Joanna Smolik

Director of the Strategic Relations Department in the BGK, Polish Development Bank

She has worked at BGK since 2010, as a specialist and expert in the Structured Finance Department , and since 2014 as director of the office responsible for structuring finance for the energy, transport and municipal sectors. In 2020, she took over as a director of the Office for the Structuring of Difficult Transactions dealing with the early restructuring of companies. Since April 2021, she has been the director of the Strategic Relationships Department, which main task is to support the sustainable socio-economic development of Poland by providing financial solutions and comprehensive banking services to key business entities.

At BGK, she is also the director of the Strategic Security program. The aim of it is to develop and implement financial solutions responding to market needs in the area of energy, fuel sector, defence and cybersecurity.

Apart from working at BGK, she gained her professional experience, among others, at TFI Energa SA, where she was director of the Private Assets Management Office. She holds a master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics and in Economics from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

Privately, she enjoys spending her free time actively and is also interested in interior design.

All speakers

H.E. Fabrice Filliez

Ambassador of Switzerland to Poland

Michał Stępień

President of the Polish - Swiss Chamber of Commerce; UBS Country Head Poland

Dr. Marek Dietl

CEO, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Katarzyna Szwarc

Finance Minister’s Plenipotentiary for Capital Market Development

Stefan Flückiger

Deputy State Secretary, Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance

Piotr Augustyniak, LL.M., MBA, TEP

Partner, PATH Law

Matteo Bernardis

Head UBS Next Intelligence + Investing

Jochen Dürr

Chief Risk Officer of SIX

Michaela Seimen Howat

Sustainable Investing Strategist , UBS Global Wealth Management

Dorota Hutny

Manager in the services team for the financial sector at PwC

Norbert Jeziolowicz

Polish Bank Association, Director of the Retail Banking Financial Markets Team

Radomir Mastalerz

CEO, WealthArc

Patrick Odier

President, Building Bridges

Dr. Tomasz Orpiszewski

Senior Lecturer, Center for Asset and Wealth Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences

Thibaut Rouquette

Head of Partnerships, F10 Incubator & Accelerator

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Stengel

Attorney-at-Law / Partner Kellerhals Carrard und Co-Director Swiss Fintech Innovations

Dr. Anna Stünzi

Lecturer, HSG; Board Member, Descartes Finance; President, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Paweł Widawski

President of FinTech Poland

Prof. Dr Hab. Witold Wiliński

GPW Tech S.A., CEO

Dr Katarzyna Wilk

CEO Swiss Impact Lead, President of the Swiss Impact Lead Foundation

Tomasz Wiśniewski, PhD

Coordinator of the ESG Strategy for the Capital Market, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Pablo Padrutt

Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann

Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce