Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) has opened its third representative office in London. The office will be responsible for building close relations with financial markets and for monitoring regulations regarding the British economy. BGK representative offices also provide important support for Polish enterprises abroad.
- We are opening foreign representative offices to build and deepen relations with financial centers and institutions that have the greatest impact on creating regulations affecting the global economy and the international banking system. A good image of the Polish financial sector abroad translates into lower costs of raising capital - said Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, president of the bank's management board.
- The government supports the foreign expansion of domestic business through many different activities. One of them is successively opened BGK representative offices. It is important to be present where the most important decisions regarding global markets are made - added Tadeusz Kościński, Minister of Finance.
One of the goals of the BGK representative office in London is also to support the foreign expansion of Polish enterprises. For many of them, the local market is often too tight, so they are looking for new outlets. Today, through the financing granted, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego is present with Polish companies in 69 countries on 6 continents. The representative office will also promote Poland and the Polish economy among British business, including institutions from the private equity sector as well as local think tanks and lobbyists.
- We look at London and the UK in the long term. We are convinced that even after Great Britain leaves the structures of the European Union, London will remain a global financial center and the United Kingdom a very important trade and business partner for Poland - said Paweł Nierada, the first vice president of the board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.
The representative office in London will be managed by Dagmara Zawadzka, CFA, who has 20 years of professional experience in management and finance. She has worked at BGK since 2017, previously she was the managing director of the Banking Products Sales Division. She also worked at PwC, where she implemented projects in the area of M&A, valuations and financing, at PKN Orlen, where she was responsible for implementing strategic investment projects and was the financial director at PKP Intercity. In addition, Dagmara Zawadzka is scientifically involved in the subject of supporting the international expansion of Polish companies. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and Aarhus School of Business.
BGK representative offices operate on the most important financial markets of Europe and the world: in Brussels, Frankfurt/Main and recently in London. The BGK plans to open representative offices in other European countries, as well as in the United States and Asia, e.g. in Singapore.
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego is a state development bank whose mission is to support the socio-economic development of Poland and the public sector in the implementation of its tasks. BGK is a financial partner that actively supports entrepreneurship and the effective use of development programs. At the same time, the bank is the initiator and participant of cooperation between business, the public sector and financial institutions.
Spokesperson Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego