Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland


LESZEK BALCEROWICZ is an Economist, Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the first non-communist government in Poland after 1989 (1989-1991), and between 1997 and 2000; President of the National Bank of Poland (2001-2007).

Recipient of numerous honors from universities and awards.  Distinguished with Poland’s highest decoration – Order of the White Eagle (2005) – for his contribution to the reforms in Poland (2005), as well as Milton Friedman, Ludwig Erhard and Friedrich von

Hayek prizes. A member of the Group of Thirty. Founder and Chairman of the Council of a Warsaw-based think tank, Civil Development Forum.