9th European Financial Congress

Sopot, 3-5 June 2019

Honorary Patronage

Radosław Płonka

Legal expert, BCC

Arkadiusz Połojański

Secretary of the city Giżycko

Paweł Preuss

Financial Risk Management Leader, EY

Paweł has several years of experience in providing advisory services to financial institutions and corporate clients in the area of financial risk management. He specializes in assessing the assumptions, definitions and

implementation of strategies, methodologies and tools for financial risk management for banks and corporations. He supports his clients in developing risk functions by effectively addressing new business needs and regulatory expectations as well as introducing new business models. Paweł graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics (Finance and Banking and Management and Marketing). He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). 

Nikhil Rathi

Chief Executive Officer, LSE plc Director of International Development, LSEG

Nikhil was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSE plc in September 2015. He also has Group-wide responsibilities for International Development. He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG in May 2014

as Director of International Development and Chief of Staff from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

Andrzej Reich

Advisor to the chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority

Andrzej Roter

CEO, Konferencja Przedsiębiorstw Finansowych w Polsce

Małgorzata Rusewicz

Chairman, Polish Chamber of Pension Funds

Z wykształcenia prawnik,  ukończyła również podyplomowe studia z zakresu ubezpieczeń w SGH. W 2013 r. objęła stanowisko Prezesa Izby Gospodarczej Towarzystw Emerytalnych, ale tematyką ubezpieczeń zajmuje się

od początku swojej kariery, którą rozpoczęła w 2002 r. w Zakładzie Ubezpieczeń Społecznych. W kolejnych latach współpracowała z Instytutem Pracy i Spraw Socjalnych oraz Komisją Europejską jako ekspert z zakresu rynku pracy oraz prawa ubezpieczeniowego. W latach 2005-2007 była związana z Uniwersytetem w Gandawie, gdzie uczestniczyła w programie Training and Reporting on European Social Security. W latach 2007-2012 w Konfederacji Lewiatan pełniła funkcję dyrektora Departamentu Dialogu Społecznego i Stosunków Pracy oraz Koordynatora Rady Rynku Pracy. Była także członkiem Zespołu Trójstronnej Komisji ds. Ubezpieczeń Społecznych, Komitetu ds. Dialogu Społecznego przy Komisji Europejskiej oraz grup eksperckich funkcjonujących w ramach BUSINESSEUROPE. Jest autorką licznych publikacji z zakresu prawa ubezpieczeniowego i rynku pracy.

Jarosław Ryba

CEO, Polski Związek Instytucji Pożyczkowych

Agata Rzędowska

Michał Sapota

President, Heritage Investments

Marcin Skwierawski

Vice President of the city of Sopot

Andrzej Sławiński

Professor, SGH

Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics. Ph. D and D. Sc obtained from the WSE in 1979 and 1993. Post-doctoral studies at London School of Economics (1990-91) and Carleton University (1992-93). Teaches courses on Monetary

Policy, Financial Markets and International Finance.Member of the Finance and Economics Committees of the Polish Academy of Science.2004 – 2010 member of the Monetary Policy Council2010-2011 adviser to the Chairman of the Financial Supervisory AuthoritySince 2011 director of Economic Institute at the National Bank of Poland

Patryk Słowik

Journalist, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Wojciech Solaniec

Partner, EY

Lucyna Stańczak-Wuczyńska

Director, EU Banks, Financial Institutions, EBRD

Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska is a director - EU banks, in the Financial Institutions Group at the EBRD. As a director of the EU banks team, Lucyna has responsibility for the EBRD's activities in the banking sector in the

EU countries of the EBRD (in the CEE and SEE). In this capacity, she oversees the Bank’s new investments (equity, debt and DCM) in banking sectors of the region, as well as the management of a €3bn EBRD portfolio in the banking sector. Lucyna has worked in the banking sector for over 20 years. She joined the EBRD in 2000. She initially worked as a senior banker responsible for EBRD investments in energy and infrastructure sectors. From 2008 to 2014 Lucyna was a country director of the EBRD in Poland, overseeing the Bank’s business in Poland, focusing on the financial sector, private equity and corporate sector. Lucyna was also responsible for managing EBRD’s portfolio in Poland (debt and equity) of over €3bn. Before joining EBRD, Lucyna worked for commercial banks Credit Lyonnaise and ABN AMRO Bank. Lucyna is a Graduate of Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and Advanced Post-Graduate Studies at the College of Europe, Brugges (Belgium). Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska holds a number of non-executive board positions in financial institutions in the region.

Rafał Stepnowski

Director of Government Affairs, Boeing Polska

Rafal Stepnowski is Vice President of Boeing Digital Solutions & Analytics and CEO of Jeppesen Poland, a Boeing subsidiary company in Gdansk. Moreover, he is a member of Boeing International team as Director of Government

Affairs for Poland. Rafal is leading global real estate, facility, security and safety practice of Boeing DS&A  and was chairing Global Operating Model, strategic initiative leveraging Boeing international footprint, providing insight and recommendations on digital services footprint strategy. He is a co-founder of C-Map Poland (established 1993), which was acquired by Boeing and integrated into Jeppesen in 2007. Rafal co-formed the marine group of 3 operators to a highly successful and multidisciplinary Jeppesen unit of over 600 professionals located in Gdansk, focused on aviation navigation data analytics, software development, research and engineering.Rafal Stepnowski holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Gdansk and a MBA from Gdansk University of Technology. Nowadays he serves as a lecturer at MBA programs in the field of Strategy and Marketing. He is a member of the TUG Advisory Board at the Faculty of Management and Economics, Board of Experts at UG Faculty of Economics and Vice President of Gdansk Business Club.Rafal is strongly associated with the Digital Aviation community and corporate social engagement in Poland. He is active music producer with number of jazz and contemporary music festivals organized.In addition to Polish and English, Rafal’s fluent in Spanish, Russian and Italian. He is married and has two daughters.

Dariusz Stodulski

Author, Laboratorium EE

Bartosz Stodulski is co-founder and owner of the Laboratorium EE company – Private Research&Development Center focused on data science and digital service design. He was born on 20th of December 1983 in Cracow.

During his school years he was one of the leaders of center for voluntary service “Not at all an Angel”, which realized its activities under patronage of the Dominican’s welfare „Przystań”. His commitment to the social activities allowed him to reach the final of the “Great Seven” competition (A Polish National Competition for volunteers). In 2003 he continued his social work as the caregiver of disabled children in one of Cracovian social assistance home. Parallel to his social work, in 2002, he started the study on the faculty of physics and informatics in Mining and Metallurgy Academy of Cracow. During his study he completed the internship in CERN. In 2004 he moved to Warsaw and changed his interests by taking up the study on the faculty of special pedagogy at the University of Stefan Wyszyński. During this time he worked as  a manager of the public kindergarten, where he was responsible for supervising the team, which managed the building of the kindergarten and which prepared the building for general renovation. In the years 2006 – 2009 he worked at Copernicus Science Centre, where he co-authored the educational program “Family Workshops”, which interactively revealed the phenomena of the nature to the children and their parents and which is still operating. He reactivated also the first big Polish computer based educational project “Club of young discoverer”, which connected and was available in several hundreds of Polish public schools. During this time he changed his study once again into social sciences, which he finished with the bachelor degree. His further professional experience includes organization of the first Polish conference on technologic solutions in NGOs, which he conducted during his work in Shipyard – Centre for Social Innovation and Research. Finally, in 2009 he decided to start his own company, the Laboratorium EE, which he runs until now. The company completed until now over 200 IT projects, working in close cooperation with NGOs, public administration and commercial partners. Since beginning he focused on the projects, which contribute to the social change and may solve social problems. Especially fruitful, was the period of the last four years, when he run four interinstitutional research projects: the first one was setting up the digital library, considered the best in Europe – www.polona.pl. The second was the web platform, which aimed at bridging the gap between national and local politics and the everyday life of the citizens – www.sonar.wyborcza.pl. Third project was the set of mobile apps with memory exercises for older people – https://projektmemo.pl. The last of the four projects is the digital tool, which helps to run the business in concordance with the GDPR.     

Cezary Stypułkowski

President of the Management Board, mBank

Cezary Stypułkowski (born in 1956) – Doctor of Juridical Science. In 1979, graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw.From 1979, assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Law in the Department

of National Economy Management. In 1989, defended his doctoral dissertation in the Faculty of Law.In 1981, appointed as advisor to the minister in the Bureau of Governmental Representative for Economic Reforms.In 1985, appointed as advisor to the chairman of the Advisory Economic Council; from 1987 to 1988 worked as advisor to deputy prime minister and as Secretary of the Committee of the Council of Ministers for Economic Reforms.In late 1980s, studied at Columbia University Business School in New York as a member of the Fulbright Program. From 1991 to 2003, president of the management board of Bank Handlowy in Warsaw. From 2003 to 2006, president of the management board of PZU Group. From 2006 to 2010 employed with J.P. Morgan, investment bank in London, from 2007 as managing director responsible for Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2010, president of the management board of mBank (formerly BRE Bank).Cezary Stypułkowski was a member of the Deutsche Bank Board International Advisory Board, INSEAD International Advisory Board and the Geneva Association. Since 2012, co-chairman of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of the Institute of International Finance in Washington (IIF).

Mariusz Sudoł

Operations Director CEE, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Mariusz Sudoł, Operations Director CEE, Hitachi Europe Ltd.Lawyer and manager with transaction and regulatory experience gained in the Banking & Finance departments of international law firms. He graduated with honours

from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, also participating in the scholarship funded by the Swiss Government at Universität Zurich. Currently associated with Hitachi Europe Limited, responsible for regulated sectors (banking, modern energy), including the practice of banking law, the practice of new technologies law, negotiations, contract preparation, commercialization and development of innovative products. Co-author of successful business development strategy for Hitachi regulatory solutions. Author of a number of scientific publications on economic law, including commentary on Polish banking Law.

Piotr Sztompka

Professor Tischner European University

Piotr Sztompka is a professor of theoretical sociology (emeritus) at the Jagiellonian University at Krakow, Poland, and active professor at the J.Tischner’s European University.  He is a former President of International

Sociological Association (ISA), member of Polish Academy of Science, Academia Europaea and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a doctor honoris causa of four Universities in Sweden, Russia and Poland. He has been a visiting professor at numerous foreign universities on four continents, among others Columbia University in N.Y. and UCLA. Among his books published in English the most important are: Society in Action (1991) , The Sociology of Social Change (1993) , Trust; a Sociological Theory (1999). In Polish his Sociologia: analiza społeczeństwa (Sociology; the Analysis of Society) (2002 and 2012)  has become a nationwide bestseller, and his most recent books are:  Kapitał społeczny: teoria przestrzeni międzyludzkiej  (Social Capital: The Theory of Inter-human space" (2016), and Values in Society and Economy (co-authored with J.Hausner, 2018). His  books and articles have appeared in fourteen languages.

Katarzyna Szymielewicz

President, Fundacja Panoptykon

Lawyer specialised in human rights and technology. Co-founder andpresident of Panoptykon Foundation (Polish organisation defending humanrights in the context of surveillance) and vice-president of EuropeanDigital Rights.

Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and theSchool of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). In thepast – associate at international law firm Clifford Chance and member ofcivic advisory boards for the Minister of Digital Affairs in Poland.Stipendist and member of Ashoka – international network of socialentrepreneurs.

Marek Tejchman

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Sławomir Tryfon

Director, Uniqa

Francis Way

Chief Strategy Officer, CDP

Frances Way, Chief Strategy Officer at CDPCDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to measure and reduce their environmental impacts. She oversees CDP’s climate change, water security

and forests strategies as well as the disclosure platform, scoring systems, data and research. Having spent eight years in the private finance sector, primarily at Dresdner Kleinwort's Global Equities Division, Frances joined CDP in 2007 to manage and expand the supply chain program. Frances sits on the board of EIRIS Foundation and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.

Leszek Wieciech

CEO, Polska Organizacja Przemysłu i Handlu Naftowego

Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak

Associate Partner, Kancelaria EY Law

Łukasz Wilkowicz

Journalist, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Wojciech Wolas

Director Large Commercial, Dell Technologies Polska

Tadeusz Woszczyński

Country Manager - Poland, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia & Baltics, Hitachi Europe Ltd

Country Manager – Poland, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia & Baltics, Hitachi Europe Ltd.Tad has been working in Hitachi since 2006 and a member of the Board of Banking Technology Forum for the Polish Bank Association

since 2010. As Country Manager of Hitachi Europe and Co-founding the strategic cooperation with Hitachi Vantara in Poland, his vision and effort have seen Hitachi become one of the top suppliers of enterprise storage and regulatory solutions to the Polish banking sector.

Artur Zabielski

Marketing Director, Provident