President of Lithuania 1998-2003 and 2004-2009
Valdas Adamkus, born on November 3, 1926, in Kaunas, Lithuania. Studied at the Aušra Gymnasium until 1944 (earlier at the Jonas Jablonskis Elementary School); graduated the Lithuanian Gymnasium in Germany, 1946; studied at the Faculty of Natural Science, Munich university (Germany), 1946–1947; studied at the University of Illinois (USA), 1955–1960, and graduated it with a degree in civil engineering.
Prime Minister of Italy 1992-1993 and 2000-2001
Giuliano Amato is a Professor Emeritus of the EUI (Law Department) and is currently President of the “Istituto dell’Enciclopedia italiana”, the “Scuola Superiore S. Anna” in Pisa and the “Centro Studi Americani” in Rome. He was Prime Minister of Italy twice, first from 1992 to 1993 and then from 2000 to 2001. Amato has also served as Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe that drafted the European Constitution. He currently writes for “Il Sole 24 Ore” and is the Head of “Mercato, Concorrenza e Regole” and “ItalianiEuropei”.
José María Aznar
Premier Hiszpanii w latach 1996-2004
José María Aznar urodził się w Madrycie w roku 1953. Ma żonę, Anę Botellę i troje dzieci. W roku 1975 skończył prawo i został dyplomowanym kontrolerem finansów publicznych. W latach 2004 – 2011 był zasłużonym badaczem na Uniwersytecie Georgetown. Jest prezesem FAES (Fundacji Studiów i Analiz Społecznych), członkiem zarządu News Corporation, zasłużonym członkiem honorowym School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) na Uniwersytecie Johnsa Hopkinsa.
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
Chairman of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
Former Prime Minister of Poland, Minister for European Integration, co-founder of the Liberal-Democratic Congress and Freedom Union, and the Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki has been active on the political and economic stage for over two decades. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Pekao Bank S.A. from October 2003 untill January 2010.
prof. Jerzy Buzek
The Prime Minister in 1997-2001, President of the European Parliament in 2009-2012
Jerzy Buzek is a Member of the European Parliament, working in the parliamentary committees on Foreign Affairs as well as on Industry, Research and Energy. On 14 July 2009 he was elected the President of the European Parliament with the biggest majority of any EP President since the first direct elections in 1979. He was the first EP President from one of the EU’s 2004 enlargement Member States.
German Foreign Affairs Minister 1998-2005
The former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (1998 – 2005) led the Green Party in their first participation in government, both at state level (Hesse) and at federal level. From 2006 to 2007, Joschka Fischer held a professorship at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University (USA). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and of the Executive Board of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Joschka Fischer is a founding partner of Joschka Fischer and Company.
dr Alfred Gusenbauer
Chancellor of Austria 2007-2008
Born 8 February 1960 in St. Pölten, lives in Vienna. Dr. Gusenbauer studied Law, Philosophy, Political Science and Economy at the University of Vienna. Ph.D. in Political Science (1987); Dr. Gusenbauer holds an honorary doctorate of the Hertzliah University (Israel) and is Honorary Senator of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Hausner
Professor of Economics
Graduated from Higher School of Economics in Cracow (at present Cracow University of Economics), where he later became a scientific researcher. In 1980, he received his Ph.D., and in 1988 – his postdoctoral degree. In 1994, he was awarded the academic title of professor of economics. Author of about 320 publications on political economy and public management.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine 2012
President of the Republic of Poland
Bronisław Maria Komorowski (born 4 June 1952) is a Polish historian and President of Poland. As Marshal of the Sejm (Speaker of Parliament), Komorowski exercised powers and duties of head of state following the death of President Lech Kaczyński in a plane crash on 10 April 2010.
President of the Republic of Poland 1995 – 2005
Aleksander Kwaśniewski is the former President of the Republic of Poland (1995 – 2005). He was born on the 15th November 1954, in Białogard, Poland. He participated in the famous “Round-Table” negotiations in Poland that finally brought the peaceful transformation of Poland from communism to democracy. A co-founding member and first chairman of the Social Democratic Party of the Republic of Poland. He won the presidential elections for the first time in 1995.
Director General, Council of the European Union
Professional carrier started in 1980 at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economics (teaching various courses: “International Economy”, “European Law and Institutions”, “Economic aspects of European negotiations”, “Liberalization of international trade in services”) with the last 15 years period of sabbatical for performing governmental positions which included: – Secretary of State in Ministry of Finance, Secretary of State for Europe and Head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration preceded by appointments as Under-secretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration in the several, consecutive governments of Poland.
Foreign Affairs Minister 1995–1997, Member of the European Parliament 2004–2009
He graduated from the Department of Foreign Trade at the Warsaw School of Planning and Statistics (now the Warsaw School of Economics – WSE). Since 1990 he has been the titular professor at WSE. He is a specialist in the field of macroeconomic policy, European integration, finance and international trade. He founded the Institute of World Economy at WSE.
Under-Secretary of State for Global Economic Policy, Promotion and Culture
Beata Stelmach began her career in 1991, just after the economic transformation in Poland had started. She became involved in efforts to create the Polish capital market and was employed in the Enforcement Department of the Polish Securities and Exchange Commission.