EESC Delegation to the High-level Political Forum

16-18 July 2019, United Nations, New York

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  • Jacek Krawczyk: President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Vice-president of Confederation Lewiatan, the largest organisation of private sector employers in Poland. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as Vice-president of the EESC with responsibility for the budget. Former President of the EESC Transatlantic Relations Follow-up Committee (2015-18). Former CEO of several banks and companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Former chairman of supervisory boards of companies from various branches of the economy: IT, transportation, insurance and aviation. As well as holding a law degree from the University of Warsaw, Mr Krawczyk is also a graduate of the HEC in Paris and INSEAD in Fontainebleau and an Eisenhower Fellow.
  • Cillian Lohan: Member of the EESC since March of 2014, currently serving as Vice President of the NAT section and appointed through the Irish Environmental Pillar. Cillian is CEO of an internationally active Irish NGO, Green Economy Foundation.  He is the former chair of Irish Environmental Network (2015 -2018) Cillian is an Environmental Scientist but with a background in business, specifically working as a Business Development Director in the retail sector. He has expertise in Circular Economy, as a founding Chair of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (2017/2018) and as Rapporteur for multiple EESC opinions on the topic. As a member of the Sustainable development Observatory he works on SDG's and is currently Rapporteur for the "Reflection Paper on a Sustainable Europe 2030" for EESC.
  • Peter Schmidt: President of the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory since 2018 and a member of the EESC's since 2014 for Group II (Workers). From 2015 to March 2018, he was the president of the EESC's Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems. He is one of the three EESC members steering the work of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative by the EESC and the European Commission. His first occupation was cheesemaker. Later on he was a regional officer of the NGG trade union (Food and Catering Union, affiliated to the DGB) for 27 years, in charge of dairy industries and bakeries.