The President of the Management Board
Jerzy Kwieciński is a graduate of Faculty of Materials Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology and holds a degree of Doctor in the field of technical science. He also completed a postgraduate course for managers at the Warsaw School of Economics and an international Master of Business Administration programme run by the University of Antwerp, the University of Staffordshire, the Free University of Brussels and the University of Warsaw. Jerzy Kwieciński also has experience in academic and R&D work, which he gained, among others at the Warsaw University of Technology and as a visiting professor at Brunel University of West London.
Mr Kwieciński has more than 30 years of international experience in strategic planning, management of large organisations, programmes and projects in the public, private, non-governmental and scientific research sectors, including energy sector.
From 1993 to 2004, he worked for the European Commission Representation in Poland, where his duties included management of programmes and projects financed by the European Union. He also participated in the works preparing Poland for membership in the European Union. Between 2004 and 2005 he was the President of Europejskie Centrum Przedsiębiorczości Sp. z o.o, where in 2008-2015 he acted as a Vice-President of the Management Board.
In 2005, Mr Kwieciński took a position of the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Regional Development, headed by Minister Grażyna Gęsicka, where he coordinated the national development policy and cohesion policy, including the work on the National Development Strategy for 2007–2015 and the National Cohesion Strategy for 2007–2013.
In 2008–2015, he served as President of the Management Board of JP Capital Group sp. z o.o., specialising in preparation and implementation of projects and innovations, including establishing and running start-ups. In that period he was also head of Fundacja Europejskie Centrum Przedsiębiorczości (European Entrepreneurship Centre Foundation).
Since 2015, he has been a member of the National Development Council, appointed by President Andrzej Duda.
In November 2015, he was appointed the first deputy of the Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in the Ministry of Development in the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydło. From January 2018, he held the office of the Minister of Investment and Development in the government of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and from September 2019 he served also as the Minister of Finance. He held both functions until November 15, 2019. He worked on, among others preparation and implementation of the Strategy for Responsible Development and implementation of cohesion policy.