President of the Euro-Atlantic Association, since June 2010. Founder (1991) and Chairman of Business Centre Club, an organization associating over 2500 members. Graduate of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) – in trade, and Warsaw University (UW) – in journalism. Founder of “Confrontations” monthly. President of the Polish Foundation for the Club of Rome. Member of the International Federation of Journalists, National Council for European Integration, Foreign Advisory Council for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and National Development Council under the President of the Republic of Poland. Vice-Chairman of the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs. Recipient of the Order of the Primate, European Economic and Social Committee Award, and Duke of York Prince – titles of Homeless’ Friend and Good Man. Author of the book “From Now Till the Future” as well as other publications in Tygodnik Powszechny, Rzeczpospolita, Newsweek and Gazeta Wyborcza.
Born in Great Britain in 1962, Mr Matraszek studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated in philosophy, political science and economics in 1984. After a year of studies in Poland at the Catholic University of Lublin, he returned to Oxford, where he received a Master’s Degree in Russian and Central European Studies in 1987. He continued his studies at Oxford, preparing a doctoral thesis.
He returned to Poland in 1990. He specializes in designing and implementing strategic communications programs and lobbying campaigns for American, British and European companies in Poland, advising them in terms of their policies in Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. He has particular experience in the field of defence, aviation and energy, among others, and is currently an advisor for Lockheed Martin in Poland. He is also the author of numerous publications on Poland as well as international affairs in magazines such as Poland Monthly, Warsaw Business Journal, The Spectator and The Wall Street Journal Europe. He also published a study on the Polish political scene, The Politics of Restoration. He is a frequent commentator on Polish politics for the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Al-Jazeera television. Mr Matraszek is a British citizen, and speaks fluent Polish.
Graduate of the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw and the Centre for Europe of the University of Warsaw. He participated in an annual scholarship at the Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux, France. Between 2013 and 2014 he worked as a journalist in Euractiv.pl, an internet portal specializing in EU issues. He is interested in EU affairs, Polish foreign policy and international security. From 2014 he cooperates with the Centre for International Relations think tank.