About us

Team

  • Stefan Schwarz

    PRESIDENT


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    Co-founder and President of the Labour Mobility Initiative Association. Co-organiser of the European Labour Mobility Congress in Krakow, the biggest annual event in Europe devoted to the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. Member of the Competition Jury of the Labor Mobilis Honorary Prize awarded for outstanding contribution to promote and support labour, work and services mobility within the European Union. Vice-President of the Polish HR Forum. Promoter of the idea of values-based business. Author of papers about human rights published among others in the “UN Global Compact Yearbook”. Entrepreneur. Economist. Graduate of the Cracow University of Economics.

  • Marek Benio, PhD

    VICE PRESIDENT


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    Lawyer, PhD in Economics. Honorary Member of the Polish Social Security Association. Associate Professor, Department of Public Economy and Administration, Cracow University of Economics Expert in social security and labour law. Author of key legal opinions on the enforcement directive. Participant of public consultations. Contributor to many international research programmes. Author of numerous publications on social security, labour law, public economy and administration. Supervisor of over 200 MA and diploma theses. One of the ten best lecturers at the Cracow University of Economics.

  • Rafał Rzeźniczak

    BOARD MEMBER


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    Economist. Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. Until 2013 CEO of a Polish company which is a leader of the market of cross-border home care services (he shaped this market by setting trends and rules). Involved in the export of services since 2004. Engaged in a successful campaign to exempt care services performed for elderly people at their homes from VAT. Advocate of legal forms of employment in cross-border home care services.

  • Marcin Kiełbasa, PhD

    LEGAL ADVISOR

    marcin.kielbasa@inicjatywa.eu
    tel: +48 799 704 137

    PhD in Law (European Law), Jagiellonian University. Italian and English translator (inter alia, translated Polish Civil Code into English). Lecturer at the Department of UNESCO UJ in the field of legal English translation studies. Graduate of the barrister's training in OIRP Krakow and American Law School UJ organized in the cooperation with The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Specialises in EU Economic Law with particular regard to EU Internal Market law, posting of workers and cross-border labour and social security law.

  • Joanna Jankowska

    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

    joanna.jankowska@inicjatywa.eu
    tel: +48 668 681 945

    A graduate of political science from Silesian University. She has served as secretary in two associations concerned with politics. Has a broad experience in the conduct of election campaigns. In LMI in charge of organisational and administrative management.

  • Magdalena Zgłobica

    LEGAL ASSISTANT

    magdalena.zglobica@inicjatywa.eu
    tel: +48 799 704 139

    Fifth-year Law student at Jagiellonian University, member of Department for the Human Rights of Legal Clinic . Her interests include migration law and human rights. In LMI serves as a researcher and legal assistant.

  • Magdalena Grygorowicz

    SPECIAL ADVISOR


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    Staunch supporter of global business activities. Since 2005 certified accountant and owner of the tax office. Specialised in advisory in the field of cross-border employment, financial and management accounting, economic law, national and foreign tax law. Actively cooperates with construction and telecommunications companies and temporary job agencies creating legal and modern models of entities posting workers abroad.

  • Małgorzata Handzlik

    SPECIAL ADVISOR


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    Expert and honorary member of Labour Mobility Initiative Association. Member of European Parliament in 2004-2014, working in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Since 2014 she has been professionally promoting the interests of companies and organisations in the EU Institutions.

  • Marta Zięba-Szklarska

    SPECIAL ADVISOR


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    Interim Manager in the field of consulting and development of business (accounting, taxes, HR, cooperation with disabled people, financial planning and law and administration). Lecturer. Expert in the scope of cross-border employment, HR and remuneration and cooperation with labour market institutions. She runs workshops and training courses, advises and consults. Engaged in social projects as Women Entrepreneurship Ambassador. Mentor of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund and advisor in professional activation of disabled and dual-career for disabled athletes programmes.

  • Radosław Gałka

    SPECIAL ADVISOR


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    Entrepreneur, expert at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, member of the French Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Ex-member of Tripartite Commission, for years engaged in protection of Polish service providers on the international scene. Founder and CEO of Polish temporary job agency POLAND WORKFORCE and Romanian Staff Temp RO. Since 2014 has been spreading his wide experience gained on the temporary work market and cross-border recruitment of workers via innovative portal www.PracujwUnii.pl.

  • Sebastian Filipek-Kaźmierczak

    SPECIAL ADVISOR


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    Economist, manager and former deputy minister of agriculture. He sits on the board of the Foundation for Economic Education and Rural Development. He is a business partner, advisor and shareholder in companies specialising in employee leasing in Poland and Romania. Managing partner at PracujwUnii.pl and an expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in the field of posting of workers. Co-owner of POLAND WORKFORCE.