kolodkoFormer Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland; Founder and Director of TIGER, Kozminski University Warsaw; Poland

A proper standard of ethics in business is indispensable if we want to have inclusive economic growth and development. So is the case with ethics in politics and policy-making. Neither will be possible without taking care of a culture shaping people’s behavior. But in business the ethics must be also encouraged by relevant regulation and enforced by the law. Thus, the ethics must be always consider in a given cultural and institutional context, as suggested by the New Pragmatism.  

Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko – intellectual and politician, a key architect of Polish economic reforms. Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Author of research papers and numerous books published in 26 languages, including international bestseller “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World” nominated for the William Harrington Award “for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world”.

While Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1994-97) he led Poland to the OECD. Holding the same positions in 2002-03 he’s played important role in Poland’s integration with the European Union.

Director of TIGER – Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research at Kozminski University in Warsaw. Photographer, marathon runner, and globetrotter who’s explored over 160 countries.