Management & Supervisory board
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.
Małgorzata Oleszczuk has 18 years of experience in European funding. She worked at the Office of the Committee for European Integration where she was responsible for implementing the National Programme to prepare Poland to enter the EU, PHARE and the Transition Facility. From 2008 she worked at the Masovian Voivodeship Office where she supervised an intermediary certifying agency for the Regional Masovian Voivodeship Operational Programme 2007-2013 and the implementation of programmes dedicated to local government units, such as the National Programme for the Redevelopment of Local Roads and the Development Programme for the Commune and County (gminna i powiatowa) Road Infrastructure. She represented the Masovian Voivode in the Monitoring Committees of POlIŚ (Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment) 2007-2013, RPO WM (Regional Masovian Voivodeship Operational Programme) 2007-2013 and 2014-2020, and the Masovian Taskforce to Counteract Crime and Impropriety against the financial interest of the EU.
She graduated from the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Education and has completed many trainings and courses in Human Resources Management, Public Finance, Politics and European funding.
Adam Banaszak has more than 20 years of professional experience in Finance Management and pursuing business and innovation projects. He has held the positions of CFO, Board Member and President in companies such as: Polmos Toruń S.A., Transbud Toruń Sp.z o.o. , Kania Sp. z o.o. Łasin and Mazowiecko-Kujawska Spółka Cukrowa S.A. Between 2002-2018 he was a member in the Supervisory Boards of privately owned and public sector companies: Wojewódzki Funduszu Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej w Toruniu, Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A, PK Gniewkowo Sp. z o.o., EDF Toruń S.A (currently known as PGE Toruń S.A), Stomil Poznań S.A.
Since 2015 he has coordinated international projects in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Association „Europa Kujaw i Pomorza”. He has successfully implemented numerous projects in the Association, co-financed with EU funds, including interinstitutional ones.
From 2007 he has been part of the NAT - Commission for Natural Resources in the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. He is the Committee commentator in the area of Innovation Technology, Blue Economy and Blue Growth. He represents the Committee in relations with UN organs and European and non-European institutions. He is the author of numerous commentaries which have shaped the European law with regards to Economics, Environmental Protection, counteracting natural threats, and innovation.
He graduated in Economics Sciences and Management from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
Since 1994 he has been active in local governments as Councillor and finance expert. He is a member of the “Sokół” Gymnastics Society and of the Marathon Club of Nicolaus Copernicus University. He regularly takes part in sports events at home and abroad.
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)