We are a European, interdisciplinary think tank from Poland. Our team consists of experts in the field of energy, with experience in business, public administration, and science.
Our mission is to initiate dialogue, propose knowledge-based solutions, and inspire action for a just and effective energy transition leading to climate neutrality. We achieve this through analysis, opinions, and dialogue on the decarbonisation of key areas of the economy.
dr Joanna Maćkowiak-PanderaPresident email@example.com
She focuses on European energy and climate regulations, electricity markets, renewable energy sources and energy transition. For three years she was the Senior Associate at Agora Energiewende – German energy transition think tank, where she was in charge for the project of energy cooperation in Eastern Europe. In the past, she worked as a director of market development at the Danish company DONG Energy (now Orsted). During the Polish Presidency in the EU Council, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of the Environment, responsible for climate and environmental negotiations. Earlier, also at the Ministry of the Environment, she was the head of the team that carried out pilot AAU sales transactions under the Kyoto Protocol to the governments of Ireland and Spain, thanks to which Poland earned over PLN 500 million for the implementation of low-emission investments. As a head of cabinet of Prof. Maciej Nowicki COP14 President (under UNFCCC) she was directly involved in global climate negotiations. Author and co-author of many publications and articles about energy transition, power market. PhD in environmental sciences. She studied and worked at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań at the University in Kiel and University in Potsdam. Winner of several international scholarships (Erasmus, KAS, DBU, MMF).
Lidia KołuckaVice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawyer, leader and expert with nearly 20 years of experience in management, development and implementation of communication and business strategies. She has experience gained in international organisations (leading global law firms, non-profit organisations, consulting, pharmaceutical, healthcare and finance). Lidia has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, her leadership style is characterized by transparency and high integrity. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw, expanding her knowledge during postgraduate studies at this university and at the Wrocław University of Economics. While still a student she completed an internship at the renowned Polish law firm Hunton & Williams. Then she joined to Ford Foundation where she was responsible for the organization's grant programmes in Central and Eastern Europe. The next step was the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, where she was responsible for managing the CEE Trust, overseeing the organisation's legal and financial activities, and planning, implementing and monitoring CEE Trust programmes in and outside Poland. From 2008 to 2012, she served as a strategic advisor to the Prime Minister on public administration, state-citizen relations, social dialogue, big data and the digital agenda. She is a co-author of the Poland 2030 Report and the "Long-term Country Development Strategy". Before she joined Forum Energii, she was Head of Public Affairs, Communication and HR at Pelion - the largest healthcare company in Poland.
Andrzej RubczyńskiSenior Advisor, Heating Strategy Director email@example.com
Manager of the energy sector with many years of experience in domestic and foreign companies, including PGNIG TERMIKA, Vattenfall and GIE - Ansaldo. At the beginning of his professional career, he held operational positions, and then took up the task of managing investment activities. The last decade was a period of fundamental analysis for the energy market and the macro environment of the energy sector, as well as the creation of development strategies and long-term investment plans of the company. Expert knowledge of energy and heating markets and sector legislation allows him to actively participate in the activities of industry organisations aimed at creating concepts for the development of modern domestic energy and the heating sector. Author and co-author of many reports prepared by the Forum Energii.
dr Aleksandra Gawlikowska-FykDirector of Power Sector Programme firstname.lastname@example.org
She specializes in the European Union's energy policy and regulations, with particular emphasis on the internal electricity market, energy security and low-carbon transformation. For five years, she was the head of the Energy Project and then the International Economic Relations and Energy Policy Programme at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, one of the most recognized analytical teams in Central Europe. Previously, as a former employee of the Energy Regulatory Office, she dealt with the issues of domestic energy sector and regional electricity markets. She has a PhD in Economics and MA in Administration. She is the author of many publications on energy, where she combines political and economic perspectives. She regularly comments on energy issues in media.
Tobiasz AdamczewskiDirector of Renewables Programme email@example.com
He was WWF Poland’s Conservation Director and member of the management board. Before taking on management roles, he was WWF Poland’s climate and energy expert. His past professional experience includes development of renewable energy projects, work in the public sector in international climate policy negotiations and as an analyst in an energy media-consulting firm. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, MA from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and a postgraduate diploma from the Cracow University of Economics.
dr Sonia BuchholtzDirector of Energy Transition Financing Programme firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctor of Economics, Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. Expert in macroeconomics, labour market and public policy evaluation with a strong analytical background. Author and co-author of publications in this area, participant of international research and policymaking projects. In the past, associated, i.a. with the third sector, recently worked as chief economist of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan.
dr inż. Robert BurzyńskiDirector of Energy Efficiency Programme email@example.com
He has dedicated more than 20 years of his career to the development of renewable and low-carbon energy sources, increasing energy efficiency and sustainable development in Poland, the UK and other EU countries. He has collaborated and managed research and implementation projects with Polish government, local governments and private business. In these projects, funded by the European Commission, public and private institutions, he was involved in technical as well as market, financial and legal aspects of energy technology development and operation. His career path has taken him through the European Renewable Energy Center (EC BREC/IBMER), the Energy Regulatory Office in Poland, and SSE/UoR, Silver and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. At Forum Energi, he leads work in the field of analysis of energy efficiency in the Polish economy.
dr hab. Piotr StankiewiczDirector of Industry Program firstname.lastname@example.org
Sociologist, professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun specializing in social aspects of the implementation of technologies related to the energy and climate transition. At the Forum Energii, he is responsible for the industry transformation program with a particular focus on its decarbonization. He implements projects at the interface of science, the public sector and business. Working with, among others, the Bureau of Research Chancellery of the Sejm, the Ministries of Environment and Economy, the Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship or the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, for more than a dozen years he researched the implementation of the Polish nuclear power program, the controversy surrounding shale gas exploration and the implementation of the hydrogen strategy. He was director of the ORGMASZ Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, part of the Lukasiewicz Research Network. In 2020, he completed the Leadership Academy for Poland program conducted in cooperation with Harvard University. Member of the expert panel of the National Science Center, a team of advisors to the Minister of National Education and Science for the Science for Society program.
Maciej ZaniewiczSenior Analyst | Senior Program Manager email@example.com
At the Forum Energii, he coordinates the international cooperation program, with a major focus on Ukraine, in the area of energy and climate. He worked as chief specialist-analyst for energy policy and for Ukraine at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Previously, he was an editor of Energetyka24.com and an analyst in consulting for the energy industry. He is the author of numerous analyses and studies on energy policy in Central and Eastern Europe - especially in the context of the role of natural gas. He was responsible for the energy and climate part of the „Association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. European Implementation Assessment”, prepared in 2019 and 2020 on behalf of the European Parliament. He speaks Polish, English and Russian and has a passive knowledge of Ukrainian.
Piotr KleinschmidtSenior Project Manager | Heating Strategy firstname.lastname@example.org
In Forum Energii he supports analysis in the area of Heating Strategy. He gained experience in companies in the heating, power and renewable energy sectors. He dealt with a broadly defined business analysis, coordination of energy projects and construction of new branches of a heating company. Graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology with a degree in power engineering. He coordinated the work on the "Energiaimy" energy portal in the Gdańsk branch and participated in many conferences and industry trainings. Alumnus of the 8th edition of the „Akademia Energii” programme and winner of the "Kierunek Grupa GPEC" scholarship programme.
Marcin DusiłoSenior analyst email@example.com
Engineer, analyst, consultant; passionate about energy, nature, rational thinking and knowledge. He has professional experience in the energy sector. He worked as an analyst, advisor and standard developer at OGP Gaz-System on strategic projects such as Baltic Pipe, FSRU terminal in Gdansk Bay or expansion of LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie. He provided engineering consulting services for energy projects at Danish consulting company Ramboll, was involved in product development on the Polish energy market at PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny, worked as an electrical engineer at ENCO, where he designed transformer stations, and as a power engineer - at ZRE Katowice, where in EC Siekierki he was responsible for repair and maintenance of the largest district heating turbine unit in Poland. During his studies at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, which he completed with honours, he gained experience in project and organisation management as the president of the Power Engineering Scientific Association.
Anita CieślickaSenior project manager | LeadAir firstname.lastname@example.org
She graduated with honours from interdisciplinary studies in social sciences, humanities and technical and natural sciences at the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw. Since 2015, she has coordinated and produced artistic and cultural events in institutions such as the Powszechny Theatre and the Warsaw Rising Museum. For many years she was associated with the Fundacja Centralna where she coordinated research and artistic projects such as "Justice", "Silver Salomea's Dream" and the Citizens' Civic Anti-Smog Act. In the Forum Energii she is responsible for administrative and office matters and supports communication activities. At the Forum Energii, she manages the project "LeadAir - climate neutral cities".
Ewa BławdziewiczOffice Director email@example.com
At Forum Energii she is responsible for the efficient organization of the office's work. She has many years of experience in managing administrative, financial and personnel matters in international organizations, as well as in institutions of the non-governmental sector. At the CEE Trust, she was responsible for monitoring the process of awarding, disbursing and accounting for grants, and was also involved in the implementation of projects and organization of events aimed at promoting and supporting the development of civil society in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In the Warsaw office of the German Marshall Fund - in addition to carrying out tasks related to managing the work of the office, she also participated in projects related to the organization of international events, such as the Brussels Forum, Warsaw Security Forum and the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization member states, which took place in Warsaw in 2016. Ewa is a graduate of the Institute of Americas and Europe and the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, she also completed Postgraduate Management Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Klaudia WojciechowskaExternal relations manager firstname.lastname@example.org
External Relations Manager and coordinator of the Int-E-Grid project in the area of electromobility. She specializes in projects related to digital technologies especially in the commercial real estate sector and moderates relationships with industry partners within the Forum activities in Poland and abroad. Klaudia is a representative in the international network of energy think tanks INETTT. She is a graduate of political science and management, as well as NGO Leaders School and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. In the past held management and expert positions at the Ministry of National Education and the National School of Public Administration, where she dealt with issues related to EU funds, international cooperation and NGOs. She chaired one of the working groups during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council in 2011.
Aleksandra DziadykiewiczCommunications Manager email@example.com
She joined Forum Energii after 13 years of working in the media. For over a decade in Radio TOK FM she dealt with the economy, including taxes, labour market, pension system, financial markets, statistical data, energy. For her work she has been awarded in the Władysław Grabski National Bank Competition for the best economic journalists and in competitions of the Patent Office. Graduate of Polish philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University and postgraduate studies "Energy Security" at Collegium Civitas. In Forum Energii she is responsible for communications strategy and digital content. Privately - a sailor, passionate about the Far North and sailing in difficult conditions. She is fascinated by the development of renewable energy sources and electromobility. Sensitive to human and animal rights, she tries to minimize her own impact on the climate, support fair trade and zero/less waste movement.
Karolina PawłośJunior specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw with a degree in Theatre Studies, majoring in criticism-history-performatics. Associated with Warsaw's institutional and off-campus theaters as a performer, producer, production manager and assistant director. Author of critical texts on theater studies and performing arts, reviewer of performances and theater festivals. At the Forum Energii she deals with administrative and office affairs and supports communication activities. Her duties also include organizing events and coordinating activities related to the LeadAir program.
Paweł SmoleńChairman of the Supervisory Board
Energy sector manager with a long-standing experience. Country manager of Kiwa Inspecta in Poland. Former President of EURACOAL. He also held the position of the Operations Vice-President at PGE and member of the management board responsible for energy sector and industry of ERBUD SA. In 1992 - 2001, he worked for Arthur Andersen consulting company as a partner responsible for energy sector. In 2001 - 2010, he was a Finance Director, Production Director, Member of the Management Board and then President of Vattenfall Heat Poland (former name: Elektrociepłownie Warszawskie). Later he was the development strategy director for Energy Business of Vattenfall Europe Group in Germany and also the director of the Central Production Assets Management for the entire Vattenfall Group. In 2008 - 2012 - President of the Polish Association of Private Employers of Energy Industry established at the Confederation Lewiatan.
dr Piotr OtawskiMember of Supervisory Board
Partner at Otawski Dziura Jędrzejewski i Partnerzy Law Office. Lawyer with the environmental protection degree and juris doctor from Mickiewicz University in Poznań where he was also an assistant professor and lecturer at Environmental Law faculty. He specializes in environmental law, spatial planning law and regulations relating to the investment process. He has a long-standing practice in the judicial, legislative and negotiating fields. He was Deputy General Director for Environmental Protection and Undersecretary of State and Chief Nature Conservator in the Ministry of Environment.
Antoni BielewiczMember of Supervisory Board
Senior Associate in the European Climate Foundation, responsible for the activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Antoni has over 17 years of experience in journalism, communication, public affairs and project management. In the past he worked for Harvard Business Review, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, CEO Magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Przekroj and Polityka. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines. He studied Media and Communication and holds a master degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Warsaw. Antoni is a father of two daughters, and a sport and travel fan.