President of the management board.
Jerzy Langer is a physics professor at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Elected Fellow and former Foreign Secretary of Academia Europaea, Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Founding Member and Honorary Vice President of EUROSCIENCE.
Was the key advisor to the President of Polish Academy of Sciences and then became a Deputy Minister of Science. Advises Mayor of Wrocław on the academic and pro-innovative transformation strategy of this 3rd largest academic city of Poland. For 4 years (2012-16) he was the President of the Management Board (CEO) of the Wrocław Research Centre EIT (www.eitplus.pl) - the largest new research and innovation infrastructure in Poland – co-funded by the cohesion funds.
In his science policy advisory capacity assisted European Commission (DG Research an Innovation, DG Connect and DG Regio) as a member of major science and innovation advisory bodies to the EC (EURAB, ISTAG and Governing Board of the JRC). Currently chairs the FETAG (DG Connect) and is a member of the HL Smart Specialisation Strategy Platform mirror group (DG REG). Since the ERC creation headed for 6 years the AdG panel in condensed matter. Professor Langer co-authored several key European policy documents related to the ERA, ERC, FET and regional innovation policy. Co-assessed the 6th Framework Program. He also served as a panel member/chair of numerous national science and innovation policy assessments in the EU. In 2011 he formulated a concept of the European Innovation Council, as a twin to the ERC, but focused on the breakthrough technologies.
Authored about 250 highly cited research papers and keynote talks at major condensed-matter physics conferences, 3 patents and well above 200 papers and lectures on European and Polish science policy. Supervised 15 PhD students, of whom 6 became already full professors. Member/chair of numerous program committees of major physics and science policy conferences. Frequent commentator in Research Europe.
The Chairman of UAE Accounting and Auditing Association
The Chairman of UAE Accounting and Auditing Association.
He has a dual degree in law and finance & banking.
He has proven experience in the governmental services, auditing, companies formation and venture capital in UAE, in addition to his practical knowledge in UAE’s fiscal laws.
Saif has a particular interest in socially responsible investments, SMEs, capability building as well as industry knowledge in real estate, trading, security services, education and professional services.
Owner, North Tours LLC Dubai (Part of Rikks Group of Companies)
Investment Service Centre , Sama Management Consultancy
Mr. Salem Aleisayi ,Bachelor degree in Accounting ,currently is The Accountants And Auditors Association Executive Manager in Abu Dhabi .
He supervise all AAA activities in Abu Dhabi including UAECA qualifications . Mr. Aleisayi as Board Member in AAA attend UAECA announcement which was in UAE Flag Day 2014 , this day was considered to be the accountants day .Mr. Aleisayi participate in UAE targets to create more than hundred local chartered accountants by the year 2021. Mr. Aleisayi is The Editor of The Economy And Accounting Magazine which is issued every 2 months by The Accountants And Auditors Association. Aleisayi interest is the consultancy services , he provide business and financial services based on his experience which is more than 23 years in many projects , he is the founder and CEO of Sama Management Consultancy.
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
Shuhail Salem Alsaedi The Stores Manager , Abu Dhabi Control Authority ,Al Ain city , Abu Dhabi.
He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration , UAE University ,1989
He has long experience in agriculture ,he worked from 1991 to 2010 in Department of Agriculture , he worked in Abu Dhabi Control Authority from 2010 till now.
he started working as real estate broker since 1994 , he has his own office as broker.
Chairman, Archon Engineering Consultant
1.MEMBER OF WORLD ORGANISATION OF BUILDING OFFICIALS (WOBO) A UNITED NATIONORGANISATION ( NEW YORK ) .
2.ENGINEERING EXPERT IN DUBAI COURT.
3.ENGINEERING EXPERT IN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IN UAE.
4.ENGINEERING EXPERT IN G.C.C COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION CENTRE IN KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN .
5. HEAD OF PLANNING COMMITTEE - U.A.E. SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS – DUBAI.
6.EXPERT IN ARBITIRATION CENTER - SHARJAH UAE.
7. ARBITRATOR AND LEGAL EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC CENTER FOR RECONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION .
8.MEMBER OF AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION.
9. FOUNDER MEMBER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSOCIATION IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
10.FOUNDER MEMBER OF UAE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
11. ARBITRATOR IN DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER ( DIAC ) .
12. ARBITRATOR AND EXPERT IN ABUDHABI COMMERICAL CONCILIATION &
ARBITRIATION CENTER .
• DIRECTOR OF SHARJAH EMIRATES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT- (1984-2004)
• LECTURER AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY – SHARJAH FOR MASTER DEGREE GRADUATES AT
Exhibitions Director, Dubai World Trade Centre
Ayusha is the Exhibitions Director at the Dubai World Trade Centre since 2014. In this capacity she is responsible for GITEX Tech Week, one of the largest tech shows globally. She delivers on commercial strategy to achieve revenue growth alongwith identifying opportunities for collaboration across regions, governments, Ministers to further business growth. She also creates community outreach and engagement programs for universities, schools and dynamic start-ups.
Prior to the Dubai World Trade Centre she was Managing Director for Edge Advisory from 2011 to 2014 where she established and managed B2B advisory division with the focus on the Subcontinent Region.
Ayusha has strong experience in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors. She worked with Terrapinn Australasia and Middle East for 8 years creating a strong brand presence in those regions for Terrapinn.
International Network of Technology Transfer
Mrs Aleksandrova has got vast experience in sales and customer services, as well as in wholesales, supply chains and logistics process. She is a systematic person in terms of solving complex problems. Additionally, Mrs Aleksandrova possesses account management skills and has broad knowledge on IT products and different applications, and has the background on project management and new products development. She is very precise and cooperative. She has got M.A. degree in International Trade. Mrs Aleksandrova specializes in investment promotion activities, free trade and industrial zones, public-private consultations, business& governmental negotiations, and EU programs. Her fields of activities are: providing detailed information to potential investors about the necessary documents for certification procedures, assisting potential investors to make contacts with potential partners, organize and participate in meetings, providing expert advices on the legal aspects of the investment process in the Republic of Bulgaria, assisting potential investors to realize their investment projects, after sales service of implemented investment projects
Project Manager Transylvanian Furniture Cluster
CEO in Navigator Capital Group S.A.
Dr Piotr Janusz Zaprzałek holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Agricultural University of Warsaw. He was a lecturer in the Lincoln University in New Zealand. Besides that, he possesses extensive experience in working in a directorial role, including Head of the Economics Department in the Research Institute of Pomology & Floriculture in Skierniewice, Director of the Department of Agricultural Markets in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Director of Non-public Health Care Facility on the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He has extensive experience in food production research, resource management and agricultural consulting. Between May 2007 and May 2008
President of Regional Development Department and European Funds in The Office of the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw
Assistant professor at Collegium of Socio-Economics of the Warsaw School of Economics where he was awarded PhD degree of economic sciences. His scientific and research interest focus on the issue of operations of public financial instruments. A lecturer of micro and macroeconomics and public finances. Since 2007, he has worked in the voivodeship government.
Currently, he acts as the President of Regional Development Department and European Funds in the Office of the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw. He is responsible for, among others, managing and implementing Regional Operational Programs. An expert of European Union Regions Committee.
Doctor of Juristic Science, a legal adviser as well as an orientalist, an assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Doctor of Juristic Science, a legal adviser as well as an orientalist, an assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He runs a law firm in Gdynia and Sopot specializing in issues concerning civil law as far as cultural heritage preservation is concerned. For years, he has cooperated with Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as museum institutions. He is an author of several dozen thesis on subjects concerning, among others, Islamic culture and art, history of relations of Poland and the Muslim world. A member of Polish International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Adviser at the economic institute, lecturer of the Faculty of Economic Science at Warsaw University
He specializes in research on enterprises oriented on the economic situation’s diagnosis, including early alert systems against the danger of bankruptcy. The author and co-author of quarter and annual reports on the situation in the non-financial subjects sector. One of the co-authors of information and analysis of non-financial enterprises sectors system, used in the central bank. An active user of the SAS system.
Head of the Polish scientific expeditions
An archeologist. A graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University
Marek Rubnikowicz, an archeologist. A graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (1979). PhD in Archeology (1991). Academic staff member at Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń 1979-2001. Regional Conservator from 1993 to 1998 and 2002-2006; Deputy General Conservator in years 1999-2001 and General Conservator 2001/2002. Since 2007, he has been a CEO at District Museum in Toruń.
A specialist in management of institutions specializing in cultural heritage popularization. An author of publication on History of glazing and Monuments protection.
Deputy Marshal of the Senate
He was born on 14 October 1964 in Kraśnik. In 1990, he graduated from Medical Academy in Lublin and in 1999 from management and marketing postgraduate studies at Polish Foundation of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers "OIC Poland" which is organized by Lublin University of Technology in cooperation with University of Illinois. In 1996, he was awarded the title of Doctor of Medical Sciences.
In 1992, he founded medical publishing house – “Wydawnictwo Czelej” in Lublin. In 1999-2008 he acted as a President of the Management Board in this publishing house. In years 2006-2007 he exercised mandate of a councilor of the Lublin City Council. He has been awarded many prestigious prizes from the field of management.
In the Senate of 7th term, he was Deputy Leader of Budget and Public Finance Committee, a member of Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee. In the 8th term, he was a leader of Culture and Media Committee and he was also a member of National Economy Committee, European Union Affairs Committee and Legislation Committee.
Tadeusz Łamacz has a PhD degree in economics and specializes in enterprise financial management and public finances. He was a lecturer at University of Warsaw and Academy of Trade and International Finances. He held administrative governmental positions (he was the advisor for the Vice Prime Minister and the chief of Cabinet’s Economic Committee), as well as in companies of various profiles He was involved in the privatization process of food industry as an advisor. He is the author of many publications on economic crises, as well as the interpretor for Oxforf Dictionary of Finance and Banking. In years 1993 – 94 he was a member of an international team, analyzing the proces of financial reforms in CEE. The results were published in the “Financial Reform in Central and Eastern Europe (The MacMillan Press Ltd, 1995) – his participation was in the “Financial Sector Development and Macroeconomic Policy in Poland 1990-3) part. Mr Łamacz also promoted many B.A. And M.A. degree theses, Polish and foreign students alike in the field of economics and business culture. He is the author of dozens of articles on international trade from his period of work as a publisher in the editorial office of “Rynki Zagraniczne” 1980-1990).
PhD in technical sciences, a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology
President of the Management Board of PTH „Supertour” sp. z o.o.
1978 - 1983 Main School of Planning and Statistics, Faculty of Socio-Economics, The Institute of Tourism, MSc in economics
1973 - 1978 Technical school of mechanical and metallurgical engineering at Huta Warszawa
VIII 1990 - presently PTH “Supertour” sp. z o.o.,
post: President of the Management Board
XI 1988 - II 1990 Joint-stock Company - “Satur”
Post: Vice President of Management Board
VIII 1983 - X 1987 Tourist Bureau, Polish Path Finders - “Harctur”
Post: Specialist for Tourism in 1983 – 1985
- Deputy Manager of the Department of Foreign Tourism in 1985- 1987
Acting Director, Technological and Industrial Museum NOT
Mr Zieliński is a graduate of computer science at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany). In the years 1990-2015 he occupied technical and managerial positions in various telecommunication companies abroad and in Poland. In 2013 he undertook doctoral studies at the Department of Social Computer Science in the Polish-Japanese Academy of Technology. In 2015 Mr Zieliński was appointed as a Deputy Director of the Technological and Industrial Museum in Warsaw, being responsible for organizational matters. He is passionate about the history of technology and is keen to share this knowledge with the society.
CEO & President BTM Innovations
He obtained his master’s degree at Warsaw School of Economics in the field of Management. His professional career started in 2010 as innovation manager at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences. He is an alumni of Top 500 Innovators training program at the Stanford University financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
In 2010, Mr Nowicki co-founded BTM Innovations – a company which helps scientists to build value of innovations and coordinates BioTechMed Cluster initiative in Mazovia region. As CEO & President of BTM since 2013 he launched 10 bio-med start-up companies based on discoveries made in Warsaw Research Institutions.
Mr Nowicki was also a co-founder and former member of the board of Simplicardiac a spin-off company commercializing technologies developed at the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw.
In 2014 he co-founded Innovative Poland Fundation (Fundacja Innowacyjna Polska) a platform for developing innovative culture in Poland among different stakeholders.
He is also a member of Polish – US Innovation Council and serves as a PL leader on the “regional cluster development” subcommittee.
Vice President of the Board, Polish Cluster of Construction Exporters
Graduate of Stefan Batory’s Upper Secondary School in Warsaw, Graduate of Environmental Engineering Faculty of Warsaw University of Technology and French Institute of Management IFG. He began his career in “Hydrobudowa 6” company. In years 1988-89 on behalf of Geokart Constructing Office, he held the project manager seat in Kuwait. An entrepreneur, who established SEEN Technologie company in 1990 consisting of seven units in Poland and in Hungary, Ukraine and Belarus. During recent 25 years of activity, the company built several dozen environmental protection objects and installations in Poland and abroad. He is an organizer, participant and panelist of many branch conferences. He is also the recipient of a prestigious title of “The Silver Engineer” in 2002 and “Employee of the Year” in 2014. The founder of SEEN Holding group in 2007, the biggest engineering-technology company structure consisting of long-lasting traditions companies. He initiates and supports research-progression activities of those companies, implementing dozens of innovation projects. A participant of many social activities. He co-founded “Wodociągi Polskie” Chamber of Commerce and Polish Entrepreneurs Club under IFG, and was its President. The co-author and chairman of the NOT “Aquarina” award chapter house, distinguishing activities related to environmental protection. The founder and a member of “Aquaeductus” award chapter house. He supports the Fund for the Blind in Laski for many years.
He is also a member of History and Literature Society in Paris. In years 2005-2009 he held the function of vice president and treasurer in the Catholic Integration Club’s Family section’s management board. He is the vice president in Józef Piłsudski’s Family Fund since 2010. Since 2012, he is a member of Józef Piłsudski’s Museum Council in Sulejówek. A member of Polish Housing Employers Society Board since 2012. Vice president of PKEB since 2015.
Subsecretary of State, Ministry of Development
Mr Kościński was appointed the Subsecretary of State in the Ministry of Development. During his whole professional career he was tied to the banking sector.
He was the director of Bank Zachodni WBK PLC since 1997. He worked in Polski Bank Rozwoju PLC, Bank Przemysłowo-Handlowy, The Silesian Bank, The Pomerian Bank, and in two banks in London as well.
A graduate of Goldsmith’s University of London.
The founder of “Kresy Historii” fund.
Piotr Soroczyński - Statistician and a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. For nineteen years active in the field of finance, of which ten years on the insurance market. His analytical work benefits from his professional experience as a chief economist in financial institutions, as well as a credit officer responsible for risk assessment of countries and banks. Mr. Soroczyński’s managerial experience includes posts as President of the Management Board of KUKE S.A. and Deputy Minister of Finance dealing, among others, with issues of managing the public debt.
Lawyer, Senior Titular Partner
Founder and Senior Partner at Głuchowski Siemiątkowski Zwara Law Firm; since 2010 the Chairman of the Supreme Bar Council and member of Pomeranian Bar Association in Gdańsk.
He is a specialist in investment and real estate law, environmental protection law, public-private partnerships, energy sector and administrative proceedings. He participated in implementation of many important projects such as A1 motorway construction, he was a legal advisor in terms of building petrol station network, sales and service centres as well as urban centres in Poland. Currently, he is holding a position of arbitrator in the Court of Arbitration of Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce in Gdynia and recommended arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of Supervisory Board of many leading companies such as Bank Millennium S.A., Centrum Haffnera Sp. z o.o., Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A., Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Sp. z o.o., Stocznia Remontowa „NAUTA” S.A. and Polimex Mostostal S.A.
Vicepresident of Conference of Rectors of Vocational Schools in Poland
Julian Bystrzanowski is a graduate of Faculty of History at University of Warsaw and a doctor in Physical Education at University of Physical Education in Warsaw. He started his career working as a director at “Almatur” Warsaw Agency. For years he held a position of Vicepresident at Institute of Tourism. He also gave lectures at Tourist and Hotel Industry faculties at Orlando and Philadelphia Universities.
Till September 2015, he was a Rector of Higher School of Tourism and Foreign Languages in Warsaw. Currently, he is a Vice-president of Conference of Rectors of Vocational Schools in Poland. Since 2008, a Supervisory Board member of IGHP (Polish Hotel Industry Chamber).
Director, Polish Tourism Organization, the Department of Marketing Instruments
A resident of Warsaw. A graduate of Warsaw University – The Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. She is bound to tourism since the very beginning of her professional activity. She has been employed in the Polish Tourist Organization since year 2000.
Since the beginning of her professional career, she was associated with marketing planning and activity realization on international markets. She specializes in commercial campaigns. Currently, she holds the director’s office in the Marketing Instruments Department. She is responsible for multimedia campaigns realization and selected promotional activities, including spot and commercial films production.
She supervised the process of branding of the Polish Tourist Organization. In second half of year 2010 to 2013 she was the leader of the largest promotional project of PTO: “Multimedia image-product campaign on international markets realized from the Innovative Economy Operational Program 6.3. The promotion of touristic valors of Poland”.
Marshal of Mazovian Voivodeship
Mr Struzik was born on January 1st, 1957 in Kutno – a physician, councillor, social activist, member of the Parliament, politician. The Speaker of the Senate in years 1993-1997, a senator of II, III and IV cadency, since 2001 he held the position of the Mazovian Voivodeship Marshal.
Professional and social activity
A graduate of Faculty of Medicine of the Medical Academy in Lodz. Specialist on internal diseases. He finished his post-graduate studies on organization and ecomony of healthcare and manager studies on public administration on the Faculty of Management at Warsaw University.
In years 1990-1997 he was the director of Regional Polyclinical Hospital in Plock. A volunteer firefighter and a member of the Voivodeship’s Management Board and the Main Management Board of Polish Volunteer Fire Brigades.
Since 1984 he belonged to Polish People’s Party, and held a seat in voivodeship and national authorities of the party. A member of the Europeaon People’s Party.
Senator of the Republic of Poland in years 1991-2001, the chairman of Commission for Social Policy and Healthcare of the Senate of the Republic of Poland of II cadency. In years 1993-1997 Marshal of the Senate. Vice President of the National Assembly, which in year 1997 it ratified the current Constitution of the Republic of Poland.
In 2007, he was appointed for VI cadency representative for the Polish Parliament – he gave up his seat, remaining at his office of the Marshal of Mazovian Voivodeship.
In years 1984-1988 the councilor of Nowy Duninow commune, and since 1988 the councilor of Gabin’s city and commune. In years 1994 – 1998 a delegate for self-governmental Sejmik of Plock Voivodeship and for the National Self-Governmental Territorial Sejmik. The chairman of the National Self-Governmental Territorial Sejmik Presidium. Since 1998 the councilor of the Mazovian Voivodeship. The chairman of Healthcare and Physical Culture Commission of I cadency of Sejmik of the Mazovian Voivodeship.
Since December 2001, he held the position of Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship. The Vice President of Polish Voivodeships Association, which task is to support the idea of a territorial self-government, protection of voivodeship’s common interests, pursue of social-economic development of Polish voivodeships. As the representative of the entire organization, he participates in the Common Government and Territorial Self-Government Commission’s works in the new period of 2015-2018.
Since 2004, a member of the Region Committee in the EPP. He was appointed to the Regional Committee Presidium in February 10, 2010.
He is involved in the following projects of the commission: COTER, ENVE and BUD, Common Consulting Committee KR- Serbia and West Balkans’ task force.
Since October 2011, a member of the Common Consulting Committee for Regional Committees for the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia.
A CEO of Masovian Unit of EU Programmes Implementation
A graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, faculty of political studies, specializing in international relations; Management Department at University of Warsaw (faculty of public manager) and postgraduate studies of manager for innovations, realized together by The Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management from Chicago.
Before taking up the post of CEO at Masovian Unit of EU Programmes Implementation, since 2007, he acted as Deputy Director at Regional Strategy and Development Department in Marshal Office of Masovian Voivodeship, where he was responsible for, among others, realization of project as a part of Regional Innovation Strategy for Mazovia, cooperation with entrepreneurs and scientific societies as well as direct management of Regional Operational Programme of Masovian Voivodeship for 2007-2013.
For years, he has been dealing with the issue of European Union as far as regional policy and structural funds are concerned. He is an author of publications, lectures and training courses on utilization of union funds and specificity of European programmes management and implementation in Poland and in Mazovia. An attendee of MTEC Structural Funds Training programme organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. A Member of Investment Board of JEREMIE and JESSICA Initiatives in Masovian Voivodeship; a Member of the Council at Cooperation Fund Foundation, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Warszawska Klolej Dojazdowa Sp. z o.o. and of committees for innovation: Masovian Innovativeness Council and Council for Innovation to Mayor of the capital city of Warsaw.
CEO of AB Poland Travel
Piotr Sienicki holds a 2004 Bachelor degree in International Relations and a 2007 Master’s degree in Management and Marketing from Warsaw School of Economics. He has also studied in Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons, Belgium as an Erasmus student. Between 2008 and 2009 he was studying on a postgraduate course in Tourism Management in Warsaw School of Economics. He has participated in traineeship programmes: in 2003 at Polish Embassy in Brussels and in 2004 at Polish Tourist Organization in Brussels. Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance guide and tour leader. From 2007 to 2008 he was employed as an Event Coordinator at Computacenter in Barcelona. Between 2008 and 2011 he has worked as a Business Development Manager at Toshiba Tec Poland. From 2011 he is the Managing Director and owner of AB Poland Travel.
Deputy Director at Cultural Heritage Department at Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
She graduated with distinctions from studies at Institute of Archeology at University of Warsaw, specializing in archeology of the late Medieval and modern times. Professionally, at first, connected with non-governmental organizations – Stefan Batory Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education – and later with public bodies – National Center of Culture, Center of Archeological Heritage Protection. In 2007, she took up the post of Deputy Director at Krajowy Ośrodek Badań I Dokumentacji Zabytków [Eng. National Center of Research and Documentations of Monuments] and since May 2010, she acted as the CEO of this institution. After transformation of KOBiDZ [Eng. National Center of Research and Documentations of Monuments] into National Heritage Institute in 2011, she became its first CEO, and held this position until August 2013. In 2013-2016, she acted as the CEO proxy for international relations at National Institute for Museums and Public Collections and since March 2016, she has been a Deputy Director at Cultural Heritage Department at Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
A member of numerous expert panels devoted to cultural heritage management as well as policy of heritage protection at European level. She cooperated as an expert on cultural policy with both Council of Europe and European Commission number of times.
An author of many publications on cultural policy, designing and financing cultural ventures, education for heritage and fighting crime in the field of archeology. A member of International Council of Museum Committee for Museum Security (ICMS).
Director of the Museum of Sport and Tourism
Jagodzinski was born in 21 December 1958 in Belchatow. In 1987, he graduated from Faculty of Journalism and Politics at Warsaw University.
A TV and radio journalist with more than 20 years of practice in the country (TVP Polonia, Polskie Radio Program III) and abroad (Alfa Chicago) as well as a Senator of the Republic of Poland, Secretary of State, member of Senate’s Commission for Culture, Mass Media, Science and National Education and Commission of Foreign Affairs.
In years 1994-1999 director in General Customs Inspectorate and press officer of Polish Football Association.In 2002, a counselor for deputy Secretary of State – chief of Customs Office in the Ministry of Finances Since 2008, director of Museum of Sport and Tourism in Warsaw The author of “Cwaniaczku nie podskakuj” (published in 1993), the co-author of a publication “Raz na wozie, raz pod wozem – przegladowa sonda futbolowa”(published in 2014), and a long-lasting columnist of “Przeglad Sportowy”
Vice President of the European Parliament
Vice President of the European Parliament in years 2008-2009
Vice – Marshal of the Senate of IX cadency
Member of the Commission of Foreign Affairs and the EU
Member of NATO Parliament Assembly
He was born in September 12, 1974 in Gdańsk. He is a political scientist by his education.
He initiated his social activity in the Independent Students’ Association and was its chairman in years 1996-1998. In years 1999-2000 he held the function of vice-chairman of an international students’ organization called “European Democrat Students”.
In 1997 he was appointed a representative for the Parliament of the Republic of Poland. He worked in the Comission of Foreign Affairs and the Comission of Education, Science and Youth. As a member of Law and Justice in 2001 he was given a representative seat once more. He held his seat in the European Commission and the Commission for Constitution Responsibility. For a decade he was the press officer for Law and Justice since 2001. Since 2003 he held the Parliament’s observer’s office in the EU Parliament. Since May 1, 2004 he was given a seat for the European Parliament.
In June 2004, in the first European election in Poland, he was appointed a representative for the European Parliament. He attended to the Union group for the sake of the European Nations. In years 2007-2009 he was the chairman of Polish delegacy. At the same time, the vice-president of the EU Parliament and the vice-president of the delegation for Common Parliament Assembly of African Countries, the Caribbean and the Pacific region with the European Union. He worked in the Foreign Affairs Commission, Commission of Regional Development and the Commission of Internal Market and Customer Protection. He was the initiator of creating the Polish Circle which united all the Polish Euro-representatives. In the next European election he was successfully reelected. He co-founded the European Conservatives and Reformers group, vice-president of which he eventually became. He continued his work in the Commission of Foreign Affairs, he was made a coordinator of the Internal Market Commission and Customer Protection and a member of the ASEAN delegacy.
He was recognized as the most active Polish Euro-deputy in 2009- 2014 period by www.MEPranking.eu . Since 2014 he is tied with a right-winged organization called “Polska Razem Zjednoczona Prawica” and is its vice-president since 2015.
Regional Manager, RAK Free Trade Zone
Ms. Gulay Avci is the Regional Manager for RAK Free Trade Zone in Turkey. She received her BA degrees from the Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Ankara and eventually earned her spot as Marketing Supervisor in RAK Free Trade Zone of United Arab Emirates.
Gulay lived in Dubai, for 10 years between 1995 and 2005 where she gained diverse experience in international marketing, sales and business development to create a platform for mainly Turkish investors in United Arab Emirates.
She was then promoted as Regional Manager of RAK FTZ in Turkey. She has setup the structure of Turkey Liaison Office of the free zone in Istanbul in 2007 where she is still promoting Ras Al Khaimah and RAK FTZ internationally. She currently resides in Istanbul with her husband and daughter.
Director of Marketing at Polish Olympic Committee
Director of Marketing at Polish Olympic Committee; he cooperates with International Olympic Committee with headquarters in Lausanne.
A Member of Working Group for Marketing of Central and South-East Europe at International Olympic Committee. A Member of Grant Committee of Polish Olympic Hopes programme.
A graduate of University of Warsaw – Business Psychology studies and Executive MBA studies.
The two time Polish windsurfing champion.
General Director at European Capital of Culture Office 2016
Krzysztof Maj acts as General Director at European Capital of Culture Office 2016 which is responsible for preparing celebration of European Capital of Culture in 2016. Krzysztof Maj is a successful manager with great experience in works in culture and local government units. He was responsible for preparation of significant cultural event number of times, e.g. International Movie Festival “Ofensiva”, Street Art. Festival, Wrocław Yearly Students Carnival (5th edition), International Festival “One Love”. What is more, he acted as vice-starost of Lubin and Press Spokesman of President of Lubin.
Emirates Country Manager for Poland
Maciej Pyrka has graduated from Warsaw University of Technology and has been awarded the title of Executive MBA ; he is also a graduate of the Department of Sport and Tourism Management at University of Physical Education where he obtained master’s degree. He started his career in 1995, working for British Airways in Warsaw, gradually moving up to the post of Business Account Manager. In 2010, he joined the team of LOT Polish Airlines . He supervised the commercial activities of the carrier in North and Western Europe; he was responsible for managing big international team, taking strategic decisions and increasing the income in subordinate areas. In 2013, he was appointed to act as a Country Manager for Poland at Emirates Airlines. He is in charge of managing operation of Emirates in Poland, proper positioning of the airline and dynamic development of the carrier on the new market. In sum, Maciej Pyrka has 18-years’ professional experience in this industry.
Attorney, Investment Service Center
He began his studies at the “Yule Technical College” in the UK and then graduated from the faculty of Law at the University of La Laguna.
He is the founder and the Director of “Sagaseta y asociados” company which deals with legal issues and development of different commercial actions. He has worked as a lawyer for more than thirty years.
He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Navigation of Las Palmas; a member of the Board of Directors in Association of Industries of Canaries (ASINCA); Vice President of Association of Arinaga Industries. He carried out different industrial activities in cooperation with the group of companies.
Chairman of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce
At the moment Ryszard Marcińczak is a Chairman of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce – the chamber for the region of Mazowsze. In 2016 co-organized Homelife China Exhibition in Nadarzyn for 1100 Chinese exhibitors. Runs Masovian Laurel of the Innovativeness.
Mr. Marcińczak has two major professional life passions. First was working with the energy sector at virtually all activities – starting from systems design, construction supervision, maintenance coordination and new investments development and facilitating international cooperation. Second was supporting and contributing to the development of entrepreneurial activities in Poland.
Since graduation in 1979 as a MSc in electrotechnics he has been working for major Polish and multinational energy companies.
In his professional career held numerous managerial positions.
While being employed by the PSE Operator he was responsible for supervising Polish transmission grid system, implemented smart metering, planned new investments and created the Energy Supervisory Center.
During the period of work for American Emerson his responsibility included modernization of the power blocks in Elektrownia Bełchatów.
In Polish Federation of Engineering Associations he coordinated cooperation between scientists and the private sector. To boost competitiveness and promote best practices he initiated Polish Laurel of Innovativness. The contest promoting the most innovative Polish and international companies operating in Poland.
Moreover, his ideas include creation of the Polish-Lithuanian energy bridge, was a consultation during the legislation process of the energy law in Poland,
Ryszard is a honorary member of numerous professional associations including Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, court expert in the energy area, member of the supervisory board of the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations, member of the Club of the European Integration, advisor of Italian ENEL-DUKATI.
Vicepresident at Polish Handball Federation
During his professional career he managed companies such as Lotos Paliwa, PL.2012 and PL.2012+. A wide experience in managing so called Megaprojects and Leisure Industry. Vicepresident of Polish Handball Federation in Poland in charge of preparation and organization of European Championship, Men’s EHF 2016. The event took place in Poland in January 2016 and was considered the best event in the European history of handball and all its quality and quantity results were record-breaking.
He graduated from law school, MBA and many other courses and trainings both in Poland and in foreign countries (including mini MBA studies in London).
Companies and teams administered by him gained acknowledgement among professionals dealing with methodology and practice of implementation of set undertakings and projects.
Among number of awards we can enumerate:
• International Project Management Association Poland, Polish Project Excellence Award 2012 – an award for the best-managed project in Poland
• Forbes, Forbes Milestone for Project/Event of the Year”