Piotr Naimski, PhD
Government Representative for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. Polish politician, biochemist, academic teacher, opposition activist during the communist period, publicist, former Deputy Minister of Economy, MP for the 7th and 8th parliamentary term, since 2015 Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.
Director of the International Cooperation Department at Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A., responsible for TSO relations and innovations. An expert in the field of energy policy of the European Union and Poland. He gained professional experience in the energy sector in cooperation with TSCNET Services GmbH, PSE Innowacje, Gas-Trading, Empower Energy, EDF Polska, BPI Polska and Gaz-System. Author of many articles and books on energy integration and policy, e.g. New Electricity and New Cars. The Future of the European Energy Doctrine. Doctor of Social Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the Scientific Council of the National Centre for Nuclear Research. Previously European and energy advisor to three Polish Prime Ministers and Ministers of Economy and Environment.
Deputy Minister for Climate, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources, MP
Deputy Minister for State Assets
MAP Plenipotentiary for Offshore Wind Energy Development
President of the Management Board, co-founder and leading shareholder of ML System S.A. A graduate of the Faculty of Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. For 12 years he worked as a specialist and manager in marketing and sales departments of such companies as FAKRO or REYNAERS. Originator and co-founder of ML System S.A., which he successfully floated on the main floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange in June 2018. Co-creator of the Company's development strategy based on the development and transfer of research results to industrial scale. Originator and implementer of the Photovoltaic Research Centre of ML System S.A. Co-creator of the market for BIPV and Smart City products. Co-author of 14 patent applications (including 10 granted patents), 6 utility models covered by protection law and publications in the field of photovoltaic cells and modules. Winner of an Award from the Polish Business Roundtable in the category of 'Vision and Innovation'. In addition, he received a number of awards for the development of ML System S.A., including: Company of the Year from the sWIG80 index, Stock Exchange Company of the Year 2020, Economic Award of the President of Poland, European Leadership Awards in the category of Innovation of The Year. He is a member of the Entrepreneurship Council at the President of the Republic of Poland, as well as the Economic Council at the Faculty of Mathematics and Applied Physics of the Rzeszow University of Technology.
PhD Arkadiusz Sekściński
Arkadiusz Sekściński holds a PhD in social sciences (political science) from the University of Warsaw. He was the organiser of the Internal Security study programme focusing on Energy Security, and a lecturer in such subjects as “Poland’s Energy Policy”, “Energy Policies of Contemporary Countries”, “Renewable Energy Sources” and “Planning and Financing Investment Projects in the Energy Sector”. Author of research articles in Polish and English. He received his Master of Business Administration an MBA Energy programme at Lazarski University. Mr Sekściński started his professional career in the energy sector in 2007, working as a consultant in companies providing advisory services to businesses operating in the heat and power sector. From 2011, he served as director and member of the Management Board of the Polish Wind Energy Association. In 2016, he joined PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. where, as Vice President and acting President of the Management Board, he supervised investment projects, innovation, operation of generation assets, communication, human resources and security. He served as president of special purpose vehicles responsible for the construction of onshore wind farms and development of wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea. He was also Head of the Photovoltaic Development Programme at the PGE Group.
Head of Research of the European Custer for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)/Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), University of Bonn/Germany; Executive Advisor at Proventis Partners GmbH (a M&A company), Munich; Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyan Technological University (NTU) in Singapore; Senior Lecturer at the University of Bonn & International Consultant for NATO, the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and other international organisations, governments and companies on international energy and climate security, geopolitical risks (management), supply security of critical raw materials, cyber security & cyber security and critical (energy) infrastructure protection/CEIP, and (maritime) security policies in Asia-Pacific.
Graduate of HEC Paris and the history faculties of the Paris IV-Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw. In 2013, he began working at the Ministry of Environment as part of the Climate Negotiators Team at the United Nations COP19 Climate Summit in Warsaw. Previously, he had gained experience in the field of finance in the private sector. In 2015-2018, he headed the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, where he negotiated draft legislation on the environment and climate in Council working groups. In 2018, he served as the chief negotiator of the Polish Presidency of COP24 in Katowice, preparing a package of decisions implementing the Paris Agreement, the so-called Katowice Rulebook. In 2019, he once again became the head of the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU.
Wojciech Kamieniecki, PhD. Eng.
Director of the National Centre for Research and Development. A graduate of the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science at the Silesian University of Technology, Doctor of Economic Sciences in the Discipline of Management Science at the University of Szczecin. Manager with many years of experience in management of enterprises and large projects in the telecommunications industry. An expert in the field of modern technologies and management. Author of a number of scientific publications in the field of development strategy, enterprise management and enterprise value creation. He started his professional career in the business sector at WSK "PZL-Mielec" S.A. where he led to the separation of the telecommunications operator activity from its structures and to the creation of Przedsiębiorstwo Telekomunikacyjne "Centrala" Sp. z o.o. (later: Multimedia Polska S.A. - Mielec Sp. z o.o.). Negotiator of contractual forms of sale, activation and merger of companies. Manager with many years of experience in management of enterprises and large projects in the field of telecommunications (Multimedia Polska S.A., Nordisk Polska Sp. z o.o., EXATEL S.A.) and photovoltaic industry (Mielec PV S.A.). Expert in the evaluation of projects related to the construction of regional broadband networks and last mile networks. General Director of the largest regional broadband network construction project in Europe (Internet for Mazovia). In 2016-2018, he was Director of the Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK), where he co-created and led, among other projects, the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre, the National Education Network, the merger of NASK with the Institute of Mathematical Machines. Under his leadership, NASK gained the status of a State Research Institute, and a national-level CSIRT started operating in the Institute under the Act on the National Cyber Security System. In November 2018, he was appointed to the Council of the National Centre for Research and Development, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee. From 30 July 2019. Director of the NCRD.
Vice-President of the Management Board of PERN S.A. He is a graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology. He also did his diploma practice with a defence at EDF R&D/EDF GROUP in Paris. He has a broad, long-term experience in strategy building and people management. He managed technical teams, sales teams and teams responsible for investment planning. He managed changes in large teams. Among other things, he conducted centralisation processes, high value negotiations, including acquisitions, and implemented a new organisational culture based on values and management by objectives. In the years 2011-2016 connected with GPEC Group, he held, among others, the position of technical director and commercial director. Among other things, he was President of the Management Board of Orchis Energia Sopot Sp. z o.o., from GPEC Group, where he participated in the creation and implementation of the recovery plan for the Company, a new business model ensuring the financing of the ambitious development plan of the Company.
Expert at Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne since November 2020, where he deals with international projects in the field of communication, public affairs and strategy. From 2016 to 2020 he served as director of Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) in Brussels. Previously, he was a diplomat and civil servant in Polish public administration, EU institutions and international organisations. He worked, among others, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Polish Embassy in Moscow, the EU Delegation in Kiev and in the Chancellery of the President of Poland, where he was in charge of foreign affairs and energy security Graduate of the Institute of Political Science and Eastern European Studies at the University of Warsaw and of advanced European studies at the College of Europe. He also studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Lyon and at Moscow State University. He has completed various courses on the energy sector and energy security at, among others, NATO, Florence School of Regulation and Collegium Civitias.
President of the Management Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. Studied at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk, major: Foreign Trade, specialisation: International Economic Relations. Graduate of the Higher School of Administration and Business in Gdynia, Faculty of Management (major: Human Resource Management and Enterprise Management). Graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas – specialisation: Management in the Oil and Gas Industry. He started his professional career in 1983 as an expeditor with the Gdańsk Sea Trade Port Authority. From 1990 to 2006 he worked at the Polish branch of Société Général de Surveillance, a Swiss company providing inspection, verification and certification services. His last position there was Director of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals sector. In 2002, he passed the examination for candidates for supervisory board members in State Treasury companies. He expanded his professional experience working, among others, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Polskie Linii Oceanicznych, President of the Management Board of Superfish S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energa Operator, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energa Wytwarzanie and running his own business in Grzegorz Strzelczyk Konsulting – GSK. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as Vice President of the Management Board, Director of Restructuring and Development of the then PPiEZRiG Petrobaltic S.A., while on 8 June 2016 he was appointed by the Supervisory Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. to the Management Board of the company in the rank of Vice President of the Management Board, Director of Maintenance and Logistics. On 21 September 2018, he was appointed by the Supervisory Board as President of the Management Board of LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. VI term of office, a position he continues to hold.
Vice-President of the Management Board of LOTOS Paliwa Sp. o.o. He is a manager with many years of experience. Scholarship holder of the Kosciuszko Foundation in the USA and the M. Grabowski Fund in the UK.In 2018-2019, he served as Executive Director of Marketing at PKN Orlen S.A. and was responsible for, among others, the development and digitalization of the Vitay loyalty programme, the launch of the new Effecta fuel and promotions in the fuel station network. In segment management, he supervised, among others, the foreign companies Orlen Lietuva, Orlen Deutschland and the Czech Unipetrol. Since October 2019, in the position of Vice President of the Management Board of Lotos Paliwa Sp. z o.o., where he was responsible for wholesale trade and logistics, and currently supervises retail trade, i.e. CODO station network, non-fuel sales, marketing and fleet sales.
Robert Kosla, Lt.Col. (Ret.)
Director of the Department of Cybersecurity – The Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Graduate of the Faculty of Cybernetics at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw. Since 1994 in the Cipher Bureau of the Office of State Protection (UOP). 1998-2006 Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Communication Security of the Internal Security Agency (ABW). 2006-2008 delegated to the Ministry of Interior and Administration as National Project Manager responsible for development of the Schengen Information System and Visa Information System in Poland. 2008-2018 Director of the Public Safety, National Security and Defense Sector at Microsoft CEE HQ. 2018-2020 Director of the Department of Cybersecurity of the Ministry of Digital Affairs.
Mr. Can Ögütcü is the lead analyst for energy security at NATO SHAPE. Previously he worked for the International Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels on energy investment climate reviews and for Rothschild & Co. in Paris on project financing for energy infrastructure in CEE and CIS countries.
Paweł Pikus - Doctor of Law. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw, as well as the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. Student of the National School of Public Administration. Since 2017, legal advisor, member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw.
Director of the Electricity and Gas Department at the Ministry of Climate and Environment with many years of experience working in public administration in expert positions and as Deputy Director of the Oil and Gas Department at the Ministry of Energy, and previously at the Ministry of Economy. Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. Member of the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). He has lectured on energy law issues at, among others, the Vienna European Energy Law Forum. His current professional interests are focused on issues related to the oil and energy sector, both at governmental and industrial level.
Prof. Piotr Koszelnik, DSc, PhD, Eng.
Rector of I. Łukasiewicz University of Technology in Rzeszów. Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Rzeszów University of Technology, doctor of technical sciences (Lublin University of Technology) and habilitated doctor of technical sciences (Warsaw University of Technology). In 2020 he was awarded the title of professor of engineering sciences. Since 1996 professionally connected with Ignacy Łukasiewicz Rzeszów University of Technology, serving, among others, as Dean of the Faculty of Construction, Environmental Engineering and Architecture in 2012-2019. Moreover, manager of research projects, promoter and reviewer of doctoral theses and member of the habilitation committee. Author of scientific publications and monographs, and reviewer of dozens of manuscripts for major journals and the Welsh Government's European Regional Development Fund grant scheme. He has participated in the preparation of projects with partners from universities in Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and Ukraine. He is a member of the Committee on Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Vice-Chairman of the Committee in the term 2020-2023) and the Scientific and Programme Council of the EKOSKOP Association. He is also a member of the Polish Association of Sanitary Engineers and Technicians and the Polish Limnological Society. Since 2010, a member of the Voivodeship Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment. Honoured with, among others: Medal of the National Education Commission (2015) and Bronze Cross of Merit (2014).
Prof. Jarosław Sęp, DSc, PhD, Eng.
Professor of technical sciences, specialist in the field of production process management and optimisation, Vice-Rector for development and cooperation with the environment of Ignacy Łukasiewicz Rzeszów University of Technology, first Deputy Rector in the term 2020-2024. In 1988 he graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Machine Construction at the present Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of Rzeszów University of Technology and was employed in the Department of Machine Technology, where he works continuously until today. In February 1995 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, and in 2007 the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences in the discipline of machine construction and operation. Based on the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland of 28 July 2014, he was awarded the title of Professor of Technical Sciences. Prof. Jarosław Sęp's scientific and research activities focus on issues related to the discipline of mechanical engineering. After taking up the position of the Vice-Rector of the Rzeszów University of Technology, he has been actively involved in activities related to hydrogen economy. Among other things, she participates in the creation of the Podkarpackie Hydrogen Valley. He is a member of several organisations, including vice president of the Polish Tribological Society and vice president of the Polish Production Management Society, member of the Committee on Mechanical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2016) - chairman of the Exploitation Section. He participated in the implementation of more than 50 scientific and research projects and works commissioned by external entities, he is the author or co-author of 30 expert reports and opinions. He received numerous awards from the Rector of Rzeszów University of Technology. He was a scholarship holder of the Foundation for Polish Science for Young Science Workers. In 2016, he was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit and the Medal of the National Education Commission.
Chairman of the Hydrogen Technology Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce. Founder and CEO of Hynfra. He is an entrepreneur and strategic advisor. He specializes in promoting and researching new green technologies. He has advised management boards of companies in various industries, including chemicals, energy, waste management, ICT and pharmaceuticals. He specializes in social communication, crisis management, investor relations and B2B, B2G, B2E. He is an expert and promoter in hydrogen technologies and large-scale renewable energy solutions. He focuses on accelerating market and technological progress towards climate neutrality. He is a member of Hydrogen Europe, European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, co-founder and board member of the Polish association Hydrogen Poland and a lecturer at the Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Hydrogen Technology Management at Collegium Humanum.
President of the Management Board, Naftoserwis sp. o.o. Manager and expert in the energy industry for 15 years. He started his career at the Ministry of Economy, where he was responsible for overseeing key diversification projects in Poland, i.e. the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście and gas supplies from Norway. From 2007 to 2009, he worked for Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. in the Research and Development Office. In 2009, he joined Gaz-System S.A., where he was involved in the development of the company's long-term strategy and supervision over Polskie LNG S.A. As Director of the Development Division he was responsible for development and implementation of a multi-annual investment programme for new gas infrastructure in Poland, in particular concerning the so-called Northern Gateway. With partners from Denmark and Norway, he negotiated the business framework for the Baltic Pipe project, culminating in the signing of the transmission contract. He was also responsible for the development of cross-border connections with Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.From 2017 to 2018, he was a Board Member of ENTSOG European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas in Brussels. Since 2017 he has been associated with Polskie LNG S.A. where he held the position of Managing Director, and since 2018 he has served as President of the Board. During this time, the company has significantly improved its performance in receiving and unloading gas carriers from all over the world, as well as loading tanker trucks. An additional service of loading LNG on ISO-containers was launched. He was responsible for the preparation, launch and implementation of the LNG Terminal Expansion Programme in Świnoujście
Born in 1975 in Rzeszów, political scientist and historian, journalist. He is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Eastern European Studies of the University of Warsaw, and works at the College of Europe in Natolin. Heads the Scientific Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences Representation in Kiev. Co-founder of the Warsaw Rising Museum. Member of the Polish Parliament (2005-2009,2019-), 2006-2007 Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for Eastern policy, 2009-2014 Member of the European Parliament and Head of Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. In 2012 he founded the Energy for Europe Foundation. He researches and publishes on the topics of transition in Central Europe and the USSR and Eastern policy. He has held guest lectures in Ukraine, the USA, Canada and China, among others. He is a columnist for Rzeczpospolita and Dziennik Polski.
Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse
Sociologist, political scientist and historian. He is a professor at the University of Warsaw. He specializes in the analysis of economic policies in the EU and the Member States, as well as in public management, geo-economics, Europeanisation, EU theoretical thoughts. He recently published: “Four Dimensions of Integration” (Sejm Publishing House 2021), “Post-crises Europe” (The Polish Institute of International Affairs, 2018), “Searching geo-economics in Europe” (Polish Academy of Science, 2014) and edited the books: “European Union Policies at the Time of Crisis” (Scholar 2016), “The Many Faces of Crisis. An Analysis of Crisis Management from an Economic and Political Perspective” (with M. Cichocki, Peter Lang, 2019), and “Fuel for Dominance. On the Economic Bases of Geopolitical Supremacy” (Peter Lang 2020).
Prof. Piotr Sienkiewicz, DSc, PhD, Eng.
Graduate of the Faculty of Cybernetics, WAT (1969), Doctor of Technical Sciences (WAT,1975), Habilitated Doctor of Military Sciences (ASG WP, 1980), Full Professor of Military Sciences( 1986). Since 2016 he has been a professor at the Military University of Technology (at the Faculty of Cybernetics and then at the Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management). From 1990 to 2016, he was the director of the Institute of Security Systems Engineering at the National Defence Academy, vice-rector of the AON for didactic affairs, and of the Warsaw University of Information Technology (WWSI), deputy director of the Department of Personnel and Military Education of the Ministry of Defence. Member of, among others, the Euro-Atlantic Association, the Polish Society for Cooperation with the Club of Rome, the Polish Society for Operational and Systems Research (vice-president since 2007), the Polish Cybernetic Society (president since 1988), the Polish Economic Society, the Polish Information Technology Society. He managed the Information Society Research Centre at WWSI. He was a supervisor of 60 doctoral theses. Author of 15 books and over 400 scientific and popular papers devoted to cybernetics, computer science, system analysis and systems engineering, organisation and management, information society and cyber security (among others "Information society. Szanse zagrożenia, wyzwań"/co-author T. Goban-Klas/, "Inżynieria systemów bezpieczeństwa", "Analiza systemowa", in preparation "Bezpieczeństwo cybernetyczne"). Honoured for scientific and didactic activity among others: Award of the Minister of National Defence(1983), Award of the Secretary of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1st Karol Adamiecki Award for the best work in the field of organisation and management, entry in the Honorary Book of the Polish Army, Award of the Minister of National Defence for lifetime achievement, Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Medal of the Commission of National Education. He holds Czech, Ukrainian and French awards of honour.
Prof. Andrzej Podraza DSc, PhD
Head of the Department of International Relations and Security at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Political scientist and sociologist. Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin and at Oxford University. Traineeships at the European Parliament (1988) and the European Commission (1992). Research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (1991/1992) and, since 1993, at the Catholic University of Lublin. Lectures and research stays at many university and research centres in Europe and the USA, including Oxford University, KU Leuven, Universidad de Alcalá, Università degli Studi di Firenze. Expert cooperation with, among others, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, the Representation of the European Commission in Poland (member of Team Europe), the Allied Command for Transformation (NATO) in Norfolk (USA). Participated in numerous international and national conferences. Member of the Political Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2020-2023), Scientific Council of the Polish Society for European Studies, Vice-President of the Lublin Branch of the Polish Society for International Studies. Since 2021 an expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee. Main areas of research interest: transatlantic relations, US foreign and defence policy, European integration, international security, energy security, cyber security, Central and Eastern Europe. Author of six author's monographs, eleven edited and co-edited books and many chapters in books and scientific articles in journals. Selected monographs: A. Podraza (ed.), Transatlantic or European perspective of world affairs: NATO and the European Union towards problems of international security in the 21st century, Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de Henares - Madrid 2018; J. Gryz, A. Podraza, M. Ruszel (eds.), Energy Security. Concepts - challenges - interests, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warsaw 2018; A. Podraza, P. Potakowski. K. Wiak (eds.), Cyberterroryzm zagrożenie XXI wieku: perspektywy politologiczna i prawna, Difin SA, Warszawa 2013; A. Podraza, Unia Europejska w procesie reformatowych traktatowych, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2007; A. Podraza, Stosunki polity i gospodarcze Wspólnota Europejskiej z państwami Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej, Redakcja Wydawnictw Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego, Lublin 1996. E-mail: email@example.com.
Grzegorz Tchorek, PhD. DSc
A graduate and since 2007 an employee of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, and in the years 2007-2017 an employee of the National Bank of Poland.
Research and scientific activity in the field of competitiveness and internationalisation of enterprises, value chains of various sectors of economy, sources of innovativeness of companies, electromobility, gas-mobility, shared mobility, hydrogen applications and challenges of energy and climate transformation.
Participation and management of NCN research projects, feasibility studies and expert opinions in the field of energy and electromobility. Active participation in international and national research and advisory bodies. Member of the State Council for Environmental Protection under the Minister for Climate and Environment. Chairman of the hydrogen expert team at the Gas Industry Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Scientific Council of Beijing Research Centre in Beijing, Initiator and manager of the establishment of the Research Centre for Energy Transformation, Mobility and Climate Change at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Member of the Supervisory Board of PGNIG S.A.
Morgan Bazilian, PhD
Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. Dr. Bazilian holds a Ph.D in energy systems, and was a Fulbright fellow. His work has been published in Science, Nature, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Previously he was a senior diplomat at the United Nations. He was the EU’s lead negotiator on technology at the UN climate negotiations. He is also Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Michelle Michot Foss, PhD
Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., is the fellow in energy, minerals and materials at Rice University's Baker Institute, developing policies and conducting research to help build capacity on non-fuel minerals supply chains. She has nearly 40 years of experience in senior positions in energy (oil, gas/LNG, electric power) and environmental research, consulting and investment banking, with early career exposure to mining and mined land reclamation.
Over the past three decades, Michot Foss developed and directed research on energy value chain economics and commercial frameworks to support worldwide investment while serving in several positions at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. She previously served as the chief energy economist and head of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also a UH Shell Interdisciplinary Scholar with grants on North American gas and power integration and national oil companies. Her career research highlights include reviewing oil, gas and minerals markets for local, national and international government bodies, including the Texas Comptroller, U.S. Energy Information Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Japan’s External Trade Organization and other institutions.
Lawyer, DBA – has been with the PGNiG Group for several years. Initially, he served as Director of the Communication Department, and in 2016 he took the position of President of the Management Board of Gas-Trading S.A. He gained his professional experience by holding managerial positions in local and state institutions as well as in commercial law companies. He is active in many different non-governmental organisations holding positions in management bodies.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Rzeszów and obtained a Master's degree in Administration from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Scholarship holder of the Educational Enterprise Foundation in Łódź. Graduate of postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Business, Faculty of Management. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree. In 2008 he worked in the Marshal's Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, initially in the Department of Entrepreneurship Support. Subsequently, he served as Deputy Director of the Department of Regional Development and, from July 2014, as Director of the Department for the Management of the Regional Operational Programme of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship for 2014-20. From November 2015, he served as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Development led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and from 18 January 2018 to 4 June 2019 in an identical position in the Ministry of Investment and Development. He also served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers. On 22 June 2019 he took up the position of President of the Airport ,,Rzeszów-Jasionka,, Sp. z o.o. Member of the University Council of the Rzeszów University of Technology for the term 2021-2024.
President of the Polish Wind Energy Association, has been involved in the wind industry since 2008. Previously, he was a director of the Association. Janusz Gajowiecki is an expert in grid integration and support systems. He represents the wind energy industry in numerous consultations, working groups and talks with other energy market participants in Poland and EU. He graduated from CBS Copenhagen with a Master of Science degree in International Relations.
dr Artur Kopijkowski-Gożuch
Director of NCAE Office Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. Responsible for the area of strategic analyses in the field of energy transition (power, gas, fuel and environmental sectors). In cooperation with the Gas Transmission System Operator and PERN, he coordinates works aimed at developing concepts, analyses, studies, methodologies, forecasts, reports and tools, as well as implementing research projects for the purpose of setting directions for energy transformation, including the construction of the national energy balance model enabling the implementation of goals and challenges resulting from the need to ensure long-term energy security. Previously, the Managing Director of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne supervising the key operational areas of the Operator: organizational and regulatory, presidium, management analyses, corporate, communication and project areas, including being responsible for preparation, implementation and monitoring of two subsequent Strategies of PSE. A long-time employee of the government administration, where he dealt with the legislation of the financial and capital market, economic, energy and environmental law (the area of deregulation, transposition, assessment of the effects of regulations). Co-creator of the idea of economic analysis of law. Doctor of Economic Sciences. Author of 23 scientific publications on economics, law, organisation and management, and energy.
Szymon Byliński is Director of the Department of Electromobility and Hydrogen Economy at the Ministry of Climate and Environment, a graduate of the National School of Public Administration. As an employee of the Ministry of Economy and then the Ministry of Energy, he was responsible for fuel market regulations, alternative fuel infrastructure and fuel quality. He was the Chairman of the Ministerial Team for Fuel Quality and Alternative Fuels. He is a co-author of key documents for the development of electromobility in Poland: the Act of 11 January on Electromobility and Alternative and alternative fuels, the National Framework for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. Currently, as the Department Director, he is responsible for the regulation of the electromobility market and for the Polish hydrogen strategy.
Prof. Kari Liuhto
K. Liuhto received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, the United Kingdom, in 1997, and the degree of Doctor of Science from the Turku School of Economics, Finland, in 2000. Liuhto was nominated as a tenure professor in International Business at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in the year 2000, and he has been Director of the Pan-European Institute at the University of Turku since 2003 and Director of Centrum Balticum Foundation since 2011. Professor Liuhto has been involved in several projects funded by the European Commission and various Finnish ministries. Liuhto is the founder and the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s leading discussion platforms dealing with the Baltic Sea region, namely the Baltic Rim Economies (BRE) review, which has been published quarterly since the year 2004 (https://sites.utu.fi/bre/).
Maciej Kołaczkowski – World Economic Forum
Community Lead, Oil & Gas Industry, Geneva World Economic Forum, where he develops relations with the heads of leading oil and gas companies and shapes the intellectual agenda in the field of oil and gas, in particular with regard to the main trends and related challenges. Previously, he worked in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was involved in gas negotiations, preparations for the construction of the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście and energy cooperation in the Visegrad Group. He started his career at PGNiG, where he worked on the commercial strategy and diversification of supplies. He is an economist. He studied at the University of Wrocław, Mannheim, Warsaw School of Economics and in Geneva. Member of the audit committee at Geneva Petroleum Club.
Dominik P. Jankowski
Security policy expert, diplomat and think-tanker. He currently works as political advisor and head of the Political Section at the Permanent Delegation of Poland to NATO. Previously he worked, among others, as head of the OSCE and Eastern Security Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and head of the Strategic Analysis Division at the National Security Bureau. He started his career at the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces. His publications, including in the field of energy security and the impact of climate change on security, appeared in more than 20 countries around the world. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, the National Defence University in Warsaw and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. He conducted research at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2013) and completed the Bucerius Summer School organised by the “Die ZEIT” Foundation (2014). He received prestigious fellowships from the German Marshall Fund (2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow), the French Ministry of Defence (2012 Personnalité d’avenir défense) and the Center for European Policy Analysis (2019 James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellow). Since 2014, he has been a member of the Munich Young Leaders (an initiative of the Körber Foundation and the Munich Security Conference).
Agnieszka Legucka, PhD, DSc
D.Litt. of Security Sciences. She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Finance and International Relations, Academy of Finance and Business Vistula in Warsaw. She is analyst on Russia in Eastern Europe Programme at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Her areas of expertise include Russian foreign and internal policy, security issues and conflicts in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, EU-Russia and NATO-Russia relations, Russian disinformation and hybrid threats. She is also a deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine “Sprawy Międzynarodowe”.
Anna Mikulska, PhD
Research fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University (USA). Her research focuses on the geopolitics of natural gas security and energy security in the EU, the former Soviet bloc and Russia. In addition, she works on the US shale revolution and the global energy transition. Mikulska also serves as a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducts seminars on energy policy. She is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review. She speaks Polish, English, German, Persian and Russian. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from Adam Mickiewicz University, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Windsor, Canada and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Houston, USA.
Experienced manager with over 20 years of experience in management positions in companies with Polish and foreign capital. Since 1985 his profession is power sector. An active participant in strategic development processes on Polish and European energy markets. He has extensive expert knowledge on energy markets (electricity, gas, coal, certificates) in Poland and in the countries of Central and Southern Europe. He co-created and implemented strategies for generating, trading and sales of energy in many domestic and foreign companies. In PKN ORLEN he is responsible, among other activities, for development of off-shore wind farm projects.
prof. dr hab. Piotr Mickiewicz
Associate professor, political scientist and historian of recent history currently employed at the Institute of Political Science, University of Gdańsk. Editor-in-chief of the “Yearbook of International Security” and vice-president of the Polish Geopolitical Association. His main research interests include issues of political-military influence of states and non-state actors on the sea basins and Russian energy policy as an instrument of political-economic expansion. Recently, the author in co-authored monographs: _Russian Strategic Thought and Military Potential in the 21st Century, Russian Vision of an Energy Power (Superpetrostate) in the 21st Century and The Baltic Sea in Russia’s Security Policy.
Prof. Dr. Markus C. Kerber
professor of public finance and political economy at the Technology University Berlin. He was visiting professor of defense economics at Sciences Po Paris. Since 2015 he teaches this topic at University Paris II. From 1999 – 2001 he was a visiting lecturer at the Chief of Staff Bundeswehr Academy. Kerber is a lawyer shuffling between Berlin, Paris, Brussels and London. His activities also included senior positions in investment banks in London and Paris. Kerber published numerous articles on public finance, corporate finance, antitrust law and European law. Under his responsibility, several complaints against European stability mechanisms (EFSF, ESM, OMT) as well as against banking union and the Lisbon treaty have been initiated in the German Constitutional Court and also in the European Court of Justice. He is the founder of the think tank “Europolis” based in Berlin, specialised in monetary and fiscal policy, which already produced numerous publications not only in German, but also French and English1.
Head of the Hydrogen Technology Centre of the Power Engineering Institute. Head of the Hydrogen Technology Centre (CTH2) and Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP) of the Power Engineering Institute. Manager and executor of works in over 40 projects from the area of hydrogen technologies financed from the funds of EC, NCBR, NCN, MNiSW, DoE and DoS USA as well as directly by the industry. Together with his team, he co-developed 5 demonstration installations with fuel cells and electrolyzers. Author and co-author of dozens of expert opinions for industry, over 150 publications and conference presentations, 6 patents and patent applications, including commercialised inventions. He lectures in domestic and foreign academic centres. A winner of Siemens, Nernst and Hydrogen Europe Research awards for R&D activities. Holder of the Fulbright Commission Scholarship and the NAWA Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Polish representative in States Representatives Group, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in Brussels. On 31.12.2020 appointed by the Minister of Climate and Environment as a coordinator of the working group for the development of the national hydrogen economy value chain, working for the implementation of the provisions of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy (PSW). He led an interdisciplinary team preparing an analytical document supplementing the PSW Analysis of potential of hydrogen technologies in Poland until 2030 with a perspective to 2040. He holds degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology, the University of Iceland and the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
The founder and president of INFO OPS Polska Foundation. Leads the work of the IERT information environment incident response teams. Creator of information environment security processes. CEO of IERT (Information Environment Emergency Response Team) Sp. z o.o. Served as Advisor to the Minister of National Defence. Member of the advisory team of the Senate of the Republic of Poland in the field of consultation of information environment manipulation processes. Consultant of research and scientific projects on the phenomena of information impact, psychological impact, information environment security, and decision-making process security. Co-creator of INFO OPS COMMANDER™ tools. Conducts lectures and workshops in the field of information and psychological operations at universities and in state administration. Conducts information warfare training for teams with non-kinetic operations capabilities. Conducts research on cognitive processes, including models of obtuse control. Originator and coordinator of the first in Poland exercises in the field of information environment security INFO OPS EXE™ including activities in the field of active and passive reconnaissance capabilities, active defence, information operations, psychological operations taking into account the protection of decision-making process in the virtual, physical and cognitive dimensions. Editor of the project promoting knowledge about the phenomena of manipulation of the information environment Disinfo Digest. He is one of the originators and initiators of the establishment of CYBEROT, CYBERON, Disinfo Digest organisations carrying out activities for the safety of the information environment. He is a speaker at national and international conferences on the security of the information and cognitive environment.
Tomasz Kijewski graduated from international relations at the University of Lodz (scholarship at the Center for Transatlantic Studies in Maastricht, the Netherlands) and post-graduate studies at the National Defense University in Warsaw. Graduate of the national security study program (PASS) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Washington DC). He completed a course at the International Energy Agency in Paris and was an International Visiting Advisor on Energy in Calgary. For many years he served as a diplomat actively promoting Polish interests in North America. The areas of Tomasz's expertise include hybrid warfare and asymmetric conflicts, counter-terrorism, and energy security. He is currently preparing his doctoral dissertation (PhD).
Sławomir Zalewski, DSc, PhD, Eng., Associate Prof.
Doctor of Security Sciences, Professor at Paweł Włodkowic University in Płock. In the past (until 2008) he served in the State Protection Office and in the Internal Security Agency. In 1997-2006, delegated at the disposal of the Prime Minister, he performed his duties as Advisor in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. From 2001 to 2006, he represented successive Prime Ministers before administrative courts in cases concerning security clearance and industrial security certificates, as a permanent representative. His scientific output is related to the political and information security of the state, in particular the issues of special services and the protection of classified information and includes more than 120 publications including 10 original monographs - including Control of Special Services (2021), Classified Information in a Modern State (2017), Protection of Classified Information. Selected issues of personal security (2014), Political Security. Outline of issues (2013), Special services in a democratic state (2002, 2005). Member of the Business Security Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. Honorary member of the National Association for the Protection of Classified Information in Katowice.
Tomasz Aleksandrowicz, DSc, PhD, Eng., Associate Prof.
He deals with legal, international and political aspects of contemporary terrorism. His scientific interests include issues of information warfare, concepts of national sovereignty in the era of globalisation and European integration and problems of special services, information analysis and security. A long-time analyst, former special services officer, he has spent most of his professional life in public administration. Head of the Information Warfare Laboratory at the Centre for Social and Economic Risk Research at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. Author of over a hundred books and scientific articles, among others: "Komentarz do ustawy o dostępie do informacji publicznej" ("Commentary to the Act on Access to Public Information") (Warsaw 2006), "International Terrorism" (Warsaw 2008, 2015), "Security in the European Union" (Warsaw 2011, 2018), "World on the Web. States - societies - people. In search of a new paradigm of national security", (Warsaw 2014, 2018), "Basics of information warfare" (Warsaw 2016), "Key megatrends in state security in the XXI" (Warsaw 2020), "Threats to State Information Security in a Systemic Approach. Building defensive and offensive capabilities in the infosphere" (Warsaw 2021)
Mariusz Ruszel, DSc, PhD, Associate Professor
Expert, President and founder of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy. Political scientist, assistant professor in the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Management of Ignacy Łukasiewicz Rzeszów University of Technology. Graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the University of Łódź. An expert of the Laboratory of Ideas – the Presidential Expert Programme of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (2012-2013). Reviewer of international and national scientific journals. Author of several dozens of scientific articles, analyses related to energy policy and energy security. He deals with energy security, energy policy, natural gas market, electromobility. Currently focuses on the energy policy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
He joined E.DSO as Special Advisor seconded from the Italian Enel Group in 2014 and was appointed as Secretary. He ran the European Public Affairs office in Brussels for Enel from 2007 to 2014. Enel from 2007 to 2014 Previously at Enel he was Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Identity and Image, Corporate Communication Plans
Nuno de Souza e Silva
Currently leads R&D Nester, the Research Center for Energy from REN and State Grid Corporation of China. He obtained education from Harvard Business School (Key Executives Program), from the Florence School of Regulation (Regulation of the Power Sector), an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, an MSc. in Management by the same University, and an MSc. in Electrotechnical Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. He is currently the National Representative of the CIGRE National Committee for Study Committee C5 on Markets and Regulation. As Country Manager of KEMA (currently DNV-GL), he provided consultancy for the energy sector in Portugal and abroad. Nuno closed more than 90 million Euros in mergers and acquisitions of energy assets in Europe and established more than 10 joint-ventures and greenfield operations in Europe and the United States of America. During three years in the Ministry of Economy as Director of the Cabinet for Strategy and Studies, he worked in public policies, including Innovation, Sustainable Development and Economic Growth. During that period, he was member of the Portuguese Economical and Social Council. Previously, Nuno managed teams in the telecommunications industry for the deployment and operation of networks and services in fixed and mobile telecommunications. Nuno lectured in Energy-MBA and Post-Graduation courses on Renewable Energies, published the book “Strategic Management of the Economic Growth in Portugal” and several papers in Europe, Asia and United States of America.
Lt. Col. Marcin Lipka, PhD, Eng.
An expert in Security Management in Play. A graduate of Doctor of Business Administration and Executive Master of Business Administration studies organised by Collegium Humanum in partnership with Apsley Business School in London. In addition, he is a graduate of the Military University of Technology, the Higher Police School in Szczytno and Collegium Civitas. At the National Defence Academy, he completed doctoral studies in the field of public institution management and obtained a doctoral degree on the basis of a dissertation entitled "Managing the security of public persons". D. thesis entitled "Managing the security of public persons". He gained professional experience, among others, in Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne, where he built a technical protection department. He served in engineering troops, armoured troops, Special Unit of Military Gendarmerie and in the Government Protection Bureau. He commanded sub-units within international military missions outside the country. He was repeatedly decorated for carrying out complex mandated tasks and supporting allied sub-units. He was a member of international expert groups on terrorist threats. He is the author of a number of solutions for the cooperation of state services, which have been successfully implemented. His research interests focus on security management. He tries to combine knowledge from various fields of science in order to analyse available models and create new ones.
Commander Rafał Miętkiewicz, PhD
Assistant professor in the Department of Maritime Operations at the Institute of Maritime Operations, Faculty of Command and Maritime Operations of the Bohaterów Westerplatte Naval Academy in Gdynia. Graduate of the Maritime University in Gdynia (Postgraduate Studies in Safety and Crisis Management). Author of several monographs and dozens of articles on maritime forces operations, use of modern autonomous technologies in the maritime environment. Area of interest also includes elements of safety of maritime infrastructure and issues of supply of energy resources by sea.
Col. Jarosław Mokrzycki
Colonel Jarosław MOKRZYCKI graduated from Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska Wojsk Zmechanizowanych in Wrocław, 3-year studies at the National Defence Academy
in Warsaw, Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk (USA) and postgraduate studies at the Academy of Military Art and Leon Koźmiński Academy. He is a graduate of many foreign and domestic specialist courses. He took up his first post - commander of a mountain infantry platoon - in the 21st Brigade of Podhale Rifles in Rzeszów in 1993. Then he became a specialist, department and division chief in the Land Forces Command planning allied commitments and coordinating international cooperation of the Land Forces in the Land Operations G3 and Land Forces Development G5 boards.
In 2014, he assumed the duties of Deputy Commander of the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigade in Rzeszów, which he held until 2017, for the last year as Commander. From 2 July 2018, by the decision of the Minister of Defence, he took up the post of Director of the Centre for Doctrine and Training of the Armed Forces in Bydgoszcz.
Magdalena Król, PhD Eng.
Proxy and manager of Department of Energy Technology in KGHM CUPRUM CBR. Associated with KGHM since 2013, where in KGHM CUPRUM she manages the Department of Energy Technologies. Graduated from Wrocław University of Technology, where she received her PhD degree and conducted research on porous materials for supercapacitors. She has been working in the mining industry for 12 years, earlier in "POLTEGOR -INSTYTUT" IGO in Wrocław, where she conducted projects related to pressure gasification of coal and biomass towards hydrogen production. Together with her team, she carries out R&D and implementation work for KGHM in the following areas: innovative methods of energy processing, alternative methods of mining and use of natural resources, generation of RES, energy storage and waste heat. In addition, she actively supports the Company's cooperation with the scientific community, inter alia as a coordinator of the Implementation Doctorate Programme of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Author and co-author of more than 40 unpublished reports on work for industry and more than a dozen of scientific articles published in books and scientific journals, also carries out research projects (NCBR, RFCS, NCN).
Director of the Market Monitoring Department at the Energy Regulatory Office, responsible for, among others, monitoring of transactions concluded on the wholesale electricity and gas market for market abuse, monitoring of investment plans of generators and conducting analyses related to the functioning of fuel and energy markets. It also cooperates with the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and regulatory bodies of the European Union member states in matters of competition and consumer protection, as well as the competent authority in matters of financial market supervision. In the Energy Regulatory Office since 2018, in 2020-2021 he was Deputy Director of the Market Development and Consumer Affairs Department of the Energy Regulatory Office. In 2008-2017 he was associated with ENEA Capital Group, and in the period 1997-2008 with Kozienice Power Plant, mainly in managerial positions related to energy trade. A graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, he also completed postgraduate studies in business (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), economic problems of the power industry transformation (Warsaw School of Economics) and electricity trading management (University of Trade and Services in Poznań). For many years a member of national industry organisations and expert teams, including those preparing changes to the model of energy market functioning in Poland.
Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska, PhD
Dr Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska is an assistant professor at Warsaw School of Economics. Her interests are centered around international economics, energy trade and economic diplomacy. She specializes in energy security research. Alumna of US State Department scholarship, trainings at the International Energy Agency, Imperial College of London etc. Experienced in international and diplomatic arena. Part of the Poland’s official delegation for UNFCCC.
Szymon Kardaś, PhD
Graduate of the Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw (2004) and the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw (2007). Doctor of Humanities in the field of political science (2010). Since 2011, assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. Since September 2012 chief specialist for energy policy in the Russian Department of Marek Karp Center for Eastern Studies. Cooperated with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (2010-2011). Author of many scientific publications – monographs, articles and expert analyses concerning internal and foreign policy of Russia, in particular energy policy.
Jarosław Jaźwiński, M.Sc. Eng..
DFE Security sp. z o.o. - Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology - Master of Engineering diploma. Graduate of postgraduate studies at the Military University of Technology - diploma in "Local Security and Crisis Management". Specialist and practitioner in the field of technical and anti-terrorist security. A speaker at conferences on security systems. CEO of DFE Security sp. z o.o. operating on the Polish market for over 20 years in the field of sales and service of technical security systems.
Major ret. Jarosław Stelmach, PhD, Eng.
Owner of a consulting and training company Safety Project, which deals with audits and training in the field of security, including anti-terrorism. A graduate of the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Officer School and Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wroclaw. He received a doctoral degree in security sciences at the Police Academy in Szczytno, defending with distinction a dissertation on limiting the consequences of terrorist attacks in public buildings. He gained professional experience in units of aeromobile forces and field and special units of the Military Police. He completed a number of courses and trainings, including a specialist course for air force police officers in the USA and a course for police operations commanders and police negotiators. He performed the tasks of a negotiator in the Military Police and managed preventive actions during the security of military ceremonies and undertakings. His research interests focus on counter-terrorism, police negotiations, legal and institutional dimensions of national security. Author of a number of monographs and scientific articles in this area. Holds a current registration on the list of qualified security and technical protection personnel. Organizer of the SAFE PLACE anti-terrorist security congress. External expert in the task force of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in the field of security of AT IK in 2017-2018.
Tomasz Balcerzak, PhD, Eng., pil.
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Lazarski University of Warsaw, previously Assistant Professor at the Department of Aviation Technology of the Silesian University of Technology, he is an Expert of the European Innovation Council (EIC), an Expert of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Government of Malta and an Expert of the European Satellite Navigation Agency. He served as President of the Management Board of the Polish Aviation Club, President of the Management Board/Director General of Eurolot S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WRO LOT – Airport Services, Member of the Management Board for Operations and Technology in LOT Polish Airlines. Previously, he worked as President and then Member of the Management Board and Operations Director at the Enter Air charter airline. He gained professional experience, inter alia, as Operational Director at Centralwings airline, Managing Director at FDS-Flight Dispatch Services and Quality Director at Fly Jet airline, as well as Pilot-Crew Commander at the 36th Special Transport Aviation Regiment in Warsaw.
Michał Horubała SOC Director, 4Prime sp. z o.o.
Expert with many years of experience in the IT security industry. He specialises in issues related to advanced cyber attacks and design and organisation of SOC units. He dealt with implementation and supervision of security systems and provided consulting services for companies from the enterprise sector in Poland and Western Europe. Passionate about boxing and running.
Anna Rożej, PhD
An expert in managing and leading projects, including projects related to cyber security. For many years, I have been involved in cyber threat issues and training in this area. In addition, an expert on the protection of classified information, including an active OIN Agent. I also specialize in threat assessment and construction of security policies for IT systems processing classified information. Active academic teacher and author of many publications on management and security of ICT systems.
Piotr Uchroński, PhD
He is currently working at Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice as the Head of the Security Division. He is responsible for the organisation of airport security in order to preventing acts of unlawful interference. Internal Quality Control Auditor, Civil Aviation Security Instructor and BSP VLOS pilot. Lawyer, graduate of the University of Silesia. Doctoral degree in technical sciences in the discipline of transport obtained at the Warsaw University of Technology. Assistant professor at the Academy of Business Administration in Dąbrowa Górnicza. Author and co-author of several dozens of papers on the multifaceted approach to civil aviation security.
Mateusz Romowicz is an attorney at law specialising in maritime law, European law, offshore wind regulations, international law and cross-border tax matters.
Mateusz Romowicz graduated from the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Law and Administration, majoring in law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, School of American Law, full-time American law course, University of Cambridge, Board of Continuing Education, Faculty of Law, Centre for European Legal Studies - a course by correspondence with tutoring, and completed his legal training at the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Gdansk by passing the legal advisor exam in 2010; In 2006 Mateusz Romowicz founded and developed Legal Consulting - Mateusz Romowicz Law Office, which currently concentrates on: cross-border negotiations, commercial law, transport law, shipyard issues, business law, European law. Mateusz Romowicz is the author of over 400 legal publications in specialist press.
In addition, he has created efficiently functioning legal departments in two groups of companies with international reach.
Graduate of the Warsaw University European Centre and Warsaw School of Economics. He gained his professional experience working for companies in the area of regulatory and investment consulting for the energy sector and the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in Ljubljana in the Natural Gas Department. From 2015 to 2016, he worked at the Ministry of Energy in the Department of Oil and Gas, where he mainly dealt with EU legislation in the field of energy security, the EU natural gas market and energy diplomacy issues. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Attache for Energy at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels. He represented Poland in the meetings of the Energy Working Group of the EU Council. At the beginning of 2019, he started working, as a national expert, at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, where he deals with the EU common market for electricity and natural gas. He is the author of publications on EU energy policy and economic interest advocacy in the EU.
Piotr Słupczyński, MBA
MBA graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. Since 2009 he has been running his own company “Usługi Informatyczno – Edukacyjne” registered in the Training Institutions Register (RIS) under the number 2.14/00170/2020. A graduate of postgraduate studies at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, in the field of “Internal Security” and a graduate of the Centre of Forensic Sciences at the University of Warsaw in the field of “Law of Evidence and Related Sciences”. For over twenty years involved in information security. A former trainee and then a professional probation officer at the District Court for Warsaw Praga. For fifteen years dealing with the protection of classified, business and personal information. A committed trainer involved in raising awareness of participants in the field of IT security, cyber security, social engineering, etc. Lecturer at Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies at Collegium Humanum and the Gdańsk School of Banking. Author of a number of professional articles in the field of cyber security, published, among others, in the bimonthly “Ochrona i Bezpieczeństwo Obiektów i Biznesu” as well as many original training programmes referring to the teaching methodology. Member of the RODO implementation team. The President’s Plenipotentiary for the Protection of Classified Information. Participant and speaker at specialist trainings, workshops, conferences, seminars, congresses. Many times awarded and honoured by various institutions. Privately, a man who likes challenges, constantly improving his qualifications. Hobbies: sailing, golf.
Lawyer, economist and journalist writing about energy, mining and electromobility for over a decade. Co-founder of the opinion-forming WysokieNapiecie.pl portal. Repeatedly awarded for his articles, including a special award from the chapter of the prestigious W. Grabski National Bank of Poland competition for economic journalists. Co-author of the book "Wiek energetyków", describing the development of the power industry in Poland from the 18th to the 21st century, recognised by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna as one of the best economic books of 2019.
A graduate of the Jagiellonian University: political science and international relations. Energy market analyst. Editor in chief of BiznesAlert.pl