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Krzysztof Drynda

Krzysztof Drynda


Polish Investment and Trade Agency

A manager with many years of experience in both government administration and the private sector, but also in non-profit non-governmental organizations.

In February 2021, he was appointed the Chairman of PAIH. Before joining the Agency, as the Director of the Department of Supervised and Subordinate Units, he was in charge of entities subordinate to the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology.

Previously, he was a member of the board of the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, where from 2016 he was responsible, inter alia, for investments, finances and controls, as well as cooperation with institutes of higher education and universities. Over the four years of his tenure, more than 90 companies joined the Wałbrzych zone, including such significant investors as: Mercedes-Benz, Umicore, GTHR, LS, and Hongbo Clean Energy. During this time, the expenditure incurred in the zone increased by PLN 6 billion, exceeding PLN 30 billion in total.

In the past, Krzysztof Drynda was an advisor to the Minister for the economy. He was also professionally related to the financial sector and ran his own business in this field. Moreover, for many years he has been an active member of non-governmental organizations.

Krzysztof Drynda is a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics from the Wrocław University of Technology and is a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He was awarded the Silver Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.


Participates in the sessions:


    Poland’s investment attractiveness in the new reality


    Poland’s investment attractiveness in the new reality

    1.45 p.m. – 1.55 p.m.
    Introduction to the session – a discussion from the Real Estate Reviews cycle:

    25 years of Special Economic Zones How to attract investors?

    1.55 p.m. – 2.45p.m.
    Poland’s investment attractiveness in the new reality

    The pandemic has brought about a global drop in the number of FDI projects. We have seen the uncertainty of investors, delayed or abandoned enterprises. Statistically, Poland proved to be “covid-resistant” and fDi Markets recognized it to be the third most attractive market for foreign investments in the world. Will Poland maintain its investment attractiveness after the pandemic? Will we join the club of beneficiaries of post-pandemic investments? How to maintain a strong position of an investment hub attractive for global companies investing in shared services centres, IT centres or research and development facilities? How to benefit from nearshoring? What does that mean for the real estate market? Promotion, pro-investment solutions, tax reliefs, and a social-economic stability as prerequisites for economic growth.

    Poland’s investment attractiveness in the new reality

    • Krzysztof Drynda - President, Polish Investment and Trade Agency
    • Mirosław Kamiński - Chairman of the Board, Pomorska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego, Invest in Pomerania initiative
    • Paweł Panczyj - Managing Director Strategy & Partnerships, ABSL
    • Agnieszka Rodak - President of the Management Board, Rumia Invest Park, Invest in Pomerania Initiative
    • Jacek Ziarno - Editor-in-Chief, ‘Nowy Przemysł’ Economic Magazine
    • Paweł Żelich - Attorney-at-Law, Associated Partner, Kancelaria Noerr