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Marek Belka, Background

Marek Belka is the Development Committee Chairman since November 3, 2011. He was appointed President of the National Bank of Poland in June 2010.

Previously, Mr. Belka was Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund for two years. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Belka was Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. In 2003, he served first as Chairman of the Council for International Coordination for Iraq (responsible for international aid coordination) and later as Director of Economic Policy (responsible for the preparation of economic reforms in Iraq).

Mr. Belka served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland in 1997 and in 2001-2002. He served as Prime Minister of Poland in 2004-2005.

Mr. Belka has a Ph.D. and a post doctoral degree in economics from the University of Lodz and was a Research Fellow at Columbia University, University of Chicago and London School of Economics. He has authored several books and articles on socio-economic issues. He is a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Marek Belka

Marek Belka

Chairman of the Development Committee, Poland
November 2011 to date