Jan Jakub "Kuba" Wygnanski

Jan Jakub "Kuba" Wygnanski is sociologist serving as President of Board for Shipyard – Centre for Social Innovation and Research. Kuba starting his career as a Solidarity activist in Poland. He was participating in historical Round Table talks. After 1989, he became deeply involved in numerous initiatives aiming to support civil society in Poland and other countries. He has started several NGOs including the KLON/JAWOR Association and the Forum of Nongovernmental Initiatives, which plays a key role as representative of Polish Third Sector. Kuba was initiator and coordinator of a multi-year systemic project of Polish Model of Social Economy. For over 25 years Kuba has been deeply involved in the…

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Emmanuelle Ganne

Emmanuelle Ganne is an international trade expert with extensive experience in international trade, trade policy, global governance, and diplomacy. She currently works as Senior Analyst in the Economic Research Department at the World Trade Organization (WTO) where she leads work on blockchain and SMEs. In 2018, she authored the book Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade? and is a regular speaker at blockchain events. She previously held the position of Vice President for Europe with the global strategy consulting firm Allam Advisory Group (AAG), a team of former C-level executives and high-ranking diplomats that specializes in helping businesses expand their operations globally. Prior to joining AAG, Emmanuelle held various positions at…

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram is an attorney-at-law and social activist, working with NGOs on developing a democratic civil society and protecting the rule of law in the Polish justice system. She is Co-Founder of the Justice Defense Committee and the Free Courts Foundation, both of which monitor and archive political pressure on judges and lawyers, giving them legal aid. She regularly participates in legislative processes in Poland's Parliament as an expert in parliamentary Constitutional Governance and Reform of the Justice System groups. She also presents on the state of the Polish justice system to the European Commission.¬†Since 2017, Sylwia has led the organization of many demonstrations and protests in defense of the…

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Krzysztof F. Bocian

Krzysztof F. Bocian is a renewable energy entrepreneur, an energy transition advocate, and a former international energy executive.¬†He builds a change-driven green energy projects across Eastern Europe. His primary interests include solar, onshore wind, battery storage, and green hydrogen. Among other ventures, he has founded several large-scale renewable energy platforms. Previously, he spent 10 years with Chevron, where he held executive roles in San Francisco, Houston, London, and Warsaw offices and covered multibillion-dollar energy projects across 6 continents. Earlier in his career, he led strategy and development for Orlen, the largest energy company in Eastern Europe.¬†He is an active social entrepreneur focused on education, civic engagement, and leadership development. Over…

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Lidia Kolucka-Zuk

Lidia Kolucka-Zuk serves as Vice President of Forum Energii, a European think thank supporting¬†a¬†fair, secure and effective¬†energy transition towards climate neutrality.¬†¬†She plays a leading role for the legal and financial affairs of Forum as well as a development strategy of programs and internal governance. She previously served as Director of PELION SA, leading in policy, regulatory strategy, public affairs, sustainable development and corporate responsibility and as Executive Director for the Warsaw-based Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. Lidia is a lawyer by training and has worked as a strategic advisor to the Polish Prime Minister on issues of state efficiency, reforms in the judicial and legal sectors,…

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