Krzysztof Piech

Krzysztof Piech

Professor, Warsaw School of Economics; CEO, Polish Accelerator of Blockchain Technology

Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and Director of Blockchain Technology Centre at Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland). About 20 years of lecturing at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). CEO of the Blockchain Technologies sp. z o.o. & the leader of Polish Accelerator of Blockchain Technology; President of the Institute of Knowledge and Innovation (Warsaw); f. CEO at InvestOn Ltd – one of the first private funds investing in cryptocurrencies. Member of the board of directors of the International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (Moscow), research fellow at University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies, external associate at Iran Blockchain Labs in Sharif University of Technology, f. member of the board of Polish Bitcoin Association. Member of British Alumni Society, of Polish Economic Association, of Bitcoin Foundation. F. business leader (2016-2018) of the group of 50+ experts on Blockchain / DLT and Digital Money advising to the Polish government (esp. Ministry for Digital Affairs); f. member of the Young Scientists Council advising to the Minister of Science and Higher Education; f. shadow of David Milliband (ex UK’s Minister for Foreign Affairs). Expert of Polish ministries, central agencies, regional authorities and political parties. Scholarships on some of the best universities in Europe and Asia (UCL, NUS). He combines science with business. In science, he specializes in innovation and knowledge economy, financial crises (business cycles), public policies (esp. economic policy) and regional development. In business practice, he likes applying quantitative skills to solve economic problems (e.g. macroeconomic, regional and financial markets forecasting). He is both a startuper and a mentor of startups; he is also a consultant to dozens of businesses, and inventors. Scientific editor of over 30 books, including a few published in the UK; author of over a hundred scientific papers. He was among the most frequently cited scientists of SGH. He lectures (in Poland and in several countries) both theoretical issues of economics as well as practical aspects of running a business.