Ambassador Pawel Wojciechowski, Permanent Representative of Poland to the OECD



















Born in 1960, Mr. Wojciechowski graduated in 1986 with a Bachelors degree in Economics from John Carroll University, Ohio in the United States. In 1988, he obtained Masters in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also finalised his doctoral studies; and subsequently received a Ph.D. degree from the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1994.

Mr. Wojciechowski has academic, corporate and government experiences. While staying in Cleveland between 1983 and 1991, he worked as an analyst at the Centre for Regional Economic Issues and lectured in statistics at John Carroll University. After returning to Warsaw, from 1992 to 1995, he advised the Polish government on privatisation and capital market development, including work for UNDP, the Ministry of Privatisation and KPMG/USAID.

From 1995 to 2005, he worked as CEO of three financial institutions: Polish Fund Management Group Sp. z o.o. - Polish Development Bank S.A. division (1995-1996); PBK ATUT TFI S.A. - Investment Fund Company (1996-1999); and PTE Allianz Poland S.A. - Allianz Pension Fund (1999-2005).

In 2006, Mr. Wojciechowski was entrusted with the position of Minister of Finance, earlier serving as economic advisor to the Prime Minister. After the change of government, he became Chief Economist of the Polish Institute of Directors, and then he headed the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency for two years.

From March 2009, until his nomination as Permanent Representative of Poland to the OECD, Mr. Wojciechowski was Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Poland, responsible for economic cooperation and development.


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