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|Finance Minister of Poland
3rd Minister of Finance of the Third Republic of Poland
26 February 1992 – 5 June 1992
|Prime Minister||Jan Olszewski|
|Preceded by||Karol Lutowski|
|Succeeded by||Jerzy Osiatyński|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Third Republic of Poland
26 October 1993 – 6 March 1995
|Prime Minister||Waldemar Pawlak|
|Preceded by||Krzysztof Skubiszewski|
|Succeeded by||Władysław Bartoszewski|
|Born||9 September 1947
|Political party||Civic Platform (–2009)|
|Children||Sons Marcin and Jacek|
Andrzej Marian Olechowski [ˈandʐɛj ɔlɛˈxɔfski] ( listen) (born 9 September 1947 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish politician. He was one of the co-founders of conservative liberal party Civic Platform in 2001 with Maciej Płażyński and Donald Tusk. He served as Minister of Finanse (1992) in the Jan Olszewski's Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1995) in the Waldemar Pawlak's Government. According to the Institute of National Remembrance, Olechowski in 1973 became an associate of Communist secret services, his operational names were "Renet", "Tener", "Must".. His operational contact at that time was General Gromosław Czempiński, and as Gazeta Polska wrote, both Olechowski and Czempiński still cooperate.
Olechowski was an independent candidate in 2000 presidential election, coming second after incumbent Aleksander Kwaśniewski. In 2002, he was Civic Platform's candidate for president of Warsaw but failed to even get to the second round. Afterwards he began moving away from politics.
He left the Civic Platform in July 2009 and started co-operating with the Democratic Party. He was one of the candidates in the 2010 Polish presidential election, but got only 1.44% of votes and didn't get into the second round.
- Director of Euronet, USA.
- 2005 functions
- Supervisory Boards of Citibank Handlowy and Europejski Fundusz Hipoteczny;
- Senior Advisor, Central Europe Trust Polska;
- Director, Studiam Generale Europa;
- Chairman, Citizens for the Republic.
- President of The Central European Forum
- former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-95)of the Republic of Poland
- former Minister of Finance (1992) of the Republic of Poland.
- Chairman of the City Council in Wilanow (1994-98);
- Economic Advisor to President Walesa (1992-93; 1995);
- Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations (1991-92);
- Deputy Governor, National Bank of Poland (1989-91);
- Director of Department, Ministry of Foreign Economics Relations (1988-89) and National Bank of Poland (1987-88);
- Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1985-87);
- Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, Geneva (1982-84);
- Department Head, Foreign Trade Research Institute (1978-82).
- Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (PhD, 1979)
- Attended the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
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