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Marek NiechciałMarek Niechciał, President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

Marek Niechciał is a graduate of the University of Warsaw, where he studied economics. In the years 2007-2008 he was President of UOKiK, and from 2008 an advisor at the National Bank of Poland’s Economic Institute. In the years 2007-2012 he was a member and Deputy Chairman of the Statistical Council, an advisory body to the Prime Minister.

He has been Deputy Director for Economic Affairs at the Department of the Committee of the Council of Ministers, and has worked, among others, with the Insurance and Retirement Fund Commission Office and at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Institute of Economics. He was has also worked as a journalist specialising in economic affairs.

Marek Niechciał has experience in education, having been a lecturer among others at the L. Koźmiński University Business School, University of Finance and Management, and Warsaw School of Information Technology under the auspices of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).

He has co-authored Reports on Innovativeness of the Polish Economy (Raporty o innowacyjności gospodarki Polski) published by the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Economics Institute, and an NBP publication, currently under preparation, Innovativeness of the Polish Economy (Innowacyjność polskiej gospodarki).

Privately he has a passion for aviation. He is involved among other things in organising meetings of the Polish Aviation Technology Association (Polska Technika Lotnicza).

Prime Minister Beata Szydło appointed Marek Niechciał President of UOKiK on 12 May 2016.


Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik, Vice-President of UOKiK

Vice-President of UOKiK

Ms. Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik is an expert on competition law and returns to the Polish competition authority after having worked in the private sector for 15 years. Most recently, she was legal counsel at the law firm of Gessel, Koziorowski, serving corporate clients in competition cases. Previously she was director of the legal department at cable operator UPC Poland. She first joined the Polish anti-monopoly office at its creation in 1990 as part of the post-communist transition to a market economy. She was among the office’s top enforcers for nearly 10 years – serving first as Deputy Director of the branch office in Poznan and then as Director of the Department of Infrastructure at the head office in Warsaw.

Ms. Kasztelan-Świetlik is an author of press publications as well as a speaker at numerous conferences, workshops and training courses devoted to competition law. She interned at the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and the Bundeskartellamt - the authorities responsible for competition protection in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany respectively.

The Prime Minister appointed Ms. Kasztelan-Świetlik to the position of Vice-President of UOKiK on June 11, 2014. As Vice-President, Ms. Kasztelan-Świetlik will supervise the anti-monopoly division, including approvals for mergers and acquisitions.


Dorota Karczewska Dorota Karczewska, Vice-President of UOKiK

Vice-President of UOKiK

Ms. Dorota Karczewska is a lawyer specializing in competition and consumer protection. She has been working at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection for the past 16 years – since 2008 as Director of the branch office in Bydgoszcz, Northern Poland. She has represented the Polish competition authority in numerous court cases as a legal counsel. She teaches competition and consumer law at the Regional Chamber of Legal Counsels in Bydgoszcz. In 2009-2014, Ms. Karczewska was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lodz Special Economic Zone.

Ms. Karczewska is a published author and speaker at conferences, workshops and training courses devoted to competition law and consumer protection.

The Prime Minister appointed Ms. Karczewska to the position of Vice-President of UOKiK on June 11, 2014. As Vice-President, Ms. Karczewska will oversee the consumer protection division, including the trade and product safety inspectorates.


Maciej Jabłoński

Director General of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

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