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Marcin Swiecicki, Polish City mayor. Recipient Labour and Wages Commission award Warsaw, 1971, Chair award Radio and television Committee, Warsaw, 1988; Fullbright fellow 1975-1976, 84-85.


Swiecicki, Marcin was born on April 17, 1947 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Andrzej and Jadwiga (Wierusz-Kowalska) Swiecicki.


Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Warsaw University, 1970. Master in Economic Science, Warsaw University, 1971. Student, George Washington University, 1976.

Doctor in Economic Science, Institute of Planning, Warsaw, 1981. Visiting scholar, Harvard University, 1985.


He is a former deputy minister of economy, former minister for foreign economic relations as well as a former mayor of Warsaw. Święcicki was the secretary general of the Consultative Economic Council from 1982 to 1989. He served as deputy minister of economy and then minister for foreign economic relations from 1989 to 1991 in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki.

In 1989, he was also elected to the Parliament and served for two terms from 1989 to 1991 and from 1993 to 1996. He was the mayor of Warsaw from 1994 to 1999. Then he served as an advisor to the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus on economic reforms from 1999 to 2000.

From February 2002 to 2005 he was the director of economic and environmental affairs at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In 2011, he was again elected to the Parliament. He is also the president of the support committee for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Views and work\r\nSwiecicki is the author of several books which mostly focus on economics.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: The Economy of Ukraine, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Polish United Workers Party, Warsaw, 1974-1990, Freedom Union, Warsaw, since 1993. Vice president Democratic Party, 2006-2007. National council member Democratic Union, Democratic Party, Warsaw, since 1994.

Deputy Polish Parliament, Warsaw, 1989-1991, 93-96. Co-founder, president Polish Committee Supporting Establishment of Museum of History of Polish Jews, since 1997, Old Powazki Cementary Committee, since 2001. Member Polish Association for Club of Rome (treasurer 1987), Polish Fullbright Alumni Association (founder, vice president 1993), Business Center Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mountain hiking, jogging, volleyball, political books, memoirs.


Married Joanna Maria Szyr, June 24, 1969. Children: Tomasz, Jaroslaw, Ignacy, Konstancja.

Andrzej Swiecicki

Jadwiga (Wierusz-Kowalska) Swiecicki

Joanna Maria Szyr

Jaroslaw Swiecicki

Ignacy Swiecicki

Konstancja Swiecicki

Tomasz Swiecicki