Mariusz Kawnik has been appointed Executive Director od Brussels-based non-profit association Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP). Mr Kawnik will replace Maciej Jakubik, whose four-year term ended in October.
Prior to joining CEEP, Mr Kawnik held various positions in the Polish public administration and energy companies in Warsaw and Brussels, starting his career in 2007 in the Polish Ministry of Economy, working in the Department of Energy.
In 2011, during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, he served as an energy attaché in the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU. Following his return to Poland, Mr Kawnik was appointed Head of Unit for International Affairs in the Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Economy. In 2016, Mr Kawnik joined the Polish Oil and Gas Company, where he worked as the Director for Regulatory and International Affairs.