President of the Jury
President of the Jury, President of the Board Executive Club
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.
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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.
Co-Chairman of the jury
Chairman of the Club Council
Chairman of the Budimex Supervisory Board
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.
Prof. Witold Orłowski
Chief economic advisor of PwC Poland, Member of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister, Director of Warsaw University of Technology Business School
Founder of the Independent Center for Economic Studies NOBE, chief economic advisor of PwC Poland, lecturer in macroeconomics, author of many scientific books and publications in this field. Since 2003 Director of Warsaw University of Technology Business School.
Andrzej Stanisław Augustyński
Polish Roman Catholic cleric and social entrepreneur
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.
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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).
Member of the Club Council, Managing Partner and the Chairman of the Board of ICENTIS Corporate Solutions and ICENTIS Capital.
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
Prof. Michał Kleiber
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences 2007 – 2015
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..
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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).
President of the Board SOS Children’s Villages Poland
She was born in 1972. She has been the Board President of SOS Children’s Villages Poland since 2010, but she has been connected with the Association and with the SOS Children’s Village in Karlino – located nearby her place of residence – for many years now. She is an environmental engineer by education. She also graduated from many post-graduate studies in management and is an author of numerous publications. She has always been acting and operating for the sake of local society. She worked as the Municipal Economy, Environment Protection, and Investments Office Manager at the Świdwin Town Hall, she managed major EU budgets within integration of water and sewage system at Parsęta river basin and constructed a sewage system in the Gryfino agglomeration. Currently, she is a Project Manager at Kronospan Polska Sp. z.o.o.
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Even though she really likes her work and she has been highly successful, she doesn’t hide the fact that she works mainly to be able to devote to what is important for her, i.e. acting for the abandoned and orphaned children, children-in-care of SOS Children’s Villages Poland. Under her leadership, the Association being linked mainly with SOS Children’s Villages resided by abandoned and orphaned children launched also Family Strengthening Programmes, i.e. prophylactic programmes for families threatened with breaking up, in the communes of Karlino and Skórzec. In the Association’s day care facilities pedagogues, psychologists, and social workers do everything possible for families to remain together and so that children are not referred to foster care. In Poland, there are approx. 79 thousand children deprived of parental care, and 1.5 mln Polish children living in poverty. Due to major social challenges, by the year 2020 the Association wants to provide care to 3000 children, i.e. twice as many children being currently under the Association’s care. For Barbara Rajkowska this is the most important task. Hence, she motivates her team to continue to search new sources of financing, she cooperates closely with many companies for whom corporate social responsibility is crucial. Barbara Rajkowska has also been actively counteracting the foster parenting crisis in Poland for many years now by continuing to reinforce the image of this life manner in the eyes of Polish people. Thanks to these efforts, almost all houses in SOS Children’s Villages are filled with children-in-need who are brought up by caring SOS Parents. Moreover, support quality received by SOS Parents from pedagogues, psychologists, or social workers is really high.
The Board President of the Polish Association, being a member of SOS Kinderdorf Intenational, is also highly interested in providing support to children from around the world. This is the reason for engaging in the development of SOS Children’s Villages in Cameroon.
Privately speaking, she is a mother of a teenager – Hubert, she loves diving and dancing.
Prof. Bolesław Rok
PhD, Management Professor at Kozminski University, Director of Business Ethics & Social Innovation Centre
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.
[toggle title=”Read more” on=”0″]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.
Jacek Socha is the Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities S.A. as well as the Vice Chairman of PwC Polska Sp. z o.o. He joined PwC in December 2005. Since joining the company he has advised a number of Polish enterprises as well as foreign companies.
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As Minister of State Treasury, in the years 2004-2005, he successfully completed a number of privatization transactions through the Warsaw Stock Exchange, including the biggest IPO in Poland – PKO BP.
As Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Poland, in the years 1994-2004, he participated in the process of creating regulations for the Polish capital market, as well as regulations which adjusted Polish law to the European Union’s regulations. He also participated in the admission process of a large number of companies currently listed on the WSE.
He is the Honorary Member of:
– the Warsaw Stock Exchange,
– the Chamber of Brokerage Houses,
– and the Association of Securities Brokers and Investment Advisors.
He executed essential functions in the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), where, in the years 1998-2000 he chaired the European Regional Committee. He was the Deputy Chairman of the Emerging Market Committee in the years 1996-1998 and Member of the Executive Committee in the years 1994-2000.
Jacek Socha was engaged, from the very beginning, in the creation of Corporate Governance rules in Poland, he is the co-writer of the first rules approved by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2002. He is the Member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Jacek Socha is an Arbitrator of the Arbitrary Court acting by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
Jacek WIOSNA Stryczek
A social activist, a charismatic priest, a businessmen’s chaplain and a founder 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).
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.