managing partner, Hogan Lovells Warsaw

Legal advisor, the Managing Partner at Hogan Lovells' international law firm Warsaw office. She heads the Financial Institutions team dedicated to advising comprehensively financial institution companies on corporate transactions and business projects, together with handling compliance with regulatory requirements. The practice covers the whole market, including life and non-life insurance companies, banks, pension funds, investments funds, intermediaries and other market professionals.
Prior to practising law in large law firms, she was a Deputy Director of the Department for Banking Systems and Financial Institutions and later she became a Director of the Insurance Department at the Ministry of Finance where she was responsible for all the supervisory aspects of the insurance sector, granting permits to insurance companies and drafting related legislation, as well as the supervision and privatisation of insurers.
Rzeczpospolita Law Firms Ranking (continuously from 2008 up to date) rates her as the Leader in the field of insurance law in Poland. Legal 500 EMEA legal directory ranked her in Band 1 in Insurance category, where she is singled out as "Leading individual" and as "an undisputed leader."
CEO of Prudential in Poland
A well-known top executive who has been working in the life insurance industry for over 25 years. He is graduated in maths at the Warsaw University. His academic records include also completion of four years economics course at Columbia University and diploma of actuary. Bartkiewicz started his professional carreer at Pioneer investment fund, from which moved to PBK life Insurance. Next steps of his career were Zurich life insurance and ING Nationale-Nederlanden. He has worked there for nine years and accomplished several strategic projects, also abroad, including his management of sales and marketing at Spanish operations of ING Nationale-Nederlanded. His next step was AXA group, where he was developing its life insurance business in Poland as CEO of AXA Życie. Since 2016 he is CEO of Prudential in Poland.
Jarosław Bartkiewicz is married, he has got three children. He is a fan of rock music, skiing and basketball and Iberian culture.
Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

He is responsible for the strategic direction of EIOPA and represents the Authority at the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Mr. Bernardino prepares the work of EIOPA's Board of Supervisors and also chairs the meetings of the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board.
Mr. Bernardino is the first Chairperson of EIOPA. He was elected by the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA on 10 January, 2011. His nomination followed a pre-selection of the European Commission and was confirmed by the European Parliament after a public hearing held on 1 February, 2011. Mr. Bernardino assumed his responsibilities on 1 March, 2011 for a first five-year term. On 16 December 2015 the European Parliament confirmed the re-appointment of Mr Bernardino for a second five-year term, which started on 1 March 2016.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bernardino was the Director General of the Directorate for Development and Institutional Relations at the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (ISP). He has served in several positions of increasing responsibility since he joined the ISP in 1989 and represented EIOPA's preceding organisation, CEIOPS, as Chairman between October 2009 and December 2010.
President of the Management Board of the Polish Development Fund

Polish economist and manager, specializing in banking, capital markets and economic policy. Worked for Polish and international financial institutions.

He graduated from the Department of Finance and Banking of the Warsaw School of Economics, with a major in international financial markets. From 2001 to 2005, a research fellow at the Warsaw School of Economics where he studied the theory of economic convergence and the relationship between the financial sector and economic growth. Authored multiple publications and press articles dedicated to banking, investments, capital markets, and economy. Certified to sit on supervisory boards of Treasury-owned companies.

He started his career in 2000 as the chief economist at the Erste Bank Group in Poland. As of 2001, head of the Analyses Department managing funds, and then Investment Director for the funds managed by the Deutsche Bank Group - Deutsche Asset Management and DWS - the second largest asset management organization in the world. He created the first small and medium businesses fund in Poland, the DWS TOP25, and the first external index at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He managed the pension funds for the leading Polish financial institutions, including the National Bank of Poland and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Double recipient of the best investment fund performance award in Poland.

From August 2005 to April 2010, he co-developed a Polish company specializing in private equity and venture capital investments, as the Vice-President of the investment and advisory company, AKJ Capital S.A., and the President of the Management Board of AKJ Investment TFI. From May 2010 to April 2016, Managing Director at PKO Bank Polski S.A., responsible for economic analysis, strategy and group development, as well as investor relations.
As of 1 May 2016, the CEO of the Polish Development Fund. Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

Maintains a broad network of relationships with international investors and financial institutions, and has extensive corporate experience through work on 18 supervisory boards of Polish and foreign companies, including three banks, an insurance company, and an investment funds company.

Formerly a member of the Stock Exchange Index Committee at the Warsaw Stock Exchange and a member of the Go Global Program Council. In 2013, the Sukces magazine named him one of the best Polish managers before 40.
Senior P&C Solutions Manager within the Data Analytics team at Swiss Re

She is responsible for client engagements within the EMEA region as well as for the development of new propositions. She is also a member of the P&C Solutions Innovation team. Before joining Swiss Re in 2018, she spent 8 years as a research analyst covering European insurance and reinsurance. Prior to that, she was a strategy consultant focusing on financial services.

Olivia has a Bachelor's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford as well as a Master's degree in Finance and Risk Management from the London School of Economics. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
City Manager Warsaw at hive

A graduate of the Faculty of Political Science at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the University of Łódź.

Łukasz started his career with Fujitsu’s IT function in 2011. In the years that followed, he developed his professional skills as Marketing Manager at Proton Relations, a sports marketing agency. In 2014, he joined the marketing department of Ekstraklasa S.A., where he was responsible for sponsoring projects. In February 2016, he was appointed CEO of PGNiG Ekstraklasa, and his responsibilities included the development of professional competitions and commercialisation of sports media and marketing rights.

Łukasz was a co-founder and CMO at Green Energy Solutions, where he led the Renewable Energy Sources and Smart City Technologies Division for more than 8 years.

Since March 2019, he has been working as City Manager Warsaw at hive, an electric scooters operator.

A proud Varsovian, who does his best to ensure that residents of Poland's capital live comfortably in a vibrant city. He believes that hive is a community-oriented project that will improve public transport and become a showcase of Warsaw. Łukasz is an enthusiast of startups, Smart City and Mobility technologies.
Chair of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority
Jacek Jastrzębski is a leading Polish expert in law and finance. He has a background in both law and economics as a graduate and professor of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. He also completed the prestigious Professional LL.M. programme at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Jacek Jastrzębski successfully combined career in the banking sector with teaching and research pursuits. For over ten years he worked as Deputy Counsel at Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski, and for over five years he has been employed as an associate professor at the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw. In 2017, Jacek was listed in the Legal 500's GC Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe, a ranking of the most influential lawyers in the region. His scholarly activities focus on civil law, commercial law and the law of financial markets. He is the author or co-author of over 80 scientific papers and books. His PhD and post-doctoral dissertations won awards bestowed in contests organized by the Państwo i Prawo monthly. He participated, also as a speaker or moderator, in a number of national or international conferences, including those devoted to financial markets.
On 23 November 2018, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Jacek Jastrzębski as the Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
Director, Department of Data Management, Ministry of Digital Affairs

In 2016-2017, Maciej Kawecki served as an advisor to the Minister of Digitization. In 2017, he became Deputy Director and later Director of the Department of Data Management at the Ministry of Digitization. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, he defended a doctoral thesis on the EU measures of personal data protection at the same Faculty in 2016. He also studied at the Stockholm University and Goethe University Frankfurt. He graduated with honours from the European Academy of Diplomacy.

In 2015–2016 he was employed at the Office of the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection. In 2016, he was admitted onto the roll of attorneys kept by the Regional Bar Association of Warsaw but has not practised law because of his civil servant status. One year later, Maciej received a special distinction in the Rising Stars Lawyers – Leaders of Tomorrow, a list of outstanding legal talent compiled annually by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer, for his personal contribution to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in Poland. In 2018, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna named him the 23rd out of 50 most influential lawyers in Poland. This year, Maciej Kawecki advanced to the 15th place in the same ranking and was declared “the face of GDPR in Poland”.

In 2017, he was given the task of coordinating the national reform of data protection policies at the Ministry of Digitization, which laid the groundwork for the planned start of the GPDR. Maciej was one of the key actors overseeing the implementation of a new system of personal data protection in the Polish legal system. He chairs the Ministry's Working Group for the Personal Data Protection. Earlier this year, the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology appointed him a member of the Council of the Future Industry Platform Fund. By an executive ordinance of the Minister of Digitization, Maciej Kawecki has been also recently appointed Chairperson of the Council for Data Protection Cooperation with Churches and Religious Associations. Apart from working for the Government, Maciej Kawecki holds the tenure of Assistant Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. He is the author and many publications on personal data protection and a co-author of a 2017 commentary to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Road Traffic Division, National Police Headquarters

Radosław Kobryś joined the police force in 1997. Currently, as an expert advisor at the Opinion and Analysis Unit of the Road Traffic Division of the National Police Headquarters, he a key initiator of media activities related to road safety prevention and education. He liaises with academic institutions and R&D organisations involved in scientific studies of road safety and policing. Radosław is a co-author of many position statements and expert reports on legal measures related to road safety. While working with legislative teams, parliamentary committees and subcommittees, he provides unique expert insight in order to effectively assist policymakers from the Ministry of the Interior. Apart from serving as an active duty police officer, Radosław Kobryś is also a court-appointed traffic accident investigator and automotive technology and road traffic expert.
director general of Insurance Europe

Michaela KOLLER is director general of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. She is also secretary of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA).
Michaela has served as a member of various consumer/industry groups and advisory groups established by the European Commission. She chaired the Insurance and Reinsurance stakeholder group of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) during its first two-and-a-half-year mandate and she was a member of EIOPA’s Occupational Pensions stakeholder group for the last two mandates. She is currently vice-chair of EIOPA’s Insurance and Reinsurance stakeholder group and testifies regularly at hearings organised by EU institutions.
blogger, creator of kurasinski.com

A former startup founder, tech-realist, serial originator, entrepreneur, public speaker, creator of games and comic books. Artur reviews and comments on technology from the perspective of economics, sociology and geopolitics. Co-founder of many Polish startups. Mentor in numerous competitions and the author of kurasinski.com, one of the most popular Polish technology blogs. Keynote speaker and participant in the major industry conferences in Poland. Co-author of the longest-lived meeting platform for startups in Poland (Aula Polska) and an originator of Aulery Awards. In private life, the father of two daughters, keen indoor footballer and an enthusiast of comic books, S-F movies and role-playing games.
Doctor of sociology, manager, editor and columnist

Grzegorz Lindenberg was the general director of Agora at the time when Gazeta Wyborcza was born. He was also a co-founder of Super Express. The originator of two successful online companies, SuperMedia and eCard, Grzegorz works as an editor of Webnalist.com and a freelance consultant for traditional and online media. He is the author of articles published by euroislam.pl, Onet, forbes.pl, Gazeta Wyborcza. A co-author of the best-selling guide Tuscany and Umbria. A subjective guide (2006-2018), and the author of the first Polish book on artificial intelligence Humanity Improved. How the coming years will change the world we live in (2018) and The gathering wave. Europe in the face of the demographic explosion in Africa (2019). He lives near Warsaw.
depute chairman of Compensa TU SA Vienna Insurance Group
Board Member of Compensa TUnŻ and Benefia Ubezpieczenia

Rafał Mosionek is a graduate of the Radom University of Technology (2001), renamed in 2012 to the Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities. He completed a postgraduate programme in Management Accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics (2003), an MBA programme at the University Executive Academy in Vienna (2016), Carlson School of Management, Minnesota University (2016), as well as the Leading Digital and Innovation programme at the European graduate business school INSEAD (2017). Rafał has 18 years' worth of experience in the insurance industry. Rafał joined Vienna Insurance Group for the first time in 2002, through the insurance company Heros that merged with Compensa in 2003, where he supervised the work of finance and accounting departments. In 2004-2013 he gained managerial-level professional experience in the finance functions of Commercial Union and Aviva. In 2013, he was appointed CFO of the Omniasig Vienna Insurance Group, Romania. Since 2016, he has overseen works of the risk management, change management and IT departments of Compensa and leads the claims settlement function in Compensa's non-life subsidiary. Rafał Mosionek is also in charge of a digital transformation programme implemented by members of the Compensa group since 2017 as part of the VIG “Agenda 2020” strategy.
president of PZU Życie.

Graduate from Economy at Warsaw School of Economics. He earned the title of Master of Business Administration (MBA) at London Business School along with the dean’s award for the best graduates. He has many years of experience in financial services in Poland and abroad. In 2003-2007, he worked as a Project Manager in the World Bank where he was responsible for preparing and coordinating the implementation of borrowing programs that were aimed to introduce policies to improve energy efficiency in the CEE countries. He coordinated also the works on a coal industry reform in Poland. In 2009-2016, he has collaborated with The Boston Consulting Group, where he has held the position of a Junior Partner and was responsible for insurance and banking consulting e.g. in the following fields: motor claims handling, organizational changes, business strategy creation, and intensification of sales operations. He took part in several bank mergers where he acted as an expert.
Head of the Department of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility, Ministry of Infrastructure

Maria Perkuszewska has been working in the transport sector for nearly a decade. While working for a Polish railway infrastructure authority, she was responsible for the coordination of strategic and innovative projects, supervision over bilateral and multilateral collaboration. Her responsibilities also included participating in the process of creating EU legislation. Maria is an experienced manager of multi-beneficiary projects co-financed from EU funds.
In her current role of the leader of Department of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility at the Ministry of Infrastructure, she is responsible for coordinating the implementation of EU policies in the areas of intelligent transport systems, urban mobility, transport safety and energy efficiency, reduction of transport's negative environmental impact and technical harmonisation.
Since 2017, Maria has been serving as the National Coordinator of the European Mobility Week in Poland.
vice-president and co-founder of SiDLY Sp. z o.o.

At SIDLY, he is responsible for the development and execution of the company's development strategy and international commercialization of telemedicine and telecare products. An expert in Quality Management Systems, Michał specialises in QMS dedicated to manufacturers of medical devices. Graduate of the faculties of Electronics and Cybernetics of the Military University of Technology. He gained his professional experience at the Faculty of Electronics of the Military University of Technology, the Crime Forensics Laboratory of the Warsaw Police Department, the Institute of Radio Electronics of the Military University of Technology and the Institute of Electronic Systems of the Military University of Technology. Michał is an expert designer of information and measurement systems, telematics systems, and diagnostic algorithms. He is a published author of multiple works on electronic diagnostics. He received a scholarship from the Rector of the Military University of Technology and was awarded in many scientific contests.
president of Polish Insurance Association

Until 2007, he was president of the management board of the Polskie Biuro Podróży Orbis Travel (Orbis Travel – Polish Travel Bureau). He was also a member of supervisory boards of Canal Plus Cyfrowy and PBP SA. He was a member of the supervisory board of Robyg SA. He also held managing positions in professional organizations and associations.

He was, inter alia, a vice president of Polish Association of Tourism, a member of the French Association of Commerce in Poland, and vice-president of the board of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers PKPP Tourism in “Leviathan”. From 1981 to 1998 he lived abroad (in England and France), where he directed transport and tourism companies.

Jan Grzegorz Prądzyński studied at the School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (now Warsaw School of Economics). Since 1998 he holds the insurance broker licence.
Associate Partner, EY Polska

As an Associate Partner at EY Polska, Karol Raźniewski is responsible for workforce advisory services. For 15 years he has been advising Polish and international companies on compensation, recruitment, competences, employee mobility and taxation. For nearly a decade, Karol has been working with the financial sector providing expert advice in the area of HR regulations such as Solvency, UCITS and CRD. He is a licensed Tax Advisor.
vice-president of the Management Board, PKO Bank Polski

A graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. A licensed insurance broker, Jan has completed an MBA programme and numerous training courses in finance, insurance and management in France, the UK and Poland. He has been working in the finance and insurance sector for over 25 years, among others at AXA and Cardif BNParibas. Since July 2016, he has been in charge of the Retail Market at PKO Bank Polski. He also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of PKO Życie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A., PKO Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A., and PKO Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A., Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Pocztowy S.A. and a Member of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. He received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Bene Merito decoration awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Author and co-author of history books and articles on finance and management.
senior financial sector analyst, Polityka Insight

Piotr is in charge of financial sector analyses at Polityka Insight, a political analysis and business intelligence company. Before joining Polityka Insight, he was a journalist of Parkiet, Rzeczpospolita and Bloomberg Businessweek Polska. Piotr received the Marian Krzak Journalism Award for his “skilful and reliable reporting on banking, financial and capital markets”. He holds a graduate degree in finance, accounting and insurance from the University in Warsaw.
student of the Stefan Batory Secondary School in Warsaw

Franciszek Sokołowski established the Ludwik Rajchman Foundation for the Polish Youth and the Conference of Young Leaders – one of the biggest European grass roots youth projects that brings together active young people and the most respected authorities in various fields. The three Conferences organised so far have been attended by over 1000 young people from all over Poland and attracted such keynote speakers as prof. Niall Ferguson, Juliusz Machulski, Marcin Iwiński, Kornel Morawiecki, Janusz Gajos, prof. Paweł Buszman, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Adam Bodnar, Jarosław Królewski, Konrad Piasecki, Agnieszka Holland, prof. Marek Belka and Bogusław Winid. Franciszek’s main academic interests are history and political sciences; in 2018 he represented Poland at the International History Olympiad in Berlin.
president of PZU SA

Graduate of Universitẻ Paris I Panthẻon Sorbonne and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Completed his main studies at Ludwig Maximilian Universität (LMU) in Munich. Between 2007 and 2013, he worked as a financial advisor at w Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He represented the
Bank in the CEE region by building relationships with investors. His activities covered counseling on portfolio
management, asset allocation and their diversification, alternative financial instruments and market analysis.
From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the management board of Boryszew S.A., the office director in charge
of automotive sector development, and the CEO of the subsidiaries from the automotive sector. During his time spent in Boryszew Group, he was responsible for strategic and operational management and supervision over budget policy of the automotive sector. His activities covered preparation and implementation of a business strategy for automotive area. Moreover, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions performed as a part of expansion policy and disinvestment of Boryszew Group. He also led restructuring processes of the companies from automotive sector. Until January 2016, he was an advisor to the CEO of PKO Bank Polski S.A., and the Director of Corporate Banking and Investments in Germany responsible for opening the first foreign corporate branch of PKO Bank Polski. His activities covered also counseling and financial processing for the largest corporate clients of PKO Bank Polski concerning their expansion and foreign operations.
Associate Partner in EY’s UK Insurance sector team

Associate Partner in EY’s UK Insurance sector team with over 25 years’ experience in Life & Pensions, Retail Investment and Banking in the UK, India and China. He specialises in helping providers adapt their strategies and operating models in response to market and regulatory changes.
Jason recently led the development of Pensions in 2030, a global study of how we could rethink pensions and retirement systems to be fairer, more sustainable and produce better outcomes for countries and individuals.
member of the Tribunal of State

Doctor of laws, legal counsellor specialising in civil, insurance and constitutional law. Member of the the Parliament of Poland continuously since 1989 till 2015, since 2015 member of the Tribunal of State. In 1995-1997 Speaker of the Parliament of Poland and Chairman of the National Assembly, co-author of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.
Author of numerous publications in the sphere of insurance law, e.g. "Civil Liability Insurance", "Accidents of School Students. Civil Law and Insurance Aspects", "Accidents on the Way To and From Work", "Claiming for damage in the Polish legal system (legal doctrine and judicature)”. Articles in legal periodicals on compensation for suffered bodily injury and death. Author of a report on determining the compensation in compliance with art. 445 § 1 of the Civil Code, art. 446 § 4 of the Civil Code, art. 300 of the Labour Code, art. 46 of the Penal Code and art. 448 in connection with art. 24 of the Civil Code.
Warded with the Order of the Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honour and the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Insurance Man of the Year 2013.
Journalist, TOK FM Radio and tokfm.pl

Krzysztof Woźniak has been dealing with automotive and road traffic subjects since the beginning of his career in the media. A long term producer of Magazyn Motoryzacyjny, TOK FM’s flagship motoring magazine. Before joining TOK FM, Krzysztof was affiliated with TVN Turbo, a special interest TV channel. He is a co-creator and host of Skołowani, Poland’s first radio magazine devoted entirely to the themes of road traffic and public mobility. Krzysztof is also the author of Zmotoryzowani, a programme exploring the history of transport and motoring. He wrote the Road Guides series on traffic laws and driving culture. Krzysztof received the Road Traffic Safety Partner award, bestowed in the Media Outlet of the Year category. Privately, he is a pedestrian, cyclist, driver and road user, and fortunately never has been in a traffic accident.
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