Mateusz Morawiecki, Laureate of the VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORIA became Head of the Council of Ministers.

We are pleased to announce that the Laureate of the European Business Club VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORIA award  Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki was appointed Prime Minister. He also kept his post as Minister of Development and Finance.

The management and members of the European Business Club Poland would like to give Prime Minister sincere congratulations and wish him success in the fulfilment of his function. We also express the conviction that, in his new role, Prime Minister will continue his activity which granted him the VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORY award in appreciation of his extraordinary merits and accomplishments in improving conditions for the growth of the Polish economy and raising its rank internationally. We anticipate fast implementation of measures for the development of small and medium-sized Polish enterprises and facilitation of their functioning as well as simplification, reduction and stabilisation of legislation in this regard.

Mateusz Morawiecki was born on 20th of June 1968 in Wrocław. He is a Polish manager, banker and a politician. On 11th of December 2017 he was appointed Head of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Development and Finances. From September 29, 2016 to December 11, 2017 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance. From November 16, 2015 to September 29, 2016 he held the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development. He obtained a degree in History at the University of Wrocław, Business Administration at Warsaw University of Technology and Central Connecticut State University, as well as receiving the MBA degree at the Wrocław Economic Academy. He is also an alumnus of University in Hamburg, University of Basel and Kellog School of Management of the Northwestern University, Evanston in the United States of America.

He began his professional career in 1992, in Cogito company. In the years 1993-1996 he worked for the Wrocław Enter Marketing-Publishing company. In 1995 he did an internship in Deutsche Bundesbank, and worked for University of Frankfurt am Main in the years 1996-1997. He is the co-author of a handbook on European law and economic integration. Between 1998-2001 he was a member of the supervisory boards of the Industry Development Agency and Electric Company Wałbrzych. He also sat in the regional council of Dolnośląskie voivodship during its first term. In 1998 he became Deputy Director of Department of Accession Negotiations in the Committee of European Integration and was a member of the body that negotiated Poland’s accession to the European Union (banking and Finance). Between 1998-2001 he worked in Bank Zachodni – first as an advisor to the Chairman of the Board, then as a Management member and the Executive Director. In June 2001, Mateusz Morawiecki became a member of the Management of Bank Zachodni WBK, and in May 2007 was appointed Chairman of the Board.

In 2013 he was awarded with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity, in appreciation of his work for the independence and sovereignty of Poland and respecting human rights.

June 23, 2015, for his extraordinary merits in supporting and promoting Polish culture and national heritage, he was awarded with Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restitua.

He is fluent in English and German and speaks Russian.