Invitation to the 174th mBank–CASE seminar titled "How to overcome the energy crisis in Poland?"
We are pleased to invite you to the 174th mBank–CASE seminar titled "How to overcome the energy crisis in Poland?". The event will take place on the Thursday, 22nd of September 2022 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. The seminar will be held online only.
The energy crisis caused by the Russia-triggered war may lead to an economic crisis in Poland. Due to the lack of a viable energy strategy and a low level of investment in transmission networks and new generation capacities, the Polish electricity sector is in a particularly critical situation. The sector requires urgent anti-crisis measures, which must be well embedded in the construction of an efficient energy system based on modern, distributed grids and emission-free generation sources.
The speakers will present a comprehensive and viable action plan for building a modern power system in Poland.
Maciej Stańczuk – Vice-President of the Management Board of Rafako S.A. and President of the Management Board of ETE – Energotechnika Engineering Sp. z o.o.
Robert Kuraszkiewicz – expert in the area of renewable energy sources, a regular contributor to Nowa Konfederacja
Dr. Janusz Steinhoff – Minister of Economy from 1997 to 2001, an expert in the field of mining and energy
The event will be held in Polish.
About the speakers:
Maciej Stańczuk – Vice-President of the Management Board of Rafako S.A. and President of the Management Board of ETE – Energotechnika Engineering Sp. z o.o. Experienced manager performing managerial and advisory functions in the domestic and foreign markets, co-creator of banking strategies in the conventional and renewable energy sector, and an expert in obtaining financing for investments in the energy sector.
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (foreign trade), the University of Göttingen (economics), the University of Mannheim (international economic relations) as well as the AMP management programme at IESE in Barcelona.
He began his career in the 1990s at a newly established investment bank, Polski Bank Rozwoju in Warsaw, where he eventually served on a management board responsible for risk management. From 1993 to 2010, he was associated with WestLB Bank Polska, where he held the position of member of the Management Board and later the position of President. From 2010 to 2013, he was the President of the Management Board of Polski Bank Przedsiębiorczości and from 2014 to 2015, he served as the President of the Management Board of Polimex-Mostostal.
He has been a member of numerous supervisory boards throughout his career, including, since 2016, the Supervisory Board of PBG, a leader in the construction industry. Delegated by the supervisory board to PBG’s board of directors from November 2019, he took on the role of vice-chairman of the board in February 2020.
Economic advisor to the Polish Confederation Lewiatan since 2017, previously vice-president and chief economist of the Employers of Poland organisation for many years.
Member of the Council of the CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research Foundation; member of the Society of Polish Economists.
Robert Kuraszkiewicz – an expert in the area of renewable energy sources, a regular contributor to Nowa Konfederacja.
A graduate (1993) of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he defended his Master’s thesis on the history of Polish political thought with an excellent grade. Between 1997 and 1998, as part of the East Central European Scholarship Program, he completed a programme in Financial Management at Georgetown University (Washington, USA). In 1998, he completed a several-month internship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
In the 1980s, he was an anti-communist opposition activist in the Independent Youth Movement (Ruch Młodzieży Niezależnej) and the Young Poland Movement (Ruch Młodej Polski).
Publicist, entrepreneur and manager, active and working in the renewable energy sector since 2006. Vice President and the President of the Renewable Energy Association from 2011 to 2016, Vice President and the President of the Postal Bank from 2016 to 2020.
Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (2014) and the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity (2019).
About the commentator:
Janusz Steinhoff – politician and economic activist, mining and energy expert, chairman of the BCC Economic Shadow Cabinet.
Graduate (1974) of the Faculty of Mining at the Silesian University of Technology, where he obtained his doctoral degree in 1985. He is a specialist in the field of solid mineral processing, mining, power engineering, environmental protection and mining restructuring processes.
Academic teacher and researcher at his alma mater in 1976–1989 and 1994–1997.
Deputy Prime Minister in Jerzy Buzek's cabinet in 2000–2001 and Minister of the Economy in 1997–2001, Member of Parliament for several terms of office (1989–1993; 1997–2001). Chairman of the State Mining Authority between 1990 and 1994, deputy chairman of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice between 1996 and 1997. BCC economic and energy expert.
In 1980, he was a co-founder of Solidarity at the Silesian University of Technology. In 1981–1989, he was active in the underground opposition movement. During the Round Table talks, he was a Solidarity expert on mining and environmental protection.