Our team


Jacek Spendel

Jacek Spendel is a founder and president of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation and executive director of the Polish-American Leadership Academy, FEF’s flagship project. He is PhD candidate (Political Philosophy) at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Graduated in sociology at the University of Silesia and also studied at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Spendel also serves as the Local Coordinator for the European Students for Liberty. He is a former president of the KoLiber (Conservative – Libertarian) Youth Association. As Polish representative of the Language of Liberty Institute, he organized four times Liberty English Camp in Poland. Spendel gained experience in think-tank management from the Globalization Institute (where he worked between 2005 and 2012) and several internships (i.e. Eastman Kodak, Goldwater Institute) he completed over the years. He loves to travel and meet new people and cultures.

Contact: spendel@fundacjawip.org

Vice President

Marcin Chmielowski

Graduate of political science (Jagiellonian University) and post-graduate student of the central banking and monetary policy (Institute of Economic Science at the Polish Academy of Science) . Mr. Chmielowski is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of political science at the Pedagogical University in Kraków. Executive director of the Academy of Young Entrepreneurs, Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation’s project. Chairman of the Krakow branch of the KoLiber Association. Nominee in the “Magister PAFERE” competition of the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education. Co-worker of the Mises Institute Poland, journalist. His academic interest concentrates around libertarianism with the special stress on anarchocapitalism.

Contact: chmielowski@fundacjawip.org

Dyrektor Polsko-Amerykańskiej Akademii Liderów

Paweł Piwowar

He began his cooperation with F&EF as a participant of Polish-American Leadership Academy – now he is its’ director, responsible for course coordination and promotion. Formally and practically educated to be a movie manager, contributing to our activities by producing „Freedom under Fire” – he was a cinematographer and manager of the „Swedish Myth episode”. Graduate of American Institute of Political and Economic Systems 2016 (AIPES). In his private life he enjoys listening to jazz and watching American Football.

Kontakt: piwowar@fundacjawip.org



International Relations

Adedeji Sunday Akintayo

Adedeji is experienced in management of remarkable events on the international scale. He is also a businessman, running a football school for youth. Adedeji is was the main organizer and spiritus movens of the Liberty English Camp in Nigeria, in march of 2011. He is a networker and manager, deeply engaged in promoting entrepreneurship in Africa.

Contact: adedejiakintayo@yahoo.com