The Agency is governed by the president, who is assisted by the vice-presidents, her direct reports.
The Management Board is primarily responsible for representing the Agency externally, including declarations of intent and legal actions, supervision and execution of public procurement procedures, and directing the activity of subordinate departments.
Marcin Czyża is a graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business), first- and second-cycle studies in business administration and first-cycle studies in business law.
In the period 2019–2020 he was the Vice-President of the Management Board of Warmińsko-Mazurska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A. (Warmia and Mazury Special Economic Zone). He represented the company and supervised its departments, he was also responsible for providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises with both Polish and foreign capital choosing the Special Economic Zone as their place of business.
He has been involved in the energy sector for several years, as well as the financial sector in the area of green energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency. In 2014–2017, he served as Member of the Management Board of CEZ-MOL European Power International B.V., a joint venture company established by the Czech energy giant ĆEZ and the Hungarian fuel holding MOL to build CHP plants in Slovakia and Hungary. Parallel to that, in the period 2015–2017, he worked at ACT Commmodities, where he was responsible for concluding transactions on the CO2 emissions market, green certificates and energy certificates.
He has nearly ten years of experience in international management, including the implementation of modern technologies.
Prior to this, he held the position of Poland Country Manager at Ubimet GmbH, a meteorological company owned in 50% by Red Bull, where he was responsible for foreign expansion and development of the company in Poland and the CEE region, and supervised the preparation of solutions for customers.
He has given interviews on the subject of labour market developments as a result of Brexit in international media, including the BBC, The Financial Times, die Zeit and The Independent. He is also the originator and implementer of a project concerning the recruitment of professionals to work outside the UK.
University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics graduate.
Between 2016-2018 he was appointed President of the FIRE Foundation, part of the Industrial Development Agency Group.
Between 2004-2016 he worked at the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, the National Agency for education programmes of the European Commission in Poland, where for over 10 years he managed numerous teams implementing strategic education programmes including “Youth in action” and “Erasmus+”.
He co-led numerous training and educational projects on a national and international level. He evaluated applications for funding in the Polish-Lithuanian Exchange Fund, the Civic Initiatives Fund, the “Good Idea” programme and in corporate foundation programmes.
Furthermore, he participated in numerous consulting and analytics endeavours for large, medium and small businesses, including start-ups. He co-led the “FIRE Innovation Centre for Early Stage Businesses” and the trial programme “Good Idea” supporting innovators, which was co-executed with the Polish Development Fund (PFR).
For more than a decade he was engaged in social work with children and youth. He volunteers for several NGOs.
Since 2006 his written work on matters of Economics, Social Policy, Sports, Tourism and Marketing has been published on the internet and in the press. He was Chief Editor of the website www.mlodziez.org.pl, he co-led the website www.marketingsportowy.pl and co-created the academic monthly “Koncept” since its very beginning. He used to work in press offices of companies and organisations during nationwide social and economic events.
PARP operates an information service (tele-info line) to provide information on assistance programmes for entrepreneurs that are implemented by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. The infoline is opened Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Contact details for tele-info line follow:
Within Poland: 0-801-33-22-0
(infoline operated by experts from PARP)
+48 (22) 574 07 07
(International callers or callers from the Warsaw region)