brAndrzej Stanisław Augustyński

Polish Roman Catholic cleric and social entrepreneur

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The initiator and the president of the board of the SIEMACHA Association, a public benefit organisation operating in the field of education, sports and therapy; President of the board of the DEMOS Foundation; member of the international organisation for social entrepreneurs Ashoka. Since 1986 he has collaborated with social organisations in Malta. He is a connoisseur of Maltese culture and its promoter. Since 1999 he has collaborated with the local government of Krakow as the coordinator of the Municipal Program for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, the representative and social advisor of the President of Krakow in the field of Youth. A member of the Priesthood Council of the Archdiocese of Krakow 2001-2011.

In 2000 he started the construction of the multifunctional children’s centre in Odporyszów with reverend Kazimierz Augustyński. The centre comprises: an orphanage, a day care facility, a holiday centre and a modern sports centre. Reverend Andrzej Augustyński received many awards i.a. the title of the Cracovian of the Year 2014 in the category “Society”. In 2014 he received the Grand Prix Amicus Hominum, Pro Publico Bono and the Medal of Merit for the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Palatinatus Poloniae Minoris Meriti. In 2012 he received the Medal of St. George of the “Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly. In 2009 he received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his outstanding merits in his activities for the needy and for his achievements in his professional and social work. He wrote the books “Coca kocha colę” (Coca Loves Cola), “Czyja jest socjoterapia?” (Who Owns Sociotherapy?) and “Wędrowiec” (Wanderer). He initiated and published “Dziennikarstwo i polityka” (Jurnalism and Politics) and “Jan Wnęk. Między niebem a ziemią” (Jan Wnęk. Between the Sky and Earth).

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Jerzy BaehrJerzy Baehr

Vicepresident Order of Malta Poland


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Igor Chalupec

Member of the Club Council, Managing Partner and the Chairman of the Board of ICENTIS Corporate Solutions and ICENTIS Capital.

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An entrepreneur, an economist, a lawyer and a licensed securities broker. Former President of PKN Orlen (2004-2007), Deputy Minister of Finance (2003-2004), Vice President of Board of Pekao Bank S.A. (2000-2003). Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ruch S.A. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank Handlowy in Warsaw and Budimex S.A. Member of the Program Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica, and the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Public Affairs

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michal.kleiber_120x180Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences 2007 – 2015

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He was the Academy’s President in the years 2007-2010, re-elected for the term 2011-2014. Between 1995 and 2002, Professor Kleiber was the director of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where since 1986 he has been chairman of the Department of Computational Science and Engineering. In the years 1998-2002 he was member of the Academy’s Presidium and between 1997-2001 he chaired the Board for Directors of the Academy’s research institutes.

Prof. Michał Kleiber pursues research in theoretical and applied mechanics as well as information science and applied math. The main subject of his research are applications of state-of-the-art computational techniques in different areas of scientific research, technology and medicine – particularly for modeling, analyzing, simulating and visualizing of complex non-linear thermo- mechanics phenomena. In recent years, he has been actively involved in research and promotion of national innovation policies. Professor Kleiber is an author or co-author of over 240 scientific works and 7 books published by internationally renowned publishing houses. He is a member of editorial boards of 17 leading international scientific journals and the editor-in-chief of the prestigious Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (Springer). He has also been active in popularizing science by, among others, being a scientific board member for the popular-science journal Wiedza i Życie (Science and Life). Prof. Kleiber is a winner of many awards, including the most prestigious Polish scientific award conferred by the Foundation for Polish Science and the medal granted by the Kingdom of Belgium for innovation achievements. He has been awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities in Lublin, Kraków, Warsaw, Darmstadt (Germany), Mons (Belgium) and The Polish University Abroad, London, U.K. He also holds the ingenieur honoris causa title from the Ecole National d’Ingenieurs in Metz (France). He is a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg and member of the Academia Europaea in London. He is a full member of the Warsaw Learned Society.

Prof. Kleiber lectured and did research during long-term stays at a number of renowned universities world-wide: in Stuttgart, Hannover, Darmstadt and Bochum in Germany; Berkeley, CA and Stoors, CN, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, among others.

In the years 1998-2001 Michał Kleiber represented Poland in the EU Joint Research Centre as a member of the Board of Governors and in the “Sustainable Growth” Steering Committee in the 5th Framework Programme. Between 2001 and 2005, he headed the Ministry of Science and Information Technology in the Polish government. From 2002 to 2005, Prof. Kleiber was also the chairman of the Governmental Committee for Offset Contracts. In 2005, he was elected member of the European Research Council (Brussels) and chairman of the European Materials Forum (Strasbourg). In the years 2008 – 2010 he was member of the Governing Council Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg. He also served as the pro bono science and technology advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland (2006 – 2010).

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marekkMarek Krupiński

Executive Director of UNICEF Poland
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A graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, in French Philology.

His professional career began in the mid-seventies in tourism sector, followed by LOT Polish Airlines in the sales department as well as abroad as the head of LOT’s representative office in Tunisia and North Africa; in 1992 he was appointed the head of the Management Board’s Office, and next the 1st term PLL LOT.SA.’s Management Board member.

After system changes in Poland, he was seconded to the Ministry of Defence as the first civilian director of the International Cooperation Department responsible for implementing civilian governance structures. In the years 1996-2002 Director of the Polish commercial office in the French aviation industry group Aerospatiale.

In 2003-2006 he worked as the President/Managing Director in one of the most prominent advertising agencies in the Polish market, carrying out a successful programme of debt reduction and restructuring. In the years 2006 to 2007 he returned to LOT Polish Airlines as its Commercial Vice President/Management Board member.

In mid-2007, he was appointed by the Council of the Polish National Committee for UNICEF as its Executive Director.
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Marek Michałowski

Co-Chairman of the jury
Chairman of the Club Council
Chairman of the Budimex Supervisory Board

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He graduated from the Department of Finance and Statistics of the School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (now the Warsaw School of Economics). He is a certified auditor. He started his career in Budimex in 1978. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Budimex S.A. and the chief financial officer since 1990. From April to November 1998, he held the position of the President of the Board of Dromex S.A. From November 1998 to September 2009, he held the position of the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Budimex SA. Member of the General Council of the BCC.

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Member of the Club Council, an economist, a member of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister, from 2001 to 2005 he held the position of the Head of the Council of Economic Advisers, Rector of Vistula University, PwC Chief Economic Adviser in Poland.

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The founder of the NOBE Independent Center for Economic Studies, in 2002-2005 the Head of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President of the Polish Republic, a lecturer in the field of macroeconomics, the author of numerous books and scientific publications in this field.

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brBeata Radomska

President of the Jury, President of the Board Executive Club

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Graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Insurance and Banking. She graduated from the MBA program. She has several years of management experience and has worked in the following financial institutions: Austrian brokerage firm Allfinanz, Skarbiec Asset Management Holding and, for several years, she has been associated with HR consulting industry.

Originator and President of the Executive Club, the most elite association of top management. She is responsible for the strategy of the club which integrates the business elite, and is a platform for exchange of ideas and inspiration for the top management.

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brBarbara Rajkowska

National Director SOS Children’s Villages Poland

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Born in 1972. She held the position of the Board President in Poland between 2010 and 2016, in March 2016, at the Board’s request, she was appointed the National Director as the person who knows the organisation like no other. She has been linked for many years to the Association and the Children’s Village in Karlino, developed near her home. By education she is an environmental engineer, a graduate of many postgraduate studies in management and the author of publications in the area of leading construction works. She has always acted and worked for the local community. She used to work as the manager of Department of Municipal Services, Environmental Protection and Investment at the Town Hall of Swidwin, she managed significant EU budgets while integrating water and sewer management in the Parsęty basin and built sewerage system in the metropolitan area of Gryfino. Barbara divides her time between her work for one of the large companies in Szczecinek and the Association. Even though she enjoys her work and she has been highly successful in her profession, she does not hide the fact that she works professionally to be able to devote to what is the most important for her, i.e. working for the benefit of abandoned and orphaned children under the care of SOS Children’s Villages in Poland.

It was under her leadership when the Association, which is most commonly perceived as SOS Children’s Villages, opened Family Strengthening Programmes in the communes of Karlino and Skórzec. These are preventive programmes for families at risk of breakdown. In the Association’s community centres, the Association’s pedagogues, psychologists and social workers do everything within their power for families to stay together and prevent children from going into foster care. In Poland, there are over 79 thousand children without parental care and nearly 1.5 million children live in poverty. Due to substantial social challenges, the Association wishes to include 3000 children into its care by 2020, that is twice as many as at this moment. This is the most important task for Barbara Rajkowska right now. Therefore she motivates her team to constantly search for new sources of financing, co-operates with many companies who are no strangers to corporate responsibility. Barabara Rajkowska actively battles the foster parenthood crisis, which has been continuing for many years in Poland, by boosting the image of this way of life in the eyes of Polish people. Owing to the efforts almost all the houses in SOS Children’s Villages are filled with children in need growing under the care of attentive SOS parents. The quality of support provided to SOS parents by pedagogues, psychologists or social workers of SOS Children’s Villages is very high.

The Director of the Polish Association, being a part of SOS Children’s International, is deeply interested in helping children across the entire globe. This is the reason why she supports actions for development of SOS Children’s Villages in Cameroon.

In her private life she is the mum of Hubert, loves diving and dancing.

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Prof. Bolesław Rok

PhD, Management Professor at Kozminski University, Director of Business Ethics & Social Innovation Centre

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Academic Director of Corporate Responsibility Executive Programme, consultant and lecturer to many professional associations, governmental and commercial organizations. He was a successful entrepreneur for almost 20 years from 1989. Founder of the Responsible Business Forum, affiliated to CSR Europe, Advisory Board Coordinator for UN Global Compact Polska, founder of Responsible Companies Ranking, prepared annually from 2007 and published in the main business newspaper in Poland. He is working as a Chief Ethical Officer for Polish Gas and Oil Company (PGNiG), one of the biggest commercial group in CEE.

Member of the special advisory CSR Committee to the Ministry of Economy, Leader of Sensegiving Business Network. He is a jury member in Polish National Sales Award, Marketing Director of the Year Award, Verba Veritatis: An Award for the Best Student’s Thesis on Business Ethics, member of the Advisory Board of Institute for Innovative Economy, mFoundation, etc. He has been a member in several international projects. His research interests lie in the intersection of business ethics, social innovation, corporate responsibility, sharing economy, sustainability and strategic management.

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Jacek WIOSNA Stryczek

Jacek WIOSNA Stryczek

A social activist, a charismatic priest, a businessmen’s chaplain and afounder of Stowarzyszenie WIOSNA (SPRING Association) – one of the most important polish NGOs. He is well known for charity projects like SZLACHETNA PACZKA (The Noble Box Project) and Akademia Przyszłości (Academy of the Future).

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He was awarded the title of the “Gentleman of the Year 2014”. He gained the 86th position in “The 100 most influential people in polish sport” ranking drawn up by the “Champion” magazine. He received The Jan Wejchert Award of the Polish Business Roundtable in the social activity category.

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