Sebastian Kulczyk is a CEO of Kulczyk Investments. An investor specializing in the new technology sector. He graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, majoring in management and marketing. He has also studied at the London School of Economics. From 2009 to 2010 he worked for Lazard investment bank in London and has also worked at the digital media unit of Sony BMG in New York. He then started working at Kulczyk Investments in 2010 overseeing the Group’s most strategic sector of natural resources. Appointed a board member in December 2011, he is responsible for business development.
In 2012 the Davos World Economic Forum awarded Mr. Krupiński with a title of a Young Global Leader. At the age of 25, he was the youngest person ever nominated to ministerial position in Poland (Undersecretary of State Treasury). In October 2008 Mr Krupiński was designated to the position of Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. During the financial and economic crisis, he therefore, represented several countries from Central and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia at the Boards of IBRD, IFC and MIGA. Since 2011 Michał Krupiński has been responsible for Bank of America Merrill Lynch activities in Central and Eastern Europe and in January 2016, he took over as CEO of PZU Group.
Mr Krupiński holds a degree from the Warsaw School of Economics (MSc in international economics) and Executive MBA degree in 2010 from Columbia Business School in New York.
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