Andrzej Olechowski

Andrzej Marian Olechowski [ˈandʐɛj ɔlɛˈxɔfski] (About this soundlisten) (born 9 September 1947 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish politician. He was one of the co-founders of liberal conservative party Civic Platform in 2001 with Maciej Płażyński and Donald Tusk. He served as Minister of Finance (1992) in the Jan Olszewski's Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993–1995) in the Waldemar Pawlak's Government.

Andrzej Olechowski
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Minister of Finance
In office
26 February 1992 – 5 June 1992
Prime MinisterJan Olszewski
Preceded byKarol Lutowski
Succeeded byJerzy Osiatyński
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
26 October 1993 – 6 March 1995
Prime MinisterWaldemar Pawlak
Preceded byKrzysztof Skubiszewski
Succeeded byWładysław Bartoszewski
Personal details
Born (1947-09-09) 9 September 1947 (age 72)
Kraków, Poland
Political partyCivic Platform (2001–2009)
Spouse(s)Irena Olechowska
ChildrenSons Marcin and Jacek

Olechowski was an independent candidate in 2000 presidential election, coming second after incumbent Aleksander Kwaśniewski. In 2002, he was Civic Platform's candidate for president of Warsaw but failed to even get to the second round. Afterwards he began moving away from politics.

He left the Civic Platform in July 2009 and started co-operating with the Democratic Party.[1] He was one of the candidates in the 2010 Polish presidential election, but got only 1.44% of votes and didn't get into the second round.

  • Director of Euronet, USA.
  • 2005 functions
    • Supervisory Boards of Citibank Handlowy and Europejski Fundusz Hipoteczny;
    • Senior Advisor, Central Europe Trust Polska;
    • Director, Studiam Generale Europa;
    • Chairman, Citizens for the Republic.
    • President of The Central European Forum
  • Activities
    • former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993–95)of the Republic of Poland
    • former Minister of Finance (1992) of the Republic of Poland.
    • Chairman of the City Council in Wilanow (1994–98);
    • Economic Advisor to President Walesa (1992–93; 1995);
    • Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations (1991–92);
    • Deputy Governor, National Bank of Poland (1989–91);
    • Director of Department, Ministry of Foreign Economics Relations (1988–89) and National Bank of Poland (1987–88);
    • Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1985–87);
    • Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, Geneva (1982–84);
    • Department Head, Foreign Trade Research Institute (1978–82).
  • Education
  • Fellow of Collegium Invisibile.[2]


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  2. ^ "List of Fellows". Retrieved 25 April 2011.

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