Zyta Gilowska

Zyta Janina Gilowska [ˈzɨta gʲiˈlɔfska] (About this soundlisten) (7 July 1949 – 5 April 2016[1]) was a Polish economist, academic, and politician.

Zyta Gilowska
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Minister of Finance
In office
10 September 2007 – 16 November 2007
Prime MinisterJarosław Kaczyński
Preceded byJarosław Kaczyński (Acting)
Succeeded byJan Vincent-Rostowski
In office
22 September 2006 – 7 September 2007
Prime MinisterJarosław Kaczyński
Preceded byStanisław Kluza
Succeeded byJarosław Kaczyński (Acting)
In office
7 January 2006 – 24 June 2006
Prime MinisterKazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Preceded byTeresa Lubińska
Succeeded byPaweł Wojciechowski
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
10 September 2007 – 16 November 2007
Prime MinisterJarosław Kaczyński
Preceded byPrzemysław Gosiewski
Succeeded byPrzemysław Gosiewski
In office
22 September 2006 – 7 September 2007
Prime MinisterJarosław Kaczyński
Preceded byRoman Giertych
Succeeded byPrzemysław Gosiewski
In office
7 January 2006 – 24 June 2006
Prime MinisterKazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Preceded byLudwik Dorn
Succeeded byRoman Giertych
Personal details
Born(1949-07-07)7 July 1949
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Poland
Died5 April 2016(2016-04-05) (aged 66)
Świdnik, Poland
NationalityPolish
Political partyFreedom Union
Civic Platform
Alma materWarsaw University
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

Early life and educationEdit

Gilowska was born in Nowe Miasto Lubawskie on 7 July 1949.[2] In 1972, she graduated with a degree in economics from Warsaw University.[3] In 1981, she received her PhD in economics from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin.[3]

CareerEdit

From 1972 to 1985, Gilowska was a research assistant at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University.[3] From 1995 to 1999, she was an associate professor at the same university.[3] In 2001, she became full professor at the Catholic University of Lublin.[3] From 1994 to 1996, she was a member of the liberal party, Freedom Union (Unia Wolności).[3] She was the former vice chairman of the Civic Platform (Polish: Platforma Obywatelska) party; however, she left the party on 21 May 2005[3] in protest over accusations by party colleagues of wrongdoing. From 2001 to 2005, she was a Sejm (the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) deputy.

From 7 January to 23 June 2006, she was deputy prime minister and finance minister in the Law and Justice government under Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.[2] She was dismissed due to allegations about her communist-era collaboration.[4][5] Paweł Wojciechowski replaced her as finance minister.[4]

From 22 September 2006 to 16 November 2007, she again was deputy prime minister and finance minister.[6] In October 2006, Gilowska was made the head of Poland's financial supervisory authority and the European Investment Bank governor of Poland.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zyta Gilowska nie żyje. Tusk: "Odeszła jedna z najbardziej wyrazistych postaci polskiej polityki"" (in Polish). gazeta.pl. 5 April 2016. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (25 September 2006). "Zyta or "Beata": The Convoluted Case of Poland's Deputy Prime Minister". World Politics Review. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Zyta Gilowska, new Governor for Poland". European Investment Bank. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Polish minister fired in spy row". BBC. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  5. ^ Judy Dempsey (10 June 2006). "Polish President to Appoint His Twin as Prime Minister". The New York Times. Berlin. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Poland Ministries". Rulers. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
Preceded by
Stanisław Kluza
Minister of Finance
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Jacek Rostowski