Minister of Investment and Economic Development. He was directly responsible for coordinating the national development policy and the Cohesion Policy, as well as for negotiating with the European Commission. Since 2008, Mr. Kwieciński has been the President of the Management Board of the European Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation and the Vice-President of the Management Board of the Europejskie Centrum Przedsiębiorczości. BCC’s expert for regional development and structural funds. He also worked as an advisor during the drafting of World Bank’s reports. He is a graduate and a doctoral student of the Materials Science Faculty at the Warsaw University of Technology and post-graduate of Managerial Studies at Warsaw School of Economics. He has worked as an academic teacher and a researcher at the Warsaw University of Technology’s Materials Science Faculty and carried out research and development projects in the field of industry. In 1993–2004, he worked at the European Commission Representation in Poland. He is the Chair of the Convent of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.