These awards are granted during the “European Executive Forum” event to honor the best enterprises, distinguished managers, and business leaders who implement the highest standards of leadership, exhibit exceptional involvement in the economic development of the country, uphold ethical standards in business, and pay special attention to the well-being of the society.


TOP INDUSTRY LEADER

Company, which outstanding achievements provide it with a leading position on the domestic market.

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INNOVATION LEADER

Entrepreneur who launched an innovative product, service or technological solution unique at least on the national level

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 VISIONARY CEO

Executive with exceptional achievements in building a strong brand and a successful business, both domestic and abroad

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GLOBAL SUCCESS LEADER

Person who achieved significant success putting a product or a service on global markets

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VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR

Entrepreneur who achieved excellent results in investments and the implementation of an effective business strategy

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PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Business representative of outstanding authority, involved not only in economic development, but also in social matters, recognizable beyond the industry he represents.

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“European Leadership Awards” Gala


19:30 – 20:00    Networking & Welcome Drink with Polish Vodka Association

20:00 – 20:30   Inauguration Speech: Eamon Gilmore – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Professor of Dublin City University

20:30                          European Leadership Awards Gala & Banquet
“Concert of hits” with the stars of music and television: Maria Tyszkiewicz, Artur Chamski and Jerzy Grzechnik

 

Gala Hosts:
Emilia Dębska – Artist of Teatr Studio Buffo in Warsaw, compère, singer
Richard Stephens – Founder, editor in chief of Poland Today
                                

 

 

„European Leadership Awards” Jury


michal.kleiber_120x180Prof. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council

Vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in years 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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BieleckiProf. Witold Bielecki

Rector of the Kozminski University

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Polish economist, has a post-doctoral degree in economics, head of the Department of Quantative Methods and Applications of Computer Science at KU. Author of many scientific publications in the areas of information technology, management (business) simulation games, simulation models, operational management, decision support system and entrepreneurship in a virtual environment.

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NowińskiProf. Wiesław Nowiński

Scientist, Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore

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Wieslaw L. Nowinski, DSc, PhD – scientist, innovator, entrepreneur, pioneer and visionary; creator of “world’s most gorgeous” human brain atlases. Dr. Nowinski has been conferred with 42 awards and honours; 25 awards are from leading medical societies, including Magna cum Laude (radiological Oscar) from Radiological Society of North America in 2009 and 2004; Magna cum Laude from European Congress of Radiology in 2000; Summa cum Laude in 2014, 2012, 2008 and 1997, and Magna cum Laude in 2009 and 2005 from American Society of Neuroradiology; and Highly commended in 2013 (in medical book category) from British Medical Association.

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ObłójProf. Krzysztof Obłój

Professor L. Kozminski Academy and University of Warsaw

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Krzysztof Obloj, Ph.D., former president of European International Business Academy, is a distinguished professor of Strategic and International Management. He holds chairs of Strategic Management departments at Kozminski University and School of Management of University of Warsaw. He has regularly taught at Bodo Graduate School of Management in Norway, ESCP-EAP in Paris, and Henley Management College in UK. As a visiting professor he spent a considerable amount of time doing research and lecturing abroad, mostly in the USA at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Yale University, Central Connecticut State University and Duquesne University. He is extensively published. He published three books in the US (“Management Systems”, 1993; “Winning: Continuous Improvement Theory in High Performance Organizations”, 1995, Passion and discipline of strategy, 2010) and coauthored few in Europe. He published articles in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, European Management Journal, Industrial&Environmental Crisis Quarterly, International Small Business Journal, Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal, PostCommunist Economies,  and several Polish journals. His last books published in Poland: “Corporate strategy”, 2014, and ‘Passion and discipline of strategy’ , 2016, became bestsellers and have already several editions. Professor Krzysztof Obloj is a renown corporate speaker and consultant in Poland and advises numerous Polish and international firms (e.g. LPP, PKN, Asea Brown Boveri, LG, Benckiser, Beiesdorf, Gedeon Richter, Rockwool, Valeo) in the areas of strategy, structure and organizational culture. He is a member of two supervisory boards of large listed companies.

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orlowski_120x180Prof. Witold Orłowski

Member of the National Development Council of the President of the Republic of Poland, Rector of the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business

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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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stelmachProf. Piotr Płoszajski

Warsaw School of Economics

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Majored in Management at the University of Łódź and the Harvard Business School, USA. Research Scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was a researcher at the Polish Academy of Science head of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Science and General Director at the Polish Academy of Science.

ecturer and speaker at dozens of universities and research centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, India and New Zealand; Visiting Prof. in Minneapolis, Vienna, Lviv, Kiev and Dortmund. Advisor in corporations, member of several supervisory boards.

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RockiProf. Marek Rocki

Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics

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Performed numerous functions at the SGH, including two terms as rector. In 2016 he was once again elected rector of the SGH. Senator of the Republic of Poland since 2005.Former Chairman of the Polish Accreditation Committee and Civil Service. President of the Executive Board of AZS (2003-2016). Member of the supervisory boards of COGNOR and Makarony Polskie.

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Cezary Wójcik

Prof. Cezary Wójcik

Founder and Director of the Center for Leadership, professor of leadership and finance at SGH

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Economist, founder of Center for Leadership, SGH Warsaw School of Economics. In 1998 he graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with a master’s degree, and in 1999, from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2003 he obtained his doctorate in economics. In 2009 he received post-doctoral degree in economics.
In 2011 he graduated from the Master Class for Leadership Educators at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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