9th European Financial Congress

Sopot, 3-5 June 2019

Honorary Patronage

Piotr Alicki

‎President of the Management Board, KIR S.A.

Jean-Charles Aranda

CFO, BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Jarosław Bachowski

Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder International

Jarosław Bachowski, Egon Zehnder's office leader in Warsaw, brings 25 years of consulting experience, serving clients in the financial services, private equity, technology, and consumer sectors across Central and Eastern

Europe. He is a trusted advisor on high-level management position searches. Jarosław is also deeply experienced in nonexecutive director search and corporate governance/board advisory mandates, accumulating over 15 years of performing assessment and career development projects of existing leaders.Jarosław is also experienced in working with public sector, including for European institutions, while i.e. participating in leadership projects for European Central Bank.Prior to Egon Zehnder, Jarosław was for 10 years with McKinsey & Company, consulting leading global and Polish companies on matters of growth, strategy, and organization. He started his career with International Paper as one of the company's first Warsaw employees, specializing in business development, transactions, and marketing.Jarosław earned an MSc from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Ajay Banga

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Brunon Bartkiewicz

CEO, ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Brunon Bartkiewicz has held positions within ING, both in Poland and the Netherlands, since the1990’s. In 1995, Brunon was appointed CEO of Bank Śląski, which position he held until June 2000.As of then, he was

General Manager and Management Board member at ING Direct NV, responsiblefor credit, market and operational risk, operational and IT support. He returned to ING Bank Śląski (Poland) as CEO in 2004 and held the position until 2010. At that timehe became member of the General Management Team at ING Direct, responsible for activities inSpain, Italy, France, Great Britain and Australia. As of 2012 he was in charge of ING operations inFrance, Italy, Poland, Spain, Romania and Turkey. As Chief Innovation Officer at ING Group (since 2014), Brunon Bartkiewicz played a major role in accelerating ING’s pace of innovation, developing and promoting innovative ideas and solutions, applying new technologies and delivering speed-to-market of successful ideas.  In 2016 he returned as CEO of ING Bank Śląski.Brunon Bartkiewicz is a graduate of the Main School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw(currently, Warsaw School of Economics) with a degree in Economics at the Foreign Trade..

Robert Bednarski

Country Director CEE, Facebook

Robert Bednarski is holding the position of the Country Director of Facebook in Central Eastern Europe (CEE). In his capacity, Robert is based in Warsaw and he is leading and managing Facebook Central Eastern European operations

and sales team, working closely with Facebook clients across the region.Robert Bednarski’s progressive career over the past 15 years included many senior leadership positions, lately holding a number of top executive positions at Grupa Onet.pl S.A., concluded as the company’s CEO.Robert is a highly recognized business leader and expert within the fields of economics, finance, advertising, sales and management.

Ashley Benigno

Group Director, FJORD Part of Accenture Interactive

Ashley Benigno is a digital pioneer and creative visionary with close to 20 years of global experience at the intersection of design, innovation, brand and marketing. As Group Director at Fjord Milan, he helps his clients

and team push the boundaries of service design to deliver work that is always fresh and best-in-class in terms of experience, to ensure it is always designed around the evolving needs of both end-users and the business. With a background in both consultancy and client-side, Ashley has a track record in successfully devising and launching innovative brands and services. As well as defining and delivering top performing campaigns in over 80 countries across the globe, Ashley brings empathy and understanding of different roles and cultural nuances to complex projects and digital transformation programmes.

Nasya Bennacer

Business Development Executive, Financial Services Unit EMEA, Hitachi

Nasya Bennacer, Business Development Executive, Financial Services Unit EMEA, HitachiAfter a master degree in networks and telecommunications from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, Nasya has held various international

positions with major hardware and software vendors on the market (Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Dell). For Hitachi Data Systems then Hitachi Vantara, she focused on managing global technical sales to major insurance companies and major telecom operators. Now responsible for the business development of the financial services sector for Southern Europe, Nasya works with large systemic banks or not, around data privacy and the automated data pipeline for compliance with financial regulations.

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki

Chairman of the European Financial Congress Program Board

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki was born in 1951 in Bydgoszcz. He graduated from the Economics of Water Transportation Faculty at the University of Gdańsk.In 1973-1980, he was a junior research fellow at the University’s Department

of the Economics of Water Transportation. At the same time, he was a unit head at the Managerial Training Centre of the Ministry of Engineering and Steel Industry.From the end of 1980, he served as an economic expert to the “Solidarity” trade union. During the martial law he was involved in underground union activity. In 1985, he became the Chairman of the consulting company ”Doradca” in Sopot.In 1989, he was one of the founding members of the Gdańsk Social Economic Association – the Liberal Congress. From February 1990 on, he was a member of the Presidium of the Liberal-Democratic Congress. Following the merger of the Democratic Union and the Liberal-Democratic Congress in April 1994, he became a member of the new party, the Freedom Union. He served as a Deputy to the Sejm in 1989-1993.In December 1990, he was appointed Prime Minister. After the elections in October 1991, he resigned from office and his resignation was accepted by the Sejm in December 1991. He served as Minister for European Integration and Foreign Assistance in Hanna Suchocka’s government.From December 1993 to September 2003, he represented Poland in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.In 2003-2010 he was the President of Bank Pekao SA Management Board.He was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.In March 2010 he was appointed by Prime Minister Donald Tusk, the chairman of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister. He held the position until December 2014.

Piotr Bielski

Director, Santander Bank Polska

Absolwent kierunku Ilościowych Metod Ekonomii na Wydziale Nauk Ekonomicznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Ukończył również szereg kursów dotyczących modelowania ekonometrycznego, prognozowania, rynków finansowych. W Santander

Bank Polska (dawniej Bank Zachodni WBK) pracuje od 2001 roku, zajmując się analizowaniem i prognozowaniem sytuacji w polskiej gospodarce i na rynku finansowym. Zespół ekonomistów Santander Bank Polska był wielokrotnie wyróżniany przez opiniotwórcze media i od lat znajduje się w czołówce rankingów trafności prognoz ekonomicznych i rynkowych w Polsce - ostatnio m.in. wygrywając ranking trafności prognoz dla Polski FocusEconomics: 2019 Analyst Forecast Awards. Wcześniej pracował m.in. w PKO Banku Polskim, początkowo w Departamencie Ryzyka Finansowego, a później jako ekonomista, współtworząc jeden z pierwszych w kraju bankowych zespołów zajmujących się analizą makroekonomiczną.

Maciej Bieniek

Director Allegro Finance, Allegro.pl Sp. Z. o.o

Piotr Biernacki

Vice President, Stowarzyszenie Emitentów Giełdowych


Tomasz Biłous

VP, CFO, Alior Bank S.A

Artur Bogusz


An economist by education, a graduate of the Higher School of Commerce in Kielce, specializing in banking, public finances and enterprises.Manager specializing in financial management and controlling companies in the energy

industry. He gained professional experience in Energomontaż Południe SA and in Doosan Babcock Energy Polska sp. o.o. Since 2011, he has been associated with SBB ENERGY SA (formerly Remak Rozruch SA) as Financial Director and Vice President of the Board.As the Vice-President of the Management Board for Finance, he manages the implementation of the Company's strategic goals in the aspect of tax and credit policy, as well as the policy of budgeting and controlling costs and revenues of the Company.Has a well-established and comprehensive professional experience related to the area of ​​finance and controlling in companies with Polish and foreign capital. He has repeatedly implemented new solutions in the area of ​​budgeting and cost accounting, as well as created financial strategies ensuring development in companies. Cooperates with financial institutions in order to raise funds for research and development projects related to new technological solutions.

Krzysztof Bolesta

VP, Fundacja Promocji Pojazdów Elektrycznych

Economist by training. Between 2012 and 2015 served as advisor for energy and climate in the office of the Minister of Environment. Prior to that, he worked in the European Commission. Since 2004, he was employed at the

General Directorate for Competition, where he focused on assessing public aid programmes dealing with energy and environment protection. In 2008 he moved to the General Directorate for Energy, where he was in charge of coal and oil markets, CSS technology, emission trade systems and energy infrastructure. He started his professional career in 2000 as specialist for energt markets in the Office of the Committee for European Integration (UKIE), assisting with Poland’s accession negotiations. Krzysztof co-operated with the International Energy Agency on the review process for Poland, Czech Republic and Luxembourg. An expert of the Energy Strategy Centre, he is also the an author of numerous publications in the field of, among others, public aid for coal mining sector. He translated into Polish “Machiavelli in Brussels”, a book on lobbying in Brussels-based institutions.

Daniel Boniecki

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Daniel Boniecki is a leader of the Technology, Media and Digitization sector at McKinsey in Europe. He has been with McKinsey for 25 years. He advises major global companies and investors in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

on creating innovative digital businesses, advanced Data Analytics, the digitization of traditional companies, "agile" business models and optimizing capital investments, among other areas.As Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in Poland in 2011-2015, he was responsible for major transformations in the energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors. He is co-author of many published studies on the development of the Polish economy and new technology, including "Poland 2025", "Digital Poles" and, in cooperation with Forbes magazine, "5 opportunities for Poland", "The AI revolution" and "Digital Poland". He is a graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA 1998) and Wharton Executive Education.

Radomir Bordon

Director, Commercial Presales Central and Eastern Europe Dell Technologies

Radomir serves as Director for Commercial Presales organization in CEE. The region represents 27 countries including Baltic countries in the north and Greece and Israel in the south of the region. He is responsible for strategy

and outcomes in this territory across Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) Business Unit. Creating initiatives, strategies and programs to best align the technical sales campaigns with the changing needs of the industry and developing competitive strategies to target and win the sale in various business segments is his major focus area. It comes in conjunction with creating and communicating a vision or strategy for the team to engage and execute upon.During his current position, Radomir served as the General Manager for Dell EMC in Poland for 5 months, successfully leading the organization trough initial phase of the merge of both companies: Dell and EMC. He is based out of the Dell Technologies office in Warsaw and has been with Dell EMC since 2004.Prior to Dell Technologies, Radomir has held several positions in the IT industry and in an Industrial Engineering organization.

Jacek Borek

Director, Accenture Technology Poland

Magdalena Borowik

Advisor to the Minister of Digitization, Managing Director, Fintech Poland Foundation

Krzysztof Borusowski


Paweł Borys

President of the Management Board of Polish Development Fund

Paweł Borys is a recognised Polish economist and manager, with rich and successful professional track record in banking, capital markets and insurance, who has worked for Polish and international financial institutions.

He is an expert at investments, management, macroeconomic analysis, strategic and financial planning and business restructuring. He has experience as a manager of large teams and complex projects involving the development and implementation of growth strategies for businesses and financial institutions.He started his career as chief economist for the Erste Bank Group in Poland. Subsequently employed as a funds manager and head for investment within investment funds with the Deutsche Bank Group, the second-largest asset management company in the world. He was also involved in the development of a Polish private equity and venture capital business as President of the Management Board of AKJ Investment TFI. Since 2010, he has been the managing director at PKO Bank Polski, responsible for economic analysis, group strategy and development, and investor relations.His professional work was supplemented by theoretical studies in finance, banking and economics during his time as an employee of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in 2001-2005, where he conducted research in economic convergence theory and dependence between the financial sector and economic growth.

Krzysztof Borzuchowski

Technology Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture

Michał Cebula

President, Heritage Real Estate

Maja Chabińska-Rossakowska

HR Director, ING Bank Śląski

Piotr Chęciński

Economic journalist

Marek Chlebicki

Director, PwC

Marek Chlebicki is a director in the business consulting services for the financial sector in Poland.  He has 15 years of experience in banking and consulting as well as extensive knowledge in the field of banking,

transformations (incl. digital transformations), banking operations and customer experience management.Marek specializes in strategy development, new business models development and conducting complex business and operational transformations. He delivers projects for Polish and international financial institutions, including banking groups from Austria, France, Russia and CEE.

Mariusz Cholewa

President of the Management Board, Biuro Informacji Kredytowej SA

Małgorzata Chruściak

Lawyer, EY Law

Grzegorz Chudek

Director, Accenture

Michał Chyczewski

Former Deputy Minister of the Treasury and former VP, Alior Bank