9th European Financial Congress

Sopot, 3-5 June 2019


Joschka Fischer

Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany in 1998 to 2005

Joschka Fischer served as Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005, he was the most popular politician in Germany.Now he is advisor at Albright Group, led by Madeleine Albright,  former USA

Secretary of State. He's also a member of the Spinelli Group, an initiative founded with a view to reinvigorate the strive for federalisation of the European Union.He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and of the Executive Board of the European Council on Foreign Relations.Joschka Fischer held a professorship at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University (USA).

Piotr Alicki

‎President of the Management Board, KIR S.A.

Maciej Bardan

Vice President of the Management Board, Raiffeisen Polbank S.A.

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.

Jakub Bojanowski

Partner, Consulting Department, Deloitte

Jakub is a Partner in charge of the Risk Advisory practice. He specializes in Cyber, IT audit, internal controls and business resilience.  Jakub acts as business advisor to companies significantly relying on IT (financial

services, telecommunication, infrastructure). Within Cyber domain Jakub focuses on strategic advisory and managing cyber risk on management board and corporate level.Jakub graduated in Computer Science at the University of Warsaw and attended Advanced Management Program organised by IESE Business School – University of Navarra.

Krzysztof Bolesta

Director for Research, Polityka Insight

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.

Magdalena Borowik

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

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.

Piotr Chęciński

Economic journalist

Michał Chyczewski

Executive Director, Financial Services, EY

Bartosz Ciołkowski

Country Manager Poland, MasterCard Europe

Catherine Contiguglia

Risk Magazine

Catherine Contiguglia is a staff writer at Risk magazine in London. As a member of the derivatives team, she covers regulation and developments in derivatives markets and their impact on financial institutions and end-users.Catherine

has a Master's degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and international economic policy from Sciences Po. Prior to joining Risk, she was a business writer for The Prague Post in the Czech Republic, and has had articles published by the Financial Times and the New York Times, as well as the International Herald Tribune.

Krzysztof Dąbrowski

Vice-President of the Management Board, Head of Operations and Information Technology, mBank S.A.

Absolwent Wydziału Elektroniki i Technik Informacyjnych Politechniki Warszawskiej. W 2011 roku ukończył studia Executive MBA na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim i Uniwersytecie Illinois. Wszechstronną wiedzę z zakresu funkcjonowania

IT zbierał w wielu branżach. W branży internetowo-telekomunikacyjnej pracował w latach 1995-2003 dla firm Polska Online oraz TDC Internet, gdzie odpowiadał za rozwój systemów i usług hostingowych. W okresie 2004-2011 jako szef Departamentu Rozwoju Oprogramowania współtworzył polskie centrum usług dzielonych F. Hoffman-La Roche, jednej z największych firm farmaceutycznych na świecie. W kolejnych latach, będąc CTO Grupy Allegro - lidera e-commerce w Polsce, nadzorował jedną z największych w regionie transformacji Agile. Od roku 2014 pełnił funkcję CIO/CTO oraz dyrektora zarządzającego w mBanku. Od kwietnia 2017 roku pełni rolę Wiceprezesa Zarządu mBanku ds. Operacji i Informatyki.

Marek Dietl

Member of the Board of the Sobieski Institute, Social Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland

Florence Diss

Head of EMEA Commerce Partnerships, Google

Florence heads Google’s EMEA Commerce product partnerships, including Shopping and Paymentsproduct areas. In her nine years at Google she has covered a range of different product partnershipsfrom Maps and Geo to Wallet

and Ads, helping launch products as diverse as Google Ocean, GoogleTransit, Local Inventory Ads and now Android Pay.Prior to Google, Florence began her career at BCG in finance, and developed her partnerships expertiseat a procurement start-up now part of Capgemini.

Jakub Fast

Managing Director for Retail Banking Products and Client Segments, mBank S.A.

Jakub Fast is the Executive Director in charge of mBank’s Products and Customer Segments.  Jakub is responsible for shaping mBank’s end-to-end value proposition, including customer innovation, product,

pricing, and marketing strategy.Prior to joining mBank Jakub was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was one of the leaders of financial services practice in Poland and in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.Jakub graduated from Warsaw University and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Dariusz Filar

Professor, University of Gdańsk

Jerzy Gajewski


Graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology.  He took his first steps in his professional career in Gdańsk in the year 1972.  In 1977-90 he built his experience in Iraq and Kuwait providing services in e.g.

the preparation and supervision of investment projects.In 1990 he founded NDI S.A. – the development and construction company specialising in investment organisation, supervision, and execution.  NDI has a track record of participation in a number of major investments in Poland, to name e.g. the construction of the northern section of the A1 Motorway from Gdańsk to Toruń, revitalisation of the Sopot City Centre, Sheraton chain hotels, office and service complexes for major banking and insurance institutions.  In the area of infrastructural projects NDI takes up road, railway, and tramway investments.  The Company has twice won the prestigious Forbes Diamonds.  Jerzy Gajewski has rich experience in working on corporate management and supervisory boards of e.g. Buildco S.A., Cocefi Polska, Pantera Holdings Ltd., and Gdańsk Transport Company S.A.  He has served as e.g. the advisor to the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk, the Polish State Railways, the Airports S.A. company, and the Ministry of Spatial Management and Building in the cabinet on Hanna Suchocka.  In the year 2009 he was conferred the title of „The 2008 Employer in Construction” and in the year 2012 the title of „The Top Manager of Pomerania 2011”.

Adam Glapiński

President, Narodowy Bank Polski

Zbigniew Głuchowski

Fund Manager for Polish International Development Fund FIZ AN, TFI BGK S.A.

Zarządza Funduszem Ekspansji Zagranicznej FIZ AN, który współinwestuje z polskimi firmami w ich zagraniczne spółki zależne.Posiada kilkunastoletnie doświadczenie w prowadzeniu bezpośrednich inwestycji zagranicznych z ponad

50 projektów inwestycyjnych realizowanych w ponad 10 krajach. Pracował także jako menadżer bezpośrednio odpowiedzialny za rozwój nowego biznesu. Zarządzał zespołami inwestycyjnymi w Polsce, biurem regionalnym w Moskwie i spółką sprzedażową na Ukrainie. Pracował zarówno z firmami rozpoczynającymi działalność jak i z dojrzałymi spółkami jako członek 11 rad nadzorczych w 5 krajach.

Mateusz Gołąb

Director of Affluent Clients’ Department, Bank Pekao S.A.

 Mateusz Gołąb has 19 years’ experience in banking industry. During his professional career he worked for ABN Amro Corporate Finance in Poland, Citibank (Poland) S.A., Bank handlowy S.A.; Raiffeisen Bank Polska

SA and Raiffeisen International A.G. in Vienna.For last 8 years he works for Bank Pekao SA Member of UniCredit as a Managing Director being responsible for Affluent Banking Business Line, investment and brokerage services, bancassurance and deposit products offer in  Pekao Group.Mateusz Gołąb is a Member of Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao S.A., Chairman of Supervisory Board in Pekao Financial Services sp. z o.o., he took a position as a  Member of Supervisory Board in Pekao Pioneer Investment Management S.A. in years 2008 – 2015.He graduates two faculties at Warsaw School of Economics: Finance & Banking and Quantity Methods & Information Systems and Leadership Academy at Harvard Business School.

Sławomir Górniak

Data Security & Standardization Unit, ENISA - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Paweł Gruza

Undersecretary of the State, Ministry of Finance

Jerzy Hausner

Professor of Economic Sciences, Cracow University of Economics

Full Professor of Economic Sciences, works at the Department of Public Administration (Faculty of Public Economy and Administration, Cracow University of Economics), Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Culture and Sport.

Member of the Polish Economic Society. Member of the Monetary Policy Council (2010-2016). Member of the Economics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences Committee. Since 2015, Member of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO. Chairman of the Open Eyes Economy Summit Program Council. Member Winner of the Kisiel Award.

Andrzej Jacaszek

Publisher, Harvard Business Review Polska

Zbigniew Jagiełło

President of the Management Board, PKO Bank Polski

Born in 1964. PKO Bank Polski Management Board President since October 2009. Prior to this he worked for local and global Unicredit Group structures. Responsible i.a. for strengthening PKO Bank Polski`s position of leadership

in East-Central Europe as well as development and implementation of Bank`s strategy for the years 2010-2012, which resulted in strong efficiency gains and Bank`s adjustment to requirements of the strongly demanding financial market through making the product offer more attractive and improvement of customer service quality.A member of the Council of the Polish Bank Association and of the prestigious Institut International D’Etudes Bancaires, which brings together the international banking community. The President of the Republic of Poland decorated him with the Officer's Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland and he was awarded the Social Solidarity Medal for promoting the idea of corporate social responsibility.Chosen the CEO of the Year 2011 by Parkiet daily; the recipient of the Wektor 2011 granted by the Polish Employers’ Chapter and of the Golden Banker in the Personality of the Year 2011 category; he was also lauded the Manager of the Year 2011 in a competition ran by Gazeta Bankowa. In the year 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek Polska singled him out as on e of the Top 20 Managers in Crisis.

Mirosław Kachniewski

President, Polish Association of Listed Companies

Responsible for managing the Association, regulatory initiatives and cooperation with SEG member companies. Earlier, he worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission (1996-2007; spokesman and secretary) and the Ministry

of Privatization (1994-1996). Former faculty member of the International Finance Faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics (1995-2010), holds a PhD in economics. Served many important functions in IOSCO. Former member of the Supervisory Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Author of numerous economic publications on capital markets, liberalization of capital flows and services, and integration of EU financial markets. A member of the governing bodies of EUROPEANISSUERS.

Jerzy Kalinowski

Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications in Poland and CEE, KPMG

He joined KPMG in 2004, specializing in strategic and operational consultancy and digital innovation. Before joining the company he founded and managed the investment fund oriented in digital startups. Jerzy Kalinowski was

chairman of the board and member of the supervisory boards of several companies in the TMT and also acted Vice President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. In the 90s he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for the TMT sector. He has experience in research and development (Poland and USA), and was employed as an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology. Jerzy Kalinowski is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology (he holds an engineer’s and master’s degrees in telecommunications and a Ph.D. in technical sciences), as well as of the University of Rochester in the USA (M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering) and IMD in Lausanne (Management Development Program).

Jakub Kiwior

Head of Regional Marketing and Business Development, Central Eastern Europe, Visa Europe

Graduate of the Finance and Banking Department at Cracow Economic University (currently Cracow University of Economics); also holds an MBA Executive diploma from RSM Erasmus University – University of Gdańsk. In

the card business since 2000, he joined Visa in January 2007, initially as Sales Director, Growth & Emerging Markets — responsible for contacts with leading Polish issuer banks and acquirers, acceptance expansion (including the programme Visa cards accepted everywhere) and Visa contactless development in this country — and subsequently as Visa Europe Country Manager for Poland. Currently, Head of Regional Marketing and Business Development, Central Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary), Visa Europe.

Łukasz Korycki

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Puls Biznesu