H.E. Mateusz Morawiecki
On September 29 Mateusz Morawiecki was appointed the deputy prime minister and minister of economic development and finance. Until then, since November 16, 2015, he was the deputy prime minister and minister of economic development.
In 1998, he served as the deputy director of the Accession Negotiations Department in the Committee for European Integration. He was a member of the group which negotiated the conditions of Polish accession to the European Union, among others with respect to finance.
Then he worked for Bank Zachodni WBK Group (former Bank Zachodni). From May 2007, he was the president of the Management Board of this institution.
Mateusz Morawiecki graduated from the Faculty of History at the University of Wrocław, Business Administration Studies at the Wrocław University of Technology, and from the Central Connecticut State University. He holds an MBA title earned at the Wrocław University of Economy. He is also a graduate of the University of Hamburg, University of Basel, and the Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University in Evanston, the United States.
He is a co-author of a companion concerning the EU law and economic integration economics.
From 1998 to 2001, he was a member of the supervisory boards of the Industrial Development Agency and the Electricity Board in Wrocław. He was also a councillor of the Lower Silesia Regional Assembly in its first term of office. Since 2008, he has been an honorary consul of the Republic of Ireland in Poland.
In 2013, he was awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity. In 2015, he was honoured with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
He is fluent in English and German and also knows Russian.