Our team

President

Jacek Spendel – is Founder and President of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation. He is also European Programs’ Director at US-based Language of Liberty Institute.

Jacek obtained master’s degree in sociology from the University of Silesia in Katowice. He also studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and Jagiellonian University in Cracow where he was a PhD candidate in political philosophy (unfinished). Over the years, Jacek accumulated experience in management from KoLiber Association (President, 2006-2007) and Globalization Institute (Project Manager, 2005-2012). During that period he interned at various institutions, including: Kodak Eastman Company (USA), Goldwater Institute (USA), Institute for Free Enterprise (Germany). He is also alumni of two programs of The Fund for American Studies: AIPES in Prague, and Capital Semester in Washington, DC.

Jacek strengthened his management skills with Think Tank MBA and ATLAS Leadership Academy (2013). He practiced them in many projects, among them: organization of dozen Liberty English Camps, directorship at Polish-American Leadership Academy, production of 12-episodes of Freedom under Fire video series , and coordination of ESFL in Poland. He also used to run his own pizza business in Katowice. Currently he is busy with Project Arizona, internship-educational project for international students he runs in Phoenix.

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


Project Manager

Magdalena Spendel – she studied economics and got masters degree at the University of Wrocław. During her studies she got interested in economic transformation but also in economic crisis of euro zone and theory of economics, especially Austrian School of Economics. This year she is publishing her first book which will touch the problem of Estonian economic transformation during the 90s. She works for Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation and coordinates Polish-American Leadership Academy. In her free time she likes to spend time in the nature. She loves animals, likes horse riding and is a horse riding instructor. She is also an amateur mountain biker.

She is a Polish-American Leadership Academy’s Director. She also helps with Project Arizona, website development and social media.

Contact: spendelmagdalena@gmail.com


Fundraiser, Project Manager

Piotr Kot – He has seven years of experience in fundraising. For several years he worked as a fundraiser in the big non-governmental organisation. He studied economics and environmental engineering.

Right now he is not only a fundraiser but also part of the „Mises the Movie” team.

Contact: kot@fundacjawip.org

  
 
 
 


Project Manager, Filmmaker

Paweł Piwowar – A passionate advocate of economic and individual liberty. Graduate of movie management studies, alumnus of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems, Dignitatis Humanae fellow. His hobbies include classical music, American football and studying international conflicts.

Working for the Foundation he realized several movies: few episodes of Freedom under Fire and full-time movie The Forgotten. He was also Polish-American Leadership Academy manager. Right now he is involed in Mises the Movie.

Kontakt: piwowar@fundacjawip.org


Filmmaker

Kamil Przespolewski – A filmmaker with several years of experience. Laureate of nationwide film competitions. At present, he professionally deals with the post-production of the image. He is interested in philosophy and psychology.

Kamil worked for foundation on several projects – Freedom under Fire, The Forgotten. Right now he is involved in Mises the Movie.

Kontakt: przespolewski.kamil@gmail.com

 


African Relations

Adedeji Sunday Akintayo

– 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