About Henryka Bochniarz
Born in Swiebodzin 1947, Poland
Leader of a business community in Poland. Founder and head of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan since 1999. Vice president of BUSINESSEUROPE. Chair of the Social Dialogue Council - leading Polish institution focused on the national tripartite dialogue between the government, employers’ and trade unions’ organizations.
Former Minister of Industry and Trade. Author of many publications devoted to micro – and macroeconomics as well as press comments on current socio-economic issues. She is the originator of the European Forum for New Ideas, international congress of business communities, economists and experts from the world of culture and politics devoted to seek meaningful solutions to the most fundamental problems facing Europe.
Member of the supervisory boards at Orange Polska and FCA Poland SA as well as member of the board of directors of Unicredit S. p. A. She served as president of Boeing Central and Eastern Europe from July 2006 until December 2014. In 1990 she established Nicom Consulting that operated until 2010. The company provided professional advice on restructuring and privatization in Poland. Since 2000, chairwoman of the joint Polish-Japanese Economic Committee.
Recipient of a number of awards, i. a. Commander’s Cross with the Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta and Japanese Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver Star).
She holds PhD in economics from the School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw and is a former Fulbright scholar.