Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of the Treasury
Rafał Baniak (born 12 February 1976). He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and International Relations at the Cracow University of Economics. In the years 2002-2003, he was an adviser to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy.
Between 2003 and 2004, he was a counsellor to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Acting Director of the Secretariat of the Deputy Prime Minister, Jerzy Hausner.
From 14 May 2004 to 17 November 2005, he held the office of the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Social Policy. During this period, he served as the Co-President of the Council for Public Benefit Works, and the Deputy President of the Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority. He was also a member of the European Committee of the Council of Ministers. He supervised the work of the following departments: Public Benefit, International Cooperation, Coordination of Social Security Systems, Managing the European Social Fund and Implementing the European Social Fund.
In 2006, he became the Director of the Department of Social Dialogue and Labour Relations at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers “Lewiatan”, and then held a position of an adviser to the President and a deputy to the General Director of the Confederation of Polish Employers serving, inter alia, as the Secretary of the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs. Member of the Dublin Foundation.
On 17 December 2007, he was appointed the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy. He chaired inter-ministerial teams for foreign investments, for public-private partnership, and for corporate social responsibility. During this period, he represented the government as a member of the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs and Joint Commission of Government and Local Government. He was the Co-President of tripartite sectoral teams for social conditions of the steel industry restructuring, for chemical industry, for light industry, and a member of health protection team. At that time, he also held the position of the Vice President of the Council for Promotion of Poland. He supervised the work of such departments as Support Instruments, European Funds, Implementation of Operational Programs, Export Control, Offset, Civil Defence, as well as the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, and the Material Reserves Agency. Member of the Council of the Polish Tourist Organisation.
Interested in economic policy, corporate restructuring, NGO development, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social economy.
On 1 December 2011, he was appointed the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Treasury.
Prof. Zbigniew Floriańczyk
Head of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Technology
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.
Chairman of the Management Board, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Poland S.A.
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.
Department of Chemistry Warsaw Univerity, Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Science
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.
Iga Lis – Senior associate in the CMS Energy Department and is listed as a Regional Bar advocate in Warsaw.
She specialises on infrastructural projects in the energy, petro-chemical and steelworks sectors, providing advice related to structuring a project, project development issues, and project operation. Iga has significant experience in providing day-to-day legal services to energy and petro-chemical companies, in particular on regulatory issues.
She has prepared and negotiated various types of agreements both in the multi-contracting system and the turn-key project system, as well as multi-year supply and sale agreements. She also represents clients in tender proceedings under public procurement law. In this respect her experience includes transactions involving the acquisition and merger of companies from the energy and petro-chemical sectors, preparing legal analyses and advising clients on day-to-day corporate matters. She specialises in preparing, negotiating and implementing complex co-operation structures based on long-term contracts.
Prof. Jacek Kijeński
prof. dr Jacek Kijeński – President , Association of Engineers and Technicians
Honorary President, Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers, The Deputy Editor in Chief of “Chemical Industry”
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) .
President of the Executive Club
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.
Wojciech Słowiński is a Partner in the Advisory Department.
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.
Vice-chairman, Polish Chamber of Commerce
Graduate of the Foreign Trade Faculty at the University of Lodz , a scholar of the Princeton University – The Graduate School, participant of various management programs i.a. at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graduate School.
In the years 1990-2009 he held following positions: Vice President and CMO of Zaklady Azotowe in Tarnow-Moscice, Vice President and then President & CEO of Zaklady Azotowe in Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Vice President & COO and acting CEO of PKN Orlen S.A., partner at Ernst & Young Poland, Business Advisory (oil, gas, chemicals), Vice President of DGA S.A. In the years 2004-2008 he was President of the Board of the Oil and Gas Engineers Association SITPNiG Currently he runs his own consultancy company Janusz Wisniewski Business Solutions. He is also President of the Polish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of World Petroleum Council and The Oil Council.
President of the Board. Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
He was graduated at the Technical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Construction, Mechanics and Petrochemical Industry, chemical technology specialization, in Płock and Engineering School in Horsens, Denmark. He was also granted Master of Business Administration at the University of Illinois.
In 2004-2006 he was employed by PKN ORLEN SA on the manager positions. Till 2009 he was the owner of the company offering business advisory services. At the same time he was also Managing Director in the Centre of Innovations and Technological Investments and Director of Department of Technological Investments at AKJ Capital SA (2006-2007).
In 2007-2008 he was a partner in the Energy Studies Institute. He has continued his professional carrier in DGA SA as a Director of Strategic Projects in Business Advisory Department (2008-2009). In 2009 he became as a Vice President of Board and Strategy and Development Director of Chemical Company “Police” SA.
In 2010-2013 he has worked again for the ORLEN Group, being Executive Member of the Board and Director on Strategy and Operations in Anwil S.A. On the turn of 2012-2013, he was President of the Board of Chemeko Sp. z o.o., belonging to Anwil Group. Since 2011 he was a Member of the Board of the Brussels based organization Fertilizers Europe. Actually, since June 2013, he is a President of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry.