Senior Lecturer, Finance, University of Bedfordshire, Business School

Dr Piotr Konwicki

Dr Piotr Konwicki has over 20 years of experience in both teaching and practicing finance.  Piotr holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Gdansk University, Poland and obtained his MBA from the London Business School; his Ph.D. thesis was on Technical Barriers to Trade between Poland and the EU became part of the Polish White Paper during country’s EU accession negotiations.

In his professional career Piotr worked with the following companies:

  • Lazard et Cie (Country Manager, Poland)
  • Deutsche Bank (Director, Country Head, Poland and Central European Execution Head)
  • Intercontinental Hotels (Development/M&A Director)
  • Metsa Tissue Oyj, Helsinki (Senior Board Advisor)

Piotr was the Project Leader advising Polish Government on the sale of the tobacco industry (the largest sectoral privatization in Central Europe), and also advised the Lithuanian Government on construction of energy transmission lines, led the purchase of Agip Hotels by InterContinental Hotels and helped create and implement European acquisition strategy for Metsa Tissue.

Piotr is also a visiting Professor of Strategy & Economics at HULT International Business School in Boston. He has published several papers in various professional journals.  His latest publishing (in Journal of World Economy) discusses factors which impacts valuation of social networking sites and looks at unique features of the Russian market which have prevented Facebook expansion there. His forthcoming paper in Economia presents a potential role for Islamic Finance in development finance.