Grzegorz Czul Grzegorz Czul

Management Board President and General Manager Fluor S.A.

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Grzegorz Czul is responsible for the operation of the Fluor Gliwice Office. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and project management mainly for petrochemical, refinery and chemical projects. Grzegorz gained his extensive experience working for Fluor starting from Piping Engineer position, through Stress Engineer, setting up at the same time a stress group in Gliwice, then as Piping Lead Engineer. In 2002, he was assigned to Project Management Department where he managed various domestic and international projects. In 2010, he was appointed to Project Operations Manager position, and in 2012, he became General Manager of the Fluor Gliwice office.

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florianczukZbigniew Florjańczyk

Head of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Technology

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Warsaw University of Technology

Professor Zbigniew Florjańczyk is a graduate and employee of the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology. Here he obtained his Ph.D. (1974) and D.Sc. (1984) degrees.

He was the Director of the Institute of Plastics Technology (1987-91) and Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry (1996-2002). At present he is Head of the Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology. In 1993 he became a (tenured) Professor of Chemical Sciences, and 5 years later a full professor. In 2011 he has received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Rzeszow University of Technology. He was a visiting professor in the University of Guelph, held scientific fellowships in University of Massachusetts and University of London, gave many invited lectures in academic and industrial centers in the USA, Germany, France and Italy.

Professor Zbigniew Florjańczyk has published over 160 papers, 5 monographs, 54 patents, is an author of several implemented technologies, and promoted 20 doctors of chemistry and chemical technology. He started his scientific activities in the field of organometallic chemistry, but for a number of years now his scientific interests are connected with the chemistry and technology of polymers.

In this field he carries out both fundamental studies on the mechanisms of unconventional polymerization processes (especially of those utilizing cheap and easily available starting materials such as carbon, sulfur and aluminum oxides) and applied studies on electroactive polymeric materials used as solid electrolytes in electrochemical energy sources and on hybrid linkages of organic and inorganic polymers. Professor Zbigniew Florjańczyk is a member of the Central Commission for Degrees and Titles, Chair of the Scientific Councils of Institute of Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology and member of the Scientific Councils of Institute of Organic Chemistry of PAS, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of PAS, Institute for Engineering Of Polymer Materials and Dyes, and Institute of Biomaterials and Chemical Fibers. He was also the Polish representative in the European Polymer Federation and NATO Comity “ Science for Peace and Security.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAndreas Golombek

Chairman of the Management Board, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Poland S.A.

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Andreas Golombek, Electrical Engineer, born 1956 in Bytom, Poland, has been living in Germany since 1971. From 1982 worked in Sales & Marketing for electrical drive systems in Germany.

From 1986 worked at AEG as export manager responsible for drive systems and plant engineering for Central Europe, France and South America.

After AEG was taken over by Cegelec / Alstom in 1996 responsible for building of sales structures and foreign companies in Central Europe. From 2002 Managing Director of Cegelec in Poland responsible for setting up of a new company in the area of electrical plant engineering. Since 2006 CEO of Lurgi S.A. After Lurgi was taken over by Air Liquide responsible for integration of Lurgi with the new Group, building of global procurement structure and development of companies in Russia and Ukraine.

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jurczakProf. Janusz Jurczak

Department of Chemistry Warsaw Univerity, Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Science

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Janusz Jurczak is a full professor of the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS and Department of Chemistry of UW. He’s active in the field of organic and supramolecular chemistry. He’s a full member of PAS and ordinary member of TNW.

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Prof. Jacek Kijeński

President , Association of Engineers and Technicians


michal.kleiber_120x180Prof. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Jury, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the 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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orlowski_120x180Prof. Witold Orłowski

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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jerzy_polaczekJerzy Polaczek

Honorary President, Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers, The Deputy Editor in Chief of “Chemical Industry”

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Jerzy Polaczek (born 1938) holds his master-of-science degree in chemical technology (plastics) from the Wrocław University of Technology (1961) and doctor degree in physical chemistry from the Warsaw University (1970).

He was senior research fellow retired (2004) from the Warsaw Institute for Industrial Chemistry (coal-derived, secondary and renewable raw materials). Since 2001, a member of editorial board of the Polish Monthly “Przemysł Chemiczny”(deputy editor-in-chief) .

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brBeata Radomska

President of the Executive Club

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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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slowinskiWojciech Słowiński

Partner in the Advisory Department.

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Wojciech Slowinski is a leader of PwC Advisory in Poland in the Oil & gas and Chemicals industry group and one of the drivers of PwC Oil & Gas team in Central and Eastern Europe.

He has more than 18 years experience in the field of business consulting. He specializes in financial and strategic issues, feasibility studies, as well as mergers and acquisitions for chemicals company. Besides the above, Mr. Slowinski specializes in managing complex privatization, restructuring and consolidation projects.

He advised the key players in the oil, gas and chemical industry in Poland and in the region, which enabled him to gain in-depth understanding of industry specifics in Poland as well as in Europe.

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slowinskiAdam Żurek

R&D Director, Grupa Azoty S.A.

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A graduate of the Łódź University of Technology and the University of Łódź as well as the School of Management – the Centre for Promotion of Personnel at the Ministry of Economy in Warsaw. He completed post-graduate studies for senior executives and a number of specialised courses on, among others, communication and teamwork, risk management in the project, management accounting, financial policy and planning in a company.
Mr Adam Żurek gained his professional experience as a consultant at design, construction and start-up  as well as through cooperation, among others, with companies such as Poyry Poland, Innowator Gliwice, Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Energotherm Consulting, Elana Toruń. Previously, connected also with KGHM Ecoren S.A., where he was responsible for R&D, with Grupa Azoty POLICE (participation in drawing up the Prospectus and investment planning) as well as ZPB BORUTA S.A. (a member of the management board responsible for production and development, including the implementation of the full range of MRP II system). Co-author of numerous implemented technologies. An expert in the Foresight “Poland 2020” WCCT of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and Nafta Polska. Consultant for the commercialisation of scientific studies (biodegradable photopolymers, ruthenium catalysts).

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