Barrister, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia, former judge of the District Court in Częstochowa and President of one of its Criminal Divisions; founder of one of the first individual Barrister’s offices in Poland. Active member of the local government structures, co-author of normative acts of the local government, human rights activist, campaigner for civil rights and liberties, participant of international monitoring missions of the Polish Bar Council deployed to monitor the elections and the observance of human rights in the CIS states (inter alia, in Georgia and Kazakhstan), attorney and legal advisor in extradition and asylum proceedings conducted home and abroad against representatives of the political opposition from the post-Soviet countries.
Manager of the media market, expert in corporate communications. Member of the Management Board at Kulczyk Holding, responsible for corporate communications, investors relations, marketing and public affairs. Graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the Warsaw University, studied at the University of Banking and Insurance in Warsaw as well as having completed the advanced management programme at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona.
Prior to that, he co-created the modern economic media market in Poland working as a journalist and editor-in-chief of some of Poland's leading business newspapers such as “Gazeta Prawna”, “Puls Biznesu”, and the weekly “Newsweek Polska”. Is a highly respected manager in the media market, a TV publicist, the host of numerous international conferences and seminars as well as being a long-standing economic commentator on Polish radio and TV programmes.
Member of the Information Governance Council at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as a member of the Programme Council of the Capital Market Leaders Academy. Member of the Council of Patrons of the Polish Olympic Committee as well as the Chairman of the Marketing Commission. President of PGA Poland.
Academic professor and manager of education, Full professor of Social Sciences, Doctor of Humanities. Educated in philosophy, administration, management and social work. Author of numerous articles and scientific books published in Poland and abroad. Master of Business Administration studies graduate. Rector of Warsaw Management University, Professor at State Higher Vocational School (PWSZ) in Głogów (Poland), visiting professor in International School of Management in Presov (Slovakia), University of Health and Social Works St. Elizabeth in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Apsley Business School of London (United Kingdom). CEO of Institute for International Studies and Education Humanum in Warsaw. Editor in chief of scientific journals: Międzynarodowe Studia Edukacja i Społeczeństwo, Międzynarodowe Studia Społeczno-Humanistyczne Humanum. Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals: Zdravotníctvo a sociálna práca w Bratysławie as well as Clinical Social Work published by International Scientific Group of Applied Preventive Medicine I - GAP in Vienna (Austria). Scientific expert in Czech Science Foundation (GACR) in Prague (Czech Republic), Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV) in Bratislava (Slovak), The National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw (Poland), Human Resource Management Research, Journal of Logistics and Management, International Journal of Arts and Education published by the Scientific & Academic Publishing Co. in USA.
He was an active member of the Free Trade Unions of the Coast. In 1980, together with Bodgan Bosursewicz, Bodgan Felski and Ludwik Prądzyński, he initiated a strike in the Gdańsk Shipyard. Since that time he has been a close collaborator of Lech Wałęsa. In 2000 he was elected an MP (3rd Term of Sejm). Since 2002 he is the director of the Solidarity Centre Foundation. In 2006 he was distinguished with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Graduated from the Agricultural Faculty of the Main School of Planning and Statistics in 1956. In 1972 he received the Ph.D. in economics in the Academy of Social Sciences at Central Committee of Polish United Worker's Party. Between 1971 and 1973 - President of the Provincial National Council Presidium in Łódź. Deputy Prime Minister between 1980 and 1985. April to October 1980 - Minister of Food Industry and Purchasing. President of NK ZSL in the years 1981-1989, then a member of Polish People's Party (PSL). Member of Parliament in the People's Republic of Poland's Parliament 7th, 8th and 9th term (1976 to 1989). The Speaker of Sejm during 9th Term (1985-1989). Member of PRON Committee between 1983-1987. President of Polish-Soviet Friendship Association between 1987 and 1991. Unitiator of the Conference of the Presidents of Parliaments of Europe, US and Canada - signatories of OECD in Warsaw in 1998. One of the creators of Solidarność, ZSL and SD coalition in the contractual Sejm in 1989. In 2005 promoted by PSL for the honorary president of Sejm's meetings for 25th anniversary of Solidarność. Distinguished, among others, with the 1st Class Order of the Standard of Labour, Knight's Cross and Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Prawnik, absolwent Wydziału Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. W roku 1980 współtworzył „Solidarność” w Regionie Świętokrzyskim. Uczestnik Obrad Okrągłego Stołu, a następnie senator I i II kadencji. W roku 1999 wybrany przez Sejm na sędziego Trybunału Konstytucyjnego; w latach 2006-2008 jego prezes. Odznaczony m.in. Krzyżem Komandorskim Orderu Odrodzenia Polski, Złotym Krzyżem Zasługi, Medalem Gloria Artis oraz medalem Zasłużony dla Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości.