Dr. Andrzej Olechowski

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Andrzej Olechowski is chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy, a director of Euronet, and a member of the Supervisory Board of P4. He sits on the International Advisory Panel of Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds. He is chairman of the Polish Group in the Trilateral Commission and a member of European Council on Foreign Relations.

A former minister of foreign affairs (1993-95) and minister of finance (1992), he was a candidate in Presidential elections (2000 and 2010) and a founder of the Civic Platform. His previous positions include chairman of the City Council in Wilanów (1994-98), economic adviser to President Lech Wałęsa (1992-93; 1995), secretary of state for foreign economic relations (1991-92), and deputy governor, National Bank of Poland (1989-91).

He served as a member of Supervisory Boards of Vivendi, PKN Orlen, LOT, and ABB Poland. He was a senior adviser to the EBRD and a member of the Advisory Boards of Goldman Sachs, Creditanstalt, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Textron, IFC, and Citigroup Europe. Educated at the Central School of Planning and Statistics (PhD, 1979), he is a professor at Vistula University and the author of a number of publications on international trade and foreign policy.


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