Speakers

blocherDariusz Blocher

President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Budimex

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering at the Czestochowa University of Technology, and from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Advanced Management Program). Following his graduation, Dariusz Blocher was employed at the Ahlstrom – Fakop Industrial Boiler Factory. In 1993 – 1994 he worked at „Proman” s.c., a distribution company in Katowice, as a Branch Manager.

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From May 1994 to February 2002: Pepsi Co. Poland, preforming successively the functions of: Sales Department Manager of Silesia, Human Resources Officer in the Sales & Distribution Department; from September 1998: Human Resources Officer at Pepsi Cola Poland manufacturing plants and headquarters. From 2002 he was a member of the Management Board, HR Management Director at Budimex SA. From November 2007: President of the Management Board, General Manager of Budimex Dromex SA and Member of the Management Board of Budimex SA. He has been President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Budimex SA since September 2009.

bolkowskaProf. dr Zofia Bolkowska

Expert, The Polish Chamber Of Steelworks

Experienced employee of Polish scientific institutes (Institute of Organization and Management of Civil Engineering, Institute of Materials Management), foreign institutes (Institut National d’Étude et de Recherche du Bâtiment “INERBA” in Algeria), and universities. Promoter of dozens of master’s theses and bachelors.

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Author of over 300 original scientific works – research, publications and monographs (books, articles, scripts) about the following topics: the functioning of the construction market and selected segments of the processing industry (for example metallurgy, building materials industry, wood industry), international comparisons, investment policy and construction. Implementation (author) of the programs and grants funded by the Committee for Scientific Research. The author of numerous studies and marketing analysis ordered by Polish and foreign companies, including as a result of winning competitions. Publications of economic articles and comments in various magazines. Author of publications about the Industry rankings.


krzysztofcelinskiKrzysztof Celiński

Branch Office Director for CH2M HILL (Halcrow Group Limited, Branch Office in Poland)

Krzysztof Celiński has graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology as an engineer specialized in Railway Signaling Systems. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation sector, and in cooperation with regulatory bodies in Poland and Europe related to rail sector.

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Since 1992 he is holding top management positions at the biggest Polish national rail operator companies (PKP), the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Economy and the Warsaw Metro. He is certified by Japanese Agency for International Cooperation and the U.S. Ministry of Transport. Currently he is a Branch Office Director for CH2M HILL (Halcrow Group Limited, Branch Office in Poland), Transportation Business Group Lead in Poland and a member of the supervisory board at ZPBUI.


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Piotr Chełkowski

Managing Director / Board Member, Doka Polska Sp. z o.o.

Since September of 2013 he is the Managing Director and Board Member of Doka Polska Sp. z o.o and since April 2014 Umdasch Nieruchomości Sp. z o.o. Board Member
 

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In the years 2007 – 2013 was associated with the PRI Pol-Aqua SA performing the following positions: Director of the Division, Board Member and since 2009 President of the Board

In the years 1997 – 2007 Branch Director of contractors Hydrobudowa- 6 SA, Sunley Poland SA and Hydrobudowa SA

In the years 1996 – 1997 – General Director – Bongs Sp. z o.o

In the years 1995 – 1996 – Director of the Polish Association of Home Builders

In the years 1994 – 1995 – Director of Yacht Port in Leba under construction

In the years 1993 – 1994 – Leba City Mayor

In the years 1991 – 1993 – Consultant Maunsell Consultancy Services Ltd in London, scholarship awarded by the Confederation of British Industry

In the years 1985 – 1991 – Head of the Technical Department of the Company Water “Łeba” in Łeba


SONY DSCKrzysztof Cichocki

Partner, attorney-at-law, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

He has been with SK&S since 1998, and in 2009 became a partner of the law firm. Krzysztof Cichocki specializes in real estate law, construction law, infrastructural projects and energy law. He acquired particularly broad experience when carrying out industrial projects (greenfield) in special economic zones.

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He also advises in credit transactions covering real estate financing. He advised in construction contracts (FIDIC and non-FIDIC), including public procurement proceedings, and in administrative proceedings in the field of construction investments.

He is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he obtained a Master of Law degree in 1997. In the years 1997-1998 he completed post-graduate studies at the Asser Institute in The Hague and at the Central European University, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Business Law of the University of the State of New York. Since 2003 he is a legal counselor.


jedrzejewskiRafał Jędrzejewski

Director of the Legal Department of the Public Procurement Office

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University and Postgraduate Studies „Legal consultant projects funded by the European Union”. Legal Adviser at the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw since 2010.

 

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Employed in the Public Procurement Office since 2005. Author of studies in the field of public procurement and speaker at conferences and trainings on procurement.


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Przemysław Kurczewski

President of the Board, Emitel

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Law, University of Maryland, USA, and received an MBA degree at the Warsaw University of Technology.

 

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He has been working for the Telekomunikacja Polska Group (GK TP) since 2002. In 2002-2006, he was one of the persons responsible for developing and implementing TP Group’s wholesale strategy. In 2006, he became the Manager of TP Groups’ Department of Regulatory Relationships. Next, from 2007 to 2008, he has worked as TP Group’s President’s proxy and a member of TP EmiTel Board of Directors. He supported the company in various mission-critical projects related to terrestrial digital TV, mobile TV, backbone network and CDMA. Since June 2008 he has been the Chairman of the Board at EmiTel.

In 2011 he conducted the sale of the company by the Capital Group TP. At the moment EmiTel belongs to Alinda Capital Partners. – american fund. The company is a technical operator at the market of digital terrestrial television DVB-T, launching three first multiplexes.


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Arkadiusz Krężel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology. In the 2006-2012 period Chairman of the Impexmetal Supervisory Board. In the years 1992-2006 President of the Industrial Development Agency. In the years 1981-1992 he worked in the coal mine “Kazimierz – Juliusz” in Sosnowiec.


michalowski_120x180Marek Michałowski

Chairman of the Executive Club Council, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Budimex

Marek Michałowski graduated from the Financial & Statistics Department of the General School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (presently the Warsaw School of Economics). A Chartered Public Accountant. His professional career began at Budimex in 1978.

 

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From 1990, Member of the Management Board of Budimex SA and Chief Financial Officer. April – November 1998: President of the Management Board of Dromex SA. November 1998 – September 2009 General Manager and President of the Management Board of Budimex SA. Since October 2009 until August 2010, General Manager of Ferrovial Agroman SA for Central & Eastern Europe. Currently Member of the General Board of Business Centre Club – BCC. President of the Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers. President of the Polish Golf Union.


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Dr. Andrzej Massel

Dr. Andrzej Massel (1965), specialist in railway infrastructure and railway operation,
deputy Director of Railway Institute in Warsaw for research programmes and studies.In 2007-2008 headed team of experts elaborating Master Plan for railway transport in Poland till 2030.
In 2010-2013 Undersecretary of State responsible for railway transport.


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Jacek Neska

Member of the Board for Commerce, PKP Cargo

Experienced manager, specialised in the management of large organisations. Working for Polish and international businesses for 20 years, he has been involved in projects to develop effective organisational structures, as well as to design and implement commercial strategies.

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He gained professional experience as a manager of the international consulting company Arthur Andersen, where he coordinated a number of projects in the transport, telecommunications and power sectors. One of the key projects he was involved in was PKP’s transition from a state-owned company into a joint-stock company, and the establishment of the PKP Group. He also worked for private equity funds, such as Innova Capital and Enterprise Investors, where he sat on management boards of their portfolio companies.

In 2006-2012, he served as President of the Management Board of Lotos Oil SA, the largest Polish manufacturer of oils and lubricants. At the same time, in 2008-2009, he served as the General Director’s Representative for Commerce at Lotos Group, supervising all areas of commercial and logistics operations of the Group, and building efficient sales structures. Jacek Neska joined PKP Cargo in December 2013, and since then has been responsible for the sales process optimisation and customer base extension. On 24 April 2014, he was appointed by the Supervisory Board, following a competitive process, as Member of the Board for Commerce at PKP CARGO.


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Roman Przybył

President of the Management Board, General Manager, Trakcja PRKiI

Mr. Roman Przybył graduated in the Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Science and Technology and post graduate studies in the field of management of investment projects at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

 

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He also completed the post graduate studies in applied linguistics at University of Warsaw, construction export at Foreign Trade Faculty of Warsaw School of Economics, financial strategies at University of Finance and Management and Business Administration at Swinburne University, Melbourne.

He also participated in numerous trainings concerning management, among the others: at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, IMD in Lausanne, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Graduate School of Business University of Chicago, Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai.

Between 1981 and 1995 employed, among the others as work’s manager and contract manager in Instalexport and Budimex in Poland, Iraq, United Arab Emirates and Germany.

Between 1996 and 1997 held the post of Investment Manager at Creditanstalt St. – Gallen Fund Management. From 1998 to 2003 served as Deputy Chairman of the Board for the Company Strategy and Development at Lafarge Gips Polska. From 2004 to 2011 Mr. Przybył was Chairman of the Board and General Director at Elektromontaż Poznań SA. Since 2011 at Trakcja Group first as Vice President and in 2012 became Chairman of the Board.

Additionally a member of Supervisory Boards of many capital companies, including: Lafarge Cement Polska S.A., ZPW Grajewo S.A., ZPG Dolina Nidy, Budostal-5, Chemet. Kauno Tiltai.


rolinskiJan Roliński

Advocate, Partner at WKB

A co-founder and Partner at WKB, head of the public procurement and infrastructure projects team. He served as an expert in legislative work on a public procurement law. Author of many publications on public procurement law.

 

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Selected experience

Court proceedings

• Represented contracting authorities and contractors before National Chamber of Appeal and district court in disputes concerning public procurement procedures tender-related criminal cases

Ongoing advisory services
• Advised a leading road construction company and the biggest energy companies in Poland

Transactions
• Comprehensive legal advisory services on the selection processes for an architect, engineer, and a general contractor of the Polish LNG Terminal construction project in Świnoujście;
• Legal advisory services to EDF Polska in relation to DeSox (CHP in Kraków, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Gdynia) and DeNOx (CHP in Rybnik, Gdańsk, Kraków and Wrocław) projects.


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Dr. Eng. Tomasz Rudnicki

Deputy General Director for National Roads and Motorways

Since 18 February 2008 – Deputy General Director of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways. Responsible for the processes of: investment preparation, tender procedures, road construction programme, technological supervision, environment protection and the analysis and prognosis of traffic.

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In 2007-2008 he was the director of the Infrastructure and Transport Division at the Marshall Office of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship. Before that, for five years he was the manager of the Road Laboratory of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways in Szczecin.

Academic lecturer at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, earlier also in the Roads and Bridges Construction Institute, Construction Materials Institute at the Zachodniopomorski University of Technology.
Author of many publications on road construction.

He is the co-author of 2 scientific publications and the Update for the Multiannual Investment Programme of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship for 2007-2013 and the Multiannual Financial Programme for 2008-2015, plan of road surface renovations for voivodship roads for 2008-2010, Analyses and details of the Development Strategy with respect to Transportation Network of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship for 2007-2015.

His achievements include individually designed and performed road structure made of asphalt-based and cement-based concrete for KR4 heavy traffic and verifying its physical and mechanical properties.

He defended his doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Construction and Architecture at the Szczecin University of Technology, Major: Construction, Specialisation: Roads, Streets and Airports. He completed post-graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics, Managing and financing road infrastructure, and at the Szczecin University of Technology, Managerial Studies.

He holds the Certificate issued by the Roads and Bridges Research Institute entitling him to design rigid structures made of cement-based concrete for heavy and very heavy road traffic, the Certificate issued by the Roads and Bridges Research Institute for completion of the first and second levels of the course in designing and supervising performance of anti-corrosion layers on steel bridges and the Certificate entitling him to grant accreditation to research laboratories with respect to ISO requirements.


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Zbigniew Rynasiewicz

Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, the Commissioner to the Management of the Road Infrastructure.

Deputy of the Polish Parliament- VII term of office. Member and co-founder of many associations and nongovernmental organizations.

 

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Since 28th of November the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development and the Commissioner of the Management of Road Infrastructure.

From 19th June to 27th November Secretary of State in the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy.

He was born on 4th October 1963 in Grodzisko Dolne. After graduating from the Pedagogical University in Rzeszów, major in history, he undertook postgraduate studies at Warsaw University and obtained a diploma in the field of local self-government and local development. Since 1997 he has been a Deputy of the Polish Parliament ( III,V,VI, VII term of office). He was also a Chairman of the Infrastructure Commission and a Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Commission.

2002 -2005 he was the District Head of Leżajsk County

1990-1997 he was the Mayor of Grodzisko Dolne


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Bartosz Soroczyński

Bartosz Soroczyński is a Vice President of Lighting Systems for Central & Eastern Europe at Philips.

Previously he was a Country Leader for the Oracle operation in Poland and for over 7 years at IBM he was a Sales Director responsible for the CEE region and next he took a role of a Sales Executive of the Worldwide Service Management Tiger Team.

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He was also a member of the Worldwide Facility Management Steering Committee at IBM responsible for the global Smarter Planet strategy covering also Smarter Cities and Smarter Infrastructure. He was responsible for the most complex and most innovative projects, both regional and global, related to city management, service management, cloud, enterprise asset management, real estate portfolio management and green data centers. He was leading interdisciplinary projects in various market sectors such as transportation, banking, utilities, public and telecommunications.

Most recently at IBM he was responsible for the infrastructure and transportation sector in the growth markets of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Bartosz Soroczyński graduated from the Wrocław University of Technology. His business career began at PMI Software Ltd., which has been later transformed into Polish Consulting Group, where he, as President & Managing Director had a responsibility for all sales, marketing, operations and projects execution.

In parallel to his work in the IT and services sector, Bartosz Soroczyński was a board member of IFMA Poland – International Facility Management Association, most widely recognized association of the Asset Management sector and professional facility managers development with strong focus on service management, real estate portfolio, property and asset management; from 2007 till 2013 he was the Chairman of this organization.

Visiting lecturer at the Warsaw University and the Warsaw School of Economics in the area of real estate and investment management. Bartosz Soroczyński was a speaker at many international conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings; he is also an author of numerous articles in branch magazines and scientific publications.


stylinskiJan Styliński

President of the Management Board, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers

John Styliński is the President of the Polish Association of Construction Employers, an association of companies representing approximately 70% of the potential executive in Poland. He is a lawyer, member of the Bar Association in Warsaw, a partner in the law firm.

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He specializes in the investment process and the construction market, in particular in projects of public-private partnerships and concessions, obtaining financing and tendering. He is the author of numerous publications on the topics of investing, as well as a lecturer at numerous conferences and trainings.


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Tomasz Szuba

CEO, TINES CAPITAL GROUP SA.

Graduated from the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics at the Cracow AGH University of Science and Technology. Implementation of modern technologies in the transport infrastructure and industrial construction sector was present in his career from the beginning. He acquired experience in investments managing on the Polish and international construction markets.

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In 2004 he founded TINES company, which advanced technologies are present in most important infrastructure constructions in Poland, Europe and Asia. Tomasz Szuba is major shareholder and CEO at TINES CAPITAL GROUP SA. Through a creative approach to business combined with cooperation between the scientific community and a group of companies led by Tomasz Szuba ranks high among the leaders in the industry on the domestic and foreign markets. Tomasz Szuba activity for the development of transport infrastructure has been frequently recognized by industry organizations.

Tomasz Szuba was on the list of “50 most creative people in business in 2011 ” – BRIEF magazine ranking of top Polish characters on the business arena. He also received the title of “Man of the Year – Friend of the Railway ” in the category of companies that works for railways, and the statue of the “Golden Polish Hercules 2011 ” for the effective management of the company and personal contribution to the development and implementation of innovative solutions in the Polish construction industry. In 2014, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the free railway market Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy handed to Tomasz Szuba acknowledgement letter as a proof on innovation and creativity of the TINES and its contribution to the development of the Polish economy.


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Maciej Tarnawski

Dyrektor Departamentu Rynków Kredytowych w Pionie Global Banking & Markets, BZWBK

Absolwent Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie, ukończył dwa kierunki: Marketing i Zarządzanie oraz Bankowość i Finanse. Związany z rynkiem finansowym od 1996 roku, początkowo pracując dla Banku Handlowego w Warszawie S.A. oraz ABN Amro Bank Polska S.A. w zespole finansowania strukturalnego.

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Swoją karierę kontynuował w Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation w Londynie, a następnie w Banku BPH S.A. jako osoba zarządzająca zespołem DCM. Po fuzji Banku BPH S.A. z Bankiem PEKAO S.A., objął stanowisko Dyrektora Biura Rynków Kapitałowych zajmującego się organizacją emisji papierów dłużnych. W listopadzie 2014 roku dołączył do zespołu BZ WBK S.A. jako dyrektor Departamentu Rynków Kredytowych Pionu Global Banking & Markets, gdzie jest odpowiedzialny za Project oraz Acquisition Finance, kredyty konsorcjalne oraz DCM.

Posiada 16-letnie doświadczenie w organizacji emisji papierów dłużnych na rynku polskim oraz zagranicznym, jak również w organizacji finansowania strukturalnego na tych rynkach dla polskich emitentów, takich jak:
• IPF / Provident
• Multimedia Polska
• PKN ORLEN
• PGE
• Energa
• PGNiG (emisja lokalna i międzynarodowa)
• Polkomtel (emisja lokalna i międzynarodowa)
• AmRest
• Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy
• Giełda Papierów Wartościowych


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Dariusz Tokarczuk

Legal Advisor – Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Dariusz Tokarczuk is a legal advisor and partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Warsaw Office. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, infrastructure investment projects and corporate law, and supervises the Warsaw office’s activities in these fields.

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He advises leading local and foreign investors on selecting the most appropriate legal structures and investment procedures in Poland, as well as the leading Polish companies on conducting their investment projects abroad. His recent experience includes, in particular, advising KGHM Polska Miedź on implementing one of the largest mining project worldwide, consisting of the construction and exploitation of the Sierra Gorda mine in Chile.

He is listed as a recommended lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law sector, Chambers Europe in the Competition Law sector and Legal 500 EMEA in the Tax Law sector.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Law and has also completed postgraduate studies in business management organised by the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, MINES ParisTech and Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris.


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Ewa Tomala-Borucka

General Director for National Roads and Motorways

From 13 February 2014 acting General Director for National Roads and Motorways. Prior to that, from October 2010 – director of GDDKiA Division in Katowice.

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She has many years’ experience in designing and building roads and in the supervision and management of road investments.
Higher technical education, graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering Silesian University of Technology in the specialty of building structures and engineering.


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Federico Tonetti

CEO of Lafarge in Poland since October 1, 2014.

Italian from origin, he took MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. Graduated in Economics at the University L.Bocconi in Milan. Started his professional career as Senior Consultant in Bain & Company in Paris, then he served as
Marketing Manager and Sales Area Manager in Pirelli Cables & Systems and Marketing Product Manager in Legrand.

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In Lafarge started to work in 2008 as Group Strategy Manager in Paris, then he was General Manager RMX for Central and Eastern Europe and since 2012 for more than one year – General Manager RMX in Poland. He also worked as Vice President and General Manager Western Canada RMX & Greater Edmonton.


watzlAlfred Watzl

Member of the Management Board of STRABAG Sp. z o. o.

As one of two members of the management board of STRABAG’s Polish branch, he has been in charge of the technical department since February 2013. He graduated from Technical University of Deggendorf/Passau, Civil Engineering Faculty, where he specialised in construction law and management.

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He started is professional career as a construction manager in a medium-sized company in Bavaria, Germany. He continues the family tradition, representing the third generation working in the construction industry. His professional experience in Poland began in 1998 when he took up the post of the construction manager of M1 Shopping Centre in Bytom. His outstanding achievements resulted in the appointment to the Management Board of STRABAG Building Construction & Civil Engineering in 2004. Through STRABAG group, he has numerous contacts in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe and South- Eastern Europe.

Under his leadership STRABAG company, employing nearly 3,500 people, was awarded the title of “Construction Company of the Year” among the CEE countries in 2005, 2009 and 2012 in the prestigious CEEQA competition. He is a member of the Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers.


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Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Infrastructure

Graduated on the Faculty of Civil Engineering Technical University of Lublin. Throughout his life associated with the road industry. The work began as a lab technician in the Region Construction of Roads in Lublin. In 1984 he began working as a Deputy Director of Public Roads Region in Włodawa

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Since 1989 associated with Międzyrzec Podlaski, where he was Director of Public Roads Region. As Director of PDM Miedzyrzecz Podlaski responsible for its transformation and modernization. With these changes, the company has become one of the most important employers in Międzyrzec Podlaski and the entire bialski district. Stanislaw Żmijan is also a member of many professional organizations. He served in the government of the Polish Chamber of Road Industry.

Stanislaw Żmijan also engages in social and political activities. He sat in the City Council of Międzyrzec Podlaski and Provincial Assembly of Lublin. In 2001 he was elected to the Parliament from the district of Chelm. In parliament deals with matters of infrastructure and rural development. From 2013, he is the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Infrastructure. He was author special act of road and airport, which proved to be crucial for the issue of EU funds for infrastructure in 2007-2013.