Pawel Wojciechowski

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Mr. Wojciechowski is a director with Whiteshield Partners. His depth of experience helps our clients address a wide range of policy challenges ranging from economic development, privatisation, financial markets, pension and banking reforms to investment policy, public accounts and statistics.

Born in 1960, Mr. Wojciechowski graduated with a Bachelor degree in Economics from John Carroll University, Ohio in the United States in 1986. Two years later, 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 governmental 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 Director in the Polish Development Bank S.A., as CEO of ATUT TFI S.A. – an investment fund company and CEO of PTE Allianz Poland S.A. – a pension fund company.

In 2006, Mr. Wojciechowski was entrusted with the position of Minister of Finance, then he headed the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency for two years. In the years 2009-2010 Mr. Wojciechowski was Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Poland, responsible for economic cooperation and development.

From 2010 to 2014 he served as Permanent Representative of Poland to the OECD. As an Ambassador he also chaired the Governing Board of the Development Center, the Eurasia Roundtable and he was the Dean of the OECD Council. After returning to Poland, he was appointed Chief Economist of the Polish Social Insurance Institution.

  • Former Minister of Finance of Poland
  • Former Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Poland
  • Former Ambassador to the OECD
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