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Speakers and panelists

Speakers

 

dr Jan Pamuła, Kraków Airport

Dr Jan Pamuła is a graduate of the Krakow University of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics.

His professional experience comprises management of companies in the financial, real estate and transport sector. In the years 1991-1993, he was a Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Club of Liberal Democratic Congress (Kongres Liberalno-Demokratyczny), and Chairman of the Committee on Transport, Trade and Communications.

He was, among others, President of the Chamber of Crafts in Krakow (Izba Rzemieślnicza w Krakowie), President of the Kraków Monuments Restoration Foundation (Fundacja Odnowy Zabytków Krakowa), and the first Vice President of BPH Bank. He was also a Member of Supervisory Boards of the following enterprises: Cooperative Bank of Crafts (Bank Przemysłowo-Handlowy), International Commodities Exchange (Międzynarodowa Giełda Towarowa), and Krakow Communal Holding (Krakowski Holding Komunalny).
He was a lecturer at the Krakow University of Economics, and at present, he gives lectures at the Małopolska School of Economics (Małopolska Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczna).

Since July 2008, he holds the position of Chairman of the Board of John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice, Ltd. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Chairman of Regional Airports Association (Związek Regionalnych Portów Lotniczych).

Between 2011 and 2014, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lodz Airport (Port Lotniczy Łódź im. Władysława Reymonta). dr Jan Pamuła – Prezes Zarządu.

 

 

David Stroud, ASM

David Stroud is the Managing Director of ASM, the world’s leading route development consulting company.
Educated at the University of Nottingham, he has over 20 years of aviation industry experience in the fields of route development, marketing, and airport infrastructure development. Formerly of BAe Systems, Manchester Airport and London City Airport, David has been a Director of ASM and the Routes events business since 1998, and is now a senior manager within the Transport and Technology Division of UBM Live and has supported the develop.

 

 

Maciej Ziomek, EY 

Maciej Ziomek – Manager in EY Transactional Advisory Services team, specializing in transactional and financial advisory for clients from various sectors including transport, infrastructure and industry. Maciej’s professional experience includes in particular financial modeling for the purpose of profitability analysis of investments and fundraising including debt, equity and EU grants, preparation of business plans, feasibility studies, debt restructuring and independent business reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists

 

George Athanassiou, Alitalia

George Athanasiou (47), after completing his studies in Business Administration in Athens, Greece and spending 5 years through various employment experiences in the Travel industry of Greece, joined Alitalia in 1998 as Key Account Manager Greece where after 4 successful years, was appointed (first expatriate assignment of a non-Italian manager) as Country Manager for Syria & Jordan. His expatriate management career continued in 2006, by a new posting as an Area manager Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan & offline Gulf and later on, in 2009 he took over the Country management of Poland where under his command, Alitalia introduced 4 new routes opening (other than its traditional route Warsaw-Rome) between Poland and Italy including: Warsaw – Milan( Linate & Malpensa airports separately), Krakow –Rome, Warsaw-Venice. He is a member of the board in BARiP and the APJC of Poland.

 

 

Wiesław Bury, Małopolska Regional Development Agency

An expert of assessing investment projects and managing finances of business entities and institutions of public finances sector. Lecturer in financing investment projects and environmental protection. Until July 2011 Deputy Chairman responsible for financial matters in the Provincial Environmental Protection and Water Management Fund in Kraków.

 

  

 

 

 

Remigiusz Chlewicki, EY

Partner in EY Transaction Advisory Services, focused on financial and transaction advisory for energy and infrastructure clients. He has over 20 years of experience in capital transactions advisory, business valuation, feasibility studies and fund raising. EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a global leader in audit, tax, business and transaction advisory services.

 

 

 

 

 

Petr Duchek, British Airways

Petr started his career in the aviation business almost 20 years ago already during his high school studies, with jobs in various departments from Flight Operations, Customer Service and Sales. Having wished to work for British Airways since he was 14 his dream became true and he held various roles in the British flag carrier, currently overseeing all the commercial activities of the airline in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. From 2013 he also leads the commercial activities for Spanish airline Iberia which is, together with British Airways and Vueling, member of the IAG holding.

 

 

 

 

Adrian Furgalski, Transport Consultants Group TOR

Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In the years 1998-2000 he was an advisor of Minister of Transport and Maritime Economy Tadeusz Syryjczyk. In the years 2000-2001 he assisted and advised the Executive Director of The State Enterprise "Polish Airports" for Structural Reform. From 2003 until 2005 he was a member of Jan Rokita’s Group and co-author of the "State Citizens - governance plan 2005-2009". Between 2004 and 2012 he was the Director of the Transport Consultants Group TOR, in the years 2012 - 2014 he was a Member of the Board, since 2014 he has been the Vice-President of the Board. Since 2011 he has also been the Program Director of the Railway Business Forum (employers' association in the field of railway), since 2014 Chairman of RBF. Adrian Furgalski is the author of numerous publications and television commentator.

 

 

 

Elżbieta Gabryś, Małopolska Provincial Office

An architect, graduate of the Cracow University of Technology. For 25 years professionally involved with the Voivoidship Office in Cracow. A civil servant. Director of Infrastructure Department in the Voivoidship Office in Cracow. Member of Małopolska Regional Chamber of Engineers. Member of Małopolska Safety Council in Construction at the Regional Labour Inspectorate in Cracow.
Lecturer in the law faculty of the Jagiellonian University with regard to regulations affecting the preparation and undertaking of construction process.

 

 

 

Katarzyna Gądek graduated of the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the Jagiellonian University.
Since 1997, she has been engaged in the structures of the City of Krakow, in the area of ​​tourism and promotion. In the years 2004-2006 she was Director in the Department of Tourism, first Director of the Promotion Office and then Director of the Office of Tourism Marketing of the City. Since 2011, she has been Deputy Director for Tourism in the Department of Information, Tourism and Promotion of the City. She is co-author of Tourism Development Strategy in Krakow for the years 2006-13 and Tourism Development Strategy in Krakow for the years 2014-2020. As a part of her duties, Katarzyna Gądek coordinates the work related to the implementation of strategic documents on tourism in Krakow and carries out activities related to the tourism marketing of the city. She has experience in the implementation of promotional campaigns Krakow and EU-financed projects in the field of tourism. She works with the tourist self-regulatory organization in Krakow and travel associations.
A board member of Malopolska Tourist Organisation, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Jura Municipalities, she is appointed work with the Commission of Tourism, Physical Culture and Sports Association of Polish Cities.

 

 

 

Andrzej Hawryluk, PPL

Andrzej Hawryluk has been associated with Polish Airports since 1996, where he served as the Director of the Employee Affairs Department, among other positions. In January 2014, he became the Deputy General Director of PPL and Director of the Management and Administration Department, and in May 2014 – the Director of the Investment Projects Department.
From 2007 to 2013, he was the Director of ATM/CNS Personnel Training and Development Office and Director of the Aviation Training Center at the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency. He was the Chairman of the Supervisor Board of company LOT – Usługi Lotniskowe w Gdańsku Sp. z.o.o. and Secretary to the Supervisory Board of company POZ-LOT Usługi Lotniskowe Sp. z.o.o. As a representative of the Minister of National Defence, he was a member of the Task Force for the Development of a Single Air Traffic Management System. In 1999, he received the “Blue Wings” award in recognition of his achievements in aviation.
He has completed a number of specialist training courses in staff management, team building, budget planning, public procurement and public finances discipline responsibility.

 

 

 

Christoph Horak, Airberlin
Since 1st February 2014, Christoph Horak has been appointed as Country Manager with responsibility for airberlin’s sales activities in Poland. Before taking over the position in the important focus market Poland, Horak has been the airberlin Regional Manager for Slovakia and the Czech Republic since 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marek Kachaniak, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development
Lawyer, graduate of the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin.
Since 2013, Director of The Civil Aviation Department at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. President of Airspace Management Committee.
Member of the Supervisory Board of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A.
Pilot, Chairman of Rzeszów Aero Club, a multiple medalist in precision and air rally flying. Manager of Polish Representation for World and European Championships.

 

 

 

Jarosław Król, Pekao Bank

Banker, whose professional experience includes many years of work in managerial positions in banks, advisory activities in various industries, as well as family business co-management. In 2010 was appointed Director of Public Sector Bureau in Bank Pekao SA Headquaters (Unicredit Group).



 

 

 

Chloé Marchand, Air France KLM

Country Manager at Air France KLM in Poland
Prior to arriving in Poland, Mrs Chloé Marchand was appointed as Air France KLM’s Commercial Director for Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Singapore, she was responsible for the commercial strategy and implementation in the region. In her role she looked after regional commercial policies, steering and developing sales and marketing activities and further developing the Air France KLM network in South East Asia.
Earlier in her career, Chloé was Air France KLM’s E-acquisition Manager in the E-Commerce Division in Paris, in charge of e-marketing channels driving traffic to airfrance.com and klm.com. She has also been Project Manager in the International Sales Division, developing commercial tools for Air France KLM trade account management teams. She has been with Air France since October 2001 and worked as Marketing Manager for Internet start-ups before that in New York and Paris. Chloe is also French Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France) since April 2011.
Chloé holds a Master Degree in Business Administration in Marketing Management from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Master of Sciences in Applied Economics from Paris Dauphine University. She is married with two young children.

 

 

 

Rafał Marczewski, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency
Former Air Traffic Controller, Director of Polish Air Traffic Agency in Polish Airports State Enterprise. Country Coordinator of Aviation for UEFA EURO 2012. Now in charge of key coustomers of Polish Air Navigation Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

Vito Ribecco, Astaldi

Vito is currently Country Technical Executive Manager at Astaldi Romania. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Bari, with specialization in Transport Engineering. From 1988 he is a member of the Chamber of the Civil Engineers of Taranto. During the 1995-2008 period he was Technical Manager and subsequently Project Manager responsible for the development and modernization of Bucharest – Otopeni International Airport. At present he is involved in the third phase of this project. In 2007-2010 he managed the construction of new arrival and departure terminals at Cluj Napoca International Airport in Romania. The most important achievements of Eng. Ribecco include Pulkovo International Airport in Saint Petersburg in Russia where in 2011-2012 he was a member of the Technical Committee. Previously he has gained recognition as a manager of huge road projects (Porto-Braga and Porto-Amarante motorways in Portugal); he managed also the construction of Sir and Berke dams in Turkey. He is currently coordinating the construction of the Bucharest Metro Lines 4 and 5.

 

 

Falk Rohmberger, Max Bögl Poland

A graduate of road engineering at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. He has vast knowledge and rich professional experience in various fields of engineering activity as well as in business management.
He is not afraid to face challenges. He started his professional career in Germany as a foreman, he quickly became a contract manager and then a contract director.
He visited Poland for the first time during a student exchange, then in 2002 he came here again in order to manage a team of people in one of the biggest motorway projects. At present he is a commercial proxy of Max Bögl Polska Sp. z o.o.[Ltd.] and the President of the Board of Directors of Future Energy company.
He speaks Polish and English fluently, he also has a good command of Italian.

 

 

 

 

Robert Siwik, Skylar

Chairman of the board and Sales Director at the Skylar company.
From July 2013 untill October 2014 Robert worked for Qumak, where he was responsible for solutions for aviation, including airport infrastructure and management support systems and airport terminal asset management serving as Aviation Infrastructure Director. Previously, associated with the company MAWILUX SA responsible for new technologies for airports and heliports.
For 20 years he lived in the United States, gaining knowledge and experience at various levels at telecommunication corporation in the areas of operational, financial and engineering. One of the last tasks of which he was then at Verizon Communications, was managing a portfolio of projects worth 2B USD.
He has gained many years of experience in solutions related to aviation infrastructure.
Robert is a graduate in Telecommunications Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. He also expanded his knowledge at New York University where he graduated from Executive MBA with a specialization in finance.

 

 

 

Marek Sowa – Marshal of the Małopolska Region, graduate of the AGH University
of Science and Technology in Krakow.

Involved in the work of the regional self-government since its very beginning. Councilor
of the Malopolska Region since 2006. Member of the Board of the Malopolska Region during 2006-2010 term of office. Since December 2, 2010 Marshal of the Malopolska Region responsible, among others, for the region's development strategies, economic development, finances, international cooperation and the long-term investment plan.

Member of the EU Committe of the Regions and representative of the Union of the Voivodeships of the Republic of Poland (UVRP) in the Joint Commission of the Government and Local Authorities. In 2012 honoured with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland.

 


 

Łukasz Strutyński, Kraków Airport
Łukasz Strutyński, legal counsel. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University.
For over 10 years he was working with the Self-government of the Malopolska Region (Samorząd Województwa Małopolskiego): he led theChancellery of the Regional Assembly (Kancelaria Sejmiku), and Chancellery of the Board (of the Malopolska Region) in the Marshall Office. He was involved in the projects inspired and led by the Self-government of the Malopolska Region for regional development. He has experience of local government and experience in the field of control and oversight. He is the Member of the Rada Nadzorcza Małopolskich Parków Przemysłowych sp. z o. o. He is the Chairman of the Social Council of Rada Społeczna Wojewódzkiej Przychodni Stomatologicznej im. Dra n. med. Zbigniewa Żaka. He is the Member of Rada Społeczna Zakładu Długoterminowej Opieki Medycznej in Maków Podhalański.
Łukasz Strutyński is the author and co-author of many publications and articles published in the newspapers: "Prawo Samorządu Terytorialnego”, "Gazeta Samorządu i Administracji”, "Dziennik Polski”. He gives lectures on legal issues, both local and European.
Since July 2013 he has been the Member of the Board John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice Ltd. He is responsible for the area of ​​investment at Kraków Airport.

 

  

 

dr Frank Wagner, Lufthansa Group

Country Manager for Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS in Poland. He is 47 years old and has more than 15 years of experience in the aviation industry. Based in Warsaw, Frank Wagner is responsible for the Lufthansa Group passenger airline sales in Poland. Frank Wagner joined Lufthansa in 1997 in London, UK. After holding several posts in the local sales team, Frank joined the Area Management for Europe in 1999 in London and became Assistant to the VP Sales & Services Europe in 2001. In 2004, Frank was appointed General Manager for Portugal, based in Lisbon, until 2008. In 2009 Frank returned to the UK and became product manager for Star Alliance Company Plus/ Partner Plus Benefit, the corporate reward programme for the UK and Ireland. In 2013, Frank assumed the role of Manager Joint Ventures and Airlines Cooperations, first for the UK and, as of 2014, for the European Area Management in Frankfurt.
Frank Wagner holds a Ph.D. (Dr. Phil.) from the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz in Communication Science. He was born in 1967 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, is married and has three children.

 
 

dr Paweł Zagrajek, Civil Aviation Authority

Paweł Zagrajek holds a Ph.D. in economics, involved in aviation industry more than 10 years, successfully combining the practical experience (gathered at Centralwings, LOT Polish Airlines, Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland and European Commission – GD MOVE) with the research. Currently he works for Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland. He is also a Member of Air Transport Regulation Panel ICAO, Aviation Data and Analysis Panel ICAO, and Community Observatory on Airport Capacity. Lecturer at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). The author of many Polish and English publications on air transport issues. The participant of numerous researches and grants including the SGH statutory research.