Michał BieniekMichał Bieniek

CEO, Apeiron Synthesis

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Michal Bieniek obtained his M.Sc. Eng. degree in 2003 from Warsaw University of Technology. In 2004, he received the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship, working with Guy Lavigne, Director of Research at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Toulouse, France. Bieniek received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2008 working with key opinion leader in the metathesis field, Professor Karol Grela.

During this time, Bieniek consulted with the major pharmaceutical companies. Recognizing their challenges, in 2009, he established and became CEO of Apeiron Synthesis which is focused on providing strategic solutions based on metathesis. Bieniek and his team are the co-inventors of six patents and patent applications and authors of over 20 scientific publications in the area of novel metathesis catalysts. Apeiron specializes in translational metathesis catalyst research, applications and enabling technologies.


BoczkowskaKrystyna Boczkowska

President of the Management Board, Bosch

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Krystyna Boczkowska, President of the Board of Robert Bosch and representative of the Bosch Group in Poland. She’s been building Bosch success for 25 years. Moreover she is active member of the Polish-German Industrial and Commercial Chamber and The Congress of Women (Kongres Kobiet). She is one of the most influential women in Poland, being awarded the title Woman of the Year. Mrs Boczkowska graduated from the Precision Mechanics Department of Warsaw University of Technology and MBA Executive Studies in Finance.


Grzegorz Czul Grzegorz Czul

President of the Management Board 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.


florjańczykProf. Zbigniew Florjańczyk

Head of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Technology, Warsaw University of Technology

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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.



General Director, go&management GmbH

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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.



President of the Management Board, Mostostal Warszawa SA

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A graduate of the Poznań University of Technology and Technical University of Aalborg (Denmark). Since the beginning of his career, he has been working in the construction industry. He obtained the MBA title and completed the training program Strategic Leadership Academy. For eighteen years he had been working for the Budimex Group including as the Regional Director since 2002 and then as the Director of General Construction Division West and the Construction Director. He was also a member of the Budimex S.A. Executive Committee and the company’s Proxy.

From the moment he has become a President of the Management Board, he actively supports synergy either within the Mostostal Warszawa Capital Group or the Acciona Group to which Mostostal belongs. He also acts as President of the Supervisory Boards of Mostostal Power Development Sp. z o.o., Mostostal Kielce, Mostostal Płock SA and AMK Kraków.

Mr Goławski effectively diversifies Company’s operations on the market and strengthens Company’s competitive advantage by nurturing development of innovations.


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, SITIPChem

michal.kleiber_120x180Prof. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in years 2007-2015
Vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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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).


orlowski_120x180Andrzej Kolasa

Dean of the Faculty of Production Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

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Andrzej Kolasa professor at Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering holding the post of dean since 2012 as well as professor at State College of Professional Education in Ciechanów in 2002-2016 holding within ten years the post of rector.

            Prof. A. Kolasa was born in 1948 in Lublin. He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty Mechanical Engineering (recently Production Engineering) in 1973 obtaining degree MSc in Engineering and next degrees of PhD in 1981 and DSc in 1991. He was awarded the title of Full Professor by

President of Poland in 2015.

            He educated and promoted more than hundred BSc and MSc graduates in Engineering as well as was supervisor of eight PhD degree holders. Besides mother universities he delivered lectures and carried on research at universities in a number of European countries as well as in Japan, China and Tanzania.

            Prof. A, Kolasa is an author of more than 160 publications in domestic and international journals, research projects in welding; more than 40 of them were implemented to industries. He is a member of a number of scientific councils, scientific organizations and programme councils of Polish and international scientific journals. He was also awarded the diploma of European Welding Engineer. Besides research he also is taking part in various programmes supporting reginal and country development.

He was awarded with Bronze and Gold Cross of Merit, Medal of National Education Commission, Silver and Gold Badge of Polish Mechanical Engineers Association, Henryk Mierzejewski Honour Distinctions, Eng. Stanisław Olszewski Medal and other.

            Prof. A. Kolasa is married, has two children and two grandsons.


Iain MaxwellIain Maxwell
President, Canon Polska

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Joined Canon EMEA in 1983. Since that time he has developed strong leadership experience as well as in-depth knowledge of Canon’s business. He has held senior roles across Europe Middle East and Africa while working within the Canon European organization, most recently prior to arriving in Poland Iain worked in the Canon UK and Ireland organization as Services and Support Director. During his career Iain has led many business transformation programs for Canon in Europe.


orlowski_120x180Prof. Witold Orłowski

Rector of the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business,
Chief Economic Advisor in PwC Polska

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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.


brBeata Radomska

CEO, Executive Club
Cigno Consulting Managing Partner

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Graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Insurance and Banking. MBA graduate. Possesses over ten years of experience as a manager. Worked at such financial institutions as: Allfinanz, an Austrian brokerage firm, and Skarbiec Asset Management Holding.

For several years she has been associated with the personnel consulting industry, especially as a Managing Partner at Cigno Consulting, where she operates in the areas of selection, recruitment, and personnel consulting. Initiator and President of Executive Club, the most elite organization bringing together members of top management. Responsible for the strategy of the club, which integrates business elites and serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and inspiration for managers of the highest level.


Jacek ReinerJacek Reiner

Professor at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
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Jacek Reiner (Ph.D., D.Sc.) is an associate Professor at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Department. His professional expertise covers Machine Vision for quality inspection of artificial and natural products, Laser Technologies and Mechatronics for manufacturing and precision agriculture. He completed numerous internships and trainings abroad (Germany, Great Britain, Holland, USA). He is particularly determined to implement the R&D projects results in economy. He led several national and international implementations that were rewarded for innovation. He is a member of steering committee of CAMT – Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Fraunhofer Project Centre.


tomasz.szapiroProf. Tomasz Szapiro

Rector, SGH

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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”.

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


Jan SzmidtProf. dr hab. inż. Jan Szmidt

Rector, Warsaw University of Technology

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Professor Jan Szmidt, Ph.D., D.Sc., President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) for the current term (2016 – 2020), Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology (2012–2016, 2016–2020), is a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology (1976), an electronics specialist and Professor of Technical Sciences.

In years 2002 – 2005 and 2008 – 2012, Professor held the respective positions of Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. He earned a doctorate at the University in 1985, and in 1995, in reward for his academic achievement and in recognition of a paper titled ”Plasma-generated DLC coatings for applications in microelectronics”, obtained postdoctoral qualification and the title of Doctor Habilitatus. He was conferred the title of Professor of Technical Sciences in 2005. He contributed to a variety of research programmes and did internships at the Institute of Electron Technology, Semiconductor Research and Manufacturing Centre CEMI in Warsaw and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

His scholarly output includes authorship and co-authorship of two monographs and ten chapters in Polish and English language books, i.a. NATO ASI Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Elsevier and over 580 academic publications including 100-plus contributions to such journals as Diamond Related Materials, Thin Solid Films, Journal of Crystal Growth, Chaos Solutions & Fractals, Solid State Electronics, Applied Physics Letters and Surface Science, as well as almost 200 papers delivered at international academic conferences.

He has been part of several international research projects, is an author or co-author of 14 patent applications and 50-plus reports from research projects, has been a member of programme and organising committees for a couple of dozen conferences. He has supervised 12 doctoral dissertations and is presently supervising another couple of PhD students. For his achievement, he was awarded the award of Division IV – Technical Sciences PAS (1997) as well as a number of awards from Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology – for academic achievement, organisational effectiveness or teaching process. He collected awards at invention and innovation shows in Pittsburgh, London, Budapest and Damascus. He has reviewed over 26 PhD and postdoctoral (habilitation) theses and a number of title or promotion applications at technical universities across Poland.