Andrzej Sikora
President of the Institute of Energy Studies

A graduate of the faculty of Automatics and Electronics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, participated in courses at the School of Banking in Vienna, and at University of Southern California, Jackson, Mississippi, USA (USID program) Andrzej Sikora has also completed the STOREWARS course at INSEAD in France. Andrzej Sikora started his career at Huta Stalowa Wola, Poland's leading steelworks. Before joining PKN ORLEN he was a Director of the BGZ Bank's branch in Tarnow and Head of Key Account Department in the Bank's headquarters in Warsaw. Between 1997 and 2001 Andrzej Sikora served as Finance and Trade Vice-President and the Key Clients Director at Sokolow S.A., Poland's leading food producer. In 2002 he joined PKN ORLEN, where he has been responsible for overall optimization of the Company's production assets. He actively participated in corporate strategic projects, including those crucial for regional consolidation such as the acquisition of Unipetrol. He was an assistant professor at University of Science and Technology in Cracow Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas from 2012. Starting from 2005 he leads the Institute of Energy Studies.He obtained  a PhD degree in Oil & Gas Drilling in 2011 with thesis entitled: "Liquefied natural gas and the other sources of gas imports to the European Union".
He is a lecturer of finance and management of energy, oil and gas course at Warsaw School of Economics.

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