Jacek Kwaśniewski

Jacek Kwaśniewski

Jacek Kwasniewski has PhD in economics. He is the author of four books: on sovietology, World History, two on privatization, and more than 50 articles and reviews on economics, sovietology, theory of science, theory of religion and World History. Also hundreds of articles in Polish underground press in 80s.

Awarded by the President of Republic of Poland with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for extraordinary and distinguished service (info).

Decorated with US Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service (Citation).

Activist of the illicit democratic opposition movement in communist Poland in 70. and 80.

Since 2004 Independent economic advisor, independent scholar

2003 – 2004 Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq. Deputy director of CPA Private Sector Development Department (director Tom Foley). Responsible for preparation of the proposal of the privatization law and privatization program for the Iraqi goverment. Next the author of the International Partnering Program for the joint-ventures of Iraqi and foreign companies. Also the author of the first privatization textbook for Iraqi officials.

1992 – 2003 Business Management & Finance SA (BMF). The director and the member of the Management Board. BMF was Polish mergers & acquisition company, highly succesfull in privatization and turn-around projects. During 1992 – 2002 BMF finalized M&A projects worth totally over bn 8 US dollars.

1990 – 1991 Polish Ministry of Finance and next the Ministry of Privatization. Member of Government special task force for the preparation of the legal and organizational foundations for the privatization of state-owned economy (in the first Polish post-communist government). The author of the first Polish privatization program. Next the director in the newly created Ministry of Privatization and acting deputy minister.

1975 – 1990 University of Lodz (Poland), Faculty of Economics. Fields of interest: ideological roots of the communist system, the emergence of Soviet-type countries, analysis of political and economic system in communist countries. Doctor’s thesis was completed in late 70. but due to political repressions (1981-82 in prison, 1983 author was deprived of doctor’s degree, 1984 unfair dismissal from academic post, etc.) was finally granted in 1989.

A note about me on Freedom of Speech Society page (in Polish)

About my stay in Iraq in Karl Zinsmeister’s book „Dawn Over Baghdad” (pp. 122-124)