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Michal Heřman – since December 2012 Chairman of the Board at PG SILESIA;

Has 25 years of experiance in companies and finance managing, acquired in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Russia. He used to work as a Member of Supervisory Board at Český Telecom, the Chief Finance Officer and then the Chairman at Eurotel – the leading mobile operator in Czech Republic - where he was responsible for preparation and effective implementation of Telefonica Group privatization process.

Holding the function of the Chief Finance Officer and the Vice-Chairman for Finance in two leading banks in Czech Republic and Russia he was responsible for finance managing. He was also the Chief Finance Officer in Prague corporation in transport sector, where he implemented, among others, a new cash flow model and the use of forecasting tools. For 6 years he has been a partner of the Czech company Star Communications, where he built and managed a network of more than 5 thousand distribution points.

He gratuated from the econimic studies in Prague School of Economics; he also obtained the MBA diploma in Czech Republic.


Herra Marcin

Herra Marcin

Company: Polish Handball Association (ZPRP)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Hewelke Filip

Hewelke Filip

Company: Korea Business Center (KOTRA)

Position: Project Development Manager

Filip Hewelke currently serves as project development manager at Korea Business Center Warsaw. He is responsible for public sector and supporting Korean companies in accessing public projects in Poland. Key areas of his activity include energy, environment and ICT.
From 2005 till 2010 Filip Hewelke served as commercial attaché at Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Seoul focusing on bilateral trade and investment cooperation. Besides in 2000 - 2004 and 2010 - 2012 he worked at Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency holding positions from project manager to Deputy Director of FDI Department.

Hiszpański Rafał

Hiszpański Rafał

Company: Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Euler Hermes SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Rafał Hiszpański is the President of the Management Board of Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Euler Hermes S.A. and Euler Hermes Services Polska. He took the office at Euler Hermes after his engagement with Warta Group, where initially he was responsible for the creation and management of debt collection structures and the sales support department. Afterwards, he was in charge of the project involving integration of the operational back office of KBC Polska Group, and he also managed the administrative departments in Kredyt Bank S.A. and Warta Group companies. At the same time, he held the office of CEO of Warta Nieruchomości Sp. z o.o. Most recently, he worked at the position of Managing Director of TUiR Warta S.A., where he was responsible for the sale of insurance both to individual and corporate customers, including through the sales network of external partners. In terms of education, he is both a qualified lawyer and a manager, and a graduate of Warsaw University and Warsaw School of Economics.

Hlavatý Bohuš

Hlavatý Bohuš

Company: Tatry mountain resorts, a.s.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Ing. Hlavatý was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMR in June 2009. Since 2009 he has been performing the role of CEO of TMR, in which TMR underwent successful revitalization and commenced to utilize synergies among its subsidiaries. He managed a successful issue of TMR stock on the Bratislava Stock Exchange. Since 2006 he had held numerous senior manager positions in the hotel and tourism industry in the High and Low Tatras. From 2006 to 2008 he served as the general manager of JASNÁ Nízke Tatry (predecessor of TMR) and as the general manager of Tatras Cableways. Prior to that he held top management roles in Slovak, Polish, and Czech FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) companies:
• Vodní sklo Brno – Vice Chairman of the Executive Board (2003 – 2006)
• Wyborova SA (Pernod Ricard Poland) – Sales Director (2001 – 2003)
• Seagram Poland – Sales Director (1999 – 2001)
• Seagram Slovakia – Sales Director (1995 – 1999)
• BOBI Slovakia (since 1997 Kimberley Clark) – Director (1994 – 1995)

Hodač Ivan

Hodač Ivan

Company: Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) between 2001- 2013

Position: Chairman of the Board, Cabinet DN, Member of the Board of Directors, Aspen Institute Prague

Ivan Hodač is a Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the Aspen Institute Prague. He was Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) from 2001 until October 2013. He is currently member of a special Advisory Group of experts, which advises the European Commission in negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the United States (TTIP). He is also the Chairman of the Board at cabinet DN. The Financial Times listed him among the most influential personalities in Brussels politics. Before joining ACEA, he was Senior Vice-President and Head of the Time Warner Corporate office for Europe. Previously he was Secretary-General of the trade organization IFMA/IMACE, Senior Economist at Didier & Associates, and Assistant Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. He was born in Prague, where he studied mechanical engineering. He completed his education at the University of Copenhagen (economics and political science) and the College of Europe in Bruges (European studies).

Hofelich Pablo

Hofelich Pablo

Company: Hitachi Europe, Ltd.

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Pablo Hofelich is COO of Hitachi Europe Ltd. He joined the company in 2015, having served as Chief Commercial Officer at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, the European subsidiary of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., the joint venture formed between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. in 2014.

Previous to this, Mr Hofelich served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Hitachi Power Africa (Pty) Ltd. He has also held senior positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ABB.

As COO for Hitachi Europe Ltd, Mr Hofelich is responsible for business development, working with Hitachi offices across Europe in developing and implementing the corporate business strategy to help drive growth.

Hołda Arkadiusz

Hołda Arkadiusz

Company: Przedsiębiorstwo Realizacji Budownictwa Holdimex Sp. z o.o.

Position: Founder

Hong Ji-in

Hong Ji-in

Position: Ambassador of South Korea to Poland

DATE OF BIRTH: July 24, 1956
EDUCATION:
Feb.1981 B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
May 1985 M.A. in International Relations, Columbia University, NY, U.S.A.
CAREER:
May 1981 Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination
Dec. 1981 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Dec. 1986 Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in Canada
Nov. 1992 First Secretary, Korean Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Jun. 1995 First Secretary, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
Mar. 1998 Director, Planning and Research Division, Office of the Institute of Research, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
Feb. 1999 Director, Regional Cooperation Division, Multilateral Trade Bureau, MOFAT
Jun. 2000 Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Republic of India
Jul. 2002 Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dec. 2005 Deputy Director-General, Bilateral Trade Bureau, MOFAT
Apr. 2007 Director-General for Trade Cooperation Planning, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE)
Aug. 2008 Consul-General, Korean Consulate General in Toronto, Canada
Aug. 2011Dean of Education and Training, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), MOFAT
Sep. 2012 President of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), MOFAT
Jun. 2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Korean Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
Sep. 2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Lithuania
FAMILY: Married with two sons and one daughter

Hong Liao

Hong Liao

Company: People’s Daily Online

Position: President and Editor-in-Chief

Horáčková Bohdana

Horáčková Bohdana

Company: CEZ Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, Director-General

Horodecki Jarosław

Horodecki Jarosław

Company: Gazeta Prawna Daily

Position: Journalist

Housh Tony

Housh Tony

Company: American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham)

Position: Chairm

Strategic policy, business and communications advisor with twenty years of experience in Poland and CEE. Former board member of NASDAQ / Warsaw Stock Exchange company. Also serves as senior counselor to APCO Worldwide and a senior advisor to Geopolitical Information Services. From 2015 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.

Hübner Danuta

Hübner Danuta

Position: Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Danuta Hübner, Poland's first-ever European Commissioner, is one of her country's foremost economists and policymakers and has played a key role in the enlargement of the EU.
Since July 2009 Ms. Hübner is a Member of the European Parliament. Currently she is the Chair of the prestigious Committee on Constitutional Affairs as well as member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect, and the Delegation for relations with the United States. In addition she is a substitute member of the Parliament's Committee on International Trade, the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee and the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.
During the 7th Legislature she was the Chair of the Committee on Regional Development as well as a member of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis and the Delegation for Relations with the United States. In addition she was a substitute member of the Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, the Special Committee on the Policy Challenges and Budgetary Resources for a Sustainable European Union after 2013 and the Delegation for Relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area.
In 2004 Professor Hübner was entrusted as Commissioner with the regional policy portfolio. Earlier, during the past decade, her roles in Poland's Government have included Minister for European Affairs, Head of Office of the Committee for European Integration and Secretary of State for Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. In 2000-2001 Professor Hübner was Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. She studied at the Warsaw School of Economics where she obtained an MSc (1971) and a PhD (1974). In 1992 she was conferred with the scientific title of Professor of Economics by the President of the Republic of Poland.

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Igras Janusz

Igras Janusz

Company: New Chemical Syntheses Institute

Position: Scientific Director

Prof. Janusz Igras PhD. Eng. is the Deputy Director for Science in New Chemical Syntheses Institute in Puławy. From 1990 to 2011 he worked in the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute in Puławy. Prof. Janusz Igras is a member of the Central Council of Science and Higher Education and the president of the Scientific Board of Puławy Competence Center at Grupa Azoty Puławy S.A. Prof. Janusz Igras is a recognized expert in the field of fertilizers and fertilization and his research also focuses on chemistry and agriculture.

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Jabłońska Magdalena

Jabłońska Magdalena

Company: PwC

She has over 11 years of professional experience in advising in the implementation of innovative projects of enterprises. She carried out dozens of advisory projects in the development of optimal financing of business strategies with the support of public funds and tax credits. Expert in the area of R&D and innovation processes optimization. She advises in devising R&D strategies, R&D function organization, IPR management, R&D projects management processes.

She counsels in the development of cooperation models within the innovation ecosystem, supports development of business acceleration function. She advises entrepreneurs in devising business models of innovative undertakings and developing financing strategies, including VC.

She is the author and co-author of many publications dealing with public aid for investments in innovative and R&D undertakings. She actively supports the work of the consultative meeting in the field of incentives for R&D. The TV and in the press commentator, speaker in the debates concerning the innovation ecosystem and incentives for companies to conduct R&D and innovative undertakings.

Jabłoński Tomasz

Jabłoński Tomasz

Company: Qpony.pl Sp. z o.o.

Position: Managing Director

Tomasz Jabłoński - the founder and president of Qpony.pl, which owns the most popular discount applications in Poland and is publishing discount catalogs in several Polish cities. Graduate of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and PhD student at the Departamenl of International Law and International Organization. Participant and conference panelist, among others in Turkey and Israel. Privately marathon runner and a lover of the United States culture.

Jaczyński Rafał

Jaczyński Rafał

Company: PwC

Position: Director, Cyber Security Team Leader

Rafał is Director in the Risk Assurance Solutions Department at PwC. He has over 15 years’ experience which he gained while working for the largest technological companies in Poland. He specializes in issues relating to the quality and security of information and telecommunications systems and processes. He graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at the Warsaw University of Technology. He has given lectures at many prestigious national and international conferences, including CISCO FORUM, IDC, PLNOG, SECURE, SEMAFOR, and SecurIT Summit.
Rafał created and, for many years, managed the largest team in Poland, specializing in information and communications systems security. He has successfully carried out many large budget projects on information and systems security, transformation, and BPMS.

Jakubiak Luiza

Jakubiak Luiza

Company: ‘Rynek Aptek’ Magazine and ‘Rynek Zdrowia’ Magazine

Position: Journalist

Janicka Anna

Janicka Anna

Company: District Health Centre in Brzeziny

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jankowiak Janusz

Jankowiak Janusz

Position: Economist

An economist, a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGPiS) from the Department of International Trade. A scholar of the European Commission (Brussels, Lisbon). Former member of the Financial Commission of the Stefan Batory Foundation. A co-founder and a member of the first Board in the Polish Association of Business Economists. He won twice the National Bank of Poland and daily Rzeczpospolita competition for the best macroeconomist forecaster of the year. Janusz Jankowiak cooperates with the Institute of International Finance in Washington D.C. and was a member of the Board of Economists at the Lisbon Council in Brussels. He worked in the Science Foundation - Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). From 2000 he has been engaged in the commercial sector as a Chief Economist – starting in Westdeutsche Landesbank, and in 2001-2006 - at BRE Bank. From February 2006 Janusz Jankowiak has been running his own research and consultancy company - “JJ Consulting”. He is a chairman of the Supervisory Board of the „New World Alternative Investments” Brokerage House, Board Member of the MAK Investments Company and the Chief Economist at the Polish Business Roundtable. He was adviser to the vice-PM Jerzy Hausner and a member of the Group of Strategic Advisors of the Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

Jankowski Jacek

Jankowski Jacek

Position: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ethiopia

Jacek Jankowski has been serving since November 2012 in Addis Ababa as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan as well as the Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. In January 2013, he established on behalf of Poland diplomatic relations with a newly created state: South Sudan. Jacek Jankowski actively implements the priorities of the Polish foreign policy towards the African continent as well as effectively supports political, economic, social and cultural co-operation with his partner countries.

He graduated from the Warsaw University (MA in Political Science), the Warsaw School of Economics (MA in Finance and Banking) and the Columbia University in the New York City (MA in International Relations). He received a scholarship by the World Bank where he subsequently worked as a consultant for development aid in Africa, mainly in the fields of energy and environmental protection.

Since 1994, he has been a civil servant in Polish governmental institutions. As a national expert in the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels, he supported the ratification process of the Energy Charter Treaty in several countries. In the Chancellery of the Prime Minister he was in charge of media relations.

Since 2001 he has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005-2012 served as a diplomat in Brussels in the Permanent Representation of Poland to the European Union. He participated – as a Polish representative in the Council of the EU – in developing the Joint Africa – EU Strategy and was responsible for the EU relations with countries of the Latin America. During the Polish Presidency in the Council of the EU, he chaired regular meetings of the Member States in the Foreign Relations Councellor Group (RELEX).

In November 2014 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Grzegorz Schetyna honoured Ambassador Jacek Jankowski with the Amicus Oeconomiae Prize. The prize is a form of appreciation of Ambassador’s achievements for supporting and protecting the Polish economic interest on foreign markets. In July 2015 Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, awarded to Ambassador Jacek Jankowski the Badge of Honour of Merit for the Economic Development of the Republic of Poland.

Janning Josef

Janning Josef

Company: European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Position: Senior Policy Fellow

Janoś Krzysztof

Janoś Krzysztof

Jarczewski Paweł

Jarczewski Paweł

Company: Grupa Azoty SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

On 29th April 2013 appointed as President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. by a resolution of the Supervisory Board.
Education
A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Foreign Trade Faculty, Master of Science in economics and organisation of foreign trade.
Selected Trainings and Qualifications
 Harvard Business Review Poland - Elite Leadership Program 2012 – programme of leader development focusing on skills and knowledge of innovation, management and organisation as well as strategic marketing
 Training and examination for members of supervisory boards in companies owned by the State Treasury
 Numerous trainings on management, marketing and sale
Work Experience
 since 2013 President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A.
 2008-2013 President of the Management Board of Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. (currently Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.)
 2007-2008 Development Director, CTL Logistics S.A.
 2007 Self-employed
 2002-2006 Commercial Director/ Marketing Director, Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.
 1999-2002 Manager of Investment Procurement Department, Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.
 1992-1999 Head of the Acquisition and Coordination Team, Senior Sales Specialist, Assistant to Chief Design Engineer of Export Plants, PROZAP
Moreover, in 1999-2005 Mr Paweł Jarczewski was a member of supervisory boards
in subsidiaries owned by Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.
From May 2011 to May 2013 he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Bałtycka Baza Masowa sp. z o.o.
Additional Information
 Vice-President of the European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association (currently Fertilizers Europe) (2011-2013)
 Vice-President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
 Representative of Grupa Azoty S.A. in the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and in Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP)
 Member of the Convents of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) and Lublin University of Technology

Jarosławska Małgorzata

Jarosławska Małgorzata

Company: Alumnus of the Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Position: Doctoral Student University of Warsaw

lawyer, tax consultant at KNDP Kolibski, Nikończyk, Dec & Partners, a PhD candidate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She also completed a program of the American Law Centre (University of Florida Levin College of Law and the Warsaw University) and International Tax Law Summer School (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien). She gained essential experience in Polish law firms and non-governmental organizations.

Jaroszek Paweł

Jaroszek Paweł

Company: Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych (Social Insurance Institution, ZUS)

Position: Member of the Board

Since January 2014, Member of the Board responsible for Finance and Income Realisation Division responsible for ensuring the liquidity of the Social Insurance Fund and asset management of Demographic Reserve Fund. Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the European ISSA Network (IEN), Vice Chair of the Technical Commission of the Investment of Social Security Funds, Deputy member of the Control Commission. His career began working for the Treasury Department, Bank Energetyki SA. Since 1999 has worked for Social Insurance Institution, initially as Head of Division in Finance Department, next as Deputy Director and later as Director of Finance Department. In 2008-2010, Member of the Board of the National Capital Fund. Specialist in the field of finance and finance management. Graduated from studies of economics and law and postgraduate studies in managerial-financial and financial accounting and management. Currently a student of Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Jarzębowski Sebastian

Jarzębowski Sebastian

Company: Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)

Position: Department of Economics and Organisation of Enterprises, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Coordinator, Cluster of Innovation in Agribusiness (Agri Innovation Cluster)

Jaworowski Jakub

Jaworowski Jakub

Company: Chairman, Międzyresortowy Zespół ds. Wzmocnienia Przemysłowego Śląska (Interministerial Team for Industrial Strengthening of Silesia

Position: Secretary of State, Secretary of Economic Council, Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

Graduate of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics and History at the University of Warsaw, participant of the Polish-German Academic Forum at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.
During the period 2006-2011 he was a macroeconomic correspondent for Reuters in Warsaw and economist in BPH Bank (2011). From 2012 at the Chancellery of the Polish Prime Minister, formerly Counsellor to the head of the Chancellery of the Polish Minister in the Economic Council, then Counsellor in the Department of Strategic Analysis.
Participant of the Chartered Financial Analyst program (CFA).

Jażdżyński Tomasz

Jażdżyński Tomasz

Company: Managing Director, Media and Communication Segment, Allegro Group Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, GG Network SA

Tomasz Jażdżyński (43) is a graduate of both Computer Science (1995) and Marketing and Management (1998) faculties of AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland.

He was one of the founders (1994) of Abakus – producer of software supporting technical analysis of stock markets. From 1995, for 5 years, he was working for Cracow based brokerage houses KDM (present IDM) and Penetrator, among others as chief of IT department and stock market analyst.

He joined Interia.pl horizontal portal in September 1999, where he was promoted to CEO in April 2000. In February 2001 he conducted an IPO of Interia.pl as a youngest (under 30) CEO in the history of Warsaw Stock Exchange.

After cancellation (by one of the shareholders) of prepared takeover of Gadu-Gadu instant messenger, he left in October 2004 and involved with Wirtualna Polska horizontal portal. As a CFO he was responsible for operational and financial restructuring of the company.

From November 2005 he was CEO of Bankier.pl financial portal, which became public company in June 2006. He was first CEO who conducted IPOs on Warsaw Stock Exchage of two different companies in Poland.

After acquisition of Interia.pl by Bauer Media Group he became CEO of the portal once again in May 2008.

From January 2011 he is CEO of GG Network (part of Naspers Ltd. media group), owner of Gadu-Gadu instant messenger. Since the beginning of 2013 he is Managing Director for Media and Communication Segment of Allegro Group. The segment consists of GG Network, Grupa Bankier.pl and Wykop.pl

He was recognized as Man Of The Year 2004 Of Polish Internet by Internet Standard editorial and Manager of the Year 2007 by Managers Association in Poland.
In 2009 he received prestigious award MIXX Awards for Lifetime Achievements by Interactive Advertising Bureau Poland.

Jędrzejczak Ryszard

Jędrzejczak Ryszard

Company: Exalo Drilling SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jędrzejczak Tomasz

Jędrzejczak Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Jędrzejczyk Tadeusz

Jędrzejczyk Tadeusz

Company: Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (National Health Fund)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jian Xu

Jian Xu

Position: Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Poland

Jianwei Li

Jianwei Li

Company: Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), China

Position: Deputy Director General

Jorg Dariusz

Jorg Dariusz

Company: Uniwersyteckie Centrum Okulistyki i Onkologii (University Ophthalmology and Oncology Centre), Samodzielny Publiczny Szpital Kliniczny Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach (Independent Public Research and Teaching Hospital of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice)

Position: Director

Director of University Centre of Ophthalmology and Oncology in Katowice, specialist in the public finance and in the health care management. Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice and The University of Silesia. He is dealing with the subject matter of the development of the clinical research in Poland.

Jóźwiak Jarosław

Jóźwiak Jarosław

Position: Deputy Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw

Since 1999 active in „World for YES” Foundation, initially as a volunteer, and later as a coordinator of programs for development and establishing youth volunteers groups.
2001 - 2006 member of the board of „World for YES” Foundation, responsible for finances and organization.
Since 2006 employee of the City of Warsaw - Deputy Director of the Office of the Mayor responsible for cooperation with combatants organizations, preparing of anniversaries of events important for the city and for international relations.
Since 2013 director of the City of Warsaw Center for Public Communication responsible for social participation, city promotion and international relations.
Since December 2014 Deputy Mayor of Warsaw responsible for safety and crisis management, real estate management, art and culture, legal affairs, sports and recreation, promotion, as well as social communication and participation.
Distinguished with Silver Cross of Merit (Poland) and with National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite) (French Republic).

Jurkowitsch Franz

Jurkowitsch Franz

Company: Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG

Position: Chairman of the Board


Juzyk Agata

Juzyk Agata

Company: KGHM Polska Miedź SA

Position: Director, Research and Innovation Department

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Kacperczyk Katarzyna

Kacperczyk Katarzyna

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Kaczmarzyk Michał

Kaczmarzyk Michał

Company: Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe Porty Lotnicze (Polish Airports State Enterprise)

Position: CEO

Michał Kaczmarzyk is a graduate from Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP); Concordia University, Montreal; Faculty of Economics, Radom University of Technology, as well as Warsaw School of Economics.
He has many years of executive and corporate experience in industrial sector and B2B companies. He has carried out a number of restructuring projects, mergers and acquisitions and advised global corporations interested in investing in Poland. He obtained professional experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Industrial Development Agency and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, among other organizations.
In November 2010 he took over as CEO of LOT Cargo S.A. and later as CEO of LS Airport Services S.A.
Michał Kaczmarzyk is married, he has two sons.

Kalantri Vijay G.

Kalantri Vijay G.

Company: Director, WTC Mumbai

Position: Chairman, All India Association of Industry

Kalarus Zbigniew

Kalarus Zbigniew

Company: Chairman of the General Board, Polskie Towarzystwo Kardiologiczne (Polish Cardiac Society)

Position: Head, Department of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Diseases and Electrotherapy, Clinical Department of Cardiology of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases

Zbigniew Kalarus, MD PhD, Professor of Medicine – the Head of the Department of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Diseases and Electrotherapy, Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Zabrze, affiliated with the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice; Consultant in Medicine and Cardiology; highly experienced cardiologist and clinical electrophysiologist. Since the beginning of his career employed in the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze. He specializes in invasive cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is an academic teacher and supervisor of junior doctors. At present, he is the President of the Polish Cardiac Society.

Kamińska Danuta

Kamińska Danuta

Company: Union of Polish Metropolises

Position: Treasurer of Katowice, Chairperson of the Commission of City Treasurers

Graduated from University of Economics in Katowice and Kozminski University in Warsaw, where she received MBA. Since 2001 she is the City Treasurer of Katowice. Long term member of the team for Public Finance System KWRiST. Six years ago she was elected as Chair of the Treasurers Committee of the Union of Polish Metropolises, last year she was elected as President of the Management Board of the Club of Friends of the University of Economics in Katowice. Reputable lecturer and organizer of several conferences, thematic meetings, scientific conferences, and also participant of nationwide meetings as an expert in the field of public finance. Author and co-author of numerous publications and articles on public finances. Danuta Kamińska was awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit by the President of the Republic of Poland. In addition to her work, she has a passion for traveling, meeting people and getting to know their culture, she is interested in politics, painting, music and psychology.

Kamińska Teresa

Kamińska Teresa

Company: Pomorska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna Sp. z o.o. (Pomeranian Special Economic Zone)

Position: President of the Management Board

Member of the EFNI Programme Council. Head of the Nuclear Power Plant Task Force appointed by the Governor of the Pomerania Region. Since 2004, she heads the team of advisors to Jerzy Buzek, PE Deputy. Earlier, she served as Secretary of State in the Chancellory of the Prime Minister (2000-2001), President of the Health Insurance Supervisory Office (1997-1999), Minister coordinating social reforms, and Member of the Council of Ministers.

Kania Kamil

Kania Kamil

Position: Student, University of Economics in Katowice

Kapica Jacek

Kapica Jacek

Company: Ministry of Finance, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State, Chief of the Custom Service

Kapiszewski Jakub

Kapiszewski Jakub

Company: Gazeta Prawna Daily

Position: Journalist

Kapłucha Marek

Kapłucha Marek

Company: Grupa Azoty SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Since July 2013 Vice-President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A., in charge of raw materials procurement and supply chain management.
Mr Kapłucha is responsible, among others, for formulating and implementing the adopted logistics strategy as well as for the procurement and logistics of raw materials, semi-products and products in the Grupa Azoty Group.
Mr Kapłucha also supervises and coordinates feedstock integration and logistics as well as he is in charge of the management and optimization of warehouse and terminals and the flow of raw materials and semi-products in the Grupa Azoty Group.

Vice-President of Fertilizers Europe
Since June 2013 Vice-President of Fertilizers Europe. In June 2015 re-elected as Vice-President for the second term. Previously, in 2011-2013 the Chairman of the Trade and Economic Committee of this organization.

Education
MSc in Economics of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

Professional Experience
Since 2013 Vice-President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A.
2009-2013 Member of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty “Puławy” S.A.
2006-2009 Member of the Management Board, Sales Executive, Kraft Foods Int. East Adriatic Markets (8 countries – South-East Europe), Vienna, Austria
2001-2006 Sales Manager, Kraft Foods in South-East Europe Development Markets
(7 countries), Vienna, Austria
1997-2001 Manager Sales to Key Accounts in Poland, Kraft Foods Polska, Warsaw
1992-1997 consecutively: Regional Manager, Trade-Marketing Manager in charge of Key Accounts, Kraft Foods Polska, Warsaw
1991-1992 Interpegro-Lubex S.A., Specialist for Trading with Western Europe, from 1992 Member of the Management Board, Lublin

Additional Information
Since November 2009 Member of the Council of International Fertilizer Association (IFA) and since 2014 IFA Ambassador in Poland
2011-2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AGROCHEM Puławy Sp. z o.o. (formerly: AGROCHEM Sp. z o.o. of Człuchów)
Since April 2012 Vice-President of the Polish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
Since December 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki ‘Siarkopol’ S.A. of Grzybów
Since December 2013 Member of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy” S.A.
Since April 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A.

Karasek Jan

Karasek Jan

Company: KPMG Advisory in Poland

Position: Partner

Jan joined KPMG in 2006. He has almost 20 years of professional experience including management consulting services (the Big Four companies), in particular on: the new products and services development, strategies, operating models optimalization, organizational & governance structures, improvement of the operational efficiencies.
He also has experience in operational management of the period when he was in charge of Strategy / Business Development in the companies within the Polish and international capital groups.
He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology and earned the title of the EMBA program which is being developed by WUT Business School, London Business School, HEC School of Management-Paris and the Norwegian School of Economics.

Karczewski Witold

Karczewski Witold

Company: Contractus Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Białystok, Vice-President of the Board

Karnowski Jakub

Karnowski Jakub

Company: Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

He holds a PhD in economic sciences; he is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota. A scholarship holder of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation at the London School of Economics. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst title which confirms his qualifications in the field of investment consulting.
He is an assistant lecturer at the College of Economic Research at the Warsaw School of Economics. He was the chief of the political office at the Ministry of Finance and an advisor to the Minister of Finance between the years of 1997-2000. He later worked as an advisor on macroeconomic matters at PKPP “Lewiatan” (2000-2001). He was an advisor to the President of the National Bank of Poland and later the director of the Foreign Department of the NBP (2001-2003).
In the years 2003-2008, he worked at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC as a Deputy Executive Director. From 2008 to 2012 he held the position of the President of PKO TFI, and in the years 2010-2013 he was a member of the board of the CFA Society of Poland.

Karolczak Kazimierz

Karolczak Kazimierz

Company: Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Śląskiego (Marshal's Office of the Silesian Voivodeship)

Position: Member of the Board

Graduate of the Faculty of Technology at the University of Silesia in Katowice and of postgraduate studies in Management at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2003 he founded one of the first employment agencies in Poland which soon became one of the largest companies in this field in the country.

Karpiński Włodzimierz

Karpiński Włodzimierz

Position: Minister of Treasury of the Republic of Poland

Kassenberg Andrzej

Kassenberg Andrzej

Company: Fundacja Instytut na rzecz Ekorozwoju (Institute for Sustainable Development)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Katainen Jyrki

Katainen Jyrki

Position: Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Keller-Sikora Anna

Keller-Sikora Anna

Company: Amarante Investments Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Kercher Pete

Kercher Pete

Company: Design for All Europe

Position: Founder-Member, Europejski Instytut Projektowania i Niepełnosprawności (The Institute for Design and Disability), Ambassador

Kerger Rafał

Kerger Rafał

Company: Portalsamorzadowy.pl portal

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Kędzia Michał

Kędzia Michał

Company: Enterprise Investors

Position: Partner

Michał Kędzia concentrates on the FMCG, financial services and healthcare sectors. His most important projects to date include Dino, X-Trade Brokers and Nu-Med Group. Prior to joining EI, Michał worked in the mergers and acquisitions team at Ernst & Young (today EY) in Warsaw.

Kędziora Włodzimierz

Kędziora Włodzimierz

Company: Veolia Energia Polska SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Graduate of the Łódź Technical University. He also studied at the University of North Dakota and the Optimus Higher School of Business.
40 years of involvement with the power generation industry. For more than two decades he has been a Director and then Vice President of the Board of Elektrociepłownia Łódź SA (Dalkia Łódź SA after privatisation). Until January 2015 to now holds a position of Vice President of the Board of Veolia Energia Polska. Long-standing and active expert of many industry associations. Former member of the Advisory Team of the Minister of the Economy. In those years his initiatives and commitment have contributed to the development of many legal regulations crucial to cogeneration.

Kiciński Jan

Company: Bałtycki Klaster Ekoenergetyczny (Baltic Eco-Energy Cluster)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Professor Jan Kicinski, Ph. D., D.S.C. is a Director of The Institute of Fluid –Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk. This Institute has developed very quickly in last few years and achieves more and more prizes in category of the fastest developing companies in Pomeranian region.
Professor specializes in machine building and exploitation, topics related to energy: renewable energy sources, distributed generation based on RES, devices and technologies for distributed energy systems DES/RES, dynamics of machines (rotors), machine fault diagnosis, tribology.
He is author of many popular publications, coordinator of many research projects like for example project for building Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences in Jablonna near Warsaw: Energy Conversion and Renewable Resources
Jan Kicinski is a Chairman of the Program Committee for the Baltic Eco-Energy (the largest Eco-Energy Cluster in Poland). Also a member of ministerial group in Ministry of Agriculture in the area of renewable energy practical application in Polish village, Member of the Committee on Energy Problems at Presidium of Polish Academy of Sciences. He was a member of Minister for the Economy advisory group - specialist in the field of low- emission economy.

Kiciński Piotr

Kiciński Piotr

Company: Cinkciarz.pl

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kiechl Rainer

Kiechl Rainer

Company: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe

Position: Chairman of the Management Board, CEO

Kinde-Czyż Renata

Kinde-Czyż Renata

Company: Metro Properties Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Renata Kinde-Czyż has been involved in the commercial real estate market for 17 years. She started working for the company in 1997 as a regional director and then as a shopping centre managing director. In 2005 she was appointed as a member of the Management Board. Since March 2012 she has held the position of the President of the Management Board of Metro Properties in Poland. The Company offers a full range of commercial property management services. In Poland, Metro Properties manages, among other things, 17 shopping parks and centres,9 M1 chain facilities, Ster Shopping Centre in Szczecin, Kometa Shopping Centre in Toruń, Tulipan Shopping Centre in Łódź, Centrum Ursynów Shopping Centre in Warsaw, as well as 4 shopping parks in Opole, Olsztyn, Tychy and Kielce.
Renata Kinde-Czyż is a graduate of universities in Gdańsk and Oslo, Norway, in the field of humanities. She speaks fluent Norwegian and English, and also has a good knowledge of Danish and German. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a real estate management license. As a member of the Management Board of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres and, at the same time, as one of its founders, she plays an important role
in shaping the Polish commercial real estate market. She actively promotes modern, international management standards in the area of sustainable development as well as standardisation of the shopping centre management processes. At her initiative, the portfolio of facilities being managed by METRO PROPERTIES in Poland underwent a BREEAM In-Use certification process, achieving record results on an international scale. 13 facilities received an excellent score in the area of Building Management and very good in the area of Asset Rating. The investment processes carried out under her strict supervision increased the value of the shopping centres being managed by EUR 60 million. A significant achievement which accelerated the company's development in Poland and extended its territorial range was the acquisition of external investors and investment funds to cooperate with the company, to which Metro Properties renders services in the area of real estate management.
Renata Kinde-Czyż participates in numerous industry events, conferences and discussion panels, sharing her know-how, presenting and proposing business solutions thanks to her long-standing experience gained in the international environment.
Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, as well as science-fiction literature. She is married and has two children.

Kinelski Grzegorz

Kinelski Grzegorz

Company: ENEA SA

Position: Member of the Board for Trade

Kirps Georges

Kirps Georges

Company: Eurometal

Position: Director General

Born in Luxembourg

Education: Economics, University of Bonn in Germany.

Business Career:

I started a steel business career in Luxembourg in the financial department of ARBED.

In 1972, I joined TRADEARBED, the Sales Company of ARBED Group.

Since 1980, I was in charge for the development of steel distribution in ARBED Group.

In 1995, I entered the Management Board of PROFILARBED, ARBED’s Long Products producing units, with responsibility for Steel Distribution and Marketing

At the merger of ARBED, ACERALIA and USINOR into ARCELOR in 2002, I I took charge as Executive Vice President Strategy, Logistics and Synergies for ARCELOR Distribution, Trading and Transformation.

Since 2005, I am acting on a free- lance and part time basis as a Director General for EUROMETAL, the European Association of Steel Distributors and Steel Traders, presenting in EU about 70 Mio tons of steel supplies to steel end users.

Inside EUROMETAL, I developed a set of steel market monitoring tools:
- Outlook on Economies
- Outlook on Steel Markets
- Monitoring Steel production
- Monitoring Steel End Use Segments
- Market Monitoring of EU Steel Distribution and Flat SSC
- Monitoring of steel exports/ imports and EU Steel stocks in seaports

I edit research reports on structural change and trends in Steel Markets, Steel production, Steel End Use segments and Steel Intermediation.

For more detail, see www.eurometal.net.

I am CEO of a fully owned company, GK Management, which provides management and steel market intelligence services to EUROMETAL

Kittony Kiprono

Kittony Kiprono

Company: Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Position: Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kiprono Kittony is the current National Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the premiere business membership organization in Kenya. He is a well known personality in the business leadership circles in Kenya having served in several capacities including being the immediate past Chairman of the Media Owners Association, an influential lobby group of Kenyan media.
Mr. Kittony has been widely credited with the revival of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry which has been restored to its past glory through a series of transformations during his tenure.
An active player in business, he also chairs on the following boards; - AAR Insurance Limited, Mtech Limited and Radio Africa Group (which he co-founded in 2000). He also serves on the boards of KEPSA and the Betting Control & Licensing Board amongst others.
Mr. Kittony was educated at the University of Nairobi and USIU and he has the following degrees – Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Nairobi; Bachelor of Law (Hons) Nairobi and Global Executive MBA from USIU (in Conjunction with Columbia University).
Married with four children, Mr. Kittony also participates actively in several philanthropic projects.

Kitwanga Charlse M.

Kitwanga Charlse M.

Company: Ministry of Energy and Mines, Tanzania

Position: Deputy Minister

Kliczko Witalij

Kliczko Witalij

Company: Leader, Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR)

Position: Mayor of Kijev

Kłaczyńska Katarzyna

Kłaczyńska Katarzyna

Company: EY

Position: Energy Expert

Kobosko Michał

Kobosko Michał

Position: Director of Atlantic Council’s Polish Office

Kochlewska Edyta

Kochlewska Edyta

Company: dlahandlu.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Koczy Bogdan

Koczy Bogdan

Köhler Horst

Köhler Horst

Position: President of the Federal Republic of Germany between 2004-2010, German economistand politician

Kolarska-Bobińska Lena

Kolarska-Bobińska Lena

Position: Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland

Professor Lena Kolarska-Bobińska graduated from the Department of Sociology at the University of Warsaw. Later she received the titles of doctor and habilitated doctor of sociology, and in 1993 she became a Professor of the Humanities. Awarded the Ford Scholarship, she studied at Stanford University and at the Carnegie-Mellon University Business School.
From 1991 to 1997 she was the Director of the Public Opinion Research Center. From 1997 to 2009 she worked as the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. From 2009 to 2014 she was a Member of the European Parliament; there she was a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Committee on Regional Development, and the Committee on Petitions.
She served as advisor to the Presidents of the Republic of Poland: Lech Wałęsa from 1992 to 1995 (Economic Committee), and Aleksander Kwaśniewski from 2001 to 2005 (Reflection Group on the Future of the European Union), as well as to the Government Plenipotentiary for accession negotiations to the European Union. From 2003 to 2006 she was a member of the EU Commission’s Advisory Group on Social Sciences and Humanities in the European Research Area.
She is a member of the Committee on Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences .
She was awarded, among others, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of Poland; she is also the recipient of the Ordre National du Mérite awarded by the President of the French Republic, and the European Medal awarded by the Committee for European Integration and Business Centre Club.
Professor Lena Kolarska-Bobińska is the author of over 300 academic works: books, articles, studies, and research reports published both in Poland and abroad.

Komornicki Leon

Komornicki Leon

Position: Retired General of the Polish Army

Komorowski Bronisław

Komorowski Bronisław

Position: President of the Republic of Poland

Kondraciuk Mariusz

Kondraciuk Mariusz

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: Director of Energy Management Devision

Mr Kondraciuk graduated from the Management Faculty of The School of Economics in Warsaw and The Warsaw University of Technology specializing in  Power Systems and Networks. He started his career in 1994 at the Utility- Zakład Energetyczny Warszawa- Teren . Afterwards he was engaged in establishing of the Polish daughter company for STS (currently BTC). For Siemens. he has been working since 2000, initially in power automation systems. Then in 2008-2010 he was the Director of Sales for Poland and Central-Eastern Europe at Pentair/Schroff. Since 2010, at Siemens, he has been responsible for complex solutions for power transmission and distribution, first as the Director of Energy Distribution, Smart Grid, Low & Medium Voltage Division and currently Head of Energy Management Division

Koński Maciej

Koński Maciej

Company: KGHM Polska Miedź SA

Position: CEO, Strategic Analyses and Raw Material Deposits Centre

Kopacz Jacek

Kopacz Jacek

Company: Supra Brokers Sp. z o.o.

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kopeć Marcin

Kopeć Marcin

Company: Elżanowski Cherka & Wąsowski Kancelaria Prawna Sp. k.

Position: Partner, Legal Advisor

Koperski Tadeusz

Koperski Tadeusz

Company: Haldex SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, General Director

Kopiński Dominik

Kopiński Dominik

Company: Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Polish Centre for African Studies

Dominik Kopiński holds PhD in economics and works as an assistant professor in the Institute of International Studies at University of Wroclaw. He published more than 50 articles on Sub-Saharan Africa, development aid, China-Africa relations and natural resources policy. His work appeared, among others, in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Africa Spectrum, African Affairs. Dominik Kopiński is a cofounder and vice president of Polish Centre for African Studies. He published Pomoc rozwojowa: teoria i polityka [ENG: Development aid: theory and politics] (Difin, Warszawa 2011) and co-edited China's Rise in Africa: Perspectives on a Developing Connection (Routledge, London 2011). He conducted field research in Zambia, Botswana, Ghana and Namibia.

Koral Piotr

Koral Piotr

Company: Investin Group

Position: Chairman of the Board

Piotr Koral is an expert in the selection of investment partners for technology start-ups. He has experience in managing various investments (including the technology sector, the cultural, the service and the real estate industry), as well as those based on public-private partnership. President of the Foundation of the KL Gross-Rosen, developing since 2000 activities for preservation and remembrance of the former German Concentration Camp KL Gross-Rosen. For this activities is working closely with the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and Enterprise Investors. Longtime deputy director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and coordinator of numerous projects, including international. He graduated in history at the University Warsaw. He also studied post-graduate management from the same university.

Kořan Michal

Kořan Michal

Company: Institute for International Relations in Prague, the Czech Republic

Position: Deputy Director

Michal Kořan is a Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations based in Prague (Czech Republic) where he previously acted as a Head of Research and he is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University in Brno, where he received his Ph.D. in 2008. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University. He focuses on foreign policy analysis of the Central European countries, Central European sub-regional cooperation and Central Europe in European and World Affairs and in Trans-Atlantic Relations. He is the lead-author of an annual book analyzing Czech foreign policy and a main coordinator of the Strategic Grant of the International Visegrad Fund The Visegrad Group in the Post-Lisbon EU: Getting Closer to Move Further. He is also the programme chair of annual International Symposium on the Czech Foreign Policy. His texts has been published, among others, in journals European Security, Osteuropa, Perspectives, Journal of International Relations and Development and in publishing houses Palgrave and Routledge.

Korolec Marcin

Korolec Marcin

Company: Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Poland

Position: Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy

Lawyer, long-standing government administration worker and negotiator. Minister of the Environment in the years 2011-2013. In the years 2005-2011 Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy, responsible for horizontal European issues (energy, the single European market, competitiveness, foreign trade and climate change).
Within the environmental policy, he strives to balance the needs of ecology and economy in order to harmoniously unite environmental protection with economic growth. He sees environmental protection as an interdisciplinary domain, mostly based on international standards and agreements, which directly influences a number of other areas.
He derives his model of professional public function from the French standards, as he completed studies at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris. Previously he studied at the University of Warsaw, at the Faculty of History, and later at the Faculty of Law and Administration.
Professionally, he has been involved in issues concerning Polish integration into EU structures. As a long-standing partner of Jan Kułakowski, Government Plenipotentiary for Poland's membership in the EU, he was responsible for such areas of negotiation as free flow of goods and people, agriculture, competition and consumer protection policies. In the years 2001-2004 he worked at the Office of the Committee for European Integration in the cabinet of Minister Danuta Hübner, where he supervised preparations for Poland's accession to the EU.
He gained his diplomacy experience while working as a lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a private consultant within the area of European funds.
Involved in managing institutions concerned with environment and climate protection, both Polish and international, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board at the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management since 2010. Until 2011 he represented Poland in the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council.

Kosiniak-Kamysz Władysław

Kosiniak-Kamysz Władysław

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Minister of Labour and Social Policy in 2011-2015, Poland

Kostempski Dawid

Kostempski Dawid

Position: Mayor of Świętochłowice

Kościesza Alicja

Company: BBI Development SA

Position: Sales & Marketing Director, ZŁOTA 44 Project

Graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. Experience gained at the University of Economics (VSE) in Prague.
Alicja Kościesza specializes in corporate communication and marketing strategies at real estate markets in Poland and abroad. Alicja Kościesza has been involved in a large-scale mixed-use projects including 169 ha community „Miasteczko Wilanów” in Warsaw or Porto Sao Cristovao in Sergipe, Brazil. From 2006 till 2014 she owned the position of Sales and Marketing Director, as well as spokesman, in Orco Property Group S. A. Now for BBI Development S. A. she is managing the sales and marketing dedicated to the most exclusive residential project in Poland – ZŁOTA 44.
Promotes corporate social responsibility in business. Cooperated with Habitat for Humanity, Cartitas Poland and with the Urban Land Institute.

Kościński Piotr

Kościński Piotr

Company: Polish Institute of International Affairs

Position: Eastern Europe and South-East Program Coordinator

Since March 2013, the program coordinator at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. He conducts research projects on the Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Author of numerous press publications on the political situation in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, as well as Polish relations with these countries. 1991-2013 journalist in Rzeczpospolita daily, 1997-99 correspondent in Kiev, later - columnist and deputy foreign editor.

Koślińska Sara

Koślińska Sara

Company: Startup Poland

Position: Member of the Board / Co-Founder

Sara Koslinska deals with technology entrepreneurship in Europe both in theoretical and practical aspects. She is one of the co-founders of the Startup Poland Foundation and she supports initiatives like CEE Changers, Next Steps Mentoring of the Prince’s Trust or Młodzi Reformują Polskę(Youth Reform Poland). She’s a public speaker and publishes content in (among others) Res Publica Nowa, Visegrad Insight, CEED Institute Bulletin. Her experience covers mainly Israel and the UK. She travels around Europe exploring local startup ecosystems.

Kowalczyk Andrzej

Kowalczyk Andrzej

Company: University of Silesia

Position: Vice-Rector for Research and Collaboration with Industry

Kowalczyk Wojciech

Kowalczyk Wojciech

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Secretary of State, Ministry of Treasury, Poland, Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Restructuring of the Coal Mining Sector

An economist engaged in banking sector. He has wide experience in work with Polish and international financial institutions.
Born on 1st November 1965. A graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Trade at Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (currently Warsaw School of Economics).
In the periods of 1995-2001 and 2004-2010 he worked at Bank Handlowy, where he was responsible among others for the bank activity in the domestic and international financial markets and in the debt securities market.
From February 2001 to October 2004 he was the Head of Debt Securities Market at Merrill Lynch International London; responsible for the bank activities in the Polish and Hungarian exchange market, debt securities market, as well as interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives market.
For many years engaged in Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), where at first he was responsible for the sales and financial markets division, and since June 2011, in the capacity of the Vice President of the Management Board of BGK, he supervised the sales of banking products, financial markets, the funding of investment projects, and commissioned activities with regard to social housing and health care. Currently he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bank.
Since 2012 the Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the areas related to the development of financial market, and institutions acting in the banking, insurance, capital, and public debt sector.
Since 16th June 2014 the Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Treasury.
Since 18th November 2014 the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and the Government Representative for the Restructuring of Hard Coal Mining; responsible for the initiation, coordination and monitoring of activities arising out of the restructuring of the hard coal sector.
Since 13th February 2015 the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Treasury, however, he continues his mission of the Government Representative for the Restructuring of Hard Coal Mining.

Kowalski Andrzej

Kowalski Andrzej

Company: Energoprojekt-Katowice SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Urodzony 20 czerwca 1947 roku w Bytomiu, wykształcenie wyższe zdobył na Wydziale Automatyki Politechniki Śląskiej. W latach 1977-1980 pracował jako adiunkt w Instytucie Informacji Naukowo-Technicznej Uniwersytetu Śląskiego. Tytuł doktora uzyskał z zagadnień teorii informacji. Począwszy od 1970 roku pracuje w „Energoprojekcie” w Katowicach. Swoją karierę rozpoczął od stanowiska asystenta. Przez lata piął się po szczeblach kariery, by w 1990 roku z głównego projektanta objąć w firmie stanowisko dyrektora, a od 1 listopada 1993 roku także funkcję prezesa zarządu, prywatnej już spółki, „ENERGOPROJEKT-KATOWICE” SA.
Pod kierownictwem prezesa Kowalskiego „ENERGOPROJEKT-KATOWICE” SA należy do największych w Europie Środkowej firm projektowo-inżynierskich. Spółka specjalizuje się w kompleksowej obsłudze procesu inwestycyjnego od projektu koncepcyjnego przedsięwzięcia przez analizę ekonomiczną, wszystkie fazy projektowania, kompletację dostaw, aż po realizację i rozruch.
Andrzej Kowalski angażuje się w działalność społeczną i naukową: od kilku lat ponownie współpracuje z Politechniką Śląską prowadząc wykłady z zakresu Nowoczesnych metod projektowania elektrociepłowni. Jest również autorem recenzji wielu projektów badawczych ubiegających się o granty w ramach NCBiR. Jest autorem wielu publikacji zamieszczanych w czasopismach fachowych. Na podkreślenie zasługuje działalność społeczna, w jaką angażuje się „ENERGOPROJEKT-KATOWICE” SA oraz Andrzej Kowalski. Spółka od kilkunastu lat wspomaga Placówkę Wychowawczo-Opiekuńczą „Bezpieczny Dom” w Bytomiu, fundację działającą na rzecz osób z dziecięcym porażeniem mózgowym, a także Teatr „Korez” oraz Operę Śląską w Bytomiu.
Jego wielkim hobby jest fantastyka. Jest jednym z założycieli Śląskiego Klubu Fantastyki. Od lat zajmuje się twórczością J.R.R. Tolkiena, stąd też w fandomie znany jest jako Andrzej „Bilbo” Kowalski. Umiłowanie książek, a czyta ich setki rocznie, pozwoliło mu znajdować rozwiązania w najtrudniejszych okolicznościach, których nie brakuje w aktualnej sytuacji gospodarczej kraju. Nigdy nie traci nadziei.

Kowalski Marek

Kowalski Marek

Company: Polish Confederation Lewiatan

Position: Member of the General Council

Kowalski Piotr

Kowalski Piotr

Company: Fitch Polska SA

Position: Head of Warsaw Office

Piotr Kowalski is the Head of Fitch Ratings Warsaw office, responsible for the agency's activity in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.
Piotr has 18 years of experience in the ratings industry. Prior to joining Fitch, he was working in the Financial Institutions and Crisis Management practices of Burson-Marsteller, the biggest PR company in the world at that time. From 1992 to 1995, he was Vice President responsible for marketing of an American SME lender in Poland. Piotr started his professional career in the Polish administration where he worked between 1990 and 1992.
Piotr holds a master’s Degree in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin (USA).

Kozera Justyna

Kozera Justyna

Company: Responsible Business Forum

Position: Deputy Director

Kozicz Jerzy

Kozicz Jerzy

Company: CMC Poland Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Kozłowski Grzegorz

Kozłowski Grzegorz

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Position: Head, American Department

Kramarz Michał

Kramarz Michał

Company: Google

Position: Head of Startups, Export & Entrepreneurship Development

In the Internet industry since 2004. In Google since the beginning of its presence in Poland, that is from 2006. Since 2015 responsible for helpin Polish companies & startups in global expansion. Earlier for over 8 years responsible for digital development of key businesses in retail, e-commerce, finance & travel industries. Graduate of the International Faculty of Engineering at Technical University of Lodz and Executive MBA from Towson University/University of Maryland

Krasiński Zygmunt

Krasiński Zygmunt

Company: National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)

Position: Director

Dr. Zygmunt Krasinski is the Director of the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. He was graduated in electronics from Warsaw University of Technology and involved in international research teams (Scotland, Japan). For several years engaged in the investment banking sector. He has over 10-year experience in FP project portfolio management, including co-ordination of several projects. He is the expert to the H2020 Strategic Configuration Programme Committee as well as to the EaP Panel on R&I. He has experience as an expert in several EC WGs, advisor on EU R&D programmes, trainer on RM&A. He was a Team Member for the S&T Policy Mix Peer Review to KZ (2012). Board Member of the Polish Council of Research Project Coordinators and Member of EARMA. Actively involved in FP7 Inco-Net EECA project and, currently, in IncoNet EaP, IncoNet CA, Bilat USA 2.0 and Black Sea Horizon.

Kraszewski Andrzej

Kraszewski Andrzej

Company: Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw University of Technology)

Position: Department of Information Science and Environment Quality Research, Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Andrzej Kraszewski, D.Sc. Ph.D. Eng., professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology is an expert in environmental impact assessment of infrastructure ventures and energy production. In the years 2010-2011 he was the minister of the environment in the first government of Donald Tusk. Actually he is an advisor to the minister of the environment.

Krawczyk Jacek

Krawczyk Jacek

Company: European Economic and Social Committee

Position: Chairman of the Employers’ Group

President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC rapporteur on Translantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Between 2010 and 2013, he served as vice-president of the EESC with responsibility for the budget. Vice-president of PKPP Lewiatan, the largest confederation of private employers in Poland. He is a former chairman of the supervisory board of LOT Polish Airlines. An entrepreneur with many years' experience, former board member and CEO of several banks and companies from various sectors of the economy.

Kreilgaard Kim

Company: European Investment Bank

Position: Head of Division, Corporates, Poland and Baltics

Kim Kreilgaard, 53 and a Danish national, educated in Portuguese, Danish, English and German schools and achieved his MBA after studying at the University of Trier, Germany.
His professional career started in 1987 when he took up an employment position with Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Before leaving the bank in 1990 his final position lied within the international department with responsibility for Brazil. After a short time working for the GTZ (German Development Aid Agency) on a project in Brazil he started his engagement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg where he held various positions in the German, Austrian and Portuguese Divisions. In the year 2000 Kim was seconded as Head of Division, Venture Capital Operations, to the European Investment Fund (EIF), a 60% subsidiary of the EIB and the largest Pan-EU institutional investor in Venture Capital funds. After contributing to the successful restart of the organization and developing a venture capital portfolio of some EUR 1bn under his responsibility during 3 ½ years, he returned to the Bank and has since been responsible as Head of Division for Lending Operations in Germany and subsequently for Research and Innovation Financing in Europe and the development of an appropriate mandate from the EU Commission. From 2008 to 2013 he was responsible for the EIB lending operations in Poland, covering today the banking sector, corporates and EU Financial Instruments in Poland and Baltics as well as the banking sectors of Scandinavia and Germany.

Krężel Arkadiusz

Krężel Arkadiusz

Company: Impexmetal SA

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Król Krzysztof

Król Krzysztof

Position: Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland

Król Maciej K.

Król Maciej K.

Company: Xcity Investment Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Maciej K. Król, CEO of Xcity Investment, a company which belongs to Grupa PKP and runs commercial development projects. Before his appointment at this position, he was heading the Investment Department of PKP S.A. Expert in the field of investment analysis, particularly real estate investments and restructuring.

Before joining PKP S.A., he was responsible for managing the Polish branch of GVA Worldwide, an international real estate consulting company. He was coordinating investment transactions, property leasing and valuation of investment portfolios. He was also a board member of two Danish investment funds in Polen Invest Holdings operating on the real estate market, where his main duties involved restructuring the portfolio and financing.

He graduated from Warsaw School of Economics and Sheffield Hallam University, majoring in management and finance. He also attended postgraduate studies in property brokerage and valuation. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Urban Land Institute.

Krupa Marcin

Krupa Marcin

Position: Mayor of Katowice

Marcin Krupa was born in Katowice and lives there. He is married and has two childern. A graduate of the Silesian Technical University, Faculty of Transport. In 2005 he defended Ph. D. thesis on construction and exploitation of machines and then worked as adjunct at the same university. He also did a postgraduate course on organisations management. Member of the Katowice City Council (2006-2010) - vice-president of the Local Government Forum and Piotr Uszok and the president of the Treasure Committee. He was also member of the Revisory Committee as well as Committee for Health Protection and Environment. Deputy mayor (2010-2014), responsible for e.g. strategic planning, transport system development, environmental protection, municipal economy, planning and spatial management as well as housing. He is an expert regarding assessment of EU-projects in the frame of the Regional Operational Programmes for the Silesian Voivodship, motorsport referee, expert witness regarding automotive means of transport. He is interested in new technologies.

Krych Piotr

Krych Piotr

Company: Saule Technologies

Position: Chairman of the Board

Krych Przemysław

Krych Przemysław

Company: Griffin Real Estate Sp. z o.o.

Position: Founder, Chairman of the Board

CEO of Griffin Group - private equity fund manager dedicated to the property market - managing assets of approximately EUR 1 billion. Prior to funding his own busines he was Managing Director and Partner of TDA Capital Partners (previously Templeton Direct Advisors) and manager of the Emerging Europe Private Equity Funds. Before that held a number of senior positions at Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (nowadays Citibank Handlowy), including member of Management Committee, Credit Committee and Chairman of Investment Committee of the Bank. Przemysław was a member of the Law faculty at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, from which he holds a Mastersof Science degree in Law (summa cum laude).

Krystowski Krzysztof

Krystowski Krzysztof

Company: PZL-Świdnik SA Communication Equipment Factory

Position: Managing Director

With years of experience in the aviation and defence sectors, Krzysztof Krystowski is a manager specializing in the issues connected with economic innovativeness and competitiveness. He has many years of experience in managing both state owned and private sector companies. He has also held important positions in public administration and organizations associating entrepreneurs. Currently he is the President of the Polish Cluster Association, President of Silesian Aviation Cluster as well as Vice President of the Employers of Poland, the oldest employer organization in Poland.          


In 2012-2013 Krzysztof Krystowski held the position of President of the Board of Bumar Group, and then of Polish Defense Holding. From 2006 – 2011 he worked as a manager in Avio Group  - global company in the aviation industry. He also was a member of the Central Council of Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, a member of National Ecological Council at President of Poland’s Office as well a member of the Defense Industry Council by the Minister of National Defense. From 2004 – 2006 he was Chairman of the Board of the „Center of Innovation” Foundation FIRE supporting innovative small and medium sized companies. From 2003 – 2006 he held the role of Vice Minister in the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Social Policy (later in the Ministry of Economy and Labour). He was responsible for economic competitiveness and innovation, supervision of research and development units, Patent Bureau of the Republic of Poland, as well as for reorganization of the military and aviation industry and for offset.


Krzysztof Krystowski was born in 1972. He is married with three sons. He graduated from the Wrocław University of Economics, Polish Open University and Oxford Brookes University (MBA). He also obtained his PhD from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Krzykowski Marek

Krzykowski Marek

Company: International Paper – Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Marek Krzykowski was born on February 24, 1960 in Radogoszcz. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Gdańsk Technical University, where he started his first job. He has worked in the papermaking industry for over 30 years. Since 1996 he served as Vice-Chairman and Technical Director and in 2005 he took on the current role of Chairman of the Management Board of International Paper – Kwidzyn. He is a member of the Paper Section Council of the Association of Polish Papermakers. He has been supporting the Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation as Vice-Chairman of the Foundation. He is also a Member of the Committee of Strategic Economic Thought appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechociński. He received the titles of ‘Fair Play Business Ambassador’ in 2011 and ‘Polish Business Leader’ in 2013. In 2013 he became a Member of the Presidium of the Gdansk Lodge of Business Centre Club. He received the First Diamond to the Golden Statuette of Polish Business Leader in 2014 and the Second Diamond in 2015. He was awarded the title of the ‘Golden Engineer’ of the Engineering Review in 2015. Marek Krzykowski also received the Silver and Gold Cross of Merit (2002, 2012), state decorations awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland.

Krzyżanek Andrzej

Krzyżanek Andrzej

Company: PGE Systemy SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Krzyżewski Piotr

Krzyżewski Piotr

Company: ARP Venture Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

He is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics. He completed university courses on finance and banking, as well as a course on international economic relations. He is a Doctor of Economics.
He has been in charge of financial matters, working for large companies and capital groups such as Polski Holding Obronny Sp. z o.o. (Polish Defence Holding), where he was the CFO. He is highly experienced in assessing profitability of investments, takeovers, company restructuring, risk management and liquidity. He has developed and introduced financing strategies and managed processes of acquiring financing for business projects.
Piotr Krzyżewski was Vice President of Polish Defence Holding Investment Committee, supervising R&D projects. He was a member of the Innovation Committee coordinated by the Ministry of Treasury.
He is a member and president of supervisory boards, currently of LOT AMS Sp. z o.o. supervisory board, previously of Cenzin SA., Przemysłowy Instytut Telekomunicji SA., Zakład Elementów Tłocznych i Konstrukcji Stalowych Sp. z o.o supervisory boards.

Kucharski Marek

Kucharski Marek

Company: Aleo Group ING Bank Śląski

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kuczmierowski Michał

Kuczmierowski Michał

Company: Bank Zachodni WBK SA

Position: Director of the Santander Universidades Programme

Kukhtanych Yuriy

Kukhtanych Yuriy

Company: Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Position: Expert, Alumnus

Kula Teodor

Kula Teodor

Company: Hitachi Transport System Group

Position: Dyrektor Zarządzający ESA Logistika Polska

Since 2009 responsible for established and development of Polihh branch of ESA Logistika / Hitachi Transport System. Formerly held positions at ESM Logistics SA, Wincanton Trans European Polska oraz Stolica SA accumulating in this way above than 10 years of experience in logistics, management, sales and development of business in complex multinational contexts. He graduated as a master on Akademia Ekonomiczna in Katowice.

Kulczyk Jan

Kulczyk Jan

Company: Founder, CEED Institute

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kulczyk Investments

Kulesa Marek

Kulesa Marek

Company: Association of Energy Trading

Position: Director

Kuliński Krzysztof

Kuliński Krzysztof

Company: Research & Engineering Center Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Krzysztof Kulinski was born in 1957 in Włocławek, Poland. He graduated from Wrocław University of Technology in 1983 and moved to Vienna to start his professional career in one of Siemens R&D centers. For more than 25 years, he has been working in a number of leading positions of R&D units. In the year 2000, he founded and coordinated Siemens Research and Development Center (SDC) in Wrocław. The branch employed over 1000 professionals and caused an explosion of foreign IT investments in Wrocław. Krzysztof, however, decided to create his own company, which would provide software engineering services to companies from industries not supported by the newly created development center.
In 2007, Krzysztof Kulinski, accompanied by his friends and long-time associates: Małgorzata Rak and Seweryn Krajewski, established his own company with Polish capital – Research & Engineering Center in Wrocław – which started operations in 2008. REC Global is a software engineering company providing R&D software services, bespoke software solutions and consultancy expertise to companies across the globe. It has 7 R&D centers in Europe (Poland, Slovakia and Croatia), 15 sales and support offices worldwide and employs over 450 highly qualified engineers and managers. REC Global have already performed more than 500 projects for over 100 clients from industries such as Automotive, Maritime, Semiconductors, Internet of Things & M2M, Industrial Automation, Telecommunications, Security and Web, Mobile & Enterprise Solutions.
Krzysztof Kulinski has gained numerous praises and awards for his engagement in the development of the R&D sector in Poland:
2005 – “Wrocław Business Ambassador” – awarded by the president of Wrocław – Rafał Dutkiewicz
2008 – Rafał Dutkiewicz’s award for the initiative in the development of IT sector in Wrocław
2012 – “Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012” on the 10th Anniversary of Ernst & Young – the finalist
2014 – “The One Who Changes Polish Industry.”

Kurihara Takao

Kurihara Takao

Company: Power Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd.

Position: General Manager (Nuclear Systems), International Sales & Marketing Division, Head of Lithuania Nuclear Energy Development Department

Takao Kurihara is General Manager for European Nuclear Energy Development Division of Hitachi Ltd., (Japan) and CEO of Hitachi Visaginas Project Investment UAB (Lithuania). He joined the Hitachi Ltd. in 1982 and has been dedicating global marketing and development of nuclear project. He was engaged in Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station unit No. 6&7 (ABWR) project, MOX fuel development project and Taiwan Lungmen nuclear project.
He was stationed in the United States in 2008 and played a leading role in the promotion of nuclear business. He was assigned as a project manager for Lithuania Visaginas nuclear project in January 2012. He was appointed to his current position in June 2012.

Mr Kurihara started his career as an engineer of steam turbine at Hitachi works after gaining a master degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also served as Chairman of the Subcommittee of Center for Information on Security Trade Control (CISTEC).

Kuropaś Daniel

Kuropaś Daniel

Company: rynekseniora.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Kurzydłowski Krzysztof Jan

Kurzydłowski Krzysztof Jan

Company: Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (The National Centre for Research and Development)

Position: Director

Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Technical Physics of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1995 he was appointed Full Professor in Technical Sciences. His academic work focuses on materials engineering, describing materials’ structure and modelling materials properties, as well as on research on nanomaterials and the issues of the degradation of constructional and functional materials.
In 1993-99 Prof. Kurzydłowski was Pro-Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology, while in 1999-2002 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Materials Engineering at that University. Between 2000-05 he was Vice President of the State Committee for Scientific Research and subsequently of the Council for Science where he headed the Research Committee for the Development of the Economy.
From November 2005 until December 2007 Professor Kurzydłowski was Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (previously Ministry of Education and Science)
In 2009 the Rzeszów University of Technology awarded him an honorary degree (Doctor Honoris Causa). The Silesian University of Technology followed suit in 2012.

Kusz Roman

Kusz Roman

Company: Polish Bar Council in Warsaw

Position: Counsel, Chairman, External Image and Legal Protection Committee

Kuśpik Wojciech

Kuśpik Wojciech

Position: Chairman of the Board, PTWP SA GROUP, EEC Initiator

Editor-in-chief for the Nowy Przemysł, a business monthly magazine and for www.wnp.pl, a business portal. He is the publisher of industry magazines such as Rynek Zdrowia (health), Rynek Spożywczy (food), and internet portals, including www.portalsamorządowy.pl (local government), www.propertynews.pl (real estate), www.dlahandlu.pl (retail) and organizer of successful conferences, including the largest conference event in Central Europe, i.e. European Economic Congress.

Kuta Wojciech

Kuta Wojciech

Company: Rynek Zdrowia, rynekzdrowia.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Kwiatkowski Maciek

Kwiatkowski Maciek

Company: DCT Gdańsk SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Maciek Kwiatkowski has a life‐long experience in shipping and port operations. After successful career as Ship’s Officer and Master in Europe, he has entered port operating industry in
Australia in 1984. He has held a number of operational management positions in container terminals in Sydney and Melbourne before moving on to international port operations of P&O
Ports in 1994.For P&O Ports, Maciek Kwiatkowski has been in charge of port development and terminal construction projects in Russia, China and Sri Lanka. He has also run, as Chief Executive Officer, container terminal facilities in Russia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Maciek Kwiatkowski has joined DP World with the acquisition of P&O Ports in March 2006. Until 2011, he has run as the CEO, Callao container terminal construction and operation project in Peru. In May 2010, Muelle Sur terminal started operations becoming the largest and most
modern container handling facility on the West coast of South America.

L

Langer Jerzy

Company: Wrocławskie Centrum Badań EIT+ Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Prof. Jerzy Langer is one of the initiators of the establishment of Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+. He is a solid state physicists working at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Authored some 250 research papers and keynote talks at major physics conferences with a citation in the 2000+ range and well over 150 papers and presentations on Polish and European science policy. Supervised 13 PhD students, of whom 6 became already full professors.
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and recipient of Maria Sklodowska-Curie prize - the highest Polish recognition in physics and chemistry. Fellow and Foreign Secretary of Academia Europaea. Founding member and Honorary Vice-President of EUROSCIENCE.
Jerzy Langer was member of several major advisory bodies to the EC (EURAB, ISTAG and Governing Board of the JRC). Co-authored several major ERA-related policy documents. One of the founding minds of the ERC, chairs condensed matter Advanced Grants panel. Advises DGREGIO (member of the Smart Specialisation Strategy High level mirror group) and DGINFSO on FET program.
For five years he was the key advisor to the President of Polish Academy of Sciences and then was appointed a Deputy Minister of Science. Currently advises the Mayor of Wrocław on science and innovation policies.

Langer Ryszard

Langer Ryszard

Company: Krakowski Holding Komunalny SA in Kraków; Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji SA w Krakowie

Position: Chairman of the Board

Born on 10th March 1952, a graduate from the Faculty of Technology and Mechanization of the AGH University of Science and Technology, completed post-diploma studies, among others, at the Krakow University of Technology and the Krakow University of Economics.
R.J. Langer started his professional career in 1978 taking a job in one of the biggest plants of the machine industry in southern Poland, i.e. in the L. Szadkowski Machine and Apparatus Works in Krakow. After 20 years during which he gathered broad experience, among others, in the range of the implementation of new technological solutions, the application of organizational and management methods and the improvement of employees’ professional development, in the 1990s he was appointed Member of the Management Board and subsequently President of the Management Board.
Since 1999 when by competition he was appointed President of the Management Board – Managing Director of the Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji S.A. in Krakow /Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company/, R.J. Langer has been active in the service of the City of Krakow and its residents.
In 2013, in recognition of his achievements and in view of his professional experience he was additionally appointed President of the Management Board – Managing Director of Krakowski Holding Komunalny S.A. /Krakow Municipal Holding/. As the President of the Management Board of KHK S.A. he is responsible for the construction of a waste thermal treatment plant which is the largest project of that kind in Poland with respect to productivity.
Within the framework of his work in the municipal economy sector R.J. Langer has managed a number of key investment projects, such as, among others: the modernization and development of the “Płaszów” Sewage Treatment Plant and the construction of the Sludge Thermal Processing Station, the improvement of water purification plant and a number of water supply and sewerage system development programs. The company managed by him has been actively utilizing EU grants since the pre-accession stage and ISPA.
R.J. Langer has conducted the implementation of a number of quality management systems and applied many modern methods in the range of organization and management in his company. He is also an initiator of the creation of a platform of cooperation between science, local governments at different levels and companies which is called the Małopolski Klaster Wodny /Water Cluster of Małopolska/.
His style of operation and personality have won recognition on numerous occasions. He was awarded a number of prizes and titles by trade, business and scientific circles and decorated, among others, with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in recognition of his activities for water economy. He was also conferred on the title of Ambassador for Fair Play in Business which is granted to Polish business personalities who render extraordinary services in the field of propagating ethical standards in business.

Langr Jakub

Langr Jakub

Company: Aspen Institute Prague

Position: Student, University of Oxford, Alumnus of the of the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation

Jakub Langr studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Oxford and most recently, he has been involved with data science in London: he worked at Pearson PLC (in different divisions) eventually as a data scientist contractor in addition to being a part time teacher at the Oxford University Computing Services. He has been involved with the start-up community, including side projects, hackathons (oxHack, hackZurich, Entrepreneurship First) and conferences (He was also invited to be a Web Summit Dublin Scholar). He has worked also in a PR company, a public school, small and large NGOs with international reach (Aspen Institute Prague, Forum 2000) and international consultancies (TPA Horwath). Furthermore, he has been heavily involved in many societies at Oxford, including organizing some high-level conferences with Nobel Prize laureates. You can also find some of his work and interests on www.jakublangr.com.

Lath Amit

Lath Amit

Company: Sharda Europe co. Ltd

Position: CEO, Managing Partner

Designations Holding :

• Co-founder & CEO, Sharda Group of Companies (Europe) - www.shardagroup.pl
• Vice President, Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industry - www.ipcci.pl
• International Brand Ambassador, Lodz Regional Park of Science and Technology www.technopark.lodz.pl
• Director, Indo British Trade Council (ITBC) - www.ibtc.org.uk
• Honorary Ambassador, Lodz Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LIPH) – www.izba.lodz.pl
• Founder & Advisory Board Member, British International School of University of Lodz www.interschool.uni.lodz.pl
• Partner, Foundation of Education & Sports Promotion FREIS – Fundacion REAL MADRID www.freis.pl
• Official Representative of The Times Group (International Media Marketing – Poland & Lithuania) – www.timesgroup.com
• Vice Chairman, Poland-India Business House (Poland) - www.pibh.eu
• Director, CS Swiss (Switzerland) - www.csswiss.com
• Executive Director, Astrid Fashion’s Ltd (India) - www.astridfashion.net
• Brand Representative, Warsaw Modlin Airport - www.modlinairport.pl
• Founder & Promoter, Sharda Business Centre - www.276.resume.pl
• Board Member, Gdynia Cotton Association - www.gca.org.pl
• Fr. Vice President of Indo-Polish Cultural Committee - www.ipcci.pl

Short note: Amit Lath is one of the leading Indian face and businessmen based in Poland for the last 15 years. He is known to be a very humble and down-to-earth man and lives a simple and modest life just like an average citizen and his wife supports this lifestyle. With his magnificent and phenomenal efforts to develop his business across India and overseas, he became the new face of Indian business - professional, modern, and forward looking. Amit studied in Sasmira Institute of Technology, Mumbai-India.

His leadership qualities enabled the company Sharda Group to achieve success not only in the European markets but also in to other International markets especially in CEE & Middle East. Today the group is ranked by Poland Ministry of Economy as No. 1 in Textile Sector and is among Top 10 companies for entire trade between India-Poland. Sharda Group Poland which is now the biggest Textile player in the Central Eastern European market and supplies to more than 60 countries worldwide.

Simultaneously achievements came in form of various prestigious awards one of them being the group being ranked among the top 500 in the list of FORBES Diamond 2012. The Group Ranked 301 in Poland and 13 in the Lodzkie state. Sharda Group is the 1st Indian company in Poland to be nominated in list of FORBES Diamond 2012.

He has widely travelled to 27 countries all over the world and also has been invited as a speaker in various business delegations, Economic Forums, Business Symposium to share his know how of business and to promote trade between India-Poland. Not only is he actively involved on the business circuit he has been equally responsible for development of Lodzkie Region in terms of taking it forward.

He is a founder member of Lodz British International School and closely associated with the State and Central Government in Poland for building ties between India-Poland. He is also involved is number of key projects for Lodz & Lodzkie region in different sectors and working closely with the present local and state government. Amit makes every Indian dream bigger with his achievements and only sets the standards higher and higher.

He also revived famous Polish traditional textile brands like UNIONTEX® (Estd 1827) &Pamotex® (Estd 1825) which is sold globally through large distribution network. Also due to his vision in 2012 a successful venture of “Sharda Business Centre” was opened in Poland in which companies like Philip Morris, and Ago Logistics are having offices and logistics hub.

Latos Tomasz

Latos Tomasz

Company: Health Committee of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Deputy Chairman

Laufer Edward

Company: Vantage Development SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Agricultural University of Wroclaw (Akademia Rolnicza we Wrocławiu). He has also completed postgraduate studies in the field of company value management at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and at the Wroclaw University of Economics (Akademia Ekonomiczna we Wrocławiu) in the field of finance and banking. He has held the position of President of the Management Board of Vantage Development SA since 1st July 2007. Working for the Impel Group since 1999, he has held the following posts: Head Office Manager, Director of Shareholders’ Supervision, Finance Director, Finance and Administration Director and, between 2000 and 2007, he was a Member of the Management Board of the Impel Group. He recently held the position of Vice-President of the Management Board of Impel, where he had supervision over the financial strategy of the Group. In the 90’s Mr. Laufer was Head Manager of the Agency for Property Restructuring (Agencja Przekształceń Własnościowych) in Wałbrzych and Head Manager in one of the branches of Invest Bank S.A.

Lenartowicz Gabriela

Lenartowicz Gabriela

Company: Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Śląskiego (Marshal’s Office of the Silesian Voivodeship)

Position: Member of the Board

Leonkiewicz Jacek

Leonkiewicz Jacek

Company: PKP Intercity SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jacek Leonkiewicz, since 2015 the President of PKP Intercity. Mr. Leonkiewicz graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. Furthermore, he completed his studies in Madrid at the Univesidad Carlos III and in Copenhagen at the Copenhagen Business School. He began his professional carrier in J.P. Morgan in London as a member of the teams that were involved in work on equity capital markets, debt capital markets and equity private placement. Mr. Leonkiewicz was also engaged in the activities of debt capital partners group at the Merrill Lynch Bank. He continued his professional carrier in PKO TFI, where he was responsible for stock market analysis, with the special emphasis on the companies involved in the construction, real estate and transportation industry. Since 2013 till 2015 he was holding the position of the managing director for the corporate governance and privatization in PKP S.A.

Leszczyna Izabela

Leszczyna Izabela

Company: Ministry of Finance, Poland

Position: Secretary of State

Government Plenipotentiary for Financial Education within the scope of Budget, Public Finances and Financial Institutions as well as Protection of Public Finances. Izabela Leszczyna's duties include, among others, the identification of risks that might occur in the public finance system and the promotion of themes concerning the protection of public finances and socio-economy within the scope of government administration. Her field of competences also includes the functioning of the pensions system and different forms of voluntary pensions savings.
Born on the 3rd of September 1962 in Częstochowa, Izabela Leszczyna graduated from the Jagiellonian University, majoring in Polish philology (1989), and completed post-graduate studies in philosophy and ethics, quality management in accordance with ISO 9001:2000, development and evaluation of curricula and audits as well as management control in the public finance sector.
She has been a member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) of the Sixth and Seventh Terms. Until her appointment as a Secretary of State she was a member of the Parliamentary Committee of Public Finances subcommittee on taxation monitoring and of the Parliamentary Committee of Education, Science and the Youth subcommittee on education and upbringing. Passionate for education, she devoted an important part of her professional life to various tasks in that field.
While exercising her duties in the Ministry of Finance, Izabela Leszczyna pays a particular attention to the improvement of the process of communication between the public administration and citizens as well as to the promotion of themes related to the financial education and tax matters in particular. Ms. Leszczyna initiates educational and information campaigns dedicated to different groups of scholars and to tax payers in general. She believes in standards of a professional and responsible public administration friendly to its citizens. She is in charge of the promotional activities of the Ministry and of the development of new channels of social communication.
Izabela Leszczyna is married and has one daughter.

Leszczyński Mirosław

Leszczyński Mirosław

Company: John Deere Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduate of Maritime Academy in Gdynia. Since 2005 General Manager of John Deere Polska sp. z o.o. which deals with distribution of John Deere agricultural and turf equipment.

Leszkiewicz Adam

Leszkiewicz Adam

Company: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Leśnodorski Bogusław

Leśnodorski Bogusław

Company: Legia Warszawa SA

Position: Co-Owner, Chairman of the Board

Lewandowski Bartłomiej

Lewandowski Bartłomiej

Company: Polska Agencja Informacji i Inwestycji Zagranicznych SA (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency – PAIiIZ)

Position: GoAfrica Coordinator

Lewandowski Janusz

Lewandowski Janusz

Position: Chairman, Polish Prime Minister‘s Economic Council, Member of the European Parliament

Lewicki Arkadiusz

Lewicki Arkadiusz

Company: National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the EU Programmes

Position: Director

Director of the National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the EU Framework Programmes and Director of the Team for Public Programmes and Economic Environments at the Polish Bank Association, as well as Member of the Committee for Financing Business of the European Banking Federation. Mr. Lewicki is a representative of the banking environment In the committees monitoring operational programmes in Poland at the national and region level as well as in the Coordination Committee for National Cohesion Strategy at the President of the Council of Ministers’ Office. He is an expert in parliamentary work and a co-author of publications on financial topics. In 2008-13, Director of the National Contact Point for the Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP), directly cooperating with the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund in Luxembourg. Mr. Lewicki is the initiator for the Coalition of the Polish Financial Environments for Absorption of EU Funds in Poland. In 1997-2005, he was a small entrepreneur. Director Lewicki graduated in law from the Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun, in enterprise finance management from SGH and in the European studies from the Jean Monnet CSE. He also completed numerous courses in Poland and abroad.

Lidke Robert

Lidke Robert

Company: Polskie Radio SA

Position: Editor-in-chief, Economic Department

Education:

1997-1982 Warsaw University, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, master’s degree

Professional experience:

From July 2013 Chief Editor of Economic Programmes in Polish Radio

From December 2009 Economic journalist in the First Channel of Polish Radio

From November 2007 Chief Editor of Gazeta Prawna
to the end of June 2009

From 2005 Director of Economic Departament in Editiorial Office of Economic and Social Affairs in PR S.A
From November 2002
Director of Economic Editorial Office „Radio Biznes” in the First Channel of Polish Radio

From February 1994
to November 2002 Deputy Director, Deputy Chief Editor of the First Channel of Polish Radio and simultanously an economic journalist in „Radio Biznes” programme, from 2001 also in charge of the editorial office of „Radio Biznes”

From December 1989 Journalist of the programme and consecutively the editorial office of „Radio Biznes”

Awards:

November 2011 - main award in the journalist competition of Polish Insurance Association


January 2006 - main award in the journalism competition of Bank Ochrony Środowiska (Bank of Environmental Protection) for a cycle of author’s broadcasts „Czysta Polska – czysty biznes”

August 2003 - main Władysław Grabski award in category „radio” in a competition organised by NBP Reuters Agency Poland for economic journalist

Liedel Krzysztof

Liedel Krzysztof

Company: National Security Bureau

Position: Director, Department of Legal and Non-Military Affairs

PhD (military sciences, specialization security management), lawyer, expert in the area of international terrorism and counterterrorism and information warfare, researcher in the area of information analysis (with focus on decision analysis). Trainee of US National Counterterrorism Center. Former Head of the Unit for Terrorism Combating in the Public Security Department of Ministry of Interior and Administration. Currently Director of Legal and Non-Military Affairs Department of National Security Bureau. Head of Information Analysis Institute in Collegium Civitas, Director of Terrorism Studies Center. Lecturer in Collegium Civitas, Warsaw University and National Defence University. Author and co-author of multiple publications regarding international terrorism and counterterrorism, information warfare and also information analysis.

Lijuan Liu

Position: Economic and Commercial Counselor in the Embassy of China

Mrs. Liu Lijuan has served in the Ministry of Commerce of PRC for more than 35 years.
She once worked in Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy in Denmark and the Economic and Trade Office of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
She was the Economic and Commercial Counselor in Chinese Embassy in Libya from 2010 to 2014. She is serving as the Economic and Commercial Counselor in Chinese Embassy in Poland since May, 2014.

Lisowski Paweł

Lisowski Paweł

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Position: Adviser to the Chairman of the Board, Director for Co-operation with Local Governments

Litwa Piotr

Litwa Piotr

Position: Voivode of Silesia

Lorbiecki Michał

Lorbiecki Michał

Company: Instytut Współczesnego Miasta (Institute of the Contemporary City)

Position: Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice

Urban planner, enthusiast of towns and cities. Graduate of Spatial Development at the University of Economics in Katowice. Member of the Institute of Contemporary Cities and the Society of Polish Town Planners. Employed at the Konior Studio architectural office. Experienced with research projects and strategic studies. Social activist and co-organizer of activities dedicated to development and revitalization of urban space.

Lubera Dariusz

Lubera Dariusz

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Electronics of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Completed post-graduate studies in economics and management at the Cracow University of Economics.
Professional career: 1983-1985: Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów, 1985-1991: Zakład Energetyczny Tarnów, 1991-1993: Zakład Energetyczny Tarnów – director of a state enterprise, 1993-2004: Zakład Energetyczny Tarnów SA – President of the Management Board, 2004-2006: Enion SA – Vice President of the Management Board, 2007-2008: Enion SA – project manager, since 2008 TAURON Polska Energia SA – President of the Management Board – General Manager.
In 2001-2003 Mr. Lubera was a Member of the Supervisory Board of PSE SA. A long term member of: Council for Transfer Pricing in the Energy Sector at the Ministry of Economy, Polish Cogeneration Club KOGEN Polska and Polish Electricity Association. Between 1998 and 2008 Mr. Lubera was President of the Polish Society of Transmission and Distribution of Electricity. Since 2008 he has been President of the Management Board of the Energy Sector and Environment Protection Chamber of Commerce. Vice President of the National Board of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Head and subsequently Member of the International Steering Committee of Live Working Association (LWA), and also of the Technical Committee on Aspects of Electricity Supply Systems at the Polish Committee for Standardization. Since May 2013 a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Polish Power Exchange (TGE SA).

Lubieniecki Michał

Lubieniecki Michał

Company: Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe SA (Polish Investments for Development)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, Banking and Finance and completed full-time MBA program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. Before joining PIR, from 2009 he worked for ICENTIS Corporate Solutions (from 2010 as a partner), a Warsaw-based advisory firm where he advised corporate clients and financial sponsors on M&A and financing transactions in the power, infrastructure, telecommunication and mining sectors. Between 2003 and 2008, Michal worked for the European Investment Bank in Warsaw and Luxembourg, where he was responsible for financing projects in the oil & gas, transport, power and telecommunication sectors. Between 2006 and 2008, opened and run the first EIB representative office in New Member States (in Warsaw). Between 1997 and 2002, he worked for HSBC Investment Bank in Warsaw and London, primarily with the telecommunications team, where he was involved in M&A and capital market transactions in Europe and Middle East. Received Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004.

Lublińska-Kasprzak Bożena

Lublińska-Kasprzak Bożena

Company: Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Bożena Lublińska-Kasprzak was appointed President of Polish Agency for Entrerprise Development in March 2009. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Lublińska held various managerial posts in the public funds programming and management branch of public administration. Mrs. President specialized in funds earmarked for development of agriculture and rural areas as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. Mrs. Lublińska graduated from Maria Curie-Składowska University of Lublin in Economy and from the University of Warsaw in European Integration and was admitted into a PhD program. She completed a number of research and professional fellowships in USA, UK, Ireland and at the European Commission. She was an expert for Parliamentary Group for EU Funds Absorption and for other international consulting projects. She is a certified Prince2 manager. In 2011 she received an Administration Manager of the Year award and placed 10th in the ranking of ‘Tiaras of Management’ of the Polish Market magazine that praises 50 best Polish women managers. From 2009 she is the chairman of the jury for the Polish Product of the Future contest.
From 2010 she is a member of the board of The European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE). In 2014 she is TAFTIE Chairperson.

Luoma Arvi A. I.

Luoma Arvi A. I.

Company: W.P. Carey

Position: Executive Director

Mr. Luoma joined W. P. Carey’s International Investments Team in 2006. Previously he had worked at UBS Investment Bank in asset-backed finance as well as with BMW Group research and development. Since joining the firm, Mr. Luoma been directly involved in the acquisition and financing of more than €2 billion of net-lease, sale-leaseback and build-to-suit investments across Europe on behalf of W. P. Carey Inc. and its CPA® series of managed REITs, including more than €200 million in Poland. With experience across all key real estate asset classes and industry sectors, Mr. Luoma has particular expertise in the evaluation of new investment markets for the continued development of W. P. Carey’s global portfolio.

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Łazor Ireneusz

Łazor Ireneusz

Company: Polish Power Exchange

Position: Chairman of the Board

Ireneusz Łazor - President of the Management Board, Polish Power Exchange - TGE (formerly POLPX), Board Member at Association of European Energy Exchanges EUROPEX.
His current responsibilities focus on the implementation of TGE development strategy: strengthening the position of TGE on the electricity and energy commodities & financial markets in Poland, active contribution to the creation of a common European market for electricity and gas, as well as building a broad portfolio of transaction and information products offered on commodity & financial markets in Poland
Starting from 1991, he was actively involved in the capital market working for major Polish banks (PKO BP i PEKAO S.A.) In the years 1995-1999, he worked as Head of Quotations Department at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. From 1999 until 2011 he was Vice-President of TGE. From 2008 until July 2012 he was the President of the Management Board of the Warsaw Commodity Clearing House. Since 5 July 2012, he has been serving as President of the Management Board of TGE.

Łącka-Matusiewicz Małgorzata

Łącka-Matusiewicz Małgorzata

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Director, Regulation and External Funds Department

Łącki Adam

Łącki Adam

Company: Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej SA (KRD Economic Information Bureau)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Adam Łącki is a graduate of the Poznań University of Medical Sciences with specialization in management of health care institutions.
He began his professional career in the Polish branch of the Johnson & Johnson group where he was later appointed Regional Sales Manager. Later, he managed several branches of debt recovery companies. Since 1 March 2005, he has held the position of President of the Management Board of KRD Economic Information Bureau. Under his direction, KRD has become a fixed element of the Polish economy by way of creating a Polish nationwide system for economic information exchange. KRD Economic Information Bureau is also the member of Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS).
In 2010, 2011 and 2013 Adam Łącki was named by ‘Gazeta Finansowa’ one of the best 25 finance managers in Poland. ‘Home & Market’ named him the best manager in 2013 and in 2014 he was appointed the Vice Chairman of the Committee of the Conference of Financial Companies in Poland (KPF).

Łuba Piotr

Łuba Piotr

Company: PwC

Position: Managing Partner, Advisory Services Department

Piotr Łuba is a Managing Partner in the Advisory Department.In PwC since 1996, he worked in the valuation and economics division. He managed a number of valuations and financial modeling projects for companies in many industries, with a particular focus on the energy sector. Since 2009 Piotr is a leader of PwC's Energy Group, a team of advisors dedicated to the support of the energy, oil&gas and mining sectors. Piotr specializes in strategic consulting, preparation of business plans, valuations and financial analysis.

Łuczak Wojciech

Company: A.T. Kearney

Position: Senior Expert

Wojciech has 14 years of experience in providing consulting services for the leading European utilities and oil companies. His experienced relates, among others, to power engineering, heat and gas. He managed projects on strategy definition and implementation, restructuring, reorganization and optimization of the procurement spend in Poland. He was engaged in the construction of Shared Service Center in the area of procurement and engineering. Being an author of the Optimization from the middle methodology, he also conveyed numerous restructuring projects for the major German companies.
Wojciech holds a master degree in Economy, which he earned in Warsaw School of Economics, specializing in the area of marketing and management. He graduated from Strategies of Management on the European Utility Markets postgraduate studies at Warsaw University of Technology and completed an international management CEMS program.

Łukaszczyk Zygmunt

Łukaszczyk Zygmunt

Company: Katowicki Holding Węglowy SA

Position: Chairman of the Board


Łukaszewski Jacek

Łukaszewski Jacek

Company: Schneider Electric Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jacek Łukaszewski, Schneider Electric Country President in Poland, responsible for operations in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia managing directly four business units, i.e. Buildings, Energy, Industry, and IT. He has over 20 years of experience in automation industry and broad understanding of automation control and power supply systems. In Schneider Electric since 2002. Before he managed building automation division in Central and Eastern Europe covering more than 20 countries.


He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gdańsk University of Technology and an MBA from joint program of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and University of Warsaw

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Machajewski Mariusz

Machajewski Mariusz

Company: Grupa Lotos SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Economy and Finance Director

Machała Tomasz

Machała Tomasz

Company: NaTemat.pl

Position: Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief

Magaczewska Aleksandra

Magaczewska Aleksandra

Company: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu SA (Industrial Development Agency – ARP)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Majchrzak Henryk

Majchrzak Henryk

Company: Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

President of the PSE S.A. Management Board from 15 October 2010. Graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He passed his PhD dissertation exam at the Opole University of Technology in 2001 on the topic of startup losses of energy units and began work as Assistant Professor in the Institute of Power Plants and Measurement Systems of that University. In 2003, he completed management MBA studies with a master of economy degree from the Management and Computer Science Faculty of the Wrocław University of Economics.
From the beginning of his professional career in 1986, he has been associated with professional energy engineering. He has worked his way from the position of process support to head dispatch engineer at the Bełchatów Power Plant. He has been employed at the Opole Power Plant since 1991 where he started as manager of the energy unit operation section and then was promoted to head operational engineer. Since 1998, he has held the function of deputy technical director for operations and was appointed member of the management board, technical director in 2004 and the following year became President of the Management Board and general director of BOT Elektrowni Opole SA. Upon winning the contest in 2008, he assumed the position of President of the Management Board of BOT Górnictwo i Energetyka S.A. and then became Vice-President for Investments and Generation at PGE SA. He held the function of Energy Department Director at the Ministry of Economy in the years 2009-2010. Member of the PSE S.A. management board since July of 2010.
Member of the Committee on Energy of the Polish Academy of Science, a member of the Steering Committee for research and development work in the area of security and defence at the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Polish Committee of the World Energy Council. PSE representative at the General Assembly of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
Certified with Level B International Project Management Association Certificate - Certified Senior Project Manager.

Majchrzak Jerzy

Majchrzak Jerzy

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Director, Department of Innovation and Industry

Majkut Robert

Majkut Robert

Position: Designer, General-Director

Majman Sławomir

Majman Sławomir

Company: Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ SA)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Majszyk Konrad

Majszyk Konrad

Company: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna Daily

Position: Journalist

Makowski Jarosław

Makowski Jarosław

Position: Councillor of the Silesian Regional Assembly, President of the Institute of Civil Platform (Instytut Obywatelski) between 2010-2015

Małecka-Libera Beata

Małecka-Libera Beata

Company: Health Committee of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Manikowski Adam

Manikowski Adam

Company: Tesco Polska

Position: Managing Director

Mańka-Szulik Małgorzata

Mańka-Szulik Małgorzata

Company: Chairperson, Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny (Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia)

Position: Mayor of Zabrze

In 2006 elected for the Mayor of the City of Zabrze from the list of civic committee “Skuteczni dla Zabrza”. Re-elected again in 2010 and 2014. Thanks to the effective management, Zabrze is a sustainable city. Recent years is the time of such important undertakings as among others: construction of Zabrze’s part of Cross-Regional Motorway, development of Katowice Special Economic Zone, modernization of water and sewage system, thermo-modernization of public buildings, environmental projects such as Low Emission Reduction Program and reclamation of areas located by Bytomka river and construction of sport and recreation facilities.

Zabrze which is located on the European Industrial Heritage Route is a city set as an example in using post-industrial objects for tourism and culture. In 2007 Monumental Coal Mine Guido was open. Currently advanced works on Main Key Heritage Adit are conducted. Every year more and more tourists visit the city who visit Coal Mining Museum, Queen Louise Open Air Museum or Maciej Shaft. Zabrze is also an organizer of international tourism fair and tourism conference.

Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik initiated first self-government art school in Poland – Art Secondary School in Zabrze. Being its headmistress she built a school model creating active recipient and culture creator. As a founder and a chairwoman of many NGO organizations she undertaken several cultural, economic, educational initiatives with partnership dialog. Mathematician. Graduated from University of Silesia. Does not belong to political party.

Marciniak Daniel

Marciniak Daniel

Company: Faurecia Grójec R&D Center SA

Marciniak Maciej

Marciniak Maciej

Company: Górażdże Beton Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Chief Executive Officer of Górażdże Beton Sp. z o.o., Managing Director
President of the Polish Association of Ready Mixed Concrete Producers

Silesian University graduate with an engineer’s degree in architecture and construction. Holder of INSEAD diploma. Since the eighties associated with construction works execution in Poland and abroad. Since 1997 holds leading managerial positions in ready mixed concrete, cement and precast business. He joined the Górażdże Group in June 1997. As of 2012 acts as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Gorażdże Beton Sp. z o.o.

Marcinkowski Bartosz

Marcinkowski Bartosz

Company: Kancelaria Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP)

Position: Partner, Corporate and M&A Practice

Bartosz Marcinkowski, Partner, Corporate and M&A Practice, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Law Firm
Bartosz Marcinkowski advises on business law and commercial law issues. He is a specialist in corporate and M&A law and an experienced M&A negotiator. He advises many leading Polish and foreign companies on legal aspects of their operations and restructuring. He has authored publications and lectured at many conferences and seminars about legal aspects of investing in Poland (e.g. in London, Madrid, Valencia, Chicago, Vancouver, Columbus, Copenhagen, and Hamburg). He is mentioned by Legal500 in two editorials, for Corporate and M&A and for Energy.

Marcińska Małgorzata

Marcińska Małgorzata

Company: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Marciński Włodzimierz

Marciński Włodzimierz

Company: Ministry of Administration and Digitization, Poland

Position: Digital Champion, Plenipotentiary of the Minister for the Development of Digital Competences in Administration

Mathematician, economist, computer scientist. Began his professional career in Institute of Mathematical Machines in Warsaw, in division specialising in IT application in administration. He created system software for Polish computers while working in Institute of Computer Engineering MERA. Author of many IT applications in administration, economy and sport i.a. system used during European Indoor Athletics Championships in Katowice 1975.
Since 1992 he was director of IT Department in the Minister of Foreign Affairs and author of first information technologies’ application in diplomatic and consular service. During EU pre-accession period of 1998-2004 he was responsible for ICT and information society negotiations chapter while working in Polish Representation in Brussels.
In 2004-2005 as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology co-created the Informatisation Law and vetoed, on behalf of Poland, the directive on software patenting.
In 2008-2011 was the director of Information Society Department in the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.
Currently he acts as Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Development of Digital Competencies in Administration.
Since 2012 he holds the position of Digital Champion in Poland and is a member of national digital champions’ network initiated by the European Commission President.
He is Council of Europe’s expert on information technologies and member of the Committee on Informatics of Polish Academy of Sciences.

Markiewicz Waldemar

Markiewicz Waldemar

Company: Izba Domów Maklerskich (Polish Chamber of Brokerage Houses)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Markkula Markku

Markkula Markku

Position: President of the European Committee of the Regions

Markku Markkula (born 15 July 1950 in Kolari, Finland) is the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). He became member of the CoR in 2010 and has held a number of positions in the institution over the last five years, including the rapporteurship on opinions such as “Industrial Policy Package”, “Digital Agenda for Europe”, “Horizon 2020”, and “Closing the Innovation Divide”. A long-standing politician, Mr Markkula has been member of the Espoo City Council since 1980 (holding its Presidency in 1990-92 and 2010) and is a former member of the Finnish Parliament (1995-2003). He further sits on the Board of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and chairs the Espoo City Planning Board. Additionally he works at the Aalto University as advisor to Aalto Presidents, where his focus mainly lays on European Union research, innovation and education policy affairs.

Markowski Jerzy

Markowski Jerzy

Position: Deputy Minister of Economy between 1995-1996

Secretary of State in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in years 1995-1996.
Deputy Minister of Economy in years 1996-1997.
Senator of the IV and V Cadence of Senate of Republic of Poland, Chairman of the Economy and Public Finance Committee of Senate.
Managing Director and President of the Board of Hard Coal Mine Budryk, Builder of Budryk Mine in 1990-1995

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Miner with 29 years of underground work experience at all successive levels of production positions in hard-coal mining, incl. 14 years as a mine rescue team member.

Markowski Tadeusz

Markowski Tadeusz

Company: Towarzystwo Urbanistów Polskich

Position: Chairman of the Board

Prof. Dr TADEUSZ MARKOWSKI is a Heed of The Department City and Regional Management at the University of Lodz . He is the President of the Town Planning Society from 2006. Since 2001 he is the Chairman of the Committee for Spatial Planning and Regional Development attached to the presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In the years 2001-2003, he served as President of the European Association Schools of Planning (AESOP). During a 2006-2012 was also a member and Vice-President of the High Urban Architectural Commission attached to the Minister of Infrastructure an Construction. Currently he is a member of the Main (national) , provincial and city urban and architectural commissions. He is the author of more than 200 publications in the field of regional and local development. He is and author of many reports and expertises to the Government of the REPUBLIC OF POLAND prepared in the scope regional policy and spatial planning.

Marzec Dariusz

Marzec Dariusz

Company: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board for Development

Dariusz Marzec graduated from the University of Warsaw with Master's degree in Organisation and Management. Starting from 2009 he used to work for KPMG Advisory Sp. z o.o. as the Head of KPMG M&A Energy for Central & Eastern Europe. He was also in charge of the company's financial and strategic consulting services for energy sector companies in Poland. He used to both carry out and supervise a number of transactions and projects in power generation sector. Earlier - from 2005 to 2007 - he held the position of the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Investment Projects at Unipetrol a.s. (Czech Republic), being in charge among others of the investment and organisational restructuring strategy preparation and implementation as well as the supervision over the M&A projects in the capital group. From 2004 to 2005 he was Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of State Treasury under the primeministership of Marek Belka. From 1995 to 2004 he used to work at managerial positions in international consulting companies such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers (2001-2004 and 1995-2000) and Arthur Andersen Poland (2000-2001).

Masiulis Rokas

Masiulis Rokas

Position: Minister of Energy, Lithuania

Mr Rokas Masiulis 14 years worked at managerial positions in Energy practices of “Arthur Andersen“ and “Ernst & Young“. His areas of activities covered Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan.
Prior joining Klaipedos Nafta AB, Rokas Masiulis was member of the Board of LEO LT, Lithuanian electricity holding company uniting most of electricity assets in Lithuania.
Mr. Rokas Masiulis has been General Manager of Klaipedos Nafta AB, one of the most modern oil terminals in Europe, since May 6, 2010. Since September 2010, he has acted as Member of the Company's Management Board. One of the main objectives for Mr Masiulis is implementation of LNG import terminal which is to start operation in December 2014.
Mr Masiulis graduated from Faculty of Economics and Production Management, Vilnius University, as well as from Institute of International Relations and Political Science.
In September 2014, Mr. Masiulis was appointed Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania.

Materna Krzysztof

Materna Krzysztof

Company: MM Communications

Position: Co-Owner

Director, comedian, producer and co-founder of MM Communications. Director and actor in performances at three Warsaw theaters and a columnist for Newsweek.

Matusewicz Wojciech

Matusewicz Wojciech

Company: Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tariff System (AOTMiT)

Position: Chairman of the Board

McCoy Aneta

McCoy Aneta

Company: BoardMaps

Position: Member of the Board

Corporate governance expert. She worked at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) in Washington DC from 2004 until 2011, advising institutional investors on issues of corporate governance at public companies in Central and Eastern Europe and in Russia. In 2011, she founded Aneta McCoy Advisory Group Ltd. (AMAG), an advisory firm specializing in consulting on issues of management, corporate governance and shareholder rights, as well as depositary receipts programs. As a corporate governance and management expert, Aneta has spoken at multiple OECD and Moscow Exchange conferences. Currently, she is a member of the management board at BoardMaps, which offers solutions for collaboration, decision support and case management for boards, committees and other governing bodies.

Mehta Vijay

Mehta Vijay

Company: PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Position: Chairman

Menard Damien

Menard Damien

Company: Veolia Energia Warszawa SA

Position: Director Heat-Tech Center Research & Innovation

Damien Menard is associated with energy sector for almost 15 years. After being graduated as Ph.D. in material and heat transfer and with 5-year-experience in oil and gas engineering, in 2007 he joined Veolia Group and focused on research and innovation projects in the field of energy efficiency for industry. Since 2012, he is based in Poland and involved in the development of the innovative concept of Smart District Heating.

Merfeld Karl-Heinz

Merfeld Karl-Heinz

Company: City of Cologne

Position: Director, Office of Economic Development

Meysner Maciej

Meysner Maciej

Company: Vantage Development SA

Position: Member of the Board

Michalak Tomasz

Michalak Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland

Position: Director, Customs Department

Michalčák Ján

Michalčák Ján

Company: Aspen Institute Prague

Position: Student, University College London, Alumnus of the of the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation

Michalska Jowita

Michalska Jowita

Company: FSCD Poland Foundation

Position: Managing Director

Michalski Paweł

Michalski Paweł

Position: Expert; Alumnus of the Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Michna Mirosław

Michna Mirosław

Company: KPMG

Position: Partner, Head of Automotive Industry

Mirosław Michna is an active member of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors and a member of the Public Examination Commission on Tax Advisory. He has been providing tax advisory services since 1997. He specializes in tax consulting in the field of corporate income tax, value added tax and personal income tax. He managed numerous projects in the field of international tax law as well as mergers and acquisitions. He advised in the privatization and reorganization processes of company groups (transformations, acquisitions, mergers, divisions, tax capital groups). He has been rendering advisory services to Polish and foreign companies, in particular in terms of ongoing business consultancy for undertakings operating in the automotive sector and industry, as well as entities operating on Special Economic Zones. He also supervised numerous tax and financial reviews.

Michniowski Zbigniew

Michniowski Zbigniew

Company: Vice-President, Energy Cites

Position: President of the Board, The Association of Municipalities Polish Network Energie Cites (PNEC)

Zbigniew Michniowski is an engineer. He studied Mechanical and Power Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology. During his professional carrier he completed postgraduate studies in economics of enterprises and industrial design at the Faculty of Architecture. He worked as an industrial designer, president of Energy Conservation Agency and Mayor of the City of Bielsko - Biała. In 2003, Zbigniew Michniowski was appointed Deputy Mayor of the City of Bielsko - Biała and has been serving this function up till now. He supervises work of such departments as:
- the Energy Management Office,
- the Department of Environmental Protection,
- the Office for Urban Development,
- the Department of Urban planning and Architecture,
- the Department of Computer Science.
As a representative of the city performs a function of the President of Polish Network Energie Cités and Vice-president of European Network Energy Cities. The City of Bielsko-Biała is nowadays considered to be one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of energy efficiency in Poland which is confirmed by winning numerous competitions and participating in national and international projects. In recent years Bielsko–Biała has executed many its own projects in the field of energy efficiency and climate protection where Zbigniew Michniowski act as a team leader. Thanks to the work of his subordinate departments the City has taken an active part in implementation of numerous European projects in cooperation with Energy Cities and has participated in European Commission initiative “Covenant of Mayors”.

Mieleszko Anna

Mieleszko Anna

Company: Fundacja im. Lesława A. Pagi

Position: Director

Mielniczuk Antoni

Mielniczuk Antoni

Company: Inspirat Business Consulting & Communication

Position: Partner

Engineer - electrician, journalist in Polish public radio and television, for almost ten years department level member in PTC company - the first GSM operator in Poland, since 2005 advisor for government bodies, Polish and internationals companies and organizations.

Mikloš Ivan

Mikloš Ivan

Position: Slovak politician, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia between 2010-2012

Mikos Ewa

Mikos Ewa

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: Business Development Manager

A graduate of Wrocław University and Berlin Freie Universitaet. She completed also postgraduate European faculty at the School of Economics in Warsaw. In 2001 she started her career in Siemens Sp. z o.o. working for departments: strategy development, managing board office and being involved in international strategic project led by company HQ in Munich.
Currently she works as a business development director, is responsible for establishing the relations and proactive cooperation with local governments and high schools. She represents the company at the frame of trade organizations such as confederation Lewiatan, or the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Her professional interests are related to European topics, particularly to EU regional policy and its impact on development of Polish economy, implementation of operational programs and other supporting tools. She is engaged in field of modern education promotion of technical faculties, particularly supports all initiatives promoting this area of education among girls and women.

Mikuła Krzysztof

Mikuła Krzysztof

Position: Deputy Mayor of Katowice

He graduated from law school. Since 2014 he has been appointed the First Deputy Mayor of Katowice City.
As the council member between 1998-2005 he initiated the construction of Katowice first mulitfunctional sports facility „Słowian”. Between 2005-2007, as the member of the Parliament, he took successful actions towards placing public-service companies into the hands of the Silesian local authorities. Between 2010- 2014, first as the vice-chairman and then as the chairman of the board of Katowickie Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego (TBS), he worked over the plans of flats for rent with the option of gradual acquisition of ownership and he coordinated preparation and realisation of one of the first in Poland plans for social flats funded from bond issue. For many years he has been involved in social and educational activities such as co-organisation of the Silesian first elite school „Kuźnia” for young social-political leaders, Young Christians Days and Journey of Three Kings in Katowice. As the supporter and promoter of family schools and kindergardens he co-created Nonpublic Kindergarden „Węgielek”, Primary School for Boys „Kuźnica” and Primary School for Girls „Płomień”.

Miller Leszek

Miller Leszek

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Chairman, Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland between 2001-2004

Misiak Tomasz

Misiak Tomasz

Company: Work Service SA

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

The founder and President of the Supervisory Board of Work Service S.A, a leading company in the HR market in Central Europe, listed on the Stock Exchange. In the years 1999–2007, he was Vice-President of the Management Board at Work Service S.A. Owner and manager of Mizyak Investment Fund LTD, he also sits on the Supervisory Boards of the following companies: Exact Systems Sp. z o.o. and MM Conferences S.A., which is listed on the New Connect stock exchange. In the past, he was also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Hawe S.A., IDM S.A. and IT Kontrakt Sp. z o.o.
He is President of the Świat Idei Foundation, publisher of the Polish edition of Project Syndicate. Since 2012, he has been Vice-President of Employers of Poland and since 2014 – a member of the Polish Business Roundtable. He has considerable experience as a social and political activist. Once an active member of student organizations, he went on to work in local government administration, namely the Wrocław City Council, where he chaired the Committee of Business Initiatives. In the years 2005–2011, as a Senator of the Republic of Poland, he was the Head of the Committee of Economy and participated in the works of the Commission of the European Union.
A winner of many business awards, among others: the Teraz Polska emblem, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Leader, Market Leader, and Manager of the Year. A graduate of the Wrocław University of Economics,the Global CEO Program at IESE Business School and the Global Leadership Seminar, Georgetown University.

Mitulski Janusz

Mitulski Janusz

Company: Marriott International

Position: Director Central & Eastern Europe

Janusz Mitulski is Director of International Hotel Development at Marriott International. He is responsible for the hotel chain’s growth across Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Countries.

Before joining Marriott International in 2015, Janusz was a partner at the consultancy Horwath HTL Poland, where he headed up the Hotel and Tourism Consultancy Team for over 6 years. Before this he worked for the Qubus Hotel chain in Poland, where he served as General Manager of two hotels, and later Sales and Marketing Director for the entire chain for over 5 years. He has extensive strategic and operational experience within the growing Polish hotel market.

Over the past 15 years, Janusz has been intensely involved in developing and championing the Polish hotel industry. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Chamber of Polish Hotel Industry and has been a guest lecturer at multiple hotel schools. He has authored a Hotel Guidebook and co-founded the Hotel & Tourism Trends industry conference. Janusz Mitulski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and studied MBA from the University of Economics in Poznań.

Mochocki Marcin

Mochocki Marcin

Company: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA

Position: Director, Plenipotentiary of Board for Investment

Moczulski  Marek

Moczulski  Marek

Company: Bakalland SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Marek Moczulski is President of Bakalland S.A. since April 2014. Earlier, he held the position of a Chairman of the Board of Bakalland Company. The same year in August, he became a President of Rieber Foods Polska S.A. Which then, as a Delecta S.A. has been merged with Bakalland company in July 2015.
Mr. Moczulski is also a vice Chairman of the Dom Development Board. In the past, he served the presidency of companies such as ZPC Mieszko (between 2003- 2009) and also the presidency of Agros Fortuna Sp. z o. o. (between 2000-2003).

Modzelewski Andrzej

Modzelewski Andrzej

Company: EDF Polska SA

Position: Director for Strategy and Development

Andrzej Modzelewski is a graduate of Division of Economic and Financial Studies on University of Essen in Germany. He also graduated strategic management on Macquarie University in Sydney in Australia in 2002. In 2013 began his PhD study on AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow.
He began his career in 1999 in Germany as a consultant in the energy sector. For a couple of years he was advising international energy companies during the liberalization of the energy markets.
Between 2003 and 2014 he was associated with the RWE Group. In RWE Polska hew was responsible among others for strategy and business development, energy trading and grid investments. Between 2010 and 2014 he was responsible for coordination of sales / grid business of RWE in East-Central Europe. He coordinated the operational business in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey and Croatia.
In 2014 he was appointed Director of Strategy and Business Development in EDF Polska SA.

Moedas Carlos

Moedas Carlos

Position: European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Mokrysz Adam

Mokrysz Adam

Company: Mokate SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Adam Mokrysz is the Chairman of the Board at Mokate S.A. and CEO of Mokate Group. He is responsible for the development of new directions of the company's business, creates Mokate Group strategy with international identity and worldwide expansion of Mokate brand. During his professional career he was responsible for the comprehensive development of export department. As a Member of the Board (since 2009) he leads an international team of highly qualified specialists and managers in the FMCG industry.


Adam Mokrysz is a graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice. At the same University he obtained a PhD in economics. He has a diploma at the University of London in the field of International Business. Adam Mokrysz also completed prestigious postgraduate studies IMD-AEDP - Accelerated Executive Development Program at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

Monaghan Paul

Monaghan Paul

Company: Up the Ethics

Position: Director of Management Consultancy

Morawiecka Monika

Morawiecka Monika

Company: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA

Position: advisor of the president of the management board

Ms. Morawiecka has been the Member of the Board of the Polish Electricity Association since 2013 and has been active in the energy sector for more than 15 years. She joined the Polish Energy Group (PGE) in 2006 and held various positions within the strategy, investment and regulatory affairs areas. Between 2010 and 2016 she held the position of Strategy Director, responsible for external and internal strategic analyses, proposing long term development plans for the Group, and managing government and regulatory affairs. Currently Ms. Morawiecka serves as a Senior Advisor to the CEO. In the past she had worked in consulting firms, realizing various projects in energy, gas and heating sectors. Ms. Morawiecka graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with an M.A. in banking and finance, and also holds the Masters in International Management degree granted by Community of European Management Schools.

Moskalewicz Marcin

Moskalewicz Marcin

Company: Przedsiębiorstwo Eksploatacji Rurociągów Naftowych (PERN) Przyjaźń SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

With PERN "Przyjaźń" S.A. since the 6th of March 2012. Previously he was President of the Board of OBR PR in Płock, Vice-President of the Board of The Foundation of Advanced Computer Studies in Kielce as well as President of the Board of SLM Consulting Sp. z o.o. in Krakowie. He gained experience of managing complex structures of companies while holding positions of Vice-President and Board Members of PZU SA as well as PZU Życie.
He graduated from the Institute of Business Studies - Polish-American Business School of the Cracow Technical University and Central Connecticut State University USA, a post-graduate course in managerial staff training at the Academy of Economics as well as an MA course at the Agricultural Academy in Cracow.
He is Member of Executive Mangers Board of the Polish Organization of Oil Industry and Trade (POPiHN).

Możeński Cezary

Możeński Cezary

Company: New Chemical Syntheses Institute

Position: Director

Cezary MOŻEŃSKI Prof. Ph. D. Eng. Graduated from Chemical Faculty in Cracow University of Technology in 1981. In 1994 he received his Ph. D. in the scope of chemical engineering. He started work for Instytut Nawozów Sztucznych in Puławy in 1981 where he has been General Director since 2007. He is an expert in the field of ammonia production technology and synthesis gases production and purification technologies. A member of: Committee of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Polish Academy of Science, Main Council of the Research Institutes in Poland, the Supervisory Board at PKN Orlen, and the President of the Supervisory Board at Zakłady Azotowe Puławy.

Mrożek Michał

Mrożek Michał

Company: HSBC Bank Polska SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Mróz Grzegorz

Mróz Grzegorz

Company: Ministry of Finance, Poland

Position: Deputy Director, Tax Administration Department

Musyoka Carol

Musyoka Carol

Company: Member of the Board, British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd.

Position: Member of the Board, TransCentury Limited

Muszyński Piotr

Muszyński Piotr

Company: Orange Polska SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wrocław (MA degree in law) and the Advanced Management Programme organized by IESE Business School / University of Navarra. In Orange Polska (formerly: Telekomunikacja Polska) since 2001, initially as Director of Customer Care Branch, later as Director of Sales and Services Division (2005-2006) and Executive Director in charge of Sales & Services (2006-2008). In September 2008 appointed Member of the Management Board in charge of Operations, in November 2009 - Vice President in charge of Operations.
Piotr Muszyński acts also as President of the Council of Foundation for the Development of Radiocommunication and Multimedia Technologies (Fundacja Wspierania Rozwoju Radiokomunikacji i Technik Multimedialnych), V-ce President of the SVB of Association of Listed Companies (SEG), member of Committee of Electronics and Telecommunications at Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), member of the Council at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT).
In recognition of his career achievements he was awarded, among others: as a Manager of the Year in 2010 and 2011 with the Golden Antenna Award of the World of Telecommunication; with the Gold Cyborg award during the National Symposium on Telecommunications and ICT in 2011 – for his outstanding contribution to the development of information society.

Muturi Sławek

Muturi Sławek

Company: Mzuri Group

Position: Founder

Slawek Muturi – half-Polish half-Kenyan who currently resides in Warsaw, Poland. Alumni of Warsaw Business School (M.Sc. Econ), Warsaw University (LL.M.) and London Business School (MBA). Until recently, a management consulting partner with Andersen and Deloitte Central Europe. In paralel to his professional career, Slawek started (in 1998) investing in residential rental property in Warsaw, Lodz and Katowice. The portfolio he’s built allowed him to retire in May 2009 at the age of only 43.
He now spends his free time promoting the idea of financial freedom by investing in rental property. He’s authored 5 books on this subject as well as over 500 press articles and interviews. He’s made hundreds of presentations to students and business organizations all over Poland, but also in England, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Slawek also initiated and established the only Polish landlords’ association as well as three businesses – Mzuri is Poland’s largest residential property manager with over 1800 properties under management; Mzuri Investments helped source over 450 below market value properties in the last 25 months; Mzuri CFI is a crowd fund investing platform into residential rental market.
Slawek’s mission is to help as many people as possible achieve financial freedom.
His hobby is travelling. Slawek visited every single country in the world (with no exception!) and many of them multiple times. He also speaks 11 languages and decided to learn a new one every year for the rest of his life. This year he started learning Mandarin.

Mwanyika Dorothy

Mwanyika Dorothy

Company: Ministry of Finance, Tanzania

Position: Deputy Permanent Secretary

Mrs Dorothy Stanley Mwanyika is the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Tanzania. Before joining Ministry of Finance in September 2013, she was the Regional Administrative Secretary where she served for five years since 2009.
Mrs. Mwanyika, holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and has served the Government of Tanzania at various capacities including: Economic Technical Advisor, National Facilitator in Strategic Planning, Policy and Gender Analyst. She has also worked with a number of International Organizations in Tanzania such as FAO as a Gender Planner (1996), UNDP as a District Advisor, (2000 – 2004) and UNICEF as a Programme Specialist (2007 - 2009).

Mysiorski Bartosz

Mysiorski Bartosz

Company: Fundacja Centrum Partnerstwa Publiczno-Prywatnego (PPP Center)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. Moreover, has got a postgraduate degree there in the area of “Preparation and implementation of PPP projects”. Bartosz has been working in the Centrum PPP from the very beginning, since it was set up in July 2008.

Author/co-author of plenty analysis and publications in the area of public-private partnership.

Speaker at national and international PPP conferences and debates (e.g. India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Italy, Switzerland). Chairman of several PPP events (e.g. Poland, Netherlands, Austria).

Bartosz has carried out plenty PPP trainings and workshops in Poland and abroad (e.g. Azerbaijan, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Ukraine). Moreover, Bartosz has been lecturing at the National School of Public Administration in Poland.

Participant in PPP working groups established by Centrum PPP, which have been preparing PPP guidelines – general rules and good practices on PPP implementation in particular sectors of the economy in Poland (healthcare, transport, waste, social housing).

Bartosz has organized series of PPP Workshops in different sectors of the economy for public authorities interested in PPP.

Coordinator of the Leonardo Da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation) Project “Transeuropean Promotion of PPP”, which aim was to accelerate the transfer of PPP experience, skills and procedures between entities in the European Union (mainly United Kingdom, Turkey, Ireland, Portugal and Poland).

Currently coordinating Leonardo da Vinci (Partnership Project) PPP-MAR, which aim is to cooperate to promote the idea of clustering (packing) small PPP projects into a one bigger tender. Partners in the Project: Polish Centrum PPP, Belgian PPP Unit and World Health Organization.

Furthermore, Bartosz is responsible for the cooperation with the PPP Units all over the world and has been representing polish Centrum PPP in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Team of Specialists on PPP.

Since 2013, the Managing Director and the Vice Chairman of the Board in the Centrum PPP.

Since 2014, Council Member in Poland in the International Project Finance Association (IPFA).

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Nawrat Aleksander

Nawrat Aleksander

Company: Chairman, Steering Committee of the STRATEGMED Programme, The National Centre for Research and Development

Position: Department of Automatic Control and Robotics, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology

Ndiaye Mankeur

Ndiaye Mankeur

Position: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senegal

Neneman Jarosław

Neneman Jarosław

Company: Ministry of Finance, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Neska Jacek

Neska Jacek

Company: PKP CARGO SA

Position: Member of the Board

Neska Łukasz

Neska Łukasz

Company: eSKY.pl

Position: Marketing Director

Neverovič Jaroslav

Neverovič Jaroslav

Position: Minister of Energy in the years 2012–2014, Lithuania

Ngethe Njenga George

Ngethe Njenga George

Company: Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya

Position: Dean

Niemiec Dariusz

Niemiec Dariusz

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Director, Department of Market Operator and Trade Service

Niemiec Krzysztof

Niemiec Krzysztof

Company: Track Tec SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Niewęgłowski Jacek

Niewęgłowski Jacek

Company: P4 Sp. z o. o.

Niewiedział Tomasz

Niewiedział Tomasz

Company: Bank Zachodni WBK SA

Position: Head of Mobile & Internet Banking Area

Nikel Rolf Wilhelm

Nikel Rolf Wilhelm

Position: Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Poland

Federal Government Commissioner
for Arms Control and Disarmament

University education: Goethe Frankfurt University,
Duke University, Durham North Carolina,
Harvard University
Diploma Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris (with honours)

since April 2014 Ambassador in Warsaw

2011-2014 Federal Government Commissioner for Arms Control and Disarmament

2006-2011 Deputy Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Chancellor

2005-2006 Director for Global Issues, Federal Chancellery

2002-2005 Minister for Political Affairs, German Embassy,
Washington

2001-2002 Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for Int’l Affairs,
Harvard University

1998-2001 Director for Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Balkans
Federal Chancellery, Bonn/Berlin

1994-1998 Deputy Head of the Political Section,
German Embassy, Paris

1989-1994 Deputy Director for Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Balkans, Federal Chancellery, Bonn

1986-1989 First Secretary for Internal Matters and for the relations
with the United Nations Environment Program and the
UN Programs for Human Settlements (HABITAT),
German Embassy, Nairobi

1983-1986 Second Secretary, German Embassy, Moscow

1982-1983 Second Secretary, Soviet Desk, Federal Foreign Office

Nita Tomasz

Company: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA

Position: Member of the Board

Graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and completed post-graduate studies at the Wrocław College of Management and Finance. President of the Management Board of Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” – Radom Sp. z o.o. (“Archer” Arms Factory) to date. Initiated and led the factory extension process and its product and sales expansion. Member of supervisory boards of defence industry companies, associated with the sector since 2000

Noga Krzysztof

Noga Krzysztof

Company: Grupa Duon SA (Duon Group)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Krzysztof Noga is a graduate of the School of Engineering in Zielona Góra, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and of MBA studies at the University of Gdańsk/Erasmus Rotterdam. He is qualified to sit on Supervisory Boards of State Treasury companies.

He is responsible for development of the trading sector and marketing at Grupa DUON. Since 2011, he has held the position of the President of DUON Marketing and Trading S.A. (formerly KRI Marketing and Trading S.A.).

He has nineteen years of experience in the power industry, where he has held managerial positions, e.g. at PGNiG Energia S.A., Energa S.A., PSE Electra S.A., PGE S.A. oraz Elnord S.A. He was also a member of Supervisory Boards i.a. in: NOM S.A. (2007), PSE Electra S.A. (2007), ENERGA Obrót S.A. (2008), Zespół Elektrowni Wodnych Straszyn Sp. z o.o. (2008).

He is also co-founder of the Association of Energy Trading.

Novak Tamas

Novak Tamas

Company: Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Position: Hungarian Economist

Nowacki Tomasz

Nowacki Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Deputy Director, Nuclear Energy Department

Nowak Marek

Nowak Marek

Company: Regionalny Szpital Specjalistyczny im. dr. Wł. Biegańskiego w Grudziądzu (Dr Władysław Biegański Regional Specialist Hospital in Grudziądz)

Position: Director

Nowak Wojciech

Nowak Wojciech

Company: Center of Energy AGH

Position: Director

Born in 22 April 1954 in Czestochowa, Poland, is Full Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology; presently Director of the Centre of Energy. He has M.Sc. in thermal power engineering from Institute of Metallurgy, Mariupol, Ukraine obtained in 1979. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and Doctor of Sciences (habilitation) both received from Czestochowa Univ. Techn. in 1983 and 1991, respectively. In 1987 he was awarded the scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education. He had belonged to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tokyo from 1987 to 1989. From 1991 to 1994 he began his affiliation as a professor in chemical engineering with Nagoya University, Japan.
Author or co-author more than 500 papers, 7 books, 4 monograph, 26 chapters in books and 17 patents on such topics as energy utilization, coal combustion, fluidized bed hydrodynamics and combustion, the clean use of coal, advanced coal combustion systems, dry desulfurisation and advanced sorbents. More than 300 works for power industry and several industrial implementations.
Coordinator of international research programs (4 and FP5, FP7 EU, Norwegian Mechanism, INCO Copernicus, Human Capital Operational Programme, ERA NET Biomodelling, NEDO Japan), Chairman of the Scientific Council of the national project "Supercritical power units" (2008-2010). Project Coordinator of the National Strategic Programme "Advanced technologies for energy generation", a task 2 on oxy-combustion (2011-2015), coordinator of several research grants, special projects, development and implementation work in the domestic and international energy industries. Representative of Poland in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fluidized Bed Conversion. Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg.

Nunn Matthew

Nunn Matthew

Company: EDF Polska SA

Position: Director of SME

Matthew Nunn is a graduate of the business school at Lancaster University in the UK. In his early career Matthew Nunn worked for the RWE Group, first at their UK water subsidiary, Thames Water, and later in the energy sector at RWE npower. At RWE, Matthew undertook a number of roles including Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Marketing.
Matthew joined EDF in 2006, working initially in the areas of Policy & Regulation, and Corporate Strategy. For many years, Matthew played a leading role in working to deliver the major market reforms that were needed in the UK to facilitate investment in new low carbon generation, such as nuclear and renewables. Between 2011 and 2014, Matthew worked in the retail side of the business, as a member of EDF Energy’s B2B Senior Management Team, with responsibility for pricing activities, and structuring complex products for Large Industrial & Commercial customers, and public sector institutions. Matthew Nunn moved to Poland in May 2014 to establish a new SME supply activity for EDF. Sales activities were successfully launched in February this year.

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Olbrycht Jan

Olbrycht Jan

Position: Member of the European Parliament

Born on 21 September 1952 in Rybnik (Poland). Doctor of Sociology. Lecturer, expert, politician and social activist. Between 1990 and 1998 Mayor of Cieszyn, founder member of the Euroregion Śląsk Cieszyński – Tesinske Slezko. In 1993-1998 Vice-Chairman of the Association of Polish Cities responsible for contacts with European local and regional government organisations. Vice-Chairman of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions from 1995 to 2001. Chairman of the Polish delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 1990-1998. Between 1998 and 2002 Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship. Founder member of the Marshals’ Convent of Poland. In 2000-2004 Member of the Management Board of the Assembly of European Regions and Member of the National Council for Regional Policy. Since 1979 lecturer at the University of Silesia in Katowice, then at the University of Bielsko-Biala, University of Economics in Katowice and Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Since 2004, Member of the European Parliament on behalf of Civic Platform (Group of European People’s Party at the European Parliament). Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Regional Development in the years 2004-2009 and European Parliament rapporteur on the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. For the period 2009-2014, member of the Parliamentary Committees: Regional Development, Budget and Budgetary Control; Vice-Chairman of the special, temporary committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013. European Parliament’s rapporteur for the European Regional Development Fund general regulation. Member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. Also member of the Delegation for relations with the United States. During the current parliamentary term member of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Regional Development. European People’s Party Group’s Coordinator in the Committee on Budgets. Member of the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee. Committed to the work of the European Parliament to promote dialogue with churches, he was Vice-Chairman of the European People Party Group responsible for intercultural dialogue and religious affairs. Since 2015, chair of the EPP Working Group on Intercultural Dialogue and Religious Affairs at the European Parliament. Chair of the working group „Values and Liberties” in the framework of the European People’s Party think tank European Ideas Network. Member of the Board of the Robert Schuman Foundation for closer cooperation between Christian Democrats in Europe. Founder, member and the President of the URBAN Intergroup in the European Parliament gathering politicians, stakeholders and cilivians interested in urban issues. Currently, URBAN Intergroup is one of 28 active intergroups and regroup more than 100 partners and 86 MEPs. Awarded Knight Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 2000, National Order of Merit (France) in 2002 and winner of the European Prize of Emperor Maximilian for the impact on local and regional policy development in Europe in 2005. MEP of the year 2007 in the field of regional policy and MEP of the year 2013 in the field of sustainable built environment – Parliament Magazine’s MEP Awards. For outstanding work for regional cross-border cooperation honoured by Hungarian Government in 2010 – Pàlfi István Award.

Olechnowicz Paweł

Olechnowicz Paweł

Company: Grupa Lotos SA (Lotos Group)

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Olender Marcin

Olender Marcin

Company: Google Polska

Position: Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Central and Eastern Europe

Olszewski Marcin

Olszewski Marcin

Company: Managing Director of the Eastern Europe Region, Fujitsu

Position: Chairman of the Board, Fujitsu Technology Solutions Polska

Vice president Fujitsu, Head of Eastern Europe and Managing Director for Poland.
Marcin holds a Master’s Degree of Economy from School of Business and Administration. He started his career in 1994 as Tech Data Poland Finance Manager and subsequently held senior management positions in several IT companies in Poland, such as Datrontech and Ingram Micro. Marcin jointed Fujitsu as Finance Director for Poland in 2003. He was then promoted to Finance Director Eastern Europe Region, Finance Director North East Europe and Regional Finance Director for Emerging Markets. Before accepting current position he was also the Head of Fujitsu Business Operations, WEMEIA.

Olszewski Tomasz

Olszewski Tomasz

Company: JLL

Olszowski Janusz

Olszowski Janusz

Company: Górnicza Izba Przemysłowo-Handlowa (Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Ołowski Piotr

Ołowski Piotr

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Position: President

President of the Civil Aviation Authority
Born on January 25, 1963 in Gdansk, Poland.
Mr. Piotr Ołowski is trained as a lawyer. He graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdansk. In 1988, he defended his thesis and he achieved his master’s degree in aviation law.
His passion for aviation has begun in 1979 when he started to fly as a glider and airplane pilot at Aeroclub of Gdansk. Since 1989 he had been working as a pilot at “LOT Polish Airlines” He has Air Transport Pilot License and over 10 000 hours of total flight time. He has been flying on AN-24, ATR-72, B-737, B-767. He was a captain on B-737 and ATR-72.
He completed specialized courses in Toulouse, France at ATR Training Center and in Seattle, USA at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group and Training for the Aviation Management at Singapore Aviation Academy.
Since 2012 he has been holding the position of President of Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland and has been a member of EASA Management Board. In 2014 he was appointed as a Vice-Chairman of the EASA MB. Since 2013 he has been the Chairman of the Central European Rotation Group and Alternate Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Mr Olowski has an experience as a Councilor of the City of Pruszcz Gdański (2002-2006) and in government as a Governor of Pomeranian Voivodeship and as a Member of Parliament from 2010 to 2011. He was a member of the Infrastructure Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He also served as a Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Aviation and actively participated in the work of the Subcommittee on the amendment of the Air Law act. Since October 2014 Mr. Ołowski has been performing duties of the Chairman of the Council of Gdansk District.

Orlof Paweł

Orlof Paweł

Company: ENEA SA

Position: Member of the Board for Corporate Affairs

Vice-President of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs ENEA SA since 2013. Paweł Orlof holds long experience in the energy sector. For many years, he was e.g. the President and Chief Executive Officer of Elektrociepłownia Będzin (to 2014 RWE AG Group). During that period (2004-2013) he prepared and conducted a vast restructuring programme. He was also responsible for the implementation of new organisational structures and internal regulations relating to the company's operations. Previously, he was the President of enviaM Polska being part of RWE Group. He also worked in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Republic of Poland and Ministry of Economy in the Republic of Poland.
Paweł Orlof graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Wrocław and from the National School of Public Administration.

Orłowski Witold

Orłowski Witold

Company: PwC

Position: Chief Economist, Member of the Polish Prime Minister’s Economic Council;

Ou Owen

Ou Owen

Company: Huawei Poland Sp. z o.o.

Position: General Manager

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Pachciarz Agnieszka

Pachciarz Agnieszka

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Palenica Zbigniew

Palenica Zbigniew

Company: Solaris Bus & Coach SA

Position: Member of the Board

Zbigniew Palenica is member of the Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. board of directors as executive board member for Rolling Stock, Sales and Marketing.
After graduating from Cracow University of Economics, Palenica started his career at a major insurance company in Germany. At the same time, he completed postgraduate studies at the University of Frankfurt-on-Main. In the middle of the 1990s, he joined the Cracow City Transport (MPK Kraków), where in 2003 he was made a member of the company’s board of directors, responsible for its finances and investment projects. Since 2006, when he was made the company’s vice president, Palenica supervised the significant investment projects, including the acquisition of EU funding and financial negotiations with the EIB and EBRD.
Palenica is actively involved in the works of the Polish Chamber of Urban Transport (IGKM) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). In January 2010, Palenica was appointed the chairman of UITP’s light rail division and the association’s vice president. He was the first Polish member in UITP’s history to hold a managerial position in the association.
Palenica was appointed to the Solaris Bus & Coach board of directors on 1 June 2012.
Zbigniew Palenica is married with three sons.
He enjoys chess, literature (particularly historical novels) and hiking, most in the Tatra Mountains.

Palmen Luk

Palmen Luk

Company: Manager, Silesia Automotive

Position: Chairman of the Board, InnoCo Sp. z o.o.

Luk Palmen is partner and manager of InnoCo. He provides strategic management consulting and coaching for companies and research institutes. He is a member of supervisory boards of technology companies. For more than 10 years he has been involved in innovation management, SME management, cluster management and technology commercialization. He organized and provided over 100 conferences, seminars and workshops. He promotes innovative business cooperation models. He is an author and co-author of guides on foresight, technology commercialization and clusters. Since 2011 he is manager of the Silesia Automotive Cluster.

Panczyj Paweł

Panczyj Paweł

Company: ABSL Poland

Position: Managing Director

 


Pawel is a certified Local Government Clerk and author of publications on offshoring and BPO investments.
In the years 2002 – 2007 Pawel has worked very closely with the Mayor of Wroclaw in the field of supporting investors opening new factories and business service centers. During his years of municipal activities such investors as Whirlpool, LG, Toshiba, Volvo have started their projects in Wroclaw. It was also then that multinational corporations like HP, Credit Suisse, Google, Siemens and Nokia-Siemens Network started their SSC, BPO, ITO and R&D activities in Wroclaw.
Between 2008 and 2012 Pawel worked as the Manager in the Business Advisory Services department of Ernst & Young. He has extensive experience in negotiations with investors when choosing the location of projects, investor's support in early stages of the projects, supervising legislative procedures related to registration and central/local support, advisory services experience in the field of local grants, incentives, construction procedures, support in application process for special economic zone benefits. Recently he has been responsible for supporting location selection processes of multinational corporations (SONY, Bayer, Carl Zeiss, HP, RWE, Thyssen Krupp, Fresenius Medical Services) in Central Europe and the Baltics cooperating closely with cities in this part of the continent.
As an expert in site selection process Pawel is in touch with major Polish and Central European cities conducting workshops and giving lectures on criteria of site selection and cooperation in post investment support. In many Polish cities he provides consultancy services for local authorities in the field of city marketing and developing business communication strategy.

Paprocki Wojciech

Company: Warsaw School of Economics

Position: Head, Institute of Economics of Transport Enterprises, Department of Transport

Parker Ed

Parker Ed

Company: Fitch Ratings

Position: Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa Sovereign Group

Ed Parker is a managing director who heads the Europe, Middle East and Africa team in the sovereign group at Fitch Ratings, based in London. He is responsible for overseeing the ratings and leading the research on sovereigns in the region. Prior to 2011, Ed headed the Emerging Europe sovereign team at Fitch and was the lead sovereign analyst on several countries in the region, including Hungary, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Ed joined Fitch in 2000 from the UK Treasury, where he worked for nine years on a wide range of UK and international economic policy issues. For several years, he was the Treasury’s economic adviser on Russia and other CIS countries, and was closely involved with the UK’s response to the Russian crisis in 1998, including IMF, Paris Club, and G8 negotiations. Earlier posts included analysis and forecasting of the UK’s balance of payments and inflation and advising on interest rates.
Edward has bachelor and master of science degrees in economics from the University of Southampton, UK

Parys Jacek

Company: Schneider Electric Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Paskali Brunilda

Paskali Brunilda

Company: Trade and Enterprise, Albania

Position: Deputy Minister of Economic Development

Pastwa Jan

Company: National School of Public Administration

Position: Director

Appointed to the post of Director of Poland’s National School of Public Administration (KSAP) by the Prime Minister on November 26th 2012.

· Graduated in law from the University of Gdańsk (Master’s degree) in 1990.
· Completed training at the National School of Public Administration in 1994 (with KSAP’s Second (“Pro publico bono” Year Class).
Jan Pastwa started his professional career working in the Office of “Solidarity” National Commission from 1989, as clerk and subsequently manager of the Information Division.
From 1990 he joined the regional governmental administration at the Gdańsk Voivodship Office, including in the years 1990–1992 as press spokesman for the Voivod (Regional Governor) of Gdańsk. After completing KSAP studies, Pastwa became director of the Gdańsk Voivodship Office between 1994 and 1996, and then in 1997 head of the Gdynia District Office subordinated to it.
On November 7th 1997, Prime Minister of Poland appointed Jan Pastwa to the post of Head of the Civil Service, a mission he continued to serve in until October 26th 2006. During this time he led reform of Polish civil service, including designing, adoption and implementation of the new Civil Service Act and establishment of new institutions and solutions within civil service.
After serving in this capacity almost 9 years to 6 subsequent governments Jan Pastwa was nominated by President of Poland for the post of Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Prague. He presented his credentials to President of the Czech Republic on March 26th 2007; continuing with his diplomatic mission in that country until June 30th 2012.
On November 16th 2012, Jan Pastwa was honoured by President of Poland, receiving the Knight’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta (“Rebirth of Poland”) Order, the citation therefor noting his ”outstanding contribution made while in the foreign service” as well as his ”achievements in professional work and diplomatic activity undertaken to the benefit of his country”.
From 1998 Jan Pastwa gives lectures and presents different aspects of Polish public administration on many conferences, universities and public forums.
Director Pastwa is married, with two grown-up sons.

Paszkowicz Zbigniew

Paszkowicz Zbigniew

Company: Grupa Lotos SA (Lotos Group)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chief Exploration and Production Officer

Mr Paszkowicz has held the position of Vice-President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. since June 28th 2012, when he was appointed by the Supervisory Board to the Management Board of the eighth term.
In October 2012, he was appointed President of the Management Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. and since January 2013 has served on the Board of Directors of LOTOS E&P Norge AS.
He is in charge of, and takes responsibility for, the overall management of the Group’s exploration and production segment. As part of this role, he is charged with the oversight of companies in that segment.
In 1989, Mr Paszkowicz completed mechanics studies at the Ship-building Institute of the Gdańsk University of Technology. Graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs, where in 1991 he obtained engineer’s diploma at the Faculty of Petroleum and Internal Combustion Engines.
His career with Grupa LOTOS S.A. (formerly Rafineria Gdańska S.A.) commenced in 1992, initially as a specialist in the Maintenance Planning and Preparation Department. In 2002−2004, he was head of the Plant Engineering Unit, in charge of reorganisation of overhaul services and maintenance of refinery operation based on advanced prevention methods.
In 2004, he was appointed Technical Director of Grupa LOTOS S.A. and was directly responsible for the preparation and execution of the Spring 2005 maintenance shutdown, during which the plant’s annual processing capacity was increased from 4.5m to 6m tonnes of crude oil. In 2006, he was appointed Head of Refinery Expansion, in charge of execution of the 10+ Programme, the largest industrial project of the last decade in Poland. After completion of the Programme, in April 2011 he took the position of Deputy CEO of Grupa LOTOS S.A., and his responsibilities included monitoring of implementation of the Company’s Strategy; supervision of support functions for the Company’s governing bodies; development of corporate guidelines and uniform contracting procedures; development of IT and telecommunication systems, and security and physical protection.
He also provided support to the CEO within his remit. In January 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic. In June 2012, he was appointed Vice-President of Grupa LOTOS S.A., and since October 2012 he has also served as President of the Management Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. His primary area of focus is development of the exploration and production operations. Since June 2012, he has been directly involved in development of the strategy for and successful completion of negotiations (with Talisman of Canada, licence operator) on removal of a defective rig from the Yme field and recovery of invested funds (March 2013). He also monitored the acquisition of an interest in the Heimdal field, which is the hub for processing and distribution of natural gas extracted from the Norwegian Continental Shelf (November 2013). Mr Paszkowicz supervises intensive appraisal work on hydrocarbon deposits in the Baltic Sea to enable full use of the potential and resources available in the Polish economic zone. He supervised the final phase of development of the B8 field, involving in particular conversion of the Petrobaltic drilling rig into a production platform, and construction of subsea production infrastructure. As part of strategy implementation, in March 2014, the then newly acquired LOTOS Petrobaltic’ rig was transported to the Baltic Sea.

Pawiński Krzysztof

Pawiński Krzysztof

Company: Grupa Maspex Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Mr Krzysztof Pawiński is the co-founder and co-owner of the Maspex Wadowice Group. He is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. He supplemented his education at the Technical University in Clausthal-Zellefeld in Germany. In 1996, he received his PhD from the AGH University of Science and Technology. He has been a businessman since 1990 and today continues to fulfill positions on the board of the Maspex Wadowice Group.
Maspex is one of the biggest companies in Central and Eastern Europe in the food products segment. The company is the clear market leader in the production of juices, nectars and soft drinks in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia and a main producer in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania. It is also a leading producer of instant products (cappuccino, cocoa, coffee milk power, instant tea). Moreover, it is the leader on the pasta market in Poland and the main manufacturer in Romania. Our company is also a leader in the jams, ketchups and sauces markets and a major producer of ready meals and processed vegetables in Poland. For years, the company’s unchanged strategy has been to build brands that are deeply rooted in consumer consciousness and to accomplish projects of acquisition that may expand and develop its range of branded products.
The strongest brands include Tymbark, Kubuś, Lubella, Łowicz, Kotlin, Krakus, Ekland, Puchatek, DecoMorreno, Cremona and La Festa. In 2015, the consolidated revenues from sales of the Maspex Wadowice Group exceeded 3,7 billion PLN. Overseas sales account for 33% of the group’s income. Maspex Wadowice Group products are exported to over 50 countries all over the world.”

Pečonka Jaromir

Pečonka Jaromir

Company: Eco-Wind Construction SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, General Director

Piasecki Marcin

Piasecki Marcin

Company: 'Rzeczpospolita' Daily

Position: Editor

Piątkowska Monika

Piątkowska Monika

Company: Member of the Board of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) between 2013-2015

Position: Member of the Board, PMPG Polskie Media SA

She graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing; she was also a scholar of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department (IVLP).
From 2003 to 2012 she worked as a director of the Strategy and City Development Department in the Municipal Office of Kraków where she co-created Kraków Development Strategy and Long-term Investment Plan for the City.
Since November 2009 she was a plenipotentiary of the Mayor of the City of Kraków for Kraków Brand. She is the author of KRK2B (Kraków to business) project and she established the Investor Service Centre in Kraków.
Ms Piątkowska is a member of the Supervisory Board of the John Paul II International Airport Kraków - Balice Ltd, president of The Friends of the Kraków radio Association. For many years she also worked in international financial institutions.
Most recently she was a director of the the Department of Communication at the Ministry of Economy and spokesman of the Ministry of Economy.

Piątkowski Marcin

Piątkowski Marcin

Company: World Bank

Piechociński Janusz

Piechociński Janusz

Position: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Poland in the years 2012–2015

Piechota Jacek

Piechota Jacek

Company: Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

Position: Chairman of the Board

The President of Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, promoting economic relations between Poland and Ukraine. The President of “Europe-North-East” Association, organizing an annual Baltic Business Forum. Previously the Minister of Economics and the Minister of Economics and Labour under Leszek Miller’s and Mark Belka’s administrations.

Pieczonka Andrzej

Pieczonka Andrzej

Company: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai

Position: former Commercial Consul of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai

Diplomat - First Counsellor Trade and Investment promotion Section, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai Mr. A. Pieczonka has been for many years involved in development of economic cooperation between P.R.C. and Poland Born in Katowice in 1959 Graduated from the Academy of Economic – Foreign Trade Faculty Worked for Kopex Co Katowice, dealing with exports of the Polish mining machinery to non European markets, including China, 1991 – 1996 – served as the commercial attache in the Embassy of Poland in Kuwait, In 2003 he returned to diplomatic service, first as the head of the Commercial Section of the Consulate General of Poland in Hong Kong and then, since 2008 till date he is the chief of the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Consulate of Poland in Shanghai. Mr. A. Pieczonka co-organized the programme of promotion of the Polish economy during Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Piekacz Jacek

Piekacz Jacek

Company: EDF Polska SA

Position: Director for Regulations and External Relations

Jacek Piekacz is a graduate of Warsaw Technical University. For most of his career he was associated with Warsaw CHPs, where he held high managerial positions. Among other things, for more than 10 years he was Member of the Board of Elektrociepłownie Warszawskie S.A. and Vattenfall Heat Poland S.A. , where he was responsible for investment and development and sales and marketing.
Between 2010 and 2012 he served as President and Country Manager of Vattenfall Poland. Previously, he was Director of Cooperation with the European Union in Vattenfall Heat Poland S.A. and at the same time Senior Adviser at Vattenfall European Affairs Office in Brussels.
Currently Jacek Piekacz deals with issues of national and EU legislation in the field of the energy and the environment. He is an active member of the Polish CHP Association as well as the Association of Private Employers.
In March 2012 he was appointed Director of Regulatory and External Relations at EDF Polska S.A.

Piela Piotr

Piela Piotr

Company: EY

Position: Partner, Head of Business Advisory

He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in 1995. For over 20 years he has been advising the biggest Polish and international companies from the energy industry. His projects included: development of electric-energy program for Poland, restructuring of long-term contracts, unbundling of the independent transmission and distribution system operators, consolidation of power sector, restructuring, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, financial and accounting advisory. Graduated with distinction from Warsaw University of Technology. Finished postgraduate studies in Real Estate Valuation, Warsaw University of Technology and a postgraduate program in Management at Harvard Business School. Participated in numerous trainings organized by IMD, Oxford and Princeton. Polish Chartered Accountant. Speaker at training sessions and conferences devoted to financial issues within the energy sector.

Pielech Artur

Pielech Artur

Company: FBSerwis SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

From November 2012 till June 2014 Vice-President of the Board, since July 2014 President of the Board, CEO of FBSerwis SA – a Polish company established by Ferrovial Servicios SA and Budimex SA, which provides waste management, infrastructure management, Total Facility Management and energy efficiency services. He is graduated from Faculty of Organization and Management of the Technical University of Gdańsk. He worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and afterwards he held various management positions in logistics and retail distribution sectors (CTL Logistics, Ruch SA).

Pieriegud Jana

Pieriegud Jana

Company: Warsaw School of Economics

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Transport

She is a transport economist with a railway engineering and management background. She has been working at the Department of Transport at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) since 2001. Her research interests include a wide variety of aspects of railway transport as well as interdisciplinary issues: megatrends, digitalisation, network industries development (railways, energy, telecommunication), planning and funding transport infrastructure, transport policy, development of the TENs and freight corridors, reforming railways, the competition in railway market, use ICT and ITS in transport and logistics, smart cities, cross-border cooperation, Eastern markets.

She has published more than 120 articles and book chapters, including the co-editing of the books titled „System transportowy Polski. 10 lat w Unii Europejskiej” (2015), “Megatrendy i ich wpływ na rozwój sektorów infrastrukturalnych” (2015), „Cross-border Cooperation in the Framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy: The Eastern Partnership and Russia” (2014), “Benchmarking and Best Practices in Transport Sector” (2009), as well as a co-author of the research report “Effectiveness of national roads maintenance management in Poland” (2012) prepared within the Better Government E&Y Programme.

She has participated in numerous research projects and led various market analyses as well as prepared expert analyses for both entrepreneurs and the Polish government. She is an independent expert of the European Commission (DG RTD, DG MOVE, INEA). She was a member of the Horizon 2020 Transport Advisory Group for the years 2013-2015. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Shift2Rail JU since March 2015. She is also a member of the Transport Economists' Group (TEG, UK) and the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP, USA).




Pietkiewicz Krzysztof

Pietkiewicz Krzysztof

Company: NITROERG SA, KGHM Polska Miedź SA Capital Group

Position: Board Advisor

40 years experience in :

- Underground and Open Pit Mining ,
- Quarry and Construction ,
- Modern Civil Explosives ,
- Blasting Producs ,
- Blasting Services / Blasting Technique ,
- ROG / Rock on Ground Services ( based on Drilling and Blasting Services )

32 years experience in Nitro Nobel / Alfred Nobel's First Company , Dyno Nobel , Orica .

30 years experience in Management / Board activities

Active member of EFEE ( The European Federation of Explosives Engineers ) since 2002

Member of ISEE ( The International Society of Explosives Engineers ) since 2005

Founder and V-ce Chairman of SPIS ( Polish Society of Blasting Enginers ) since 2004

1969-1974 AGH Kraków (University of Mining and Metallurgy) , Master of Science in Mining Engineering

1975-1979 Quarry Manager , Jeleniogórskie Kopalnie Surowców Mineralnych

1980-1982 Quarry Manager , Nigerian Mining Corporation / Nigeria

1983-1985 Branch Manager / Technical Sales Manager , Nitro Nobel Nigeria Ltd.

1986-1988 Managing Director / Board Member , Nitro Nobel Nigeria Ltd.

1989-1994 Managing Director Board Member , Nitro - Atlasco Nigeria Ltd. (Nitro Nobel and Atlas Copco)

1995-1997 Area Manager Eastern Europe + Iran , Greece , Baltic Republics , Nitro Nobel Sweden AB

1998-2003 Managing Director / Board Member / Procurent Nitro Nobel Poland Poland Sp. z o. o. , Dyno Nobel Poland Sp. z o. o. , employed by Nitro Nobel Sweden AB / Dyno Nobel Sweden AB

2004-2014 Managing Director / Board Member , employed by Orica Sweden AB

2015- ..... Board Adviser , NITROERG S.A. KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Capital Group

Pietraszkiewicz Krzysztof

Pietraszkiewicz Krzysztof

Company: The Polish Bank Association (ZBP)

Position: Chairman of the Board

President of the Polish Bank Association. Graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Wrocław and Postgraduate Studies in Banking and Finance at Warsaw School of Economics. Since 1991 associated with the ZBP as Director of the Office and then Director General of the ZBP. Since April 2003 President of the chamber. Member of the Bank Guarantee Fund, Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Credit Information Bureau. Member of the National Centre for Research and Development Member of the. President of “Promyk Słońca” Foundation. Vicepresident of “Teraz Polska” Chapter. Founder and co-founder of banking infrastructure enterprises and of Polish Institute of Directors.

Pietrewicz Jerzy

Pietrewicz Jerzy

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Secretary of State

Pietruszko Stanisław

Pietruszko Stanisław

Company: Polskie Towarzystwo Fotowoltaiki (Polish Photovoltaic Industry Association)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Pilitowski Janusz

Pilitowski Janusz

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Director, Renewable Energy Department

Janusz Pilitowski is a graduate of the School of Economics in Warsaw (before SGPiS) - MA in economics with a specialization in finance companies. He started his career in 1983 in the Supreme Chamber of Control. In the years 1985-2003 worked at the Mint of Poland Company (before Mint State Company), where he served, among others, chief accountant, chief financial officer, member of the board and CEO of the company. In 2004 he went to work in the Group Brasco SA, dealing with market bio-components and liquid biofuels. Since 2007 he has worked for the Government - in the Energy Regulatory Office and the Ministry of Economy. Since January 2011, Mr Janusz Pilitowski has been employed as Deputy Director of the Department of Energy, Ministry of Economy, and then from April 2012, he has taken on the position of the Director of the Department of Renewable Energy.

Pilot Andrzej

Pilot Andrzej

Company: Wojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej (Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management) in Katowice

Position: Chairman of the Board

Andrzej Pilot was born on 16/10/1960 in Tarnowskie Góry. He graduated from the Institute of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Silesia where he studied social policy and gained a Postgraduate Certificate in the field of capital investment in the School of Banking in Poznan. In the years 2008 - 2010 he was the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Katowice, where he was responsible for the protection of the atmosphere, renewable energy, waste management, land protection, water management and water conservation. In 2010 he was the coordinator of the liquidation of environmental damage caused by the flooding in Silesia.
In the years 2007 - 2008 Andrzej Pilot was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Upper Silesian Regional Development Agency, in 2008 – 2010 - member of the Supervisory Board of Beskid Ekosystem and PEC Ciepłogaz, and from December 2010 to February 2013 - deputy head of county Tarnowskie Góry responsible inter alia for the Treasury real estate economy, agriculture and environmental protection. From March 2013 to November 2014 he served as the I vice-voivode of Silesia and he was responsible for the work of such Departments as: Finance and Budget, Corporate Supervision, Social Policy, and Development and Certification Department. He also supervised the Voivodeship Environmental Protection Inspector in Katowice. Since December 2014, Andrzej Pilot is the Chairman of the Board of the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Katowice. Andrzej Pilot, his wife and a son live in Tarnowskie Góry. He is interested in ethnography, hunting and sport. His free time he spends skiing, playing tennis and traveling.

Piłat Ewa

Piłat Ewa

Company: T-Mobile Polska SA

Position: CSO

Current role
Chief Security Officer at T-Mobile Poland / Security Department Director
Responsible for Information Security, Physical & Personal Security, Risk Management, Incident & Crisis Management and Fraud Prevention and Detection.
Recent role
Head of Information Security, Payment Security and Record Management at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Responsible for delivery of the whole portfolio of Information & Payment Security and Record Management products & services to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, South Africa) region.
A bit about career history
Graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. She hold the Master Degree in Computer Science in 1997.
In 2002 completed Postgraduate Management Studies at the University of Warsaw.
Gained 17 years of the professional experience in telecommunications, media and financial institutions focusing on Security and Information Technology aspects. Specialised in IS Risk Management.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Security Manager (CISM).

Piotrowski Adam

Piotrowski Adam

Company: VIGO System SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) in 2002 with a master's degree in electronics engineering. A Ph.D. degree in technical sciences engineer at the Military University of Technology (Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna) in 2008. Works at VIGO System S.A. since 2002, 2002-2003 as a Specialist in Technology of Detectors Department. 2003-2006 as Specialist in MOCVD laboratory and Manager of MOCVD Lab. 2006-2008. 2008-2014 Head of Detector's Department. Since January 2015 he works as a President of the Board and a vice chairman of Polish Technological Platform on Photonics. He is the author of many publications on methods of manufacture and applications of infrared detectors.

Pobóg-Pągowski Wojciech

Pobóg-Pągowski Wojciech

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Director, Promotion and Bilateral Cooperation Department

Podgórski Jacek

Podgórski Jacek

Company: Anwil SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Graduate of the University of Łódź and the University of Warsaw (Poland). Jacek Podgórski has many years of management expertise acquired across companies representing various sectors. He started his career in Petrobank (currently Nordea Bank Polska) and between 1997–2004 he worked for Pekao S.A. Group, where he served as Vice-President and CFO at Pekao Development and Pekao Leasing. In both institutions Jacek Podgórski was responsible for introducing and executing business efficiency initiatives. He joined ORLEN Group in January 2006 with the post of the Management Board Member & CFO in ORLEN Asfalt. Between 2007 -2014 he acted as the Management Board Member of Basell Orlen Polyolefins, where his responsibilities included finance management, accounting and IT. Since November 2014 Jacek Podgórski serves as CEO and Managing Director of ANWIL S.A.

Podraza Zbigniew

Podraza Zbigniew

Position: Mayor of Dąbrowa Górnicza

After graduating from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice he joined personnel of hospital in Dąbrowa Górnicza and specialised in traumatic - orthopedic surgery, as well as in public health domain. In years 1995-2001 he was head of the hospital. At the same time, he expanded his social activities and government roles in Dąbrowa Górnicza’s City Council, Silesian Voivodeship Parliament, and Polish Parliament among others. In November 2006 was sworn into office of Mayor of Dąbrowa Górnicza. His tenure has contributed to thorough development of the city, supported by participation of local community, also when it comes to revitalisation of public spaces and postindustrial sites. With regard to the needs of Dąbrowa Górnicza and the whole region the Specialist Educational Childcare Centre for Disabled Children and Teenagers was build and now it is one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Poland. Such projects as “Municipal System of Spatial Information”, “Development of information society in Dąbrowa Górnicza, or “Development of broadband Internet infrastructure in Dąbrowa Górnicza” popularise open access to new technologies and boost investment attractiveness of the city. Since 2007, Dąbrowa Górnicza has carried out or commenced investments worth almost 1 billion PLN. Worth mentioning is the fact, that more than 500 million PLN came from external financing for which Dąbrowa Górnicza have successfully applied. Since 2013, inhabitants of Dąbrowa Górnicza can influence municipal development projects even more, thanks to implementing participatory budgeting mechanism.

Podsiadło Jerzy

Podsiadło Jerzy

Company: Węglokoks SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jerzy Podsiadło is a graduate of the former Faculty of Industry of the University of Economics in Katowice. He worked as an academic teacher for many years, first at the University of Silesia, and then at the University of Economics in Katowice. In 1978, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “International division of work in politics and economic practice in Poland.”
In 1986, he began work as chief specialist in the Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade in Katowice. From 1988, he worked at Stalexport S.A. as chief specialist, and then as finance director – Vice President of the Management Board. From November 2001 to May 2002, he simultaneously managed steelworks Huta Katowice S.A. and Huta im. T. Sendzimira S.A. as president of their management boards. After the merger of the steelworks, he became President of the Management Board of the Polskie Huty Stali holding, transformed into the uniform company Polskie Huty Stali S.A. on 1.01. 2003. From the moment of the company privatisation in March 2004, he fulfilled the function of Vice President of the Management Board of ArcelorMittal Poland S.A. and earlier Ispat Polska Stal S.A. and Mittal Steel Poland S.A. In December 2008, he resigned from his positions.
Head and member of a number of supervisory boards, among others currently manages works of the Supervisory Board of Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze S.A. in Katowice. Member of a number of associations and business organisations, among others Vice President of the Polish Economic Society branch in Katowice. In the years 2005-2010, European Union counsellor in Steel Advisory Group in Steel Advisory Group.
Since August 2009, he fulfils the function of President of the Management Board and Director General WĘGLOKOKS S.A.

Pokojski Zenon

Pokojski Zenon

Company: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Pokropski Arkadiusz

Pokropski Arkadiusz

Company: PKP CARGO SA

Position: Managing Director for Sales

Polaczek Jerzy

Polaczek Jerzy

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Minister of Transport and Construction in the years 2005–2006, Minister of Transport in the years 2006–2007

Polus Andrzej

Polus Andrzej

Company: Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw

Position: President, Polish Centre for African Studies

Poncyljusz Paweł

Poncyljusz Paweł

Company: Laboratorium Badań Napędów Lotniczych Polonia Aero Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Poniewierski Aleksander

Poniewierski Aleksander

Company: EY

Position: Partner, IT Advisory Leader Central & Southeast Europe


Ph.D., Partner, EMEIA Advisory Center IoT/OT Leader. A post-graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Mr Poniewierski completed his Ph.D. in Economic Studies at the Poznań University of Economics. He participated in numerous prestigious programmes organised by the Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon University. Mr Poniewierski specialises in the implementation of IT management systems, the efficiency improvement of IT systems used in business as well as risks that come along with their use. He is also interested in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. He advised top-tier companies on IT security and management as well as IT strategies and transformation.

Popa Maricel

Popa Maricel

Company: Ministry of Economy, Romania

Position: Secretary of State

Popek Mariusz

Popek Mariusz

Company: ZPC Otmuchów SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Popko Artur

Popko Artur

Company: Budimex SA

Position: Member of the Board, Infrastructure Construction Director

Graduate from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Bialystok University of Technology with a major in Transport Infrastructure Engineering. Between 2000–2002, he worked as a Construction Engineer in Oleckie Przedsiębiorstwo Drogowo-Mostowe (Olecko Roads and Bridges Construction Company), then, until 2004, he was employed as a construction manager and implemented one of the biggest infrastructure projects – the construction of the A2 motorway on behalf of NCC Polska. Since mid-2004, he was associated with Budimex Dromex where he worked as a construction manager, followed by a contract manager. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of a regional director. Since 2011, he was the director of Transport Infrastructure Engineering. In 2014, he has become the director of Infrastructure Engineering at Budimex SA.

Pospisil Josef

Pospisil Josef

Company: Fitch Ratings

Position: Head, EMEA Utilities & Transport

Josef Pospisil heads up Fitch Ratings’ Utilities & Transport group for Europe, Middle East and Africa. His team rates corporate issuers, as well as secured covenanted transactions, in all parts of the utilities industry, including generation, networks and supply of power, gas and water. The coverage of the transport sector includes national railway companies, but also airlines, shipping and logistics.
Prior to re-joining Fitch Ratings in January 2009, Josef was leading the credit research on global investment grade and high yield issuers at Baring Asset Management Ltd in London. Until 2005, he was responsible for Fitch’s Central European energy rating service having worked in the London office since 2000 and at the Czech affiliate office of Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. from 1998.
Josef graduated from the University of Economics, Prague with an MA in international trade and European economic integration. Josef Pospisil is a CFA charterholder and speaks Czech, Slovak, English and understands Russian and Polish.

Posytek Robert

Posytek Robert

Company: Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Propertydesign.pl

Position: Editor in Chief, Propertynews.pl

Pośniak Andrzej

Pośniak Andrzej

Company: CMS

Position: Partner, Tax Advisor

Andrzej Pośniak, a Polish-qualified tax advisor, is a Partner in the Corporate Department at CMS.
He specialises in tax and corporate law, focusing on transfer pricing, value added tax and corporate income tax matters. He also advises on the tax aspects of JV/consortium structures, international tax and corporate planning and restructuring multinational companies, as well as M&A transactions.
Before joining CMS, Andrzej worked with several well-known international companies including a major European leasing company and one of the “Big Four” consulting firms.
Andrzej is recognised by the Legal 500, where he is described by the clients as an ‘experienced’ and ‘reliable’ expert, who is ‘hands-on’ and ‘favours a practical approach’.
Andrzej is the author of a large number of publications focusing on legal-tax issues, and regularly appears as a tax expert on nationwide TV. He also conducts tax seminars, workshops and professional training sessions.

Prażyński Michał

Prażyński Michał

Company: ENEA Wytwarzanie Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board for Renewable Energy

Prigan Anna

Prigan Anna

Company: Wardynski & Partners

Position: Legal Adviser

Senior associate, legal adviser and a member of the Infrastructure, Transport, Public Procurement and PPP practices. She is also responsible for the public-private partnership project (PPP) area in the New Technologies Practice and is engaged in Korean Desk activity.
Anna Prigan provides comprehensive legal services for infrastructure projects, including FIDIC and EPC type contracts. She advises private and public parties to a project on all aspects of public procurement law and represents them in appeal proceedings. She is specialised in public procurement, public-private partnership, and concessions for works and services projects. Her recent projects involve development of roads, highways and railways, a broadband network, incineration plants, power plants, and a container transhipment terminal. She advises Korean clients on a number of public projects, both at the stage of applying for an order and during contract implementation.

Prończuk Dariusz

Prończuk Dariusz

Company: Enterprise Investors

Position: Managing Partner

Dariusz Prończuk is a Managing Partner of Enterprise Investors (EI) and Board member of several companies from the EI portfolio. Dariusz has over 28 years of private equity, corporate finance and industry experience in the CEE region. Since joining Enterprise Investors in 1993, he has made more than 20 investments in Poland and in all the major CEE countries, primarily in the financial services, IT, construction materials and FMCG sectors. Key among them have been investments in Lukas, Comp Rzeszów (now Asseco Poland), COMP, Magellan, Kruk, and AVG.

Pruchnik Kamil

Pruchnik Kamil

Company: Młodzi Reformują Polskę (The Young Reform Poland)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Pruszyńska-Witkowska Joanna

Pruszyńska-Witkowska Joanna

Company: Founder, Known Women Experts (Znane Ekspertki)

Position: President, Headlines Porter Novelli

CEO of Headlines Porter Novelli. Involved in the marketing and communication industry for nearly 20 years. Holds unique experience in development of strategies and their implementation and campaigns which brought about significant changes to perception, views and social behaviors.
Has been managing Headlines Porter Novelli for 20 years, developing and supervising execution of over 200 projects in the area of corporate, product and social communication, awarded many times by international and Polish juries.The activities are conducted both for businesses, governmental agencies and the NGO sector.
Graduated from the Humanities Department of Concordia University in Montreal, founder member of the Polish Public Relations Consultancies Association. Fluent in English and French. Regularly speaks at industry conferences and events in Poland. Lectures on PR theory and practice at the French Management Institute and London School of PR. Jury member in competitions organized by ZFPR, SIFE and Złote Spinacze. She is also a co-author of a book entitled “The Art of Public Relations. From the experience of Polish practitioners”.
Initiator of the “Known Women Experts” project aimed at increasing the share and visibility of women in business and social life. Apart from work she actively supports numerous charitable organizations. She is happily married with four children.

Pruszyński Krzysztof

Pruszyński Krzysztof

Company: Pruszyński Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Przybylik Mariusz

Przybylik Mariusz

Company: A.T. Kearney

Position: Partner

Przybylski Paweł

Przybylski Paweł

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: Head of Wind Power and Renewables Onshore

Director of Wind Power & Renewables Onshore Unit, Siemens Sp. z o.o.
A graduate of Banking and Finance at the School of Economics in Warsaw. For many years he has been associated with Siemens. In the years 2001-2011 he worked in the area of telecommunications market, both in Warsaw and Munich for Siemens Sp. z o.o. and then Nokia Siemens Networks. He was responsible for projects and sales in the area of telecommunications infrastructure solutions and systems for Poland as well as Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary. Since 2011 he has been responsible for renewable energy at Siemens, in particular based on wind source. He is the director of Wind Power & Renewables Onshore Unit at Siemens Sp. z o.o., which leads sales and implementation of Siemens' wind power technology solutions on the Polish market.
His hobbies include traveling and sports. For many years he practices skiing, long-distance running, and motorboat sports.


Purwin Adam

Purwin Adam

Company: PKP Cargo SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Pycia Mateusz

Pycia Mateusz

Company: GlobKurier.pl and GlobBox.net Punkty Paczkowe

Position: Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice, Winner of the Leszek Czarnecki Award, Founder

Pyć Dorota

Pyć Dorota

Company: Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Pyffel Radosław

Pyffel Radosław

Company: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Position: Deputy Director, Member of the Board of Directors

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Raben Dorota

Raben Dorota

Company: Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 1988, in chemistry and that’s where she began her professional life working in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Department.

In 1991 Dorota Raben engaged in logistics and Supply Chain and since then she has been devoting to logistics up to present. She took part in developing a warehouse centre representing "Herlitz" company in Poznan, was also a co-originator of family logistics company "Raben", worked for "Royal Frans Maas Group", "Gefco"; and "FM Logistic". All these years she experienced work affiliated with logistics worldwide, it’s safe to say that she spent most of her professional life “in transfer from place to place”.

Dorota Raben shares her knowledge and experience in logistics management, working out strategy with students from Leon Koźmiński Academy , Warsaw School of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences and postgraduate studies MBA and DBA.

Dorota Raben is a certified trainer at the school of Brian Tracy International.

Rabiega Ryszard

Rabiega Ryszard

Company: BIO POWER Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Radziewicz-Winnicki Igor

Radziewicz-Winnicki Igor

Company: Ministry of Health, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Rajczyk Kazimierz

Rajczyk Kazimierz

Company: ING Bank Śląski SA

Position: Energy Sector Managing Director

Randriarimanana Harison

Randriarimanana Harison

Company: Office of the President, Madagascar

Position: Special Advisor to the President

Rapp Markus

Rapp Markus

Company: EWE Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

President of EWE Polska Sp. z o.o.
PhD degree in Engineering Sciences. Professionally involved in the gas industry since 1997. Graduate of the Faculty of Mining, Clausthal University of Technology in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin.
In 1997-2002, Markus Rapp worked for Preussag Energie GmbH in Germany and Venezuela. In, he took over as Regional Manager for Latin America at OMV AG, Vienna. Following OMV AG’s take-over of the Romanian company PETROM SA, he assumed the function of manager of PETROM’s projects in Kazakhstan and relocated to Bucharest. Since 2005, Markus Rapp has been employed at EWE AG in Oldenburg. Since 2006, he has been in charge of business activities conducted by the EWE Polska Group.

Rasochová Tereza

Rasochová Tereza

Company: Aspen Institute Prague

Position: Student, Charles University in Prague, Student, King’s College London, Alumna of the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation

Tereza is a first-year political economy student at King’s College London and an alumna of the Bakala Foundation. She graduated from a local high school in the Czech Republic and has taken an active part as a delegate and later as an organiser of the Prague Student Summit (where she co-chaired the mock WTO) and the Czech model of the American Congress (where she co-chaired the Economic and Finance Committee). Tereza is also an active writer and journal editor and a member of the King’s College London Debating Society.

Rawa Łukasz

Rawa Łukasz

Company: "Rynek Spożywczy" Magazine, portalspozywczy.pl

Position: Journalist

Rawski Piotr

Rawski Piotr

Company: Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy

Position: Partner

Piotr Rawski is the head of the labour law practice at Baker&McKenzie Warsaw. With over 20 years of experience he specializes in labour law with particular focus on collective and individual redundancies. In addition, he has gained extensive experience in M&A transactions and business restructurings (both from the corporate and employment perspectives), as well as in outsourcing transactions. Piotr's practice has also involved advising on a number of high-profile acquisitions.
Piotr is a member of Baker & McKenzie's European Steering Committee, a body coordinating work of all Labour Law Departments of Baker & McKenzie in Europe.

Rączka Jan

Rączka Jan

Jan Rączka, PhD in economics, in 2008-12 he was Chairman of the National Environmental Protection and Water Management Fund in Warsaw. Earlier, he was assistant professor at the Department of Economics, Warsaw University. A financial expert with the EBRD. In 1993-1995, he was in the staff of the Central and Eastern European Forum of the Batory Foundation. During his tenure as the Chairman of the NEPWMF, he improved the efficiency of the organisation and expanded the scope and scale of its activities. In 2009, Mr Rączka was invited to the governmental panel that negotiated the first sales of the CO2 emission rights pursuant to the Kyoto Agreement. He is an advocate and co-author of the system of subsidies for solar panels for private users. He actively developed the instruments for improving energy efficiency, smart power grids, and new technologies for environmental protection.
Jan Rączka represents the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), a global, non-profit team of experts focused on the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the power and natural gas sectors, providing technical and policy assistance to policymakers and regulators on a broad range of energy and environmental issues. Most of RAP’s experts previously occupied distinguished positions in public administration, and they draw on first-hand experience to develop appropriate policy and regulatory solutions. RAP operates in the US, Europe, China and India

Reger Joseph

Reger Joseph

Company: Fujitsu EMEIA

Position: CTO

Joseph Reger has been Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with various Fujitsu entities since 2002. As of August 1st, 2014 he was appointed as CTO for Fujitsu’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA)region.
As CTO, he steers both the company and its customers in real-life dynamic IT, mobility, enterprise computingand cloud computing implementations. In this role he inspired and architected the company’s Dynamic Infrastructures strategy. Most recently he was instrumental in developing Fujitsu’s Cloud Computing Strategy and currently he is focusing on the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 topics.
Joseph was the founder of the company’s award winning innovation process and he is managing it now across Fujitsu’sEMEIA region.
A renowned industry expert and visionary, Joseph is recognized for his ability to understand and predict the IT trends that will most impact the future of business. Working with Fujitsu’s customers, he helps to determineand implement the innovations most appropriate to their strategy. Within Fujitsu itself, Joseph is a key driving force behind the company’s technology strategy. His role is paramount in helping Fujitsu choose wisely when deciding on technology directions.
Joseph joined the company as Head of Technology Marketing in 1998 from IBM, where he was Executive Consultant and Chief IT Architect.
He started his career in academia, in the field of theoretical physics and computer sciences research. He has studied and worked at Universities in Hungary, Norway, USA and Germany. In the US, he spent three years as a visiting scientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz, engaged in interdisciplinary research of complex systems.
He obtained his PhD at the University of Cologne, and received the highest German academic degree (habilitation) at the University of Mainz.

Reich Andrzej

Reich Andrzej

Company: Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego (Polish Financial Supervision Authority)

Position: Director, Banking, Payment Institutions and Credit Unions Regulations Department

Rejner Andrzej

Rejner Andrzej

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Reluga Maciej

Reluga Maciej

Company: Bank Zachodni WBK SA

Rendall John

Rendall John

Company: HSBC Bank Polska SA

Position: Managing Director

Rennert Klaus Dieter

Rennert Klaus Dieter

Company: Hitachi, Ltd.

Position: Chief Executive for EMEA and CIS

Klaus Dieter Rennert is Chief Executive for Europe (CEE) and Corporate Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hitachi Europe Ltd. He joined the Hitachi Group in 2003 when Babcock Borsig Power Energy Group GmbH merged with Hitachi to form Babcock-Hitachi Europe GmbH, at which time Mr Rennert became Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. Mr Rennert played a lead role in the rebranding of the company to Hitachi Power Europe GmbH and in 2008 took over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chairman of the Management Board. He was appointed to his current position in September 2013.
Mr Rennert started his career as an engineer for L. & C. Steinmüller GmbH after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering & Energy Conversion Technologies at Ruhr University Bochum. He also serves as Chairman of the Structural Steel & Power Engineering Association in Düsseldorf and is a Member of the Board & Presidential Board, BDI.

Rewald Roman

Rewald Roman

Company: Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Position: Member of the Board, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham)

Roman Rewald is a Polish and US-qualified attorney admitted to practice law in the United States (State of Michigan) and listed as a foreign lawyer of the Polish Advocacy Bar in Warsaw, Poland. He is a partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges at the Warsaw office. The areas of his expertise include various aspects of commercial entities, including mergers & acquisitions, investment financing and infrastructure projects. Mr. Rewald is the Chairman of the Mediation Centre of the “Lewiatan” Confederation. He holds an International Commercial Mediation Training Certificate. He is also an arbitrator at the Polish Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court and Arbitration Court of “Lewiatan” Confederation. Roman Rewald is Past Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. In 2014, Roman Rewald received one of Poland’s highest civilian honours, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland Polonia Restituta, for contributions to the country’s economic transformation.

Ristori Dominique

Ristori Dominique

Company: European Commission

Position: Director-General of Directorate-General Energy

Roaf James

Roaf James

Company: International Monetary Fund

Position: Senior Regional Resident Representative

James Roaf is the Senior Resident Representative heading the IMF’s Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe, in Warsaw. Previously he was Assistant Director in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, leading the Emerging Markets division which oversees IMF lending policy and operations, as well as covering broader EM issues. His earlier assignments in the IMF include Resident Representative in Bulgaria and the country teams handling the aftermaths of the Russia and Argentina crises. He started his career as an economist in the UK Treasury.

Rogińska Maja

Rogińska Maja

Company: European Investment Bank

Position: Loan Officer, Public Sector, Poland and Baltics

Rok Bolesław

Rok Bolesław

Rolnik Józef

Rolnik Józef

Company: Rolnik Sp. z o.o.

Position: Vice-President

Rosati Dariusz

Rosati Dariusz

Position: Member of the European Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1996-1997, Poland

Rotaub Ryszard

Rotaub Ryszard

Company: ‘Rynek Zdrowia’ Magazine

Position: Journalist

Rozenfeld Katarzyna

Rozenfeld Katarzyna

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board for Commercial Affairs

Graduate of economics at the Faculty of Foreign Trade of the University of Łódź and of the Catholic University in Nijmegen in Holland. She also completed a course for investment advisors.
Professional career: 1994-1999: PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Warsaw – executive in the financial advisory services department, where, among others, Ms. Katarzyna Rozenfeld was in charge of Vattenfall’s project to acquire Europe’s largest combined heat and power plant; 1999-2001: PwC in London – manager at the department of privatization and corporate finance; 2001-2005: PwC in Warsaw – manager/deputy director at the department of corporate finance and restructuring where she worked on introducing Europe’s top companies to the Polish energy market, including, among others, EdF, Vattenfall and RWE; 2005-2008: PwC in Warsaw – director of the advisory services department where she created and managed PwC Poland’ first (energy) sector team; 2009-2012: Vattenfall Energy Trading – Member of the Management Board, managing director for commerce; since 2013 partner at Telos Partners where she was involved in providing support for enterprises in the transformation processes, as well as coaching and mentoring activities.

Różacki Wiesław

Różacki Wiesław

Company: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe

Position: Country Executive Poland

Wiesław Mariusz Różacki was born on January 23, 1958. He graduated from the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering in Warsaw and completed his Post-Graduate Managerial Studies at the University of Warsaw. He began his professional career in 1982 at Energomontaż Północ, on the Bełchatów Power Plant construction site, and moved on to Power Plant constructions in Helsinki and Hanau (Germany). He worked at Energomontaż Północ for more than 20 years, starting from the position of inspector and climbing the career ladder up to President of the Management Board. He participated in the company’s transformation from a state-owned enterprise into a public company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and was in charge of its restructuring process, successfully leading it to recovery after a severe crisis.
In 2005-2012, Mr. Różacki served as the President of the Management Board, he managed Poland's largest boiler manufacturer, RAFAKO, located in Racibórz. During his tenure, the Racibórz-based company expanded from a boiler manufacturer into a General Contractor for comprehensive power projects, one of the largest in Europe. RAFAKO implemented cutting-edge technologies through licensing and R&D, including modernized and automated production processes.
Mr. Różacki remains professionally active as a board member of the Polish Chamber of Power Industry and Environment Protection, and in scientific circles as a member of the Consultation Committee at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology.
Since 2013, he has managed the Polish operations of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, whose projects include, inter alia, Poland’s largest power unit at the Kozienice Power Plant, with a power output of 1075 MWE, and the power unit in Turów, with a power output of 500 MWe.

Rulkiewicz Anna

Rulkiewicz Anna

Company: Pracodawcy Medycyny Prywatnej (Employers of Private Medicine)

Position: Chairman of the Board, LUX MED Sp. z o.o.

A graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the University of Hamburg, Anna Rulkiewicz also completed postgraduate studies at the Polish-French Insurance Institute (operating within the French Institute), and a series of training courses in the field of management, sales, communication, marketing (including 3-year managerial studies), organized under the certified insurance programme LIMRA "Marketing Strategies for Executive Advancement" (LIMRA Executive Development Group). She has also completed several other management, sales, finance, marketing and banking courses. Anna Rulkiewicz has been working in LUX MED since 2002. In the beginning she was appointed a Member of the Management Board, Sales and Marketing Director. Since 2007 she has been the President of the Management Board of LUX MED. Since the end of 2011, she has also been the Managing Director of LMG Försäkrings AB, which operates in Poland under the brand - LUX MED Insurance. She is also the President of the Association of Private Employers of Medicine. In June 2013 she was appointed as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy SA (Citi Handlowy). In 2016 she was appointed by the Ministry of Health to the Public Health Council.

Ruman-Dzido Renata

Ruman-Dzido Renata

Company: Szpital Wojewódzki (Regional Hospital) in Opole – Independent Public Health Care Institution

Position: Director

Ruta Leszek

Ruta Leszek

Company: Member of the Board, Zarząd Miejskich Zakładów Autobusowych Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, Stowarzyszenie Transportu Publicznego (Public Transport Association)

Rutkowski Krzysztof

Company: Warsaw School of Economics

Position: Department of Logistics

Rytel Marzena

Rytel Marzena

Company: PwC

Position: Director

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Sadowski Bartosz

Sadowski Bartosz

Company: Przedsiębiorstwo Uzdrowiskowe „Ustroń” SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sadowski Krzysztof

Sadowski Krzysztof

Company: ENEA Wytwarzanie Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sala Aleksander

Sala Aleksander

Company: Kolibro Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Salomon Tomasz

Salomon Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Saługa Wojciech

Saługa Wojciech

Position: Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship

Wojciech Saługa was born in 1969, and a quarter century later he graduated from Cracow University of Economics. In the years 1994-2002 he was working in ING Bank. From 1998 to 2002 he held seat in the City Council of Jaworzno. In 2002, he was reelected and became a vice-mayor, in charge of planning and investment, geodesy, real estate management and services for investors. In 2004, he was elected to the Polish Senate, and the following year he won another election and started serving as a member of the Polish Parliament on three consecutive terms. In that time he was a member of Committee for Economy (also a Sub-Committee for power engineering), committee for European Union and Committee for Public Finance. On December 1, 2014 he was elected Marshal of Silesia. Presently, he is a leader of Civic Platform party in Silesia. Married, father of two children. His hobby is mountain hiking and sailing.

Samaddar Sanjay

Samaddar Sanjay

Company: ArcelorMittal Poland

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sanjay Samaddar assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Poland and the CEO of Business Division East of Flat Carbon Europe on 1st of June 2009. His relation with the steel industry goes back to 2003 when he joined the steel plant at Galati, Romania as Director Sales & Marketing. In July 2005 he became the Sales and Marketing Director and BOD member of Mittal Steel Poland. In December 2006, consequent to the formation of ArcelorMittal, he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Eastern Europe, with responsibility for sales from the mills in Romania, Poland and Czech Republic. In March 2008 Sanjay Samaddar was appointed CEO & Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Ostrava. From June 2009 to January 2012, he was holding the position of CEO of ArcelorMittal Poland. Prior to joining the steel sector, Sanjay has been associated with the Aluminium industry in India in various leadership roles.

Samoliński Bolesław

Samoliński Bolesław

Company: Medical University of Warsaw

Position: Member, Committee of Public Health, Polish Academy of Sciences, Manager, Environmental Hazard Prevention and Allergology Institute

Samoliński Bolesław (1956) – Professor, MD, PhD, specialist in Public Health, ENT, Allergology.
Present position: Dean of Postgraduate Medical Centre in Warsaw Medical University (WMU); Head of the Department of the Prevention of Environmental Hazards and Allergology; Head and Allergology and Clinical Immunology; Member of the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Public Health and Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, member of planning group of Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases WHO, v-president of National Council of Geriatry and Gerontology.
Past: expert of Polish Parliament, Chairman of the National Council of Senior’s Policy, Head of the Coalition on Healthy Aging in Poland Chairman of the Committee on Priorities of Public Health during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council (2011), National Consultant for Public Health (2012-2014);President of the Polish Society of Allergology (2012-2015).; V-ce president of GA2LEN Executive Committee; President of the Polish Association “Civilisation Hazards and Public Health”(2007-2011), deputy President of the Polish Environmental Medicine Society (2007 -2009), Director of the Central Teaching Hospital WMU (2001-2002), Scientific Director of the Rheumatology Institute (2010-2011), Director of the University Environmental Health Centre WMU (2009- 2012), Vice Dean for the Public Health Division (2002-2008), Chief of Political Cabinet of Minister of Health (2002-2003).


Sawicki Ireneusz

Sawicki Ireneusz

Company: Handen Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board

Schernikau Heinz

Company: HMS Bergbau AG

Position: CEO

Professional Activities:
 2011-2013 CEO and Co-founder of IchorCoal N.V., listed in Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg
 since 2008 CEO of HMS Bergbau AG
o listing HMS 2008;
o experience in mining and logistic
 2006-2007 Advisor to SUEK (largest Russian coal producer)
 since 1995 founder and CEO of HMS Bergbau Agentur AG
- coal products
 1990 – 1995 Board of Directors at Stinnes Intercoal AG, Mülheim
o Director of Stinnes Coal Energy, Export-Import GmbH, Berlin
Markets East Europe, Germany, Asia, Australia, USA
 1985 – 1990 Vice-Chairman of AHB Kohle-Energie Export-Import, Berlin
o (international trade of the former GDR), Ex- and Import of Coal, Coke, Lignite products, Natural Gas and Electricity
 1982-1990 Member of Administrative Council of EUMIT SPRL in Turin
 1982 – 1985 Executive Vice-President of AHB Kali-Bergbau, Berlin
o (international trade of the former GDR)
o Export of Potash and other Fertilizers
 1978 – 1982 Branch Director, Bergbau-Handel GmbH, Berlin
o Coal Department
 1973 – 1978 Export Trader Coal Division, Bergbau-Handel GmbH, Berlin
o (international trade of the former GDR)
Importmanager Natural Gas
Education:
 1991 AMP INSEAD, Fontainebleau
 1969 - 1973 Masters Degree (Dipl. oec.)
in Business Economics/Foreign Trade
Other Professional Experience:
 since 1973
International activity in Import and Export of solid fuels (coal, coke), natural

Schmidt Włodzimierz

Schmidt Włodzimierz

Position: ISB Polska

Seemann Anna

Seemann Anna

Company: PKP Energetyka SA

Segawa Hiroshi

Segawa Hiroshi

Company: The Chugoku Electric Power CO., INC

Position: Manging Director

Sędzikowski Krzysztof

Sędzikowski Krzysztof

Company: Kompania Węglowa SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

He graduated from the Faculty of Telecommunications and Electronics at the Academy of Technology and Agriculture in Bydgoszcz. He has a degree of the Polish-German School of Management in financial management, trade and marketing.
He was a management board member at many companies and enterprises.
- in years 1993-1995 – President of the Management Board - Director at KGHM Polska Miedź,
- in years 1995-1999 - President of the Management Board, Director at Creditanstalt SCG Fund Management S.A. - a company managing the Hetman National Investment Fund,
- in years 1999-2003 - President of the Management Board at ZPW S.A. in Grajewo at the Pfleider AG Neumarkt concern,
- in years 2003-2004 - President of the Management Board and Director at Frantschach/Monti,
- in years 2005-2006 - President of the Management Board - Director General at Boryszew S.A. and Impexmetal,
- in years 2006-2010 - Member of the Management Board - Executive Director, President of the Management Board at CTL Logistics S.A.,
- he was also an advisor in the restructuring processes of such companies as Lotos S.A., Eurolot S.A., PLL LOT S.A., LOT Aircraft Maintenance sp. z o.o., JSW S.A.
During his career he proved himself to be a specialist in building shareholder value through introducing changes, increasing profitability, market development, developing and implementing strategies, building strongly motivated teams, preparing and implementing huge investment projects.

Sharma Rohit

Sharma Rohit

Company: FICCI

Position: Additional Director & Head-Europe and Turkey Division

Siedlik Karolina

Company: CMS

Position: Partner, Head of Energy Department

Karolina Siedlik, a Polish-qualified legal advisor, is a Partner and Head of CMS’s Energy Department. She has been providing legal services to businesses and entities from the energy sector since 1999. Karolina specialises in advising on conventional and unconventional energy and heavy industry, particularly on investment projects and transactions in the energy, petrochemical and metallurgical sectors. She advises clients on the construction and operation, on the basis of various contractual structures, of new power generation installations, refineries and smelting facilities. Karolina also advises on energy regulatory issues (in particular, connections, tariffs and concessions), and represents clients in disputes with the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. Her experience also includes the preparation and negotiation of various contracts relating to activities in the energy, oil and gas sectors, especially energy sales, and sales of ownership rights to certificates of origin from particular sources, supplies of solid and liquid fuels, and services related to industrial activities in these sectors. Recently, Karolina has been advising a leading nuclear energy sector company with regard to the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland.

Sienkiewicz Przemysław

Sienkiewicz Przemysław

Company: EMFC Loan Syndications

Position: Advisory Board Member

An economist, Poznan University of Economics graduate and manager with more than 20 years' experience in strategic planning, sales and managing companies. He is a specialist in Eastern and Central European, Russian, post-Soviet and Middle Eastern markets. He has set up start-ups and managed regional offices of companies such as Minolta, Lucent Technologies, Portal Software, Oracle, Central Europe On-Demand and Google. He is currently focusing on building new technology-based businesses and business consultancy services.

Sikora Christoph

Sikora Christoph

Company: Dow Austria GES.M.B.H.

Position: Regional Leader Central Europe

Christoph Sikora is general manager for Central Europe and oversees Dow’s presence and activities in the countries in the region.
Prior to being appointed to his present role, Christoph from 2009 to 2011 lead the formation and launch of Dow's Construction Chemicals GBU as global general manager and since August 2011 lead the Performance Packaging business for EMEA as Director of Marketing.
Christoph joined Dow in 1995 as a technical sales trainee for STYROFOAM™ brand insulation products in Vienna, assuming commercial responsibility for Dow’s thermal insulation portfolio in Austria in 1997. In 2000, he moved to Rheinmuenster, Germany, where he held various marketing roles in Dow Building Solutions - amongst others for the Core Composites segments and later on for the Construction segments in Central, Nordic and Eastern European. After having served as supply chain manager for Dow Building & Construction in 2004, he was named senior market manager for Food & Specialty Packaging and product manager for High Pressure Copolymers in EMEA in 2005. Christoph returned to Dow Building Solutions in 2007, assuming responsibility as marketing director EMEA for Dow Building Solutions. In January 2013 Christoph assumed regional leadership responsibility for Central Europe. Christoph holds a Master's degree in Commercial Science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Singh J.J

Singh J.J

Company: Indo Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industries

Position: Chairman of the Board

Siwicki Jacek

Siwicki Jacek

Company: Enterprise Investors

Position: Chairman of the Board

Jacek Siwicki manages the firm’s operations and is responsible for implementing its strategy across the whole CEE region. He has led 20 direct investments, including those in W. Kruk, LPP and Zelmer. Prior to joining EI, Jacek worked in the IT industry and in consulting. In 1991 he served as Poland’s deputy minister of privatization. In 2014 Jacek was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his significant contribution to Poland’s political and economic transformation.

Skolmowski Andrzej

Skolmowski Andrzej

Company: Grupa Azoty SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Mr Andrzej Skolmowski, Vice – President of the Management Board is responsible for the finance in the Parent Company and the Grupa Azoty Group. Moreover, he supervises the area of IT and investor relations. In the past he was responsible for key restructuring projects and also supervised the acquisitions of: ATT Polymers GmbH, ZAK S.A., Zakłady Chemiczne „Police” S.A. and Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. Performing the corporate governance, Mr Andrzej Skolmowski has been holding various functions in the Supervisory Boards of the companies within the Grupa Azoty Group. Furthermore, he is as a Member of the Board of Fertilizers Europe and CEFIC as well as represents the Group in national chemical branch organizations such as: Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PIPC), Polish and Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

Skowronek Aleksandra

Skowronek Aleksandra

Position: Deputy Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship

Aleksandra Skowronek was born in Tarnowskie Góry. She graduated The Faculty of Law at The Silesian University in Katowice and next – the postgraduate studies: The Human Resource Management at The University of Economics in Katowice and The Institute of Local Leaders at WSB University.

The majority of her adult life and career was connected with Ruda Śląska. In 1992, she began working as the town clerk in The Health Department of The Municipal Council. Ten years later, she became the head of this department.
In 2005, Aleksandra Skowronek was put forward for the Deputy Mayor of Ruda Śląska. Her list of responsibilities included: education, culture, sport, health and social issues. Since 2010, she supervised the same departments as the Deputy Mayor of Świętochłowice.

Since March 2014, Aleksandra Skowronek has been The Vice-Marshal of The Silesian Voivodeship.

Skucha Małgorzata

Skucha Małgorzata

Company: Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Skulich Janusz

Company: Government Centre for Security

Position: Director

On 29th April 2014 gen. Janusz Skulich was appointed by the Prime Minister to a position of a director of the Government Centre for Security.
Most of the professional career of gen. J. Skulich was associated with the Voivodeship Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Katowice.
During 2002-2008 he served as a Chief Commandant of the Silesian Voivodship State Fire Service. From 9th January 2008 he performed the function of the Deputy Chief Commandant of the State Fire Service in Poland.
On 4th May 2005 he was nominated general by the president of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski.
He graduated from the Main School of Fire Service where he also completed his post-graduate studies.
In 2010, Janusz Skulich was awarded the Jerzy Zimowski Prize which is given to recognize the excellence in a field of social, journalistic, research or other activity in favour of contributions to society.

Skwarka Bogdan

Skwarka Bogdan

Smoczyński Wawrzyniec

Smoczyński Wawrzyniec

Company: Polityka INSIGHT

Position: Managing Director

Smolar Eugeniusz

Smolar Eugeniusz

Company: Center for International Relations

Position: Senior Fellow

Political prisoner 1968-1969, jailed also for organising protests against invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies. Political émigré: in Sweden (1970-1975) he studied Sociology and Political Sciences at Uppsala University. In 1973 with a group of friends has started an emigré political quarterly “Aneks”.
Since 1975 – journalist and later director of the Polish Section of the BBC World Service in London. Assisted democracy movements and later “Solidarność” in Poland, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, Helsinki human rights groups in the USSR and in other communist countries.
Following return to Poland in the 90th he became a Deputy Chairman of the Polish Radio and its Program Director (1998-2005). President of the Center for International Relations in Warsaw (2005-2010) . He was a Chairman of the Polish-Czech Forum and has been involved in the Polish-German, Polish-Russian and Polish-Ukrainian dialogue.
Professionally he concentrates on issues related to the European Security, future of NATO, Eastern Policy of Poland and of the European Union and Russia’s internal and foreign policy.

Smoleń Paweł

Smoleń Paweł

Company: Deloitte

Position: Partner, Energy & Resources Consulting Leader

Partner, Energy & Resources Leader at Deloitte Consulting
Untill 2015 President of the European Association for Coal and Lignite EURACOAL. Paweł is an advisor to the board of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers.
Paweł was Vice President of the operations managing board at the Polish electricity utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA. He also served as Strategy & Development Director at the Vattenfall Group, where he was responsible for the development and management of production assets. He was also President of Vattenfall Heat Poland until 2010. Prior to 2001, Paweł was the partner responsible for the Energy & Resources industry at Arthur Andersen.

Socha Jacek

Socha Jacek

Company: Minister of Treasury between 2004-2005, Poland

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Partner, Advisory Services Department, PwC

Jacek Socha is the Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities S.A. as well as the Vice Chairman of PwC Polska Sp. z o.o. He joined PwC in December 2005. Since joining the company he has advised a number of Polish enterprises as well as foreign companies. As Minister of State Treasury, in the years 2004-2005, he successfully completed a number of privatization transactions through the Warsaw Stock Exchange, including the biggest IPO in Poland – PKO BP. As Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Poland, in the years 1994-2004, he participated in the process of creating regulations for the Polish capital market, as well as regulations which adjusted Polish law to the European Union's regulations. He also participated in the admission process of a large number of companies currently listed on the WSE.
He is the Honorary Member of:
- the Warsaw Stock Exchange,
- the Chamber of Brokerage Houses,
- and the Association of Securities Brokers and Investment Advisors.
He executed essential functions in the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), where, in the years 1998-2000 he chaired the European Regional Committee. He was the Deputy Chairman of the Emerging Market Committee in the years 1996-1998 and Member of the Executive Committee in the years 1994-2000. Jacek Socha was engaged, from the very beginning, in the creation of Corporate Governance rules in Poland, he is the co-writer of the first rules approved by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2002. He is the Member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Jacek Socha is an Arbitrator of the Arbitrary Court acting by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Soja Rafał

Soja Rafał

Company: Tauron Sprzedaż Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sokołowski Waldemar

Sokołowski Waldemar

Company: Rzetelna Firma Sp. z o.o. (Reliable Company)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Waldemar Sokołowski has graduated the Wrocław University of Technology with specialization of Information Systems and the WSB Schools of Banking in Poznań at Management Faculty. His professional career started while studying. From 1996 became the Business Manager and the Managing Director in Softechnik, Microtech International and FVB. From 2003 works for KRD Economic Information Bureau and is an author of e-commerce in KRD. In 2005 assumed the position of Sales Director, where he created the modern Customer Service Centre. In 2008 invented the “Reliable Company” Programme and in 2009 became the Board President of the Reliable Company Ltd. (Rzetelna Firma Sp. z o.o.).
Waldemar Sokołowski has a lot of interests, like: marketing (especially internet marketing), as well as the economic and political latest news and their influence on SME’s situation. Privately is the father of four children, a photography enthusiast and a big fan of technology innovations and motorcycles.

Sokólski Dariusz

Company: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA

Position: Member of the Board

Graduated from the Military University of Technology and the Kazimierz Wielki University. Holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by WSB and Franklin University. Since 1987 present in the structures of the Polish Air Forces. Acted as President of the Management Board of Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze no. 2 to date. Expert in aviation engineering, management and operation of non-military companies.

Sowa Marek

Sowa Marek

Position: Marshal of the Małopolskie Voivodeship

Stachacz Grzegorz

Stachacz Grzegorz

Stangierski Przemysław

Stangierski Przemysław

Company: A.T. Kearney

Position: Partner

Starzec Robert

Starzec Robert

Position: Director

Stasieńko Marek

Stasieńko Marek

Company: Skanska Property Poland Sp. z o.o.

Position: Regional Leasing Manager

Marek Stasieńko has 9 years of experience on the commercial real estate market. He has been working with Skanska Property Poland since 2011. Currently, as Regional Leasing Manager, he coordinates the commercialization process of Skanska’s office schemes in Region South, such as Silesia Business Park in Katowice, Axis in Krakow and Dominikański in Wroclaw. He is responsible for tenant acquisition and cooperation with real estate agencies.

Before Skanska, Marek Stasieńko worked in international consultancy companies (Knight Frank among others) where he was responsible for tenant and lessor representation, negotiation of lease terms and, as Asset Manager, advisory services for the biggest European investment funds, SEB Investment and DEKA Immobilien.

Steinhoff Janusz

Steinhoff Janusz

Position: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy between 1997-2001

Steinhoff-Traczewski Marek

Steinhoff-Traczewski Marek

Company: Jagiellonian Club

Position: Student, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Stelmach Beata

Stelmach Beata

Company: GE in Poland and Baltics

Position: Chairman of the Board

Stępień Radosław

Stępień Radosław

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz. He also studied at the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the University of Lodz. In 1999, he started working at the Delegation of the Ministry of Ownership Transformations in Lodz. Then, he performed the duties of director of Strategy Department at the Lodz City Office. From 1999 to 2003, he was Vice-President of the Management Board and Director of Corporate Insurance in the brokerage group. In 2003, he became Director of Promotion and International Cooperation Department in the Marshal Office in Lodz. Then, he held managerial positions in commercial law companies. In November 2007, he was appointed as head of the political office of Minister of Infrastructure Cezary Garbarczyk, and then he was appointed by the Prime Minister for the position of Under-secretary of State in this Ministry. In November 2011, he took up a similar position in the newly-created Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy. Since March 2012, he held a position of Vice-President of the City of Lodz. From 2009, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

Stępniak Łukasz

Stępniak Łukasz

Company: “Rynek Spożywczy” Magazine, portalspozywczy.pl

Position: Editor in chief

Stoczyńska Beata

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Position: Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Department

Stopa Zbigniew

Stopa Zbigniew

Company: Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Born in 1959. Graduated in the year 1984 from the Mining Faculty - Mining and Geology Discipline - specialization in Deposits Exploitation Technology - in the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow. In the year 1997 completed the post-graduate studies in the Central Mining Institute in Katowice in the scope of Management of Occupational Hygiene and Safety.
Since the beginning of His career, Mr. Zbigniew Stopa is associated with „Bogdanka” S.A., and was employed on all levels from the trainee miner up the Head of the Mining Works Department and attended many training sessions and training courses, completed the course for the candidates for the members of directory boards JSSP.

Strážay Tomáš

Strážay Tomáš

Company: The Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Position: Senior Research Fellow, Head, Central and Southeastern Europe Research Centre,

Currently Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Central and Southeastern Europe Research Program at the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA), Bratislava, Slovakia.

Tomáš Strážay graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava in 1999 and received his PhD. from the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland in 2010.

In 2003 he joined RC SFPA. He worked as an editor and later as editor-in-chief of the Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs journal. Since 2005 he has been co-editing the International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs quarterly. He is a leading expert in the project Think Visegrad – V4 Think Tank Platform, National Convention on the European Union in Albania and National Convention on the European Union in Montenegro. He is the author and co-author of numerous analyses and articles on regional cooperation, Visegrad Group, EU enlargement and Western Balkans.

Since 2007 he has cooperated with the European Economic and Social Committee, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions as an expert advisor/author of briefing notes. So far he has participated in the development of the following opinions/briefing notes:

“Transport Policy in the Western Balkans” (EESC)
“EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina Relations” (EESC)
“Analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Serbia under the IPA in the Context of the 2009 Enlargement Package” (EP)
“Western Balkans: Enhancing the European perspective“ (CoR)
“EU-Serbia Relations: The Role of Civil Society“ (EESC)

Stryczek Jacek

Stryczek Jacek

Company: WIOSNA Association, Szlachetna Paczka (Noble Parcel)

Position: Founder

Fr. Jacek WIOSNA Stryczek. Graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and then Pontifical University of John Paul II.


Long-standing academic pastor. The originator of SZLACHETNA PACZKA and AKADEMIA PRZYSZŁOŚCI. Chairman of WIOSNA Association, one of the biggest non-governmental organizations in Poland. He was named Gentleman of the year 2014 and “Społecznik Roku” by Newsweek. The winner of Jan Wejchert Prize awarded by Polish Business Council for charity work and Władysław Stasiak Award.


His first book  “Money. In the light of the Gospel. A new tale of poverty and earning”, was published in 2015 by Wydawnictwo Literackie. He’s got vast experience in business, management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Public Relations, advertising and much more.

Styś Tomasz

Styś Tomasz

Company: The Sobieski Institute

Position: Expert in local government and regional development

Tomasz Styś is a freelance advisor for public management to both private and public sector, a market analyst and a long – term associate of one of the leading Polish think tanks: the Sobieski Institute located in Warsaw.  Author or co – author of many publications including “The 2030 National Waste Management Plan for Poland”, “Packaging waste management in Poland. The perspective for closing the loop”, “WEEE management in Poland. The perspective for the year 2030”, and “Smart transportation system - an economic impact in Poland”

Sukiennik Rafał

Sukiennik Rafał

Company: Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Poland

Suleiman Wael

Suleiman Wael

Company: Polish Business Group, United Arab Emirates

Position: Chairman of the Board

He is the founder, Partner and Member of the Board at Gulf Fluor LLC, a chemical complex in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. One of the founders and for the last four years the Chairman of the Polish Business Group in Abu Dhabi. For years he has supported the development of cooperation between Poland and the United Arab Emirates and the countries of the region. Dr Suleiman is the owner of the Fidelity Group holding. Since 1991 he has been involved in the chemical and petrochemical industry. He has been supporting various charity initiatives, also as a Rotarian. He was the President of the Rotary Club Warszawa City. Dr Suleiman is a medical doctor with the PhD degree from the Medical University of Warsaw. He has also completed a number of specialist studies abroad in medicine, management and economics at universities such as Harvard University, Cornell University and Heriot-Watt University.

Swaczyna Monika

Swaczyna Monika

Company: “Młodzi Reformują Polskę” (“The Young Reform Poland”)

Position: Doctoral Student, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Member of the Board

Graduated simultaneously, law, summa cum laude, at the University of Warsaw (master’s thesis supervised by prof. Modzelewski) as well as banking at Warsaw School of Economics, where she has defended her master’s thesis under the supervision of Professor Leszek Balcerowicz. She has also been studying at the Cambridge University. Currently, the barrister’s trainee as well as Ph.D. Candidate in international company law at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Has gained professional experience in international law firms (Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright), investment banks (Rothschild) and international institutions (United Nations, Polish Embassy in Japan). For the time being she is working for the Council of the European Union in Brussels as well as is involved in voluntary work by being a member of the management board of the Young Reforming Poland Society.

Sylwestrowicz Jakub

Sylwestrowicz Jakub

Company: JLL

Position: National Director

Sypek Marek

Sypek Marek

Company: Agros Nova Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Szabó László

Position: Parliamentary State Secretary and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

Deputy minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, between 2010-2014 CEO of TEVA Hungary Ltd. , graduated at the University of Debrecen Medical Faculty, member of the Innovation Council Board of the Ministry for National Economy, AmCham Investor Council Board member, member of the board at the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Producers Association.

Szczepański Krystian

Szczepański Krystian

Company: Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

PhD Eng. Krystian Szczepański supervises tasks in the fields of: waste management, soil protection, protection and water management and coordination of Infrastructure and Environment Program.

His previous professional experience is almost entirely related to work in public institutions in the field of environmental protection. He began his carrier in 2000 at the Technical University of Czestochowa as a researcher and a lecturer. Then, from 2003 to 2007 worked in the Warsaw City Council in the Environmental Protection Office he was responsible for presume able tasks of the Mayor and the Governor in the field of environmental protection and shape. Moreover, he supervised among others: the Municipal and District Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management, The Waste Disposal Plant of Municipal Soil Waste (incretion waste) and ZOO. In 2007 he began working in the Voivodeship Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management in Warsaw where initially he is in charge of the Board as its President and then Director of Aid Funds Department and he responsible for implementation of EU funds (I&EP) and all the related activities.

He is a member of the Regional Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment and an expert in evaluation of applications in the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy. He specializes in issues of environmental protection, environmental impact assessments and EU funds.

Szczepański Marek

Szczepański Marek

Company: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu SA (Industrial Development Agency – ARP)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Dr Szczepański has been on the IDA Management Board since February 2015. He is in charge of restructuring processes, the supervision of granting loans and warranties to large companies, as well as the supervision of selected key projects.
Marek Szczepański (PhD) MBA graduated from law at the University of Warsaw. He passed his doctorial exams in Management Sciences in 2012 at Kozmiński University in Warsaw.
In the years 2009-2015, he worked for Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego as a department director and managing director.
In years 2007 to 2009, he worked in the private sector, and also as a board president of a consulting company.
Before that, in the years 2003-2005, he worked in the public sector in the following institutions: the Ministry of Economy and Labour as an undersecretary of state; in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy as a department director and in the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
He is Poczta Polska S.A. supervisory board president and previously, a member and president of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.


Szczepański Rafał

Szczepański Rafał

Company: BBI Development SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Rafał Szczepański is the Vice Chairman of the Management Board of BBI Development NFI SA and Chairman of the Management Board of Juvenes – Projekt limited liability company.
Among his competence we can name gaining new projects and also supervising sales and marketing politics. Rafał Szczepański has a wide experience in activating developer ventures. SPVs (special purpose vehicles) for such spectacular projects as Plac Unii, Nowy Sezam, Centrum Praskie Koneser and ZŁOTA 44 in Warsaw were set with his active participation.
Apart from strictly business, Rafał Szczepański is participating wide social activities. In January 2010 he has started so called STOP Janosikowe action. Rafał Szczepański has initiated creation of citizens project of amendments to the “janosikowe” act, that has been signed by 157 000 of Polish people. He has presented the project of amendments during plenary session of the Parliament in winter 2012. He represents initiators of amendments while work of parliamentary committees.
Rafał Szczepański is also the initiator of the set of books dedicated to the history of Warsaw "viewing" through the prism of investments hold by BBI Development NFI SA. From the “Warsaw metropolitan” set so far were published: "Simons Passage", "Residence Foksal and surroundings", "Connoisseur, Ząbkowska and surroundings", "Union Square and surroundings" and "ZŁOTA 44 and other Warsaw sky-high buildings".
For social activities for the capital Rafał Szczepański was honored with a medal "Merit for Warsaw". Moreover, for his social and business activities Rafał Szczepański was awarded, among others, with Warsaw Chamber of Local Economic Award, with medal them. Professor Mirosław M. Mossakowski, with prestigious Floriana 2011 award, with "PRO Masovia" medal and with a medal to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Szczerba Michał

Szczerba Michał

Company: Chairman, Senior Policy Committee of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Szczypiński Witold

Szczypiński Witold

Company: Grupa Azoty SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, CEO

A graduate of the Production Organization and Industry Management Department at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. In 1979 he started to work in Azoty Tarnów (currently Grupa Azoty S.A.). Since 1999 he has been a member of the company’s top-level management. Currently he performs the function of the Vice-President of the Management Board and Director General of Grupa Azoty S.A. responsible for the production integration, plastics and chemical syntheses. Mr Szczypiński is either the author or a co-author of almost 40 specialized technology improvement proposals, including those covered by the patent protection. A co-author of Azoty Tarnów restructuring in 1999, the Recovery Programme between 2002 and 2007, the Development Plan between 2002 and 2007 as well as the Strategy and Development Programme between 2008 and 2012. A co-author and an associate performer of the Acquisition Project of Unylon GmbH in 2010. He is one of the main authors of Azoty Tarnów success on the stock market as well as a co-performer of the takeovers of Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn and Zakłady Chemiczne “Police”. Currently Grupa Azoty S.A. is one of the biggest companies in its sector in the East-Central Europe. Mr Szczypiński is a long-term active member of SITPChem (Association of Engineers and Technicians of Chemical Industry) – he performed the function of the Chairman of the Community as well as the Chairman of its branch in Tarnów; he was also a member of the national presidium of this organization. Currently, Mr Witold Szczypiński is a member of the Committee of Chemical and Process Engineering at Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of the Steering Committee of the Strategic Programme "Advanced Technologies of Alternative Energy" at National Centre for Research and Development and a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis “Blachownia" Kędzierzyn Koźle.

Szewczyk Andrzej

Szewczyk Andrzej

Company: Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ)

Position: Deputy Director, Department of International Promotion

Szewczyk Damian

Szewczyk Damian

Company: “Młodzi Reformują Polskę” (“The Young Reform Poland”)

Position: Graduate of the Cracow University of Economics; Member of the Board

Szkaradek Dariusz

Szkaradek Dariusz

Company: Deloitte

Position: Partner, Financial Services Institutions Leader, Audit, Enterprise Risk Services

Dariusz Szkaradek, Partner, Financial Services Team Leader, Deloitte. He oversees advisory and implementation projects in the areas of risk management, M&A and external reporting for major banks and insurance groups in Poland. Dariusz is a graduate of a highly prestigious Global Executive MBA programme organized jointly by the renowned London Business School and Columbia Business School. He is also a graduate of the Cracow University of Economics and a holder of ACCA, FCCA and CFA professional certificates. His area of expertise is financial market regulation. Dariusz is a highly respected commentator on the macroeconomic situation on the domestic and EU market.

Szlachta Anna

Szlachta Anna

Company: PwC

Position: Manager

She joined PwC over eight years ago and has been working mainly in Poland, as well as in the United States and Great Britain. During that time, Anna has primarily been involved in auditing financial statements, verifying non-financial data, including many rankings, internal audit, advice on reporting, including integrated reporting, as well as analysing business and management processes. She is a member of the working group responsible for monitoring CSR trends at the Ministry of the Economy, a project consisting of preparing recommendations for the Ministry of Finance regarding the implementation of Directive 2014/95/EU. She is a certified Global Reporting Initiative trainer.

Szlagowski Piotr

Szlagowski Piotr

Company: PGNiG SA

Position: Director, Department of Regulatory

Szlęk Edward

Szlęk Edward

Company: JSW Koks SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sznajder Ryszard

Sznajder Ryszard

Company: Polish Indian Chamber of Commerce

Position: Chairman

- born 22.03.1948 Poznan

- 1969 MA, Faculty of Law , Adam Mickiewicz University , Poznan

- 1974-1999 Ministry of Foreign Affaires
1975 - 1977 Polish Embassy in Washington D.C. - secretary for cultural and
scientific affaires
1984 - 1988 Polish Embassy in New Delhi - First Secretary
1992 - 1996 Polish Embassy in New Delhi - Counselor

- 1996 -1997 Supervisory Board Vice Chairmen of Zaklady Lotnicze
PZL Mielec

- 1999 - independent business consultant and private entrepreneur

- 2008 - founder member and Vice President of Polish Indian Chamber of
Commerce (PICC)

- 2009 - President of Polish Indian Chamber of Commerce

languages: English, Russian, Spanish

Lecturer of Indian matters at symposia, seminars and international conferences.

Szpara Agnieszka

Szpara Agnieszka

Company: Affidea Polska

Position: Chairman of the Board

Sztuczkowski Przemysław

Sztuczkowski Przemysław

Company: Cognor SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Szugajew Jacek

Szugajew Jacek

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

He has worked in the banking sector for more than 20 years. In that period, he held managerial posts and was responsible first of all for bank strategies and customer relations. In 2009–2014, he held the position of the President of the Management Board of Rabobank Polska S.A., and since October 2014, he has been working in PKO Bank Polski. He acquired his professional experience working for ABN Amro BANK (in Warsaw and in the Dutch head office of the bank in Amsterdam), Citibank Poland, and the National Bank of Poland. A graduate of the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (currently the Warsaw School of Economics), the Faculty of Production Economics, and the Stockholm University in the scope of banking and finance.

Szulwiński Marcin

Szulwiński Marcin

Company: Grupa Nowy Szpital Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Co-owner and co-founder of Grupa Nowy Szpital, holds master’s degree in management. He began his healthcare career in 1999 working as Director of the West Pomeranian Regional Sickness Fund in Szczecin. Hospital reorganization became his life's passion. In 2003, he started to cooperate with ZUK KnowHow where he prepared and led hospital-restructuring projects. He became Chairman of Grupa Nowy Szpital in 2008.

Szymańska Małgorzata

Szymańska Małgorzata

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Director, Oil and Gas Department

A graduate of the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Management) and National School of Public Administration (2002-2004), a stagier at Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
She started her professional career in the investment unit of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG; eng. Polish Petroleum and Gas Mining) in 1991. From 1994 to 2002 she worked in EuRoPol Gaz SA, a company established under the intergovernmental agreement between Poland and Russia (1993) to build a Polish section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline.
Since 2004 she has been a civil servant working for the Ministry of Economy, first as a head of gas unit and then - since August 2011 – as a director of the Oil and Gas Department. She has been responsible for fulfilling the tasks of the Ministry related to the matters of security of gas and oil supplies to Poland and preparing the regulations of the oil and gas sectors including the legislation implementing the EU law.
During Polish Presidency in the EU Council (2011), she was a member of the Presidency Corps. She represents Poland in the European Commissions’ Gas Coordination Group and co-chairs the Energy Group of the Polish-Russian Intergovernmental Commission.

Szymczak Jacek

Szymczak Jacek

Company: Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce (IGCP)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Szymielewicz Katarzyna

Szymielewicz Katarzyna

Company: Panoptykon Foundation

Position: Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder

Lawyer specialised in human rights and technology. Co-founder and president of Panoptykon Foundation – a Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of contemporary forms of surveillance. Vice-president of European Digital Rights – a coalition of 33 privacy and civil rights organisations. Board member of Tactical Technology Collective and Amnesty International (Poland). Member of the Council for Digitisation in Poland. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). Published in the Guardian, Polityka, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and other titles.

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Ślęzak Tomasz

Ślęzak Tomasz

Company: Work Service SA

Position: Vice President

He graduated in Management and Marketing from Wrocław University of Economics. During his studies, he worked for over two years as a Surveyor with Pracownia Badań Społecznych seated in Sopot, a social research company researching political preferences and consumer habits. Then, he worked six months as a Project Manager Assistant and Trainer Assistant with training agency Profes. He was also shortly a Consultant with SJOS, a business consulting company, where he took part in an implementation of financial controlling function project in power industry company.


After graduation, he joined Procter & Gamble for almost nine years. As Key Account Manager, he managed a team responsible for cooperation with one of top P&G customers (real,- METRO group). He also managed numerous strategic sales support projects for P&G portfolio. He also supported the development of the organization as an internal trainer and a certified recruiter for managerial positions.


After becoming Marketing Strategy & Planning Manager for CEEMEA (Central Europe, Africa and Middle East Markets), he developed and implemented new product strategies for Detergent category in dependent markets. He provided strategic consulting services for key customers in the Region (in-store innovation and projects based on shopper’s psychology). He also developed sales concepts and market initiatives by actively cooperating with the concern’s HQ. For his achievements, he was awarded Brand Building Gold Award. After coming back to Poland, he took over the position of Trade Marketing Manager at Gillette and was responsible for launching new products and market execution of marketing initiatives in all sales channels.


Since December 2010, he has handled the Sales Department in Polish branch of a leading logistics operator – DB Schenker. As Sales Director, he was a member of the company’s top Management Group; he also represented DB Schenker Polska before the European Sales Steering Team.


Additionally, from March 2009 to the end of 2011, he was Vice President of the Management Board of Metromedia Polska, an advertising company specialising in mobile advertising carriers.


Currently, he performs the function of the President of the Management Board of Lensvision Sp. z o.o.

Śliwa Romana

Śliwa Romana

Company: Rzeszów University of Technology

Position: Department of Materials Forming and Processing (MP), Head, Project Management Office (MBI)

Śmidowski Witold

Śmidowski Witold

Position: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Saudi Arabia

Światłowski Bartosz

Światłowski Bartosz

Company: Visegrad Plus web portal, Member, Jagiellonian Club

Position: Doctoral Student, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Editor

Świątek Bogdan

Świątek Bogdan

Company: Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Director for Development

Vice President, Chief Development  Officer at Veolia Energy Poznan SA and Veolia Energy Poznan ZEC SA. Graduate and employee of Poznan University of Technology, has moved to the practical use of his  knowledge in the heating sector. He is active in the heating sector for over 30 years, and for 25 years he holds the managerial functions at the highest level. During the period of Poznańska Energetyka Cieplna he was responsible for the operational and technical restructuring and for market reorientation of the company. Since  2002 he is responsible for commercial development. Bogdan Świątek is the initiator of the concept of co-operation with local government partners, common for the Veolia Group in Poland. He was also responsible for the development of new products: technical maintenance services for facilities (facility management), services to the National Grid, production and distribution of system cooling, and lately, energy management services in buildings together with some projects in the area of ​​energy efficiency. He is a recognized authority in the heating sector.

Świątkowska Joanna

Świątkowska Joanna

Company: The Kościuszko Institute

Position: Expert

Dr. Joanna Świątkowska, The Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum; Senior Research Fellow for Cybersecurity of the Kosciuszko Institute, Poland. Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is the Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum, the Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal, and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute. From 2016 to 2017 she was a member of the Advisory Group for Cybersecurity of the Republic of Poland working within the Polish Presidential National Bureau of Security (NBS). She has been involved in numerous high profile national and international cybersecurity initiatives. In 2014 she took part in the Sino-European Cyber Dialogue held in Geneva and Beijing. She often cooperates with Polish public institutions, including, among others, NBS.


In the framework of the National Forum of Security organized by NBS, she contributed to the cyber doctrine of Poland. She also advised the Supreme Audit Office in terms of cybersecurity control in Poland. Dr. Świątkowska is the author of numerous articles, reports, and analyses concerning cybersecurity. She often speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2016 she took part in the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Cybersecurity and Government Interoperability.


Dr. Świątkowska holds a PhD in the field of Political Science.


 

Świechowicz Robert

Świechowicz Robert

Company: PESA Bydgoszcz SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Financial Director

Świerczewski Arkadiusz

Świerczewski Arkadiusz

Company: PKN ORLEN SA

Position: Director of Innovation

Świlski Ryszard

Świlski Ryszard

Position: Member of the Board

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Tabiś Wojciech

Tabiś Wojciech

Company: Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Organisation (PTPiREE)

Position: Head of the Office

Takáč Kristián

Takáč Kristián

Company: Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy between 2011-2012

Position: Partner, Central European Policy Institute (CEPI)

Tamborski Paweł

Tamborski Paweł

Company: Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW)

Position: Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Academy of Economics in Poznań and holder of a stock broker license since 1991. Since July 2014 President of the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. From 2012 as Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Treasury, he was responsible for privatisation processes, including those conducted on the public capital market. He was responsible for the promotion of Poland’s financial and capital markets to international investors. From 2010 to 2012 at Wood & Co, an independent investment bank focused on Central and Eastern Europe, Paweł Tamborski fulfilled the role of Head of Investment Banking. Previously, from 1994 at Unicredit Group (at the time CAIB, part of Creditanstalt Bankverein AG), he was in charge of the investment banking team in Warsaw (Head of Investment Banking and Member of the Executive Board of Unicredit CAIB Poland). From 2008 he was co-head of the London Equity Capital Markets team responsible for Central and Eastern Europe (ECM CEE). Before that at Bank Staropolski SA, where he started his career in the capital markets as a securities broker and helped to establish one of the first brokerage operations in Poland.

Taylor Charles

Taylor Charles

Company: Cushman & Wakefield

Position: Managing Partner

Charles Taylor is Managing Partner at Cushman & Wakefield in Poland with over 23 years experience in the property profession.
Charles joined C&W's Warsaw office in July 2013. Prior to this, he spent the last 15 years in Hungary, where he held the position of Managing Director of the C&W’s Budapest office. He was also responsible for coordinating the firm’s Capital Markets Team across Central Europe. Prior to joining the Budapest office in 1998, Charles worked in C&Ws London office, responsible for retail agency in Central London.

Charles has got a significant track record of successful investment transactions, including the acquisition of a major office portfolio of 5 office buildings in Budapest, concluded on behalf of Heitman and the acquisition of TriGranit’s Arena Centar, Zagreb. Since moving to Poland, Charles has been responsible for driving the firm’s Retail Property Management and Capital Markets activity.

Taylor Ian

Taylor Ian

Company: University of St Andrews

Tejchman Marek

Tejchman Marek

Company: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (daily legal newspaper)

Position: Deputy Editor-in-chief

Teta João Sebastião

Teta João Sebastião

Position: Secretary of State for Science and Technology, Angola

Tobiacelli Marek

Tobiacelli Marek

Company: Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Position: Director of Energy Efficiency

Graduate of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology. Since many years he executes various activities in area of energy efficiency for production, distribution, transformation and usage of energy in buildings. He developed his competencies as a designer, salesman and manager. Since 2004 he is related to Siemens group. As director of Energy Efficiency Department he implemented solutions of ESCO type and energy performance contracting and later also got involved in energy efficiency project basing on public-private partnership model and moreover development and implementation of remote management concept for energy consumption. He was involved in several successful bids of that type till today.


Tokarski Krzysztof

Tokarski Krzysztof

Company: Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych PZU SA (TFI PZU SA)

Position: Chairman of the Board

He has been professionally involved with the financial market for over 20 years.
He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics and has completed a course in Banking at the Kraków Univerity of Economics, as well as a course in Capital Markets at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He holds an MBA degree in International Finance (from Skarbek University in Warsaw in cooperation with the Erasmus University Rotterdam). He is a licensed stock broker.
He started his professional career at Bank Pekao and its brokerage office.
In the following years he worked for Pioneer Pekao Investment Management S.A. where, as the Head of Investment Control for Central and Eastern Europe, he was involved in investment control within the Pioneer group.
He was also the investment manager at KGHM TFI, where he was involved, inter alia, in preparing specialist funds for the participation in the privatisation of the energy sector.
He joined the PZU Group in 2011. Since February 2012, he has been the President of the Management Board of TFI PZU S.A.

Tokarski Stanisław

Tokarski Stanisław

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board for Strategy and Development

Graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Electronics of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Completed a number of post-graduate studies, including, among others, in nuclear power engineering in modern power engineering industry (AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow), European Union legislation (Jagiellonian University) and management (Warsaw School of Economics).

Mr. Tokarski began his professional career in the energy sector at the Jaworzno III Power Plant, where, among others, he held positions in production (1992-1996), and subsequently became deputy director for strategy and management (1996-1997) and director for strategy and management (1997-2001). In 2001-2008 he worked at Południowy Koncern Energetyczny SA as director for management strategy. In 2008-2010 Mr. Tokarski was Vice President of the Management Board - director for strategy and development of TAURON Polska Energia SA. In 2010-2014 he was the President of the Management Board of TAURON Wytwarzanie SA.

Mr. Tokarski is actively involved in a number of organizations, among others: Eurelectric and Polish Committee of the World Energy Council. Since 1998 he has participated in the works of many European institutions that provide opinions on legal acts related to the energy and fuel sector. Mr. Tokarski is a Member the Polish Electricity Association Managing Committee and a Member of VGB Board of Directors. He is active in KIC InnoEnergy, an international company that runs research and development projects. Mr. Tokarski is the Chairman of the Economic Society Polish Power Plants and a Member of the Management Board of the Energy Sector and Environment Protection Chamber of Commerce.

Tomanek Robert

Tomanek Robert

Company: University of Economics in Katowice

Position: Rector Elect

Tomasik Artur

Tomasik Artur

Company: Chairman of the Board, Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze SA (Upper Silesian Aviation Group)

Position: Chairman of the Board, Związek Regionalnych Portów Lotniczych (Polish Regional Airports Association)

Artur Tomasik is a graduate of Faculty Of Automatic Control, Electronics And Computer Science of Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
He graduated with an MBA degree and he has Die Akademie fur Fuhrungskrafte der Wirtschaft in Bad Harzburg diploma.
He also graduated with a post-graduate studies at the University of Economics in Katowice and International School of Banking and Finance in Katowice.
President of the management board of The Upper Silesian Aviation Group Joint Stock Company (GTL S.A.), managing company of Katowice Airport.
Formerly he worked at financial institutions, mainly banks.
Currently he is also the Chairman of the management board of the Polish Regional Airports Association and the Chairman of the Scientific and Programme Council of Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe at the Silesian University of Technology. He is also Vice-president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice.

Tomczykiewicz Tomasz

Tomczykiewicz Tomasz

Company: Ministry of Economy, Poland

Position: Secretary of State

Tomecki Maciej

Tomecki Maciej

Position: Expert; Alumnus of the Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Tovmasyan Petros

Tovmasyan Petros

Company: Jagiellonian Club

Position: Graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice; Member of the Supervisory Board

Tóth Krisztián

Tóth Krisztián

Company: Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH)

Position: Head of Department, Department of International Relations

Krisztián Tóth is Head of Department at the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority. He is in charge of international aspects of all sectors regulated by the Authority including electricity, gas, district heating, water utility and waste management. Mr Tóth is a former diplomat.”

Traczyk Bogdan

Traczyk Bogdan

Company: Upper Silesian Agency For Entrepreneurship And Development Ltd. (GAPR)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Trakelis Darius

Trakelis Darius

Company: Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Position: Head of the European Union and International Relations Department

Since the middle of 2014 Darius Trakelis is the Director of the EU and International Affairs Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. He was in charge of coordination of the preparation for Lithuania’s euro area membership from 1 January 2015 at both EU and national levels. Currently, one of the main tasks of the Department is coordination of Lithuania’s representation in the euro area structures.
During 2009–2014 Darius Trakelis worked at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU and in the second half of 2013 he was involved in the activities related to Lithuania’s Presidency of the EU Council. As the Chair of the EU Council Working Group, he took part in the finalisation of the EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy legislative package. Darius Trakelis also chaired the EU Council Working Group meetings on the value added of macro-regional strategies.
Darius Trakelis has PhD in political science since 2009. His PhD thesis statement was dedicated to the analysis of the impact of the EU enlargement on reforms of the EU redistributive policies.
Darius Trakelis was born in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 1 May 1977. He is married and has two children.

Trepczyński Ryszard

Trepczyński Ryszard

Company: PZU SA

Position: Member of the Board

Mr. Ryszard Trepczyński completed his studies at the Faculty of Management and Marketing in the Warsaw School of Economics.
He has been affiliated with the capital market from the outset of his career. He has rich experience in building and implementing investment strategies as well as in devising investment policies. He is experienced in managing high value asset portfolios with a divergent asset composition.
He participated in building structures to manage strategic asset allocation, liquidity and investment risk.
In 1994 - 1996 he worked as a broker in Centrum Operacji Kapitałowych Banku Handlowego w Warszawie SA. In 1996 - 2002 he was employed in the Financial Investment Department of PZU Życie SA – initially as an asset manager and later as the Head of the Debt Portfolio Management Sub-Department. Since December 2002 he has been associated with Pioneer Pekao Investment Management S.A., where he held the positions of Director of the Debt Securities Department, Director of the Asset Management Department and since March 2009 he has been the Vice-President of the Management Board overseeing the Investment Division.
Since July 2011 he has been the Member of the Management Board of PZU and PZU Życie. He oversees the Investment Division.

Trojanowski Wojciech

Trojanowski Wojciech

Company: Strabag Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board

He has been working for STRABAG for 18 years. As one of two members of the management board of STRABAG’s Polish branch, he has been in charge of finance department since February 2013.
Educated at Warsaw School of Economics, where he majored in Finance and Banking, he holds Master’s Degree in Economics.
He held the position of Chief Financial Officer and board member of STRABAG Construction of Infrastructure for 6 years. At that time, the company has become the market leader in infrastructure construction in Poland, more than doubling employment and revenue. Reference investments of that period include, construction of A2 Motorway Nowy Tomyl - Świecko. He also led the integration of NCC Group companies and of several local entities – such as Hermann Kirchner Poland - in the structure of STRABAG. In 2012-2013 he was responsible for transferring mastic asphalt mixing plants to Russia and for developing STRABAG’s potential on this market. From 2001 to 2006 he was managing director and member of the board of BRVZ Sp. z. o. o., member of STRABAG group.
Under his supervision, STRABAG has won a number of awards in the field of infrastructure construction, such as, the “Company of the Year” title in the Leaders of Infrastructure Competition (2010), numerous diamonds for the “Gold Statuette of the Polish Business Leader” awarded by the Business Centre Club, and the title of the “Titan of the Year” in the field of underground construction (2012). He is the chairman of the Building Platform in the Employers of Poland organization.

Truskolaski Tadeusz

Truskolaski Tadeusz

Position: Mayor of Białystok

Turowski Jakub

Turowski Jakub

Company: Facebook

Position: Head of Public Policy for Poland

Twardowska Jowita

Twardowska Jowita

Company: Grupa Lotos SA (Lotos Group)

Position: Communication and CSR Director

Twarowska Katarzyna

Twarowska Katarzyna

Company: Business Leaders Foundation

Position: Chairman of the Board

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation.
She graduated from Warsaw University of Technology. She is an EY Director in Assurance, Central and South East Europe Real Estate Assurance Leader, senior auditor and a Business Coach. Global Ambassador of TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) in Poland. She has been working for EY (formerly Ernst & Young) since the beginning of her professional career in 2003. She serves multinational corporations and listed companies specializing in the real estate sector. Publicist in Forbes.pl.
Katarzyna has over 11 years of experience in auditing. She has audited large multinational groups, performed financial due diligence, consulted on IPO and audited companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (including WIG 20 companies). She is also the co-author of “Real State of Real Estate – The Real Estate Guide to Poland” and numerous articles about the real estate industry.
Through Women Leadership in Business Foundation she wants to actively encourage and inspire women to develop talents and to follow the path of conscious entrepreneurship, and enable leaders to actively promote a culture of diversity in organizations.

Twaróg Marek

Twaróg Marek

Company: Dziennik Zachodni

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Chief editor of „Dziennik Zachodni”, earlier for three years in charge of ”Gazeta Wrocławska”, before that reporter specialized in the Church, EU and Silesian regionalism. Graduate of the University of Silesia. Author of articles on media system and innovations and co-author (with Arkadiusz Gola) of an illustrated album ”Men of coal”. Twice awarded the Silesia Press Journalist Award. He was a juror in the Grand Press competition. Likes being a scholar, too.

Tycholiz Wojciech

Tycholiz Wojciech

Company: Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw

Position: Member of the Board, Polish Centre for African Studies

Tylman Beata

Tylman Beata

Company: PwC

Position: Director

She specializes in innovations, including research and development projects. For over 10 years she has been involved in acquiring and accounting for subsidies for enterprises, especially for their innovation and R&D activities. She is able to see things from both sides of the table when evaluating and monitoring subsidized projects at the request of various institutions in Poland and other European countries. She supports enterprises in devising strategies and tools in the areas of innovation and R&D activities. She has supported enterprises from many sectors in preparing their sector studies containing research agendas for the years 2015–2020. She has always shown the practical aspects of conducting research projects as well as acquiring and accounting for subsidies, preparing enterprises to undergo this process successfully. Recently, as Director of the Innovation and Grants team at PwC

Tynel Paweł

Tynel Paweł

Company: Ernst & Young

Position: Partner

Paweł Tynel is a Leader of Grants and Incentives Advisory Services, supporting domestic and foreign investors to get EU and public grants. He specializes in negotiations of the public grants for the biggest foreign investments in Poland and implementation of R+D projects. He has over 14-years’ experience in advisory of EU structural funds operating in special economic zones. He worked on many projects concerning selection of investment locations considering the investment incentives, access to qualified staff, labour costs, logistics as well as cooperation with the local governments and scientists. His main clients represent automotive, chemical, food, steel industries and shared services centers. Paweł is an author of many publications on public support and investment incentives, including the report on the Special Economic Zones after 2020.

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Urbańczyk Roman

Urbańczyk Roman

Company: KZK GOP

Position: Chairman of the Board

Uszko Marek

Uszko Marek

Company: KOPEX-EX-COAL Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

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Valente David

Valente David

Company: Expandglobe

Position: CEO

CEO of Expandglobe, a dynamic company which is one of the most active promoters of businesses between Poland and Southern Africa, with a special focus in Angola. During his cooperation with Polish companies, he has handled the successful export operations of several Polish food and non-food companies in the market of Angola. His high expertise and networks in Angola are also supporting the development of several investment opportunities being explored at the moment between Polish and Angolan companies on sectors such as Retail, Energy, Telecom, Fishing among others. Expandglobe is developing also activities in other Lusophone markets in Africa such as Mozambique and Cape Verde.
Previously he has worked on the Banking Industry both in Poland and in Portugal, within Bank Millennium Group.
Studied Business Management in Lisbon at Nova School of Economics and has a Master degree in International Business Strategies by the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Wrote the book “The reaction of corporate growth strategies to systems change – the case of the 2008-09 global financial crisis”.

Vass Róbert

Vass Róbert

Company: Central European Strategy Council

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, CEO

Vilaseca Josep

Vilaseca Josep

Company: Celsa Huta Ostrowiec Sp. z o.o.

Position: General Director

Virbickas Daivis

Company: Litgrid

Position: Chairman of the Board

The Chairman of the Management Board and CEO at Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, and a member of the Assembly of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E. From 2013 to 2016 April he was a member of the Supervisory Board of LitPol Link sp. Z o. o.

Mr. Virbickas holds a Master degree of Science in Energy Systems Operations of Kaunas University of Technology. His extensive experience in developing and managing the transmission system strategies, electricity market and business management has served in his leading role in establishing the common Nordic and Baltic power market, and finalizing strategic power interconnection projects of national and European significance, LitPol Link and NordBalt.

Before stepping on board of Litgrid in September 2013, Mr. Virbickas worked as the Business Director at the Baltic Business Unit of Alpiq AG, an international electricity trading company representing Swiss holding in the Baltic countries. 2008-2009 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lithuanian energy holding company; 2010-2011 — the Chief Technical Officer and the Director of Power System Operation Department in the Lithuanian TSO; 2010-2013 — a member of Scientific Board at Lithuanian Energy Institute.

Throughout his career Mr. Virbickas took active part in a few regional projects, was a member of System Control and System Development Committees of ENTSO-E, Secretary General of the association of the Baltic Transmission System Operators, BALTSO.

Voelkel Piotr

Voelkel Piotr

Company: Vox Capital Group

Position: Founder

von Liechtenstein Książe Michael

von Liechtenstein Książe Michael

Company: Geopolitical Information Service AG

Position: Chairman of the Board

H.S.H Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Information Service AG, an international intelligence and advisory company with a network of experts around the world.
He is also President of Industrie und Finanzkontor, an international fiduciary trust company; and President of the European Centre of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF) think tank, both of which are based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
He originally studied commerce at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and then worked in a range of senior positions in the banking and industrial sectors in Europe and North America. Between 1978 and 1987 he worked for Nestlé SA in the fields of controlling, management and marketing, focusing on a wide range of European and African markets.

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Waliszewski Leszek

Waliszewski Leszek

Company: FA Krosno SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Engineer, entrepreneur, manager. With over 30 years of experience in automotive industry. Worked in executive capacity in international corporations such as General Motors (USA) and Delphi Europe as well in family owned businesses Borg Automotive and FA Krosno. In 1994 – 2002 as Country Director coordinated growth of an American automotive corporation Delphi in Poland. In 1994 he was the first Delphi employee, in 2002 Delphi had 6 factories, Technical Center in Krakow and over 6000 employees. In 2002 Delphi received President of Poland award for the best foreign investor. In 2002 – 2004 as Operations Director was responsible for 8 factories in Northern Europe. Since 2006, he is the President and co-owner of a Polish automotive company FA Krosno; the third in Europe gas spring manufacturer. In 1980 – 1982 he was involved in a democratic opposition to the communist regime in Poland organizing Solidarity movement in the region of Śląsko-Dąbrowski becoming its first Chairman.

Wałęsa Lech

Wałęsa Lech

Company: Ambassador, CEED Institute

Position: President of the Republic of Poland between 1990-1995

Wang Yiwei

Wang Yiwei

Company: Renmin University of China

Position: Director

Wasilewska-Semail Agnieszka

Wasilewska-Semail Agnieszka

Company: Rafako SA

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Wasira Stephen Masatu

Wasira Stephen Masatu

Company: Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Tanzania

Wasyłeczko Magdalena

Wasyłeczko Magdalena

Company: Alumna Lesław A. Paga Foundation

Position: Graduate of the University of Warsaw, Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics

Watzl Alfred

Watzl Alfred

Company: Strabag Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board

As one of two members of the management board of STRABAG’s Polish branch, he has been in charge of the technical department since February 2013.
He graduated from Technical University of Deggendorf/Passau, Civil Engineering Faculty, where he specialised in construction law and management.
His professional experience in Poland began in 1998 when he took up the post of the construction manager of M1 Shopping Centre in Bytom. His outstanding achievements resulted in the appointment to the Management Board of STRABAG Building Construction & Civil Engineering in 2004. Through STRABAG group, he has numerous contacts in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe and South- Eastern Europe. He is a member of the Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers and the laureate of "Personality in the Construction Sector" Title awarded in 2014 by Builder Magazine.

Under his leadership STRABAG company, employing nearly 3,500 people, was awarded the title of “Construction Company of the Year” among the CEE countries in 2005, 2009 and 2012 in the prestigious CEEQA competition and also the title of "Employer of the Year 2013 in the Construction Sector" whereas Builder Magazine awarded STRABAG Sp. z o.o. with "Construction Company of the Year 2014" certificate for effective management and innovation.

Wen Wang

Wen Wang

Company: Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University, China

Position: Dean

Wenbo Hou

Wenbo Hou

Company: Bank of China

Position: General Director

Wendel Iwona

Wendel Iwona

Company: Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development.
Responsible for the management and implementation of operational programmes that support innovation, new technologies and commercialization of research and development (OP Innovative Economy and OP Intelligent Development), investments in broadband Internet infrastructure, electronic services, availability of public sector information, digital competences of citizens (OP Digital Poland), socio-economic development and increase of competitiveness in five eastern regions of Poland (OP Development of Eastern Poland and OP Eastern Poland).

Wenecki Tadeusz

Wenecki Tadeusz

Company: Polski Koks SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Career: Graduated from the Wroclaw University of Technology, M. Sc. in Chemistry with specialization in Chemical Engineering. Postgraduate studies in management - AGH Krakow as well as finance and law- PAN Warsaw. Vast management experience, including over 20 years in the coke industry. Chairman of the Board of Huta Metali Niezależnych Szopienice SA, President of the Financial Society Silesia in Katowice and Coke Plant Czestochowa Nowa. Author of many organizational, restructuring and corporates development projects. Currently Chairman of the Polski Koks SA Management Board in JSW Group.

Werle Jerzy

Werle Jerzy

Company: Warbud SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, CEO

JERZY WERLE – Warbud S.A.’s Chairman and Director General. Completed Warsaw University of Technology and Graduate School of Business SEP 2006 at Stanford University in California.

After graduating from the Sanitary Engineering Faculty in 1983 (specializing in Water Construction) he gained engineering experience on the construction site of a water intake station for the City of Warsaw in Wieliszewo and then the Wilanowska station of the Warsaw Metro.
He worked for five years as Technical Director of Domy Phenix, a company building steel-framed houses. The firm was owned by Generale des Eaux, one of the world’s largest holding companies in the construction sector.
Since 1995 he supervised construction projects for Warbud SA. As Production Director he managed preparations for production, development of construction technology used for project execution and the construction of buildings and structures such as the pylon of the Swietokrzyski Bridge in Warsaw, the Sucharskiego Bridge in Gdansk, the Siekierkowski Bridge as well as the Czerniakowska Junction in Warsaw and the Obornicka road viaduct in Poznan. On 1 January 2005 he was appointed Warbud S.A.'s Director General. Since 2012 he held the function of Vice Chairman of the firm’s Management Board. On 29 February 2016 he was appointed the company's Chairman.
Mr. Werle has received a badge of honour "For merits for the construction industry" from the Ministry of Construction. For the design of the construction technology for the Siekierkowski Bridge, he and his team received the following awards: From the Minister of Infrastructure for achievements in the field of architecture and construction and from the Polish Engineering Association NOT - for his achievements in the field of technology.

Wiater Krzysztof

Wiater Krzysztof

Company: DLA Piper Wiater sp.k.

Position: Managing Partner

Krzysztof Wiater manages the DLA Piper team in Poland. He is a legal adviser and holds a Ph.D. in economics. He specialises in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, greenfield/brownfield projects, and direct and indirect privatisation transactions. He also advises companies from the defence sector on issues related to state aid and offset contracts. Krzysztof has broad experience in managing and coordinating corporate legal advisory services, including transactions demanding parallel activities in numerous countries from the CEE region. Moreover, he has built good working relationships with public institutions and governmental agencies by representing them in several significant transactions, including privatisations and the restructuring of state-owned companies.

Wiącek Robert

Wiącek Robert

Company: Stal-Service Sp. z o.o.

Position: Member of the Board

Wirth Herbert

Wirth Herbert

Company: KGHM Polska Miedź SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Wiśniewski Arkadiusz

Wiśniewski Arkadiusz

Position: Mayor of Opole

Wiśniewski Grzegorz

Wiśniewski Grzegorz

Company: Institute for Renewable Energy (EC BREC IEO)

Position: Chairman of the Board

Grzegorz Wisniewski, founder and managing director of Institute or Renewable Energy (IEO) – a non-public research centre and sustainable energy think tank in Warsaw. Mr Wisniewski graduated from Warsaw University of Technology (process engineering) in and Warsaw University (MBA). He was awarded several international scholarships, at the EU and US universities and research centres. He specialises in decentralised renewable energy technologies (solar, wind and bioenergy/biogas), energy economics and energy systems modelling.

He is co-author of Polish National renewable energy strategy (2001), some parts of renewable energy regulations (including energy law in area of green electricity promotion - 2004) and co-author of a dozen strategic reports for the European Commission e.g. (DG Ener, DG Agri, DG RTD), Polish government (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Economy, Ministry for Regional Development), regional governments, green NGOs and industrial associations devoted to renewable energy potentials and forecasts.

He was an managing director of the EC Baltic Renewable Energy Centre (based in Warsaw and Gdansk, 1997-2005). Within 2001-2005 the Centre acted as the Polish national renewable energy agency. For several years he has been a member (and the Chairman ‘2007/2008) of the ManagEnergy Reflection Group (MERG) – an advisory group of the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission in area of sustainable energy. He was a chairman of the energy advisory group for the Polish Minister of Environment and he is a member of energy policy advisory groups of the Polish Minister of Economy and a member of renewable energy advisory group of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Economy. He is a Chairman of the Advisory Council of Organisation of Employers - Polish Renewable Energy Forum (ZP FEO).

In 2014, for his overall contribution to the promotion of renewable energy and development of new concept of citizens (prosumers) energy, he was awarded the statuette “Promoter of Renewable Energy“ (by Polish “Clean Energy” Journal) and the distinction “New Impulse” (by Polish “New Industry Journal).

Wiśniewski Jerzy

Wiśniewski Jerzy

Company: Fujitsu in Poland

Position: Director R&D

Manager with more than 20 years of experience in Polish and international companies from the services, solutions and software development sector like Kordbab Bygdatta, Intergaph, TomTom. Experience in creating and organising offices and departments as well as managing projects and programmes in a multicultural environment. Experience in R&D (software, solutions development) and IT support and service management. Vast experience in standardizing processes and procedures globally in multinational environment with participation in business development.
Participant and speaker during international conferences focusing on modern technologies and representative of companies in ICT organisations.
Graduated from Technical University of Lodz. Departments: Organization & Management, Electronic & Telecommunication

Witkowski Radosław

Witkowski Radosław

Position: Mayor of Radom

Woicka-Żuławska Iwona

Woicka-Żuławska Iwona

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Position: Director, Departament of Economic Cooperation

Wojaczek Piotr

Wojaczek Piotr

Company: Katowice Special Economic Zone

Position: Chairman of the Board

Piotr Wojaczek - since 1996 President of the Board in Katowice Special Economic Zone Co.. Chairman of Special Economic Zones Conference in Poland. Member of Working Group on Cluster Policy in The Ministry of Economy. Graduate of The Silesian University of Technology. Graduated from PhD studies at The Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prizewinner of numerous awards including ISTTD Los Angeles for the contribution in the development of economy with particular consideration of citizens’ living standard improvement and „Crystal Dragon of Success“ for best managers on the Polish market in 2014. Under his leadership The Board of Katowice Special Economic Zone Co. developed an area of over 1000 ha, acquiring at the same time over 22 billion PLN of investment capital and creating over 56 000 work places. An initiator of established in 2011 cluster „Silesia Automotive“, which purpose is to create Central European competence region in automotive industry.

Wojciechowski Andrzej Filip

Wojciechowski Andrzej Filip

Company: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board, Director for Restructuring

Wojciechowski Paweł

Wojciechowski Paweł

Company:

Position: Minister of Finance in 2006

Dr. Paweł Wojciechowski, Chief Economist of the Social Insurance Institution, from 2014. Earlier served as: Permanent Representative of Poland to the OECD, deputy foreign minister, CEO of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and minister of finance. From 1995 to 2005 he was CEO of several financial market companies, including PTE Allianz Polska S.A. He graduated in economics from John Caroll University, finished his doctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University, received a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences at Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Contribution to courses as a visiting professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, John Carroll University and Koźmiński University. Member of Harvard Club of Poland.

Wolniewicz-Warska Ewa

Wolniewicz-Warska Ewa

Company: Kapsch Telematic Services Sp. z o.o.

Position: Country Sales Manager

Wolny Wojciech

Wolny Wojciech

Company: LGBS Polska Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Wolski Józef

Wolski Józef

Company: Kopex SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Wołoszyn Alina

Wołoszyn Alina

Company: KPMG

Position: Partner, Head of Financing & Infrastructure Team in Poland and CEE

Alina Wołoszyn joined KPMG in 2008 where she manages team of specialists responsible among others for the advising on preparation of the infrastructure investments and arrangement of the financing for companies in Poland and in CEE region. Prior to joining KPMG she worked in Citibank Handlowy S.A. w Warszawie as Head of Corporate Finance Department where she managed team of specialists responsible for the structuring and arrangement of the financing on Polish and European market. Since 1996 Alina Wołoszyn has worked in Citi Bank Handlowy S.A. where she has created and developed Corporate Finance Department in Poland. Alina has more then 20 year experience in the financial advisory, structuring and arranging the financing on both on Polish and European market in the form of syndicated loan (Corporate Lending and Project Finance), bonds (including corporate bonds, project bonds, revenues bonds and High Yield) as well as the ECAs financing. Alina Wołoszyn has extensive experience among others in the coal mining, chemical, energy, telecommunication and public sector, which she gained during many transactions originated and arranged for Polish clients.

Wołyniec Ilona

Wołyniec Ilona

Company: PKO Bank Polski

Position: Director, Strategic Clients and Project Finance Division

Woszczyk Marek

Woszczyk Marek

Company: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Woszczyński Tadeusz

Woszczyński Tadeusz

Company: Information Systems Group at Hitachi Europe, Ltd.

Position: Regional Manager CEE&CIS

Chairman of the Biometrics Group, Board Member of the Banking Technology Forum at the Polish Banking Association

Mr. Woszczyński graduated from the Silesian University of Technology with a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and the Infotech (IT) Masters Program at University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received a postgraduate degree from the Warsaw School of Economics in Effective Business IT Management. Mr. Woszczyński’s career began at Hitachi Europe Ltd., where he was one of the company’s first employees in Poland. In 2005-2006, he organized a series of Hitachi Group promotional events with Cracow’s Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. In 2007-2008, he joined the Hitachi Europe Business Development Office (HEU BDO) at the Hitachi Europe Representative Office in Warsaw, where his main task was to establish Hitachi Europe Ltd.’s IT Security operations in Poland (IFG) from scratch. Since January 2009, he has managed Hitachi’s Polish and Central and Eastern European business unit that handles IT security solutions, focused mainly on the banking and government sectors. Since 2014, as Regional Director, he has managed Hitachi Europe’s IT business in the entire CEE and CIS regions. Mr. Woszczyński is one of the main promoters of biometric banking, engaged as an expert and speaker by numerous conferences in Poland and abroad. His team implemented a series of innovative projects in Europe, such as the network of biometric ATMs in the BPS and SGB Group, biometric ATMs for Turkey’s largest commercial bank, IS Bankasi A.S., the first European biometric projects for bank branches at BPH S.A. and Getin Bank, the Getin Point project (the first self-service bank branches in Poland) and PlanetCash (the first independent network of biometric ATMs in Europe).
He founded the Biometrics Group at the Banking Technology Forum of the Polish Banking Association and was appointed its chairman in 2007. Since 2010, he has been a Board Member of the Banking Technology Forum. Mr. Woszczyński coauthored publications by the Banking Technology Forum on biometrics, including "Biometric report: Biometrics in banking and public administration" (2009) and "Legal aspects of biometrics" (2011). He also cofounded the annual international Spring Biometric Summit conference (currently the International Biometric Congress). He coedited the Banking Technology Forum’s most recent report, "Biometric report 2.0: Biometric banking."

Wójcicki Jacek

Wójcicki Jacek

Position: Mayor of Gorzów Wielkopolski

Wójcik-Stasiak Małgorzata

Wójcik-Stasiak Małgorzata

Company: TAURON Ekoenergia Sp. z o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO

Wrona Zbigniew

Wrona Zbigniew

Company: Supreme Audit Office (NIK)

Wróbel Piotr

Wróbel Piotr

Company: Rynek Zdrowia

Position: Deputy Editor-in-chief

Wylęgała Edward

Wylęgała Edward

Company: Medical University of Silesia in Katowice

Position: Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Development Programmes and Innovations

MD PhD (born June 5th, 1960 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland) is a full professor of medicine. Currently Prof. Wylegala is a Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, OSK Hospital Katowice. Rector’s Proxy for Development Programmes and Innovations. He has been graduated from the Medical University of Silesia and has postdoctoral degree at the Warsaw Medical University. He is a member of many scientific societies e.g. Polish Society of Ophthalmology, Polish Transplantation Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Italian Society of Ophthalmology, American and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Ocular Trauma, Societa Italina Trapianti di Cornea, The Cornea Society. He was granted with a scholarship from the Polish Institute of Christian Culture in Rome and trained in ophthalmology in Italy (under the supervision of Prof. F.Trimarchi, Pavia; Prof. C.Paganoni, Bergamo). He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles (in "Ophthalmology", "Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery", "Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging", "Eye", "European Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology" among others) and 12 ophthalmology books and chapters. Prof. E. Wylegala was a supervisor of 15 PhD’s students. He is a very experienced eye surgeon - both in anterior and posterior segment of the eye. He trained 17 ophthalmic surgeons. He performed over 2000 corneal transplantations. He performed first surgical procedures in Poland: corneal limbal stem transplantation, lamellar keratoplasty - Anwar technique, DSEK, keratoprosthesis, laser assisted deep non perforans sclerectomy, femtosecond-laser keratoplasty. Academic teacher at the Silesian University, Katowice, Poland.

Wyszkowski Kamil

Wyszkowski Kamil

Company: Global Compact in Poland

Position: Director General

Wyszomirski Paweł

Wyszomirski Paweł

Position: President of the Board DIY Fix The City Foundation

President of the Board DIY Fix The City Foundation, curator of the conference TEDxKatowice, coordinator of the European project DITOs - promoting citizen science with co-operation with University College London. He published, among others, in Miasto Think Tank, ‘Autoportret’ Magazine. Editor of the books "How to solve local problems through maps?" and "Social entrepreneurship 2.0." More on wyszomirski.biz

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Xinning Song

Xinning Song

Company: School of International Studies Director, Centre for European Studies Renmin University, Pekin

Position: Jean Monnet Chair ad personam

Xinxin Zhao

Xinxin Zhao

Company: Beijing Investment Promotion Agency

Position: Deputy General Director

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Yang Ivy Yu

Yang Ivy Yu

Company: Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) 


Position: Plenipotentiary of Board on Asian Affair

Yiwei Wang

Yiwei Wang

Company: Renmin University, Chiny

Position: Director

Yongshan LI

Yongshan LI

Company: Hebei Provincial Department of Agriculture, Chiny

Position: CEO

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Zabłoński Arkadiusz

Zabłoński Arkadiusz

Company: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Position: Deputy Director

A graduate from the University of Gdańsk in Sopot and post-graduate studies at the Academy of Administration and Management in Warsaw, with more than 20 years of professional experience in corporate banking and project & structured finance. He dealt also with capital market (stock broker license) and ownership supervision (former member of supervisory boards of companies belonging to the capital group of PKO Bank Polski SA). Currently member of the Supervisory Board of Korpracja Ubezpieczeń Kredytów Eksportowych SA (Export Credit Agency). He has gained banking experience inter alia, at Deutsche Bank Polska SA, Unicredit Group, and PKO Bank Polski SA.

He has been working at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego since 2011. At present, Arkadiusz Zabłoński is in charge of Export Finance especially in the field of project & structured finance as well as expansion of Polish companies on international markets, both as part of government programmes and own activities of BGK.




Zaborowski Zbyszek

Zaborowski Zbyszek

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm)

Zachariasz Katarzyna

Zachariasz Katarzyna

Position: Journalist

Zadura-Lichota Paulina

Zadura-Lichota Paulina

Company: Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

Position: Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department

Zagórowski Jarosław

Zagórowski Jarosław

Company: Deputy Chairman of the Board, CEEP

Position: Chairman of the Board, Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA between 2007-2015

Zajusz Aleksander

Zajusz Aleksander

Position:

Zaleska Małgorzata

Zaleska Małgorzata

Company: National Bank of Poland (NBP)

Position: Member of the Board

Professor Małgorzata Zaleska is a member of the Management Board of the National Bank of Poland, a member of the Economic and Financial Committee for the Council of the European Union, Vice-President of the Committee on Financial Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Vice-Director of the Department of Banking of the Warsaw School of Economics and a member of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles within the scope of economics (finances). She has authored of over 340 academic and popular science publications.
In 1998-2003 Professor Zaleska was an advisor to the President of the Bank Guarantee Fund; in 2000-2002 she served on the Supervisory Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange; in 2007 – she was a member of the Commission for Banking Supervision. In 2007-2009, Małgorzata Zaleska held the position of the President of the Management Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund. In 2008-2009 she was also a member of the Management Board of International Association of Deposit Insurers and Chairperson of the Research Group of the European Forum of Deposit Insurers.

Zalicki Łukasz

Zalicki Łukasz

Company: EY

Position: Partner

Łukasz has broad experience in advisory projects related to capital transactions, including privatizations and IPO’s, organisation strategy and structuring, supporting start-up activities, processes reorganizations and regulatory advice. He participated, among others, in privatizations of Tobacco Sector, KGHM, Telekomunikacja Polska, PKN ORLEN, Ruch, as well as in numerous private transactions.
Graduated with honours from the Warsaw University of Technology; studied also economics at Warsaw University; Polish Statutory Auditor; participated in Executive Training course at Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School in the US.

Zamasz Krzysztof

Zamasz Krzysztof

Company: ENEA SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Krzysztof Zamasz has been managing the Company and ENEA Capital Group since January 2013. During 2008-2012 he was the Vice-President of the Board for Commercial Affairs of TAURON Polska Energia S.A. Previously, he managed Elektrociepłownia Tychy S.A. (TAURON Group), and during 2001-2007 he was the President of the Board of Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o.o. He is a member of the Advisory Team for systemic solutions in the energy sector, appointed by the Minister of Economy, and he is also the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Energy Trading in Warsaw.
He is the author of numerous scientific publications. He is a PhD in economic sciences with the diploma of the University of Economics in Katowice. He graduated from post-graduation studies in e.g. atomic power and energy, heat and gas markets, controlling and IT.

Zarajczyk Karol

Zarajczyk Karol

Company: URSUS SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Karol Zarajczyk is one of the youngest managers of Polish manufacturing companies, who can be proud of great achievements.
In 2004 he completed MA studies at the Faculty of Finance and Banking of Kozminski University
in Warsaw with specialisation in Capital Investments. He is a graduate of the Executive Training Programme (European Commission scholarship) of SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, SCIENCES PO Paris and Waseda University Tokyo Japan.
Immediately after the studies he started working as a financial specialist in POL-MOT Holding S.A., after one year he became the Executive Director and then also the member of the Management Board of Ital-Mot belonging to POL-MOT Group. In years 2008-2009 he was the Economic and Financial Director of POL-MOT Warfama, a company producing agricultural machinery, and in 2009 he became its Vice President. Since 2009 he has been the member of the Supervisory Board of Bioenergia Invest, which installs in Poland biomass production lines ensuring long sales contract for the biomass producers. In 2013 he became the President of Management Board of URSUS S.A. and he has been managing the company up till today.
The biggest professional success of Karol Zarajczyk was restoring the famous Polish brand URSUS
and creating a dynamically developing company producing not only tractors but also agricultural machines and currently also electric buses and trolleybuses. The restoration of the symbol of Polish industry was a great challenge and the operation of restoring the legend was successful thanks to his determination.
Karol Zarajczyk as an effective manager has been awarded a lot of prizes for managing his company for the last years. In 2015 he received PAIiIZ award for foreign expansion, the title of the Ambassador of Polish Economy of Business Centre Club, Lubelski Orzeł Biznesu 2016 and the title of the Top Employer of Eastern Poland 2015 awarded by Polskie Towarzystwo Wspierania Przedsiębiorczości.

Zarzycki Mariusz

Zarzycki Mariusz

Company: Poczta Polska SA

Position: Member of the Board

Mariusz Zarzycki, the Vice-President of the Board is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic at University of Łódź. He is also a graduate of the University of Stockholm (specialization: banking and finance).
He started his occupational career in 1992 at Bank Przemysłowy SA in Łódź. From 1993 to 1998,
Mr. Zarzycki worked at Powszechny Bank Gospodarczy SA - Pekao S.A. Group. He took part in the consolidation process of Pekao S.A. Group and in the IT Solution Team of this Group.

Between 1998-2008, he worked at BRE Bank S.A. as Director of Retail Banking IT Department, Director of IT Technology Development Department and IT Director of the entire Bank. He was also the Director of IT and Finance in charge of establishing a new retail bank. Mr. Zarzycki also held the position of Director responsible for introduction of a new basic system dedicated to business and investment departments of BRE Bank.

From 2008 to 2010, he was the Vice-President of Management Board of PKO BP S.A, responsible for IT and services area, and also a Member of the Supervisory Boards of Inteligo Financial Services and Wilanów Investment.

From 2011 he is Board Member of Poczta Polska S.A. responsible for operations, infrastructure, and logistics. Mr. Zarzycki also holds the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of POSTDATA SA company belongs to the Poczta Polska Group.

Zasuń Rafał

Zasuń Rafał

Company: WysokieNapiecie.pl

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Zawada Grzegorz

Zawada Grzegorz

Company: Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW SA)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Grzegorz Zawada holds a degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota MBA Programme. Chartered Financial Analyst.
He joined the Polish capital market in 1996. He started his professional career in the National Investment Fund Programme and later joined the financial advisory practice of the international consultancy Deloitte. In 2000-2007 with the Erste Bank Group as CEE Banking Analyst, Country Director of Research in Poland and from 2005 Member of the Management Board.
In 2007-2011 in the London City as Director in the research division of Nomura, RBS and HSBC specialized in the CEE banking industry (from Austria to Russia and Kazakhstan).
From 1 February to the end of December 2011, Deputy Director of Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski responsible for market research. Since January 2012 till July 2014 he held the position of Director of Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BondSpot SA, member of the Supervisory Board of Towarowa Giełda Energii SA (Polish Power Exchange).

Zawadka Dariusz

Zawadka Dariusz

Company: Przedsiębiorstwo Eksploatacji Rurociągów Naftowych (PERN) Przyjaźń SA

Position: Vice-President of the Board

With PERN "Przyjaźń" S.A. since the 1sth of September 2012. He has been holding the function of Vice-President of the Board since the 30th of October 2013. Prior to being appointed Board Member of PERN "Przyjaźń" S.A. he was Director for Security and Prevention, and also since the 15th of April 2013 he was acting as Director of the Strategy and Development Office.
In the years 1991-2004 as well as 2008-2010 he served in the GROM unit, starting as operator of the combat section, and going on to being unit commander. He participated in numerous foreign operations. He was decorated with medals on a number of occasions. Having finished his military career he was Director for Controlling and Security at PGE Energia Jądrowa S.A. as well as Adviser to the Board President of Exploration and Mining of Petroleum and Gas Deposits "Petrobaltic".
He graduated from the Police Academy in Szczytno, Academy of National Security, as well as Canadian International Management Institute Harvard Business School-Management and a managerial coiurse at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Zawadzka-Stępniak Dorota

Zawadzka-Stępniak Dorota

Company: Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak is the graduate of the Environment Engineering Faculty of Warsaw University of Technology, where she has studied air protection in the individual course of studies.

She acted as advisor to the Minister of the Environment, prof. Maciej Nowicki, in the matters pertaining to the air protection and climate and energy policy. She actively participated in the preparations to climate conference COP14 in Poznań. Ms. Zawadzka-Stępniak performed function of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Olsztyn. She worked as Deputy Director of the Climate Changes and Atmosphere Protection Department in the Ministry of the Environment. On behalf of the Minister of the Environment she conducted negotiations regarding sale of Polish Kyoto surplus (so-called AAU units) as a result of which 10 sales agreements were signed totaling 780 million PLN. Also on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment she coordinated 37 projects of the Joint Implementations (JI), leading to considerable reduction of the greenhouse gases emission. Since 2013 she has been coordinating activities regarding environmental policy in WWF Foundation Poland.

In October 2014 Ms. Dorota Zawadzka Stępniak was appointed by Maciej Grabowski, Minister of the Environment, to the position of Vice-President of the Management Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management where she will , inter alia, supervise planning, monitoring and implementation of the endeavours including air and climate protection.

Zawadzki Krzysztof

Zawadzki Krzysztof

Company: TAURON Polska Energia SA

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board for Economy and Finance

Graduate of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics in Katowice. Completed post-graduate studies in International Financial Reporting Standards organized by the Warsaw School of Economics and Ernst & Young Academy of Business, and also in accounting and finance and taxes at the Warsaw School of Economics. Mr. Zawadzki completed doctorate studies at the Cracow University of Economics. He is a certified auditor.

Mr. Zawadzki has been working in the energy sector continuously since the beginning of 1996. He began his professional career at Elektrownia Łagisza SA in Będzin in the economic and financial department, and subsequently continued as the deputy chief accountant at Południowy Koncern Energetyczny SA. For two years until August 2009 he had been the director of the Department of Accounting and Taxes – chief accountant at TAURON Polska Energia SA. In parallel, at various times, Mr. Zawadzki was a member of supervisory boards of commercial law companies.
Since 21 August 2009 Mr. Zawadzki has been the Vice President of the Management Board for economics and finance at TAURON Polska Energia SA.

Zawalski Wojciech

Zawalski Wojciech

Company: Health Care Benefits Department, National Health Fund

Position: Director

Graduated from Medical Faculty of Medical Academy. In 2013 finished the post-graduate education on Management in Health Care at the The School of Banking and Management in Cracow. He is a business practitioner, specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics.
In years 1997-2000 worked as a medical specialist in Dr Madurowicz Hospital in Łodź. From 2010 to 2011 held the position of the head of gynaecology and obstetrics word at the Medical Centre in Pabianice. From 2011 to 2014 worked for the Medical Centre in Tomaszów where in 2011-2013 held the position of the Medical Director (he was awarded the Silver Medicine Pearl Award) and since 2013 acted as the Chairman (awarded with laudatory letter by the Director of the Regional Office of the National Health Fund in Łodź for receiving the Silver Medicine Pearl Award and for high position in ranking “Safe Hospital” by Rzeczpospolita. From 2014 held the position of Medical Chief in Luxmed Sp. z o.o. In 2014 and 2015 held the position of the Deputy Director of Care and Treatment in District Hospital in Radomsko.

He also finished the training course for internal auditors, course for Members of Supervisory Boards in state owned companies, training course in the field of modern management in healthcare premises. Mr Zawalski holds longstanding experience in the field of health company management including managing its key structures. Furthermore he specialises in healthcare marketplace in Poland, Medical Law, Commercial Companies Code.

Zbrojewska Monika

Zbrojewska Monika

Company: Ministry of Justice, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State

Zdebski Andrzej

Zdebski Andrzej

Company: Cracow Chamber of Commerce

Position: President

Zduńczyk Robert

Zduńczyk Robert

Company: Poland – East Africa Economic Foundation (PEAEF)

Position: President

Founder and CEO of Poland - East Africa Economic Foundation, independent expert in the field of EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT and GOOD DEVELOPMENT. Since almost 30 years he has successfully implemented a range of business and social projects both in Poland and in Africa, following principles of effectiveness and development. In Africa - present since 1989. Years of co-operation with governments, universities, NGOs and private companies allowed him to build a unique in the field knowledge and experience of this continent.

Zdziebło Adam

Zdziebło Adam

Position: Senator, Poland

Zembala Marian

Zembala Marian

Position: Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), Director, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze, Minister of Health in 2015

Ziarno Jacek

Ziarno Jacek

Company: Nowy Przemysł Economic Magazine

Position: Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Ziegler Richard

Ziegler Richard

Company: Track Tec SA

Position: Member of the Board

Zielińska Patrycja

Zielińska Patrycja

Company: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu (Industrial Development Agency - ARP)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Ms Zielińska has been Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Agency for Industrial Development since March 2014. She is responsible for capital investments, innovation, and operational management departments.
Patrycja Zielińska is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering, specializing in Quality Management. She also completed postgraduate studies in the field of Computer-based Management Systems at the Warsaw School of Economics. In addition, she holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Her professional career up to now has involved financial management, management of structural funds with particular regard to areas of innovation and auditing, as well as the IT field. In the years 2009-2012, she held the position of the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
She has also been the president and member of supervisory boards of various companies of the State Treasury.

Ziemczonek Maciej

Ziemczonek Maciej

Company: PIXERS

Position: Director of Operations

Ziółkowski Marek

Ziółkowski Marek

Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Position: Undersecretary of State for Eastern Policy and Security

Zwolak Lucjan

Zwolak Lucjan

Company: Agricultural Market Agency (ARR)

Position: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Zwoliński Andrzej

Zwoliński Andrzej

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Źrebiec Wiesław

Źrebiec Wiesław

Company: Polska Izba Gospodarcza Towarzystw Budownictwa Społecznego (Polish Chamber of Commerce of Social Construction Associations)

Position: Chairman of the Board

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Żabiński Leszek

Żabiński Leszek

Company: University of Economics in Katowice

Position: Rector

born: 18.08.1947 in Wrocław; education: Higher School of Economics in Wrocław (WSE Wrocław) – Master of Arts in 1969; academic titles and degrees: PhD – Oskar Lange Academy of Economics in Wrocław (AE Wrocław) in 1975, PhD hab. – Academy of Economics in Poznań (AE Poznań) in 1981, Professor of Economic Sciences in 1989, Professor of AE/UE in Katowice in 1996; academic discipline: management sciences (marketing); employed by AE/UE: from 1979; positions held: Prorector – AE Katowice from 1984 to 1987, Director of Market and Consumption Institute (Division of Trade, Transport, and Services) from 1987 to 1991, Manager of the of Chair of Market Policy and Marketing Management (Marketing Division) from 1991, Dean of Marketing Division from 2002 to 2008, Rector – University of Economics in Katowice (UE Katowice) from 2012; other employment: AE Wrocław – Assistant from 1970 to 1979, Associate Professor at the Internal Market and Consumption Institute in Warsaw (IRWiK Warszawa) from 1987 to 1991; Main Mining Institute in Katowice (GIG Katowice) – Professor, GIG Katowice – manager of the Faculty of Mining and Regional Economics; publications: overall number – 305; authored non-serial publications – 4; co-authorship and factual proofreading of non-serial publications – 20; most important publications: Market Informational Process in Trade Management (Rynkowy proces informacyjny w zarządzaniu handlem), AE Wrocław, 1976; The Market in the Process of Managing the Economy (Rynek w procesie zarządzania gospodarką), Warsaw, PWN, 1979 [co-author]; Market Analysis (Analiza rynku), Warsaw, PWE, 1981 [co-author]; Market Policy (Polityka rynkowa), Warsaw, PWE, 1991; The Behaviour of Market Entities (Zachowania podmiotów rynkowych), Collective work edited by J. Kramer. Warsaw, PWE, 1999 [co-author]; Marketing as an Applied Discipline of the Economic Sciences. An Attempt at Identification. Journal of Economics and Management, 2005, Vol. 2; Marketing in the Contemporary Market Economy and Consumer Society (Marketing we współczesnej gospodarce rynkowej i społeczeństwie konsumpcyjnym), VIII Congress of Polish Economists (VIII Kongres Ekonomistów Polskich), Vol. 5. Warsaw, PTE, 2009; Marketing of System Products (Marketing produktów systemowych), Factual proofreading: L. Żabiński, Warsaw, PWE, 2012 [co-author.]; number of PhDs promoted: 15; number of MAs promoted: 200; distinctions: Silver Award of the Polish Students’ Association (1969), Gold Cross of Merit (1987), Medal of the Commission of National Education (1990), Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1997), Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2004), Golden Badge of Honour of the Polish Economic Society, with Laurel (2004); awards and prizes: 2nd class Scientific Award of Oskar Lange Polish Economic Society (1979), 2nd and 3rd class Award of the Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Technology (1981), Award from the Minister of National Education (1996, 1997, 1998), Letter from the President of the Main Council of Higher Education; membership in: Polish Economic Society (PTE) since 1970, Katowice branch of PTE – President from 1993 to 2004, International Association for Research Economic Psychology – member from 1987 to 1994, Committee for Organisational Sciences and Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences – member from 1999 to 2002, PAN Mining Sciences Committee (Mining Economics Section) – member from 1993 to 1999, PAN Economic Sciences Committee – member since 2012; other: Main Council of Higher Education – member, Economics Committee of the Main Council of Higher Education – president from 1996 to 1999, Socio-Economic Strategy Council under the Prime Minister of Poland – member from 2002 to 2005, Supervisory Board of Polish Steel Foundries (Polskie Huty Stali S.A.) – member from 2002 to 2004, National Accreditation Committee – member from 2003 to 2006, Steering Committee of the Management Board of the Polish Economics Society – member from 2002 to 2006, Scientific Council of the Polish Economics Society – member since 2006, Convention of Rectors of Polish Schools – member since 2012, Regional Conference of the Rectors of Silesian Universities – member and secretary since 2012; interests: classical music, Polish and European literature, political and economic history, the history and social teachings of the Catholic Church and Christianity. (bw)

Żmijewski Krzysztof

Żmijewski Krzysztof

Position: Secretary

Żochowska Monika

Żochowska Monika

Company: Phenicoptere Sp. z.o.o.

Position: Chairman of the Board

Monika Żochowska - CEO and Co-Founder of Phenicoptere Sp. Z o. o. and GLOV Hydro Demaquillage brand, which promotes an innovative way of removing makeup using only water and science. Awarded as Startup of the Year 2012, Stylish Cosmetic 2013 and Nomination of the European Innovation of 2014. Products are sold in 17 countries.
In parallel she is also a Certified Diamond Grader from HRD Antwerp and owner of Diamond Advisory. She acquired nationwide media exposure as diamond expert.
Monika holds a Master degree in Marketing & Management from University of Warsaw and has also been studying at the University of North Florida and Politechnica De Valencia in Spain. She acquired experience previously in several multinational corporations across 3 continents.

Żółciak Tomasz

Żółciak Tomasz

Company: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Position: Editor

Żuk Dariusz

Żuk Dariusz

Company: Business Link Poland

Position: Chairman of the Board

Dariusz Żuk is the co-founder & CEO of Business Link, Academic Business Incubators, AIP Seed Capital, Entrepreneurial Poland and co-founder of bValue Fund. His biggest dream is creating a leading global ecosystem for startups development and growth of companies.
Business Link (www.blpoland.com) is a network of business accelerators. It consists of 12 modern and creative places for business development which are located in major cities in Poland. Currently more than 700 companies found their place in the Business Link network. They can use coworking spaces, private offices and meeting rooms 24/7, as well as take part in organized events like networking and mentoring.
Academic Business Incubators (www.inkubatory.pl) is the biggest network of startups incubators in Europe with 49 locations throughout the country. Nowadays about 2,200 startups operate as a part of ABI. There have been 12 000 projects running in these incubators since 2005. ABI gives young entrepreneurs a chance to test their business ideas with limited risk. It enables them to run a business without having to register it on the market (Tax Office, Social Security). That is the easiest way to start a business in Europe.
The further development of startups is financed by AIP Seed Capital and BValue Fund. AIP Seed Capital was created to support startups in their early stage of development and so far it has invested in over 100 projects, such as: Qpony.pl, Glov, CallPage or Sidly. On the other hand bValue Fund is focused on the capital expenditure in startups that are already on the higher stage of their development. This fund was created with the participation of the leading business owners in Poland (creators of Work Service, Allegro, Medicalgorithmics, easyPack or Bakalland) whose companies are worth more than 1 billion of Polish zloty.
Dariusz Żuk is a cofounder of Entrepreneurial Poland – a think tank which helps to create a startup ecosystem in Poland. In 2001 he initiated the Business Center Club Student Forum.
In recognition of his efforts in creating and promoting entrepreneurship in Poland he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by the President of the Republic of Poland. He is also the winner of a Special Award of Business Centre Club and Kisiel’s Award laureate which is granted by WPROST magazine.

Żuk Krzysztof

Żuk Krzysztof

Position: Mayor of Lublin

Mr Krzysztof Żuk was elected the Mayor of the City of Lublin in December 2010. In the second round of mayoral elections, which took place on December 5, 2010, he won 54.65% of the votes. Mr Żuk was re-elected during municipal elections of November 16, 2014 with the result of 60.13% of the valid votes he received in the first round.
Born in Krasnystaw in 1957, Mr Krzysztof Żuk is a Ph.D. in economics and an academic at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin. In 1996, he started as a director of the Minister of Treasury Delegation to Lublin. He cooperated with the Institute for Market Economy Research in research projects on restructuring and privatisation of municipal services. He also coordinated the realisation of the EU assistance programmes for municipal companies that were implemented by the Ministry of Treasury.
In 2005, Mr Żuk became a member of the Economy and Management Committee of the Lublin Branch of the Polish Academy of Science, and a member of the Departmental Adjudication Committee for the breach of public finances discipline under the auspices of the Minister of Treasury. He was also involved in the activities of the Consultative Council for the Strategy of the Lublin Voivodeship Development.
In 2007-2009, Mr Żuk was an Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Treasury.
He gained experience in local administration as the Chairman of the Świdnik City Council (1990-1996) and Deputy Mayor of the City of Lublin (2006-2007). Mr Żuk participated in many courses and trainings devoted to, among others, structural funds management, internal audit projects management, companies restructuring or strategy management in administration.

Żywno Maciej

Żywno Maciej

Position: Deputy Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodeship

Maciej Żywno, born in 1976 in Białystok, is a proud husband and a father of one daughter and two sons. Professionally, he has worked as a social animator and activist, a municipal official and a NGO trainer. He graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Białystok and completed a post-graduate course in NGO management at Collegium Civitas. He finished Training The Trainers Course for Social Animators University of Birmingham Social Science, as well as a post-graduate course in administration at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw.
For many years Żywno has been an instructor at The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP). He is a certified instructor and an expert of National Association of Trener’s NGO and Organization of Assist Local Activity in Warsaw.
Between 2003 and 2007 Żywno worked as the President of Białystok’s plenipotentiary for NGO cooperation. He also founded the NGO Consulting Team and co-founded and coordinated the Białystok NGO Cooperation Centre.
In 2007 Żywno was appointed Governor of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and served two consecutive terms until 2014. His most significant achievements as the Governor include modernizing and creating border checkpoints, overhauling strategic roads in the region and implementing the Electronic Document Management System, which is currently used by more than 200 state institutions.
Since December 2014 Maciej Żywno is a Vice-Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship.
He supervises, among others, the work of Department for Regional Development and Department for Regional Operational Programme Implementation, whose main responsibilities include regional strategic planning and development, promotion of the region’s economy, as well as realization of the multi-fund ERDF/ESF Regional Operational Programme. The EU co-financed Regional Programme aims to increase the competitiveness of the region’s economy based on the regional strengths and assets.


Żyznowski Wiesław

Żyznowski Wiesław

Company: Mercator Medical SA

Position: Chairman of the Board

Wiesław Żyznowski (1964): od 2010 roku pełni funkcję prezesa zarządu Mercator Medical S.A. W latach 90. współtworzył wraz z Piotrem Żyznowskim firmy Mercator. W latach 1991-2001 był (z przerwą) wspólnikiem i prezesem zarządu Mercator Med. S.A., oraz Mercator Poligrafia S.A., a następnie przewodniczącym rad nadzorczych firm Mercator Poligrafia S.A. (2001-2007) i Mercator Medical S.A. (1996-2010). Od 2010 roku jest wspólnikiem Anabaza Ltd. z siedzibą w Nikozji, będącej akcjonariuszem Mercator Medical S.A.
Wiesław Żyznowski jest absolwentem Wydziału Zarządzania Akademii Ekonomicznej w Krakowie (obecnie Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie) oraz Wydziału Filozoficznego Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie, gdzie uzyskał stopień doktora filozofii. Specjalizuje się w filozofii przedsiębiorczości. Jest wydawcą i autorem książek o regionie wielickim, menedżerem i przedsiębiorcą. Właściciel firmy Baza Wiesław Żyznowski w Sierczy koło Wieliczki, będącej administratorem nieruchomości, i miniwydawnictwa Żyznowski