Board of Directors


Tony Housh

Director - Poland, Central Europe & Baltic Region
Northrop Grumman

Tony Housh, 50, is a senior counselor for the international strategic advisory firm APCO Worldwide and the principal of CGC Advisors.   With over twenty years in Poland, he advises and assists companies in a wide range of sectors including defense, energy, innovative technologies and bio-sciences.  He has served as the Chairman of AmCham since January 2015.

He is a frequent commentator on Polish television outlets such as TVN, TVN 24, Polsat and TVP Info, as well as on leading radio outlets such as TOK FM and Polskie Radio.  Tony has published numerous articles on trade, investment, innovation and security in a wide range of publications.

He served as non-executive board member and audit committee member of the NASDAQ and WSE listed CEDC between 2000-2009 and participated in transactions totaling well over 1 billion USD.  He previously served as the Director of the American Chamber of Commerce and the country officer for Poland at the US Department of Treasury.

Prior to beginning his work in Poland, Tony held analyst roles in London and Brussels as well as running two successful US Congressional campaigns.

Tony received his MA in European Integration cum laude from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).  He is a graduate of the University of Kansas (USA) and was an exchange scholar in Soviet & East European Studies at the University of Essex (UK).  He is an alumnus of the Salzburg Seminar.

On November 2014 he was awarded the Knights Cross for services to the Republic of Poland by President Komorowski.  

On October 2016, Tony was appointed to APCO Worldwide's International Advisory Council.

On February 18, Tony was appointed as Director for Poland, Central Europe & Baltic Region at Northrop Grumman. 


Richard M. Lada

Individual Member

Richard Lada is CEO of Eremel Consulting, a company specialized in new product development, technology commercialization, innovation strategy and new market entry. Richard also serves on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and the Stanford Club of Poland as well as mentors startups participating in the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Richard’s career covers both Silicon Valley and Poland. In the US he did award winning work in product development and marketing at Apple and Xerox. In 1990 Richard moved to Poland to start up Apple and serve as the company’s Business Development Manager for Central Eastern Europe. Later he moved to Motorola Solutions as Country Manager and Vice President for Central & Eastern Europe where he helped pioneer American foreign investment and R&D cooperation in Poland.

In recognition of his achievements Richard received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta from the President of Poland and was named a “Pioneer in Shared Service and Software Development Centers” by the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. He also was named a “Key Contributor to the Development of the Polish Electronics Sector” by the Polish Chamber of Electronics and Telecommunications and “Person of the Year in Poland” by World of Telecommunications magazine.

Richard is a graduate of Stanford University in Management Science & Engineering and the Warsaw School of Economics in Foreign Trade. 


John Lynch

Founder and CEO,

John Lynch is an American entrepreneur who has been doing business in Poland since 1991. In 1992, Lynch founded LYNKA, which he has grown to become one of Poland’s leading corporate apparel and sportswear manufacturing companies. Like many Polish ventures, LYNKA started with three employees and very little capital, and grew to over $20 million in sales and 200 employees. LYNKA has been recognized by the international press as “one of the leading promotional apparel companies in the world.” In 2012, Lynka became the only company in CEE to be chosen by NIKE as an Official Apparel Supplier.


John has a distinguished business background. From 1992-1993, John was the marketing director for the First Polish American Bank. Before coming to Poland, John worked in management at Procter & Gamble, Bristol-Myers and Schering Plough. He was also a senior management consultant for the world renowned consultancy, Marakon Associates in New York City.


John graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1984, with a B.S. in Engineering. In 1989, John completed his MBA at The Wharton School of Business, and completed programs at I.E.S.E in Barcelona, and UMIST in Manchester as well.


John has been frequently featured in the Polish and International press as a role model for doing business in Poland. John has been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and US News and World Report. In March 2004, he was featured on the cover of Poland Monthly as one of “the country’s top entrepreneurs” and in that same year was named AmCham’s Entrepreneur of the Year.


In 1994, John founded the Kraków branch of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. He was elected to the Board of Directors of AmCham Poland in July 2002. John is fluent in Polish and Spanish, as well as his native English.


Jolanta Jaworska

Governmental Programs Director,
IBM Poland & Baltics

Responsible for IBM cooperation with government and public administration mainly in areas of business development policy, smarter cities, investments policy, social & labour market policy and projects in Global Delivery Centers in Poland and CEE, as well as improving cooperation between business and education/academia .
Co-author of many significant IBM investments in Poland – BPO in Krakow, R&D Tivoli Software Laboratory in Krakow as well as IT Delivery Center with Cyber Security Operations Center in Wroclaw, 2010, and newest IT Delivery in Katowice in 2013 . Expert in different areas of public support for new investments.
For many years holding HR Director positions in international corporations Pan American, Delta Air Lines and Siemens.
Author of innovative projects in area of CSR and HRM like – teleworking, strategic outsourcing, motivation & benefits, work life balance, diversity, IBM Executive Service Corps and IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.
Local and EU Expert in area of business development & social policy for Polish employers confederations.
VP Public Affairs in Polish Association of Business Service Leaders ( ABSL), Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce , Employee & Labor Relations Committee in Poland . Board member of Association of Business Service Leaders in Poland . Member of Advisory Board in KIGEiT National Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications , founder of Polish Professional Woman Network – woman NGO in Poland.
MA in Economy of Warsaw School of Economics and HRM of Henley Management College, UK.


Marcin Petrykowski

Managing Director,
S&P Global Ratings

Over 15 years of experience working for top-tier, global financial institutions with solid expertise in strategic growth management, international finance and capital markets.

Since 2014 is a Managing Director at S&P Global Ratings, executing across three senior commercial roles:
•    Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Relationship Management: leading a regional team structuring firm wide partnerships with S&P’s top tier strategic clients and running the infrastructure and project finance business.
•    Regional Head for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): driving the franchise, strategy and management of the ratings business across the region.
•    General Manager for Poland, running day-to-day operations of the Warsaw office.

From 2016 is a member of the Supervisory Board / Non-Executive of MCI Capital S.A., a leading Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) listed private equity firm investing in the digital economy across Emerging Europe.

Actively engaged in the Fintech industry, through S&P, MCI and as chairman of the program board for FutureTech and Fintech Digital CEE - region’s premiere digital economy conferences. Recognized as a leading industry figure and an influential speaker, with visibility across top-tier media. Passionate about social responsibility, actively mentoring and developing future leaders of the Polish capital market and educating young entrepreneurs. Member of the Board of Directors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham) and the Leslaw A. Paga Foundation.

Before joining S&P was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank in London, where he covered Russia, CIS, CEE, and Israel for Markets and Investor Services. He was also the Deputy General Manager for J.P. Morgan CIB in Poland. Prior to 2007 spent five years with Citi Corporate and Investment Banking, operating in Poland and CEE.

Alumnus of the Leadership Academy for Poland, Kozminski University, Lund School of Economics and Management.


Marek Szydłowski

Director of Legal Division TVN Group
Member of the Management Board TVN S.A.

Marek Szydłowski is the Director of Legal Division of the TVN Group, where he is responsible for all aspects of legal service and compliance. He also supervises organizational units concerning information security and internal audit. He is a member of the Management Board of TVN S.A. as well as a member of supervisory boards of certain other TVN Group companies as well as a member of Supervisory Boards of ITI Neovision S.A. (operator of the “nc+” platform) and Onet S.A.

Marek Szydłowski specializes in the areas of law relating to the media sector companies, especially copyright law, advertisement law and the Internet law. He has an extensive knowledge of company law, capital market law and labor law. Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw (1995). In 2001, registered on the list of legal advisers and in 2003 graduated with distinction Executive MBA studies in the School of Business at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1993-1995 he worked in the legal and tax department of the international consulting company Coopers & Lybrand (currently part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was responsible for tax and legal consultancy in terms of corporate law, merger and acquisition law and also securities law. In 1995-2000, he worked as a lawyer in CMS Cameron McKenna in Warsaw, where he was mainly responsible for consultancy in the field of corporate law, mergers and acquisition law, securities law as well as banking law. Between 2000-2002, he was a legal director and management board member at Provident Polska S.A., a company granting money loans. Apart from leading the legal unit, he supervised also the recovery department. In 2002-2009, he managed as the general counsel a 10-lawyer legal department in Agora, where he advised the management board on strategic matters and participated in every process of the acquisition transactions and joint venture as well as represented the company in the field of public affairs. He was responsible for the information duties of the public company and supervised the most strategic litigations of the company. Between 2005-2009, he was the vice-president of the management board of the Agora Foundation, a public benefit organization acting on behalf of Agora Group. In 2007-2009, he was representing Polish Chamber of Press Publishers in the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) which unites chambers of press publishers from 25 European countries and defends press publishers’ interests in the European institutions and international organizations; for instance, in relation to legislative proposals of the institutions of the European Union. Between 2009-2013, as Of Counsel in the Polish law firm Wardyński and Partners he was responsible for TMT and personal data protection practices . In 2010-2013, he was a member of Copyright Law Commission. He is a member of the Warsaw District Chamber of Legal Advisers. 



Joseph Wancer

President of the Management
Board, BGŻ BNP Paribas

Joseph Wancer, a citizen of Poland and the USA, began his career in banking in 1966 in Citibank of New York, where he worked for almost 25 years. He served as Vice President and held managerial positions in New York and at the bank’s branches in Japan, Austria, Great Britain and France.

Before coming to Poland, Joseph Wancer was an entrepreneur and worked for Citibank London as a consultant responsible for organizing and establishing Citi’s Representative Office in Warsaw. He was a co-founder of Citibank in Poland.


In Poland he began his career in 1991 as an adviser to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and was mandated by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund to establish a new (agriculture) bank - Bank Rolno-Przemysłowy, which was later acquired by Rabobank Polska.

In the years 1993-1995 Wancer was Managing Director of Legler Polonia, an Italian textile manufacturing plant in Łódź.

He was appointed by the Minister of Finance as member of the Supervisory Board of Powszechny Bank Kredytowy, one of nine regional banks created from the structures of the National Bank of Poland. During 1995-2000 he was the President of Raiffeisen Centrobank in Warsaw, which he changed from a solely commercial bank with no branch network and a staff of 100 into a broader bank with retail banking, 700 employees, and a wide network of branches.

In March 2000 he became the President and CEO of the Management Board at Bank Przemysłowo-Handlowy in Kraków and remained in this position until 2010. He was responsible for strategies, integration, communication and internal audit. He oversaw a number of projects including integrating BPH with the culture of its strategic shareholder, the HVB Bank, prepared a merger with PBK and then managed the merger itself. This merger (both banks were listed at the time) was acclaimed by the financial market as the most successful in the Polish banking sector and Bank BPH received many awards for its execution.


During 2002-2007 he managed post-merger growth. Within these 6 years, BPH increased its net profits from circa PLN 320 mln to PLN 1.2 bln.

After the split in November 2007, Bank BPH, under the leadership of Wancer began to reconstruct its business and upon merging with GE Money Bank at the end of 2009 again became one of the top ten banks in Poland.

During 2010 - 2013 he was an Advisor to the Management Board at Deloitte, Poland.

In September 2013 he was elected President of the Management Board of Bank BGŻ.

Since 2008 Joseph has sat on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, in the years 2010-2014 he was a Chairman.

Honorary Chairman

Georgette Mosbacher

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland

Georgette Mosbacher, an American business executive, entrepreneur and author, has been President of Georgette Mosbacher Enterprises, Inc., a business and marketing consulting company in New York City, since 1992.  She also served as CEO of Borghese Inc., a cosmetics manufacturer based in New York City, from 2001 to 2015.  In 2016 she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  Ms. Mosbacher has taken an active role in international affairs in both the private and public spheres for decades, leading two international companies and opening up foreign markets for each, particularly in Europe and Asia.  Her leadership, international business and economic acumen, success in negotiating within an intercultural context and management expertise make her well qualified to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland.

An active philanthropist, Ms. Mosbacher founded the New York Center for Children, which assists abused children and their families in New York City, and has served on the boards of numerous charities supporting veterans and their families.  A fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, she is also a board member of Business Executives for National Security and the Atlantic Council.  Engaged in politics, she previously served as a co-chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee, and was the first woman to serve as the General Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.  Ms. Mosbacher authored two motivational books for women as well as numerous op-eds published in the national news media.

Ms. Mosbacher earned a B.S. from Indiana University and is the recipient of many awards recognizing her humanitarian and entrepreneurial contributions, including two Honorary Doctorates.

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