Bartek CzyczerskiAntonio Fernandez
Senior Policy Manager
Bartek joined ERCST as a Senior Policy Manager in March 2022. His work will focus on sustainable finance and hydrogen.
He has 17 years of experience in European affairs: as a diplomat, civil servant and managing director of the largest, multisectoral Polish business federation in Brussels (Business & Science Poland). Under his leadership, BSP was accepted as a member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance.
Bartek has extensive experience in policy areas of international trade and economic relations, as well as the Green Deal agenda, including CBAM, sustainable finance & taxonomy, hydrogen and competition.
As a diplomat, he coordinated the matters related to international trade in the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU. Bartek advised political hierarchy and represented national economic interests within the EU institutions. He participated in the EU inter-institutional negotiations from the working level to the involvement of EU leaders. He has been a member of multiple EU bodies, notably Chairman of the EU Council legislative working group and member of EU Trade Policy Committee. Bartek also advised the Polish delegation during the negotiations at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Bartek led the design and implementation of national policy on EU trade legislation, trade defence and the WTO dispute resolution. He also represented the Polish government in domestic litigations related to international trade.
Bartek is a regular speaker at conferences on European affairs (Politico, the Polish Climate Summit, ERA, C5), to media, in the national and the European Parliament, at the international trade law summer program. His research appeared in Global Journal on International Trade and Customs, Euroactiv, Rzeczpospolita and Monitor of Customs.
After obtaining a law degree at the University of Wroclaw he continued his post-graduate education at the Warsaw School of Economics (Project Management), the London School of Economics (MBA Essentials) and the Oxford University (Executive Leadership Program).