President of the Jury

michalowski_120x180 Marek Michałowski

Chairman of the Budimex Supervisory Board

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Marek Michałowski graduated from the Financial & Statistics Department of the General School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (presently the Warsaw School of Economics). A Chartered Public Accountant. His professional career began at Budimex in 1978.

From 1990, Member of the Management Board of Budimex SA and Chief Financial Officer. April – November 1998: President of the Management Board of Dromex SA. November 1998 – September 2009 General Manager and President of the Management Board of Budimex SA. Since October 2009 until August 2010, General Manager of Ferrovial Agroman SA for Central & Eastern Europe. Currently Member of the General Board of Business Centre Club – BCC. President of the Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers. President of the Polish Golf Union.[/toggle]

Members of the Jury

bolkowskaProf. dr Zofia Bolkowska
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Experienced employee of Polish scientific institutes (Institute of Organization and Management of Civil Engineering, Institute of Materials Management), foreign institutes (Institut National d’Étude et de Recherche du Bâtiment “INERBA” in Algeria), and universities. Promoter of dozens of master’s theses and bachelors.


krzysztofcelinskiKrzysztof Celiński

Branch Office Director for CH2M HILL (Halcrow Group Limited, Branch Office in Poland)

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Krzysztof Celiński has graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology as an engineer specialized in Railway Signaling Systems. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation sector, and in cooperation with regulatory bodies in Poland and Europe related to rail sector.

Since 1992 he is holding top management positions at the biggest Polish national rail operator companies (PKP), the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Economy and the Warsaw Metro. He is certified by Japanese Agency for International Cooperation and the U.S. Ministry of Transport. Currently he is a Branch Office Director for CH2M HILL (Halcrow Group Limited, Branch Office in Poland), Transportation Business Group Lead in Poland and a member of the supervisory board at ZPBUI.[/toggle]


Zbigniew Kotlarek

President of the Polish Road Congress

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Mr Zbigniew Kotlarek was born in 1949 in the town of Czluchow in the Pomerania Region of Poland.
In 1972 he graduated the civil engineering department of the Warsaw University of Technology, specialist in roads and airports construction.
Between 1972 and 1991 worked in various regional branches of roads administration, most recently as a head of Public Roads Administration in the town of Lebork. Then he turned to business, was a partner in the steel construction company AMG and a manager of the Transprojekt Gdanski roads and bridges design company.
In 2002 he returned to road administration and was appointed a deputy director of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways. From 2005 to January 2008 he served as a General Director of that government body. Now he is CEO of MSF Polska company, a part of Portuguese MSF Group.
In 2004 he initiated establishing Polish Road Congress and three times was elected the President of the Board, most recently in 2015.
Mr Kotlarek is a widower, has two children and four grand children.



Wadim Kurpias

Partner, CEE Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, law firm CMS

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Wadim Kurpias is a Legal Counsel and Partner in charge of CMS’s Infrastructure and Project Finance (IPF) Department in Warsaw. He also heads the firm’s IPF practice in CEE.
Since 1995, he has worked for top-ranking Polish, English and American law firms to provide legal services to the largest multinationals operating in Poland. Wadim specialises in providing legal services for major construction and infrastructure projects.
His experience includes advising Gdansk Transport Company SA on the negotiation and execution of a contract for the construction of the Gdańsk-Toruń section of the A1 motorway. He has also advised on a project involving the construction and operation of a waste incineration plant in Poznań. He was retained as a legal counsel for negotiating the terms of the construction and operation of two motorway sections in Ukraine – Krakovetz-Lviv and Lviv-Brody. He has extensive experience in negotiating major construction contracts and in issues related to land use and building permits. He has represented a Dutch investor in relation to a development project in central Warsaw valued at over EUR 400 mln.

Selected experience:

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, FM Bank PBP S.A. and Alior Bank S.A. – advising on the financing of the construction and operations of a hospital in Żywiec (Poland) in the PPP scheme (Poland’s first large-scale PPP hospital project),
  • The Private Partner in the project concerning “Construction of the District Court building in Nowy Sącz, at Grunwaldzka street, in the PPP formula”;
  • The Private Partner in the tender proceedings launched by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o.o. in Olsztyn with regard to the selection of a private partner to provide heat supply services to the city heating network in Olsztyn. Our legal services includes advising on the project concerning construction, maintenance and financing of the power station. The project is a part of programme: “municipality waste management system in Olsztyn”;
  • Skanska – in the project concerning construction and maintenance of the province roads in the Wloclawek District (270 km of roads).


latawiecTomasz Latawiec

President of the Board of Consulting Engineers and Experts Association (SIDiR)
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Tomasz Paweł Latawiec graduated from the Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, in Warsaw. He is President of the Board of Consulting Engineers and Experts Association (SIDiR), Vice-president of Arbitration Court at SIDiR and an Expert and Arbitrator recommended by SIDiR.

He works as a member of Team for Translation and Preparation of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, Editorial Body of SIDIR’s Information Bulletin “Konsultant” and Editorial Team at “Wydawnictwo Inżynieria”. He was appointed as a member of the Dispute Resolution Board and Adjudicating Boards at Arbitration Courts. Tomasz Latawiec is an author of numerous articles on the public procurement law, construction law, FIDIC Conditions of Contract and a columnist in professional magazines as well as an author of TORs for IEOP projects in terms of analysis and realization of public contracts for construction works and services. He is an Advisor and Consultant on public procurement law and FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Employers – Implementing Entities – and Contractors from the infrastructure and waste disposal sector as well as the eco-industry. Tomasz Latawiec obtained professional experience during the realization of contracts based on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract. He is a promoter of using unchanged form of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract according to the original “spirit” of FIDIC.[/toggle]

brBeata Radomska

CEO, 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.


stylinskiJan Styliński

President of the Management Board, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers
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John Styliński is the President of the Polish Association of Construction Employers, an association of companies representing approximately 70% of the potential executive in Poland. He is a lawyer, member of the Bar Association in Warsaw, a partner in the law firm.


He specializes in the investment process and the construction market, in particular in projects of public-private partnerships and concessions, obtaining financing and tendering. He is the author of numerous publications on the topics of investing, as well as a lecturer at numerous conferences and trainings.[/toggle]

wernerProf. Witold Werner

Institute of Urban Development, Warsaw University of Technology

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After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Warsaw for about 20 years he has been a designer. His projects mainly include industrial plants (including 5 complete furniture factories), but also residential and office buildings. After obtaining his doctorate, he focused on teaching and research, for the Institute “ORGBUD” which was transformed into the Institute of Housing, and for 1O years in the Institute of Urban Development.

In 1995 he was awarded the academic title of Professor. He promoted five doctors and engineers as well as over 1OO architects. In parallel with the work at universities and institutes for 20 years he has been successfuly running his own business – INVESTMENT ADVICE, specializing in assessment and interpretation of the impact of proposed investment in the surrounding buildings in relation to the provisions and requirements of spatial and technical construction. Prof. Witold Werner leads the Chapter of the Developer Certificates.

He is the author of over 300 publications, including 11 books and hundreds of architectural and construction expertise, opinions and scientific reviews. He is an expert in the field of architecture construction including design, he i salso a Valuer, registered on the ZBP list, with a certificate of a Recognised European Valuer.


stanislaw.zmijanStanisław Żmijan

Deputy-chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Infrastructure

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Graduated on the Faculty of Civil Engineering Technical University of Lublin. Throughout his life associated with the road industry. The work began as a lab technician in the Region Construction of Roads in Lublin. In 1984 he began working as a Deputy Director of Public Roads Region in Włodawa

Since 1989 associated with Międzyrzec Podlaski, where he was Director of Public Roads Region. As Director of PDM Miedzyrzecz Podlaski responsible for its transformation and modernization. With these changes, the company has become one of the most important employers in Międzyrzec Podlaski and the entire bialski district. Stanislaw Żmijan is also a member of many professional organizations. He served in the government of the Polish Chamber of Road Industry.

Stanislaw Żmijan also engages in social and political activities. He sat in the City Council of Międzyrzec Podlaski and Provincial Assembly of Lublin. In 2001 he was elected to the Parliament from the district of Chelm. In parliament deals with matters of infrastructure and rural development. From 2013, he was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Infrastructure. He was author special act of road and airport, which proved to be crucial for the issue of EU funds for infrastructure in 2007-2013.