Personal profiles

Tomasz Pysiak

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Sociologist, academic lecturer at the European Socio-Technical Scholar named after Servant of God Robert Schuman dealing with the subject of geopolitics, sociology of health, social policy with particular emphasis on the Catholic Social Teaching. A member of Catholic organizations, including the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd. Author of many publications, including co-editor of “Society, Education, Values” created in cooperation with the University of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Milan.

Ryszard Krzyżkowski

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Born 1964 he graduated from the Technical School of Communications in Kraków named after Polish Post Defenders in Gdańsk and then studied at the AGH University of Science and Technology, where he graduated with a specialization in Automation and Metrology. He took part in a two-year missionary trip to Ukraine to Donetsk. He was also an employee of the Nationale Nederlanden. Currently, he is the President of the Board of the Schuman Thought Institute.

Dr Marek Oktaba

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Architect, theologian and social activist, among others dealing with helping the homeless, as part of the Society for Aid named after st. Brother Albert, and the heart adoption campaign in Africa. A student of the doyen of Catholic social teaching, Fr. prof. Józef Majka. He specializes in the ethics of economic life and the theory of spatial order.

Dr Krzysztof Radecki

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Practitioner and theoretician, experience in counseling and consulting in Poland and abroad. Over twenty years of practice in managing organizations and HR. Cooperation with international consulting companies, international law firms, banks, management departments of factories and service companies as well as organizations from the IT industry. Building international organizations and companies in Poland and other European countries. Over ten years of experience as a lecturer, reviews of Polish and foreign publications, analyzes of the current economic and social condition. Member of scientific councils, participant in many transnational projects. He conducts trainings and is a negotiator for Polish and international organizations.

Prof. Zbigniew Krysiak

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He is a professor of finance at the Warsaw School of Economics and the author of over 140 publications and over 100 scientific reviews. He is a visiting professor at universities in the USA and India. He has over 25 years of experience in the practice of economic life, performing, among others, such functions as: vice-president and acting President of the Management Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund, Vice-President of Inteligo Bank, Advisor to the President of PKO BP, Vice-President of AIG Bank Polska.

He was an economic expert in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. He is an expert in the field of economics for the Bureau of Research in Lower House of the Polish Parliament (Sejm). He was a member of the Mortgage Funding Expert Group (MFEG) at the European Commission. He is a member of the committee that award prizes for innovative projects in various industries, including banking, insurance and energy. He is a commentator on economic and social life in Poland and in the world, among others for such media as: TVP, TV Polsat, TVP3, Polskie Radio, PR24, TV Republika, TV Trwam, Radio Warszawa, Radio Wnet, Radio Poznań, Radio Opole, Nasz Dziennik, Parkiet, Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Prawna, Finansowanie Nieruchomości, Sieci, TV,,, Tygodnik Solidarność. 

He is a speaker at numerous scientific and economic conferences, including Congress590, Economic Forum in Krynica, Europe of the Carpathians, Business Forum of the Three Seas Summit and the Vision of Development Forum. He is the Chairman of the Program Council of The Institute of Schuman’s Thought, which promotes and implements the ideas of Servant of God Robert Schuman into social life. The Institute of Schuman’s Thought runs such works as: John Paul II and Robert Schuman Universal University of Christian Social Teaching, Pan-European Schuman Group, Parliamentary Schuman Groups, Christmas Eve Without Borders, Communities of the Heart, Easter Without Borders, European Schuman Festival, Prayer Without Borders, Industry integration model in the development of trade and investment between Poland and India in the agri-food sector, Industry Implementation Centers.

Anna Traczewska

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Lawyer, Polish journalist in Italy – freelance.

Expert in customer service, public & media relations, public speaking. Co-founder of the Firmissima platform (export manager from/to Poland), deals with customer service and legal advice and specializes in developing business contacts and negotiations between Polish and Italian companies, in organizing business and cultural events (Polovers), developing relations and contacts between Polish and Italian companies; looking for optimal investment spheres, it strengthens business relations. An expert in the field of Polish company law, procedures for establishing companies in Poland, supports recovery from business entities in Poland. From 2020 export country manager for an Italian company in the footwear industry.

She worked in the insurance industry in Zurich and Generali, and then as a language and cultural mediator in the province of Macerata and a interpreter of commercial texts for culture and tourism.

Since 2013, blogger and correspondent for the information portal (over 250 publications). Since 2015, the founder and director of the ANDERS School of Polish Language and Culture in Italy with offices in Macerata, Perugia and Ancona. Since 2017, a journalist of the “Polonia Włoska” Bulletin published by the Union of Poles in Italy. In 2018-2020, a reporter for TVP Polonia, TVN and national radio channels. From 2019, co-founder, treasurer and representative of the World Association of Polish Diaspora in Italy.

In 2018, she was awarded in the “Pole of the Year in Italy” competition.

In 2019, she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for outstanding services to the Polish diaspora and popularizing Polish culture.

In 2022, she was awarded the “Pro Patria” medal.

Marcin Perz

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President of the board of the Starachowice Special Economic Zone. He graduated from journalism at the Jagiellonian University and political science at the Świętokrzyska Academy. He studied international relations in the Kielce branch of the Higher School of Journalism named after Melchior Wańkowicz. He obtained an MBA at the University of Economics and Law in Kielce. He was educated at the Cracow University of Technology in the field of conservation of architectural monuments and at the Jagiellonian University in the field of chemistry. He undertook doctoral studies in the field of management at the Warsaw School of Economics.

dr Maksymilan Ślusarczyk

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Doctor of law, legal adviser, author and co-author of publications in the field of civil law, civil procedure, public economic law, banking law, public procurement law, as well as co-author of the commentary on the Public Prosecutor’s Office Act published by Wydawnictwo C.H. Beck. He conducts classes for students of law and administration and participants of postgraduate studies at the University of Economics, Law and Medical Sciences. prof. E. Lipiński in Kielce, as well as training in law for public institutions and private entities.

Marek Kordas

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Since 1996 associated with entrepreneurship, since 2009 and currently the president of POLSKA INŻYNIERIA SA. The company has been dealing with technical and business consulting for many years, cooperating with domestic and foreign partners. He was and is involved in social and pro-state activities. He considers it necessary to create economic self-governments, which are built not only on the basis of economic interest, but also based on conservative and Christian values and responsibility for the state. He believes that the strength and foundation of the state is its strong middle class built on the potential of Polish enterprises.

prof. Stanisław Rosik

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Professor of history associated with the University of Wrocław, who has at the same time a master’s degree in theology. He specializes in general history and Poland in the Middle Ages, with particular emphasis on Christianization. Among the books published by him is “When Europe was born” devoted to the Congress of Gniezno in the year 1000.

prof. Tomasz Grosse

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Political scientist, sociologist and historian, lecturer at the Department of European Union Politics at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. A specialist in the economic policy of the European Union, public management, the theory of European integration and geoeconomics. His habilitation thesis was entitled “Europe at the Crossroads”. In 2021, together with prof. Zbigniew Krysiak, he developed the report “Balance of financial transfers between the European Union and Poland”. As he later commented, “Instead of building the advantages of domestic enterprises, the burden of transformation rested on the shoulders of external investors. The European Commission clearly supported such processes and even provided logistical support or subsidized government agencies serving external investors and privatization processes in Central European countries. For a long time, such a model of development was beneficial for Poland, although it resulted in an imbalance of financial flows beneficial to Western corporations. However, along with the processes of economic convergence, and thus the increase in wages in our country, this model ceases to be functional”.

dr hab. Arkady Rzegocki

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Head of the Foreign Service of the Republic of Poland, previously Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Political scientist, professor at the Jagiellonian University, former vice-dean for international affairs at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Since 1992, a member and honorary president of the Jagiellonian Club, founder and editor-in-chief of the “Pressje” magazine in 2002-2011. In the years 2014–2016, he was a councillor of the City of Krakow.

Jan Sarnowski

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President of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation. In the years 2019-2022, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, dismissed in February 2022. An expert in the field of Polish and German tax law. He gained professional experience in legal and tax advisory offices in Berlin and Warsaw. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the University of Cologne (LL.M.), as well as post-graduate studies in tax law (University of Warsaw) and law of common law countries (WWU Münster and Thomas M. Cooley Law School). In 2016-2018, he was an advisor to the Minister of Development and Finance, responsible for coordinating the process of sealing the Polish tax system. Co-founder and deputy director of the GovTech Polska program, research fellow of the Polish Economic Institute. From June 2018, deputy director of the Income Tax Department and head of the legal and comparative analysis team at the Ministry of Finance. Author and co-author of publications on income taxation and VAT. On October 14, 2019, he was appointed plenipotentiary of the Minister of Finance, Investment and Development for international cooperation in the field of VAT.

Teresa Sygnarek

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Born in Poland, since 1969 lives in Sweden. She graduated from the University of Lund in the field of marketing and communication and postgraduate studies in International Marketing. She worked in the energy sector and runs her own consulting company. She is active in the sector of non-governmental Polish community organizations. Since 1986, an active activist in the Center “Kwiaty Polskie” in Malmo, an organization associating children and youth of Polish origin. She was the auditor, secretary, vice-president, in the years 2004-2016 the president, and currently she is the honorary president of this organization. Since 2002, he has been a member of the board of the national federation organization, the Association of Polish Diaspora Organizations in Sweden, where he has been the president since 2011. In 2015, she founded the Pro Polonia Malmo foundation, whose statutory activity is to raise funds for the establishment of the Polish Diaspora House in southern Sweden. In 2015-2018, she was the secretary general of the European Union of Polish Communities, where she has been vice-president since 2018. She is the initiator and organizer of annual conferences for the Polish media, which aim to integrate and train Polish journalists around the world. In the years 2014–2017, these were the European Forums of Polish Diaspora, and from 2018 they took on a global formula. She is the initiator and president of the World Association of Polish Diaspora Media founded in 2019. Since 2011, she has been the editor-in-chief of the quarterly “Polonia Nowa” in Sweden. For her merits for the Polish community in Sweden, she received the Gold Medal of Honor of the Association of Polish Diaspora Organizations in Sweden, the Honorary Badge of the “Kwiaty Polskie” Center and the diploma of recognition of the Polish-Swedish Society in Poland for supporting cooperation between the Swedish and Polish communities and many years of work for the development and strengthening of Polishness in the international arena. For her services to Poland, in 2003 she was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit by the President of the Republic of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski, and in 2008 the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by President Lech Kaczyński.

Malwina Hopej

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Employee of the Institute of Information and Media Sciences of the University of Wrocław, science popularizer. Master’s degree in international security, BA in international relations and national security, graduate of doctoral studies in political science at the University of Wrocław. Member of the board of the Polish Geopolitical Society for finance and business contacts, in the years 2017-2022 the President of the Regional Branch of this society in Wrocław. Author of 17 scientific articles and 19 conference papers in the field of geopolitics, security theory, linguistic image of the world, public diplomacy and Polish foreign policy.

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