Mateusz Morawiecki


Mateusz Morawiecki
Mateusz Morawiecki

Prime Minister

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Prime Minister

Born on 20 June 1968 in Wrocław. Polish manager and banker, politician.

On 11 December 2017 he was appointed Prime Minister, Minister of Development and Finance. Prime Minister since 9 January 2018.

Since 29 September 2016 until 11 December 2017 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance. Since 16 November 2015 he acted as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development.

Morawiecki is an alumnus of the University of Wrocław, Business Administration Central Connecticut State University and Wrocław University of Technology, MBA at Wrocław University of Economics, the University of Hamburg and the University of Basel.

He started his professional career in Cogito Co. in 1992. In 1993–1996 he worked in Enter Marketing-Publishing in Wrocław. In 1995 he completed an internship at Deutsche Bundesbank, and in 1996–1997 he worked at the University in Frankfurt am Main. In 1998 Morawiecki was appointed deputy director of the Accession Negotiations Department in the Committee for European Integration and was a member of the group negotiating the accession of Poland to the EU (banking and finance). Between 1998 and 2001 he worked in Bank Zachodni – first as the advisor to the CEO and next as the Member of the Management Board and Managing Director. In June 2001  Morawiecki became the Member of the Bank Zachodni WBK Management Board and in May 2007 he was appointed to the post of CEO.

In 2013, Morawiecki was awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for his merits for the benefit of independence and sovereignty of Poland and respect of human rights.

On 23 June 2015 Morawiecki was awarded Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for extraordinary merits in the area of supporting and promoting Polish culture and national heritage.