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December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday, September 11th Jan Vincent-Rostowski, the Polish Minister for Finance will
meet his Irish counterpart Minister Michael Noonan and Polish people living in Ireland.

Open meeting with Polish people living in Ireland will be held in Wynns Hotel, Lower
Abbey Street, Dublin 1 on next Sunday at 4 pm.

A Polish general election is scheduled for October 9th and, as well as discussing matters of
common interest with Michael Noonan, Jan Vincent-Rostowski will be using the opportunity
to meet members of the Polish community here and seek their votes. Polish citizens who live
abroad can vote in Polish elections and four years ago thousands of them registered to vote in
Dublin, queuing for many hours at station polls.
Jan Vincent-Rostowski is an economist by profession and was named Finance Minister of
the Year in 2009 by The Banker magazine. He was named European Finance Minister of the
Year in 2009 by The Banker magazine. He has published many academic papers on European
enlargement, monetary policy, currency policy and the transformation of post communist
economies. He supports Poland joining the Euro as soon as possible. He has acted as a senior
advisor to the banking industry, including the National Bank of Poland.

Biographical Note: Jan Vincent-Rostowski was born in 1951 to a Polish exile family in
London. He is an economist by profession who lectured at the University of Kingston in
London after graduating from the University of London and London School of Economics.
From 1988 to 1995 he worked for the School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
University of London and from 1992 to 1995 he also worked concurrently at the Centre for
Economic Performance, LSE.

During the early 1980s he was active in a London based Solidarity support group. He was

also a member of the British Conservative Party while living in England. From 1989 to 1991,
during Poland’s great economic transformation following the fall of communism, he was
an advisor to the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Leszek Balcerowicz.
Vincent-Rostowski also advised the Russian Federation on macroeconomic policy.
He served two terms as Professor of Economics and as head of the Department of Economics
at the Central European University in Budapest from 1995 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2006.
During the interval he served as Polish Finance Minister, an post he now holds again.

Between 1997 and 2000, Vincent-Rostowski was also Chairman of the Macro-economic
Policy Committee at the Polish Ministry of Finance. He is one of the co-founders of the
Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE).
From 2002 to 2004 he was an Economic Advisor to the National Bank of Poland.
In 2004 Vincent-Rostowski was appointed Economic Advisor to Bank PEKAO SA. He left
this post in November 2007.

It was announced in the beginning of 2010 that he became member of Platforma Obywatelska
(eng. Civic Platform) two months earlier. The Civic Platform abbreviated to PO, is a centre-
right, liberal conservative political party in Poland. It has been the major coalition partner in
Poland’s government since the 2007 general election, with party leader Donald Tusk as Prime
Minister and Bronisław Komorowski as President. It is the largest party in the Sejm, with
204 seats, and the Senate, with 54 seats. Civic Platform is a member of the European People’s
Party (EPP)
Jan Rostowski is married with two children.
He is fluent in Polish, English, French, Russian and German.

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