Julita Wasilczuk, a professor at the Gdańsk University of Technology, resigned from the Entrepreneurship Council established by President Andrzej Duda. – This is my opposition to lowering the standards of democracy – he told TVN24 Biznes dr hab. Julita Wasilczuk. Resigning membership in the Council is also being considered by its chairman, dr hab. Piotr Wachowiak, Dean of the Warsaw School of Economics, and Andrzej Arendarski, President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. The decisions are related to the signing of the “lex Tusk” act by President Andrzej Duda.
Dr. hab. Julita Wasilczuk informed TVN24 Biznes that on Tuesday she submitted her letter of resignation to the chairman of the Entrepreneurship Council. – Despite the fact that the Council was completely political, considering the recent events related to the act you mentioned (known as lex Tusk – ed.), this is my objection against the reduction of democratic standards – explained Wasilczuk.
On his part, Dr. Piotr Wachowiak, who is the chairman of the Entrepreneurship Council under the President of the Republic of Poland, is considering resigning.
– Dean of the Warsaw School of Economics, chairman of the Council of Entrepreneurship Piotr Wachowiak undoubtedly opposes what was signed by President Andrzej Duda. In his opinion, the act weakens the foundations of the rule of law in Poland, which is a blow to the economy, said Mariusz Sielski, spokesman of the Warsaw School of Economics, in an interview with TVN24 Biznes.
– Piotr Wachowiak is considering resigning as a member of the Council, but he does not want to make decisions based on emotions. He is not in the country these days because he is attending a meeting of the international association of business schools CEMS in New York – he added.
On Tuesday, the money.pl website announced the resignation of economist Beata Stelmach from membership in the Entrepreneurship Council. Mariusz Sielski, spokesman for the Warsaw School of Economics, pointed out that the resignation of Mrs. Beata Stelmach, “whose authority has its weight, turns the tables”. – I do not deny that the decision of Mrs. Beata Stelmach, whose presence in the Council was a guarantee of the majority, can somehow raise the balance in one direction – emphasized the spokesperson of the Warsaw School of Economics.
Andrzej Arendarski, president of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, informed TVN24 Biznes that he is also considering resigning from the presidential council. – I consider such a decision and in the future I will take appropriate measures – Arendarski informed us.
Who is Piotr Wachowiak?
Piotr Wachowiak is rector of the Warsaw School of Economics. “An advanced doctor of economic sciences in the field of management sciences. He specializes in entrepreneurship issues, people management in organizations, corporate social responsibility and project management” – we read on the president’s website.
Wachowiak is also the secretary of the Committee on Organization and Management of Science in the I Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In addition, he is the chairman of the Polish Economic Fairs Chapter, he is also a member of the Polish Advertising Logo Chapter “Teraz Polska”.
Piotr Wachowiak has been involved in business practice for 29 years. He is the author and co-author of scientific papers on personnel policy, measurement of intellectual capital and knowledge management in business, as well as dialogue and CSR.
Who is Julita Wasilczuk?
Dr. hab. Julita Wasilczuk is a professor at the Gdańsk University of Technology, for two semesters (in the years 2012-2020) she was the head of the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Department of Entrepreneurship Law and Economics.
Since 2009, he has been an assistant professor at Gdańsk University of Technology. In 2010-2012, he was an assistant professor at the Higher School of Humanities in Gdańsk.
Since 2011, he has been a software expert and quality expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee. Didactic and scientific expert in national projects concerning eg the recognition of education, support for small and medium businesses and continuing vocational training.
Who will continue to work in the Council?
Anna Rulkiewicz, president of the board of Lux Med, ponders what to do about the presence in the Council. “I completely disagree with this law, I think it is bad and I do not support the president signing it, it is harmful to democracy. I expected a different decision,” he said. his opinion about the law to his members. .
Stanisław Jarosz, president of the management board of PPM Taurus sp. z o. o., sent us information about his intention to continue working as part of the Entrepreneurship Council of the President of the Republic of Poland. “Membership in the Entrepreneurship Council of the President of the Republic of Poland is not a political position. It also does not give me the right to evaluate the decisions made by the President of the Republic of Poland within the powers related to holding the most important office in the country” – emphasized Jarosz.
“I consider my appointment and working in this prestigious body as an honor and at the same time a commitment. With my abilities and many years of business experience, I try to express the views and expectations of small and medium-sized business owners. a lot of family businesses, especially from the south and east of Poland” – added the president of PPM Taurus.
“If my knowledge and practical business experience can be of any use in the process of creating our economic policy, I remain under the Chairmanship of the Entrepreneurship Council for the President of the Republic of Poland” – said Stanisław Jarosz in the statement. sent to us.
For her part, Małgorzata Podrecka, Vice President of the Management Board of the Canpack Group, wrote in a statement sent to us that “The Entrepreneurship Council is advisory and only takes a position in economic matters.” “Participating in the work of the Council has been and is a great opportunity for me to present a commercial position on important economic issues. The Council has always remained impartial and neutral in its work, and I believe that it should remain so” – he added.
Dr. Jacek Pawlak, president of Toyota Central Europe, will also continue his work in the presidential council. “The presence of Dr. Jacek Pawlak in the Council is only an advisory situation in the economic area” – said Robert Mularczyk, Senior Manager of PR Toyota & Lexus Central Europe in an answer sent to TVN24 Biznes.
As he reminded, the Entrepreneurship Council was established four years ago as a platform for the exchange of experience between the scientific community – experts in the field of economics and management, and business executives – presidents of Polish companies. “Toyota cooperates in this field with the Technical Universities of Gdańsk, Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, the University of Warsaw, the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Warsaw School of Economics. The goal of this cooperation is to exchange information, create education programs and implement modern technologies And we are ready to continue this mission – Mularczyk said in an answer sent to us.
Experts leave the president
Earlier, we reported that Professor Krzysztof Pyrc left the Presidential National Development Council. On his part, Prof. Stanisław Mazur resigned from the Council of Higher Education, Science and Innovation appointed by the president.
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