Jean-Andre Barbosa
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Jean-Andre Barbosa

Vice President, Future Pipe Industries

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Jean-andré Barbosa is the Executive Vice-President of Commercial in Future Pipe Industries. He started his career as Trade Defense Policy Officer in the European Economic Community and following that served in the trade and energy areas of the European Commission for seven years.
Later on, he joined Saint – Gobain Construction Products – Ukraine as Managing Director and thereafter took over Verallia Ukraine (Saint – Gobain Packaging) and Verallia Russia as Regional Managing Director for CIS. In total, he spent five years with Saint-Gobain.
Before joining FPI, Jean-André worked with Areva, a major global player in Nuclear and Renewable Energies, as VP and Areva Director for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. He was with Areva for nearly three years.
Jean-André holds a Diploma of Ingénieur du Corps des Mines (French High Civil Service) and a Highest Honours Diploma of Ingénieur Civil de l’Ecole des Mines de Paris with a Major in Materials Engineering. Complementing his qualifications, Jean-Andre speaks five languages – English, French, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
Jean-André was the Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Ambassador in Ukraine and in Poland, appointed by the French Prime Minister and the former Chairman of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency and Member of the Advisory Board.

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Prof. 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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Santiago de la Cierva
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Santiago de la Cierva

Professor of IESE Business School, founder and first director of international television agency ROMEreports.

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Santiago de la Cierva experience combines the three sides of communications: journalism (as director of a TV news agency), corporate communications both in business and in the non-profit sector, and the academia, teaching institutional communications and crisis management in three universities. His current fields of interest are understanding how much communications the top management should know, how to lead the organization with a communications perspective, and developing protocols and best practices for using events as communication channels.

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Prof. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council, Vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, President of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).

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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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Krzysztof Obłój
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Prof. 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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Witold Orłowski
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Prof. 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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Founder of the Independent Center for Economic Studies NOBE, 2002-05 Head of the Economic Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Poland, lecturer in macroeconomics, author of many scientific books and publications in this field. Since 2003 Director of Warsaw University of Technology Business School.

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Piotr Płoszajski
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Prof. Piotr Płoszajski

Vice-Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council, Head of the Department of Management Theory at the 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.lecturer 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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Prof. 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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Giuseppe Santoro

Managing Director of Dow Polska

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Joined Dow in 1999. Began his career at the company’s branch in Italy. Graduate in chemical engineering at the University of Pisa. He also holds an MBA from British London Business School.

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Michał Skowronek

Director for Market Development in East-Central Europe, Mastercard Europe

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He joined Mastercard’s Polish office in 2007. He is responsible for the development of the cashless payments acceptance network, as well as the implementation of innovative payment solutions in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Prior that he became General Manager of the Polish office and after three years he was promoted to the position of the General Manager of the cluster comprising Poland and Balkan countries. In 2001 – 2007, he worked for Sygma Bank Polska as Sales Director at the Cards Department.

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Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szapiro

MSc in physics, PhD in mathematics, habilitation and titular professor – economics. Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics. Specialist in decision analysis. Cooperation with Belgium, Canada, USA among others. Prestigious scholarship FNP “Master”.

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EU Projects and PHARE, HESP, PALP. Expertise for MF, and the Ministry of Economy. The President of the Chapter for „Polityka’s” Scholarship.

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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. In 2013, he completed the Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School, and in 2006 the International Faculty Development Program at IESE Business School. In 2004 he also completed the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Between 2005-2007 a member of the Macroeconomic Council at the Minister of Finance, between 2007-2009, Director of the Office for Integration with the Euro Area and an advisor to the President of the National Bank of Poland. Between 2013-2015 he was the Director of the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Science.

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