Former Minister of Finance, Poland
Grzegorz W. Kołodko

Grzegorz W. Kolodko is a former Minister of Finance, Polandi. He is an intellectual leader and politician, a key architect of Polish economic reforms and a renowned expert on economic policy.

In 1989, he took part in historic Round Table negotiations leading to the first post-communist government in Central Europe. While Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance (1994-97), he led Poland’s membership bid to join the OECD. Holding the same positions again in 2002-03, he played an important role in Poland’s integration with the European Union.

Mr. Kolodko is the founder and Director of TIGER — Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research — at Kozminski University in Warsaw. He is also a university professor, researcher, consultant to international organizations and columnist