Marek Belka


Marek Belka
Marek Belka
Marek Belka during a visit to The Pentagon on 9 August 2004.
Prime Minister of Poland
11th Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Poland
In office
2 May 2004 – 31 October 2005
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Deputy Jerzy Hausner
Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka
Preceded by Leszek Miller
Succeeded by Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Finance Minister of Poland
7th Minister of Finance of the Third Republic of Poland
In office
4 February 1997 – 17 October 1997
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
Preceded by Grzegorz Kołodko
Succeeded by Leszek Balcerowicz
Finance Minister of Poland
11th Minister of Finance of the Third Republic of Poland
In office
19 October 2001 – 6 July 2002
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime Minister Leszek Miller
Preceded by Halina Wasilewska-Trenker
Succeeded by Grzegorz Kołodko
Minister of Sport of the Republic of Poland
In office
1 September 2005 – 31 October 2005
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime Minister Marek Belka
Preceded by None – post created
Succeeded by Tomasz Lipiec
President of the National Bank of Poland
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 June 2010
President Bronisław Komorowski
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by Sławomir Skrzypek
Personal details
Born 9 January 1952 (1952-01-09) (age 59)
Łódź, People's Republic of Poland
Political party Democratic Left Alliance
Spouse(s) Krystyna Belka
Profession Economist
Religion Agnostic

Marek Marian Belka (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarɛk ˈbɛlka] ( listen); b. 9 January 1952 in Łódź) is a Polish professor of Economics, a former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland, former Director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European Department and current Head of National Bank of Poland.[1]

Biography

Marek Belka and Leszek Miller, Longin Pastusiak in background

Belka graduated from the Socio-Economic Department of the University of Łódź in 1972 and later studied on scholarships at Columbia University, University of Chicago and London School of Economics. He holds an M.A. in economics of foreign trade and a PhD in economics from the University of Łódź.[2] He became a professor in 1994.

From 1990 until 1996 he worked as consultant for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland and the World Bank. He served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in 1997 and from 2001 to 2002; and as an economic consultant of the President of the Republic of Poland in the meantime. He also served as Adviser to the Prime Minister of Albania from 1997 to 2001 and to JP Morgan for Central and Eastern Europe from 2002 to 2003. In 2003 he was responsible for economic policy in the interim coalition administration of Iraq. In 2005 he was a candidate for the post of OECD Secretary General, but lost to José Ángel Gurría.

He was designated Prime Minister of Poland by President Aleksander Kwaśniewski on 29 March 2004 and sworn into office the next 2 May. He failed to receive the required parliamentary support on 14 May, but on 11 June he was designated again. On 24 June he finally managed to receive enough support in the Sejm – the Lower House of Polish Parliament – winning a vote of confidence by a majority of 235 votes to 215.

Belka joined the new liberal Democratic Party - demokraci.pl in May 2005, but was not chosen as an MP.

From 2006 to 2008, he was Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe(ECE).[3]

In 2007, he was proposed by Poland as managing director of the IMF, but the European Union (EU) finally decided to advance French former minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn's candidacy.

On 15 July 2008, Mr. Strauss-Kahn named Marek Belka as Director of the IMF's European Department, a position Belka took up on 1 November 2008.[4][5]

On 27 May 2010 Belka was nominated as the next President of the National Bank of Poland by Acting President Bronisław Komorowski.[6] On 10 June 2010, Marek Belka was approved by the Parliament (253 votes in favor; 184 against) as Head of National Bank of Poland.

Marek Belka is an Honorary Member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Grzegorz Kołodko
Minister of Finance
1997
Succeeded by
Leszek Balcerowicz
Preceded by
Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner
Minister of Finance
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Grzegorz Kołodko
Preceded by
Leszek Miller
Prime Minister of Poland
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Preceded by
Sławomir Skrzypek
Piotr Wiesiołek (acting)
President of the National Bank of Poland
2010–
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • BELKA - все действующие купоны BELKA в категории Женская одежда

  • Marek Belka — Marek Belka, au Pentagone, en 2004. Mandats 16e président de la Banque nationale de Pologne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marek Belka — in Washington 2004 Marek Belka [ˈmarɛk ˈbɛlka] (* 9. Januar 1952 in Łódź) ist Leiter der Zentralbank Polens, Professor für Wirtschaftswissenschaften und war von 2004 bis 2005 polnischer Ministerpräsident …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marek Belka — Marek Belka, 2004. Marek Belka (Łódź, 1 de enero de 1952) fue el primer ministro de Polonia desde 2 de mayo de 2004 hasta el 31 de octubre de 2005. Es quien llevará a cabo la retirada de tropas en Irak y negociará por Polonia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marek Belka — (Lódz, 1 de enero de 1952) es el primer ministro polaco que sustituye a Leszek Miller el 2 de mayo de 2004. Es quien llevará a cabo la retirada de tropas en Iraq y negociará por Polonia en el marco de la Constitución Europea …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Second Cabinet of Marek Belka — Poland This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Poland …   Wikipedia

  • First Cabinet of Marek Belka — Poland This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Poland …   Wikipedia

  • Cabinet of Marek Belka — may refer to: First Cabinet of Marek Belka from May 2, 2004, to June 11, 2004 Second Cabinet of Marek Belka from June 11, 2004, to October 31, 2005 This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Marek Balicki — Marek Zbigniew Balicki (* 29. September 1953 in Słupsk) ist ein polnischer Politiker, Abgeordneter des Sejm in der I., II. und VI. Wahlperiode, Senator in der V. Wahlperiode, Mitbegründer der Socjaldemokracja Polska (Sozialdemokratie Polens SdPl) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marek Borowski — Marek Stefan Borowski Marshal of the Sejm 5thMarshal of the Sejm of The Third Republic of Poland In office October 19, 2001 – April 20, 2004 President Aleksander Kwaśn …   Wikipedia

  • Marek — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Antonín Marek (1785–1877), tschechischer Schriftsteller Andy Marek (* 1962), österreichischer Fußball Stadionsprecher Boris Marek (* 1991), slowakischer Straßenradrennfahrer Bruno Marek (1900–1991),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.