Our Founders

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    Marzena Rudnicka

    Initiator and President of the Polish Institute of Silver Economy

    Marzena Rudnicka is a private entrepreneur, owner of Rudnicka & Consulting providing comprehensive services for property developers in the field of commercialisation of housing, office and services investments.

    She was the initiator and is now Vice-President of the Construction and Investments Union (Unia Rynku Budowlano-Inwestycyjnego, URBI).

    Marzena Rudnicka is the author of innovative solutions in the field of silver economy and of a report dealing with silver economy as a new branch of the national economy („Gospodarka senioralna nową gałęzią gospodarki narodowej”, 2013). As an expert of the Adam Smith Center, she is developping a model for a coherent policy for the building industry’s development in Poland.

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    Michael Gomola

    Member of the Institute’s Council

    Michael Gomola is an expert in German care systems. Since 2004 he is carrying out his own business in the field of care for elderly persons. Since 2013 he is a member of the Board of the German Association of Companies providing Care Cervices BHSB (Bundesverband Haushaltshilfe und SeniorenBetreuung e.V.).

    Michael Gomola is the author of a bilingual book dealing with the shameful silence on the truth about elderly care  („Wstydliwie przemilczana prawda o opiece nad osobami starszymi”). Visionary as regards innovative solutions for elderly care and their applicability when taking into account the potential and reality of elderly people in Poland and Germany.

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    Robert Gwiazdowski

    Chair of the Institute’s Council

    Robert Gwiazdowski is a habilitated doctor in law and law professor at Łazarski University, where he is teaching economic analysis of law, financial law, fiscal policy and history of political, legal and economical thought. He is a lawyer and tax adviser. He is an adviser to a number of companies and has extensive experience as an independent member of supervisory boards of listed companies and to institutions.

    As a member of the Supervisory Board of the Polish Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych), he did already in 2006 warn about problems of the pension scheme. Between 2004 and 2014, he was the President of the Adam Smith Center – the First Independent Institute in Poland.

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    Bolesław Meluch

    Member of the Institute’s Council

    Bolesław Meluch is an adviser to the Board of the Polish Bank Association – Housing Finance Committee (Związek Banków Polskich – Komitet ds. Finansowania Nieruchomości). He is concentrating on the creation of new instruments financing rental housing and of an appropriate environment for the development of markets of long-term refinancing facilities of mortgage debt portfolio (mortgage bonds, securitisation, banks’ own bonds). He is analysing governmental and parliamentary legislative initiatives concerning housing construction, including senior housing. He is drafting the main assumptions of the housing saving program.

    He is also the Vice-Chair of the European Real Estate Institute.