Prof. Leif Edvinsson

The New Club of Paris, Advisory Board to JIN – the Japan Innovation Network and Norway Open Innovation Forum, Lund, GUT MBA Advisory Board


Professor (emeritus) Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC). The world’s First director of IC in 1991. The World´s First Professor on IC at Lund University as well as Polytechnic University. Prototyping in 1996 the Skandia Future Center as Lab for Organisational design. In 1998, awarded by Brain Trust “Brain of the Year” award, UK. Listed in Who’s Who in the world. Cofounder and Founding Chairman of The New Club of Paris. In 2013 awarded the Thought Leader Award by European Commission, Intel and Peter Drucker Association. In 2015 appointed Advisory Board to JIN – the Japan Innovation Network. Appointed 2016 to the Advisory Board of Norway Open Innovation Forum. In 2017 Awarded the KM Award , in Geneva at UN, by as well as Senior Advisor to UNDP project on Global Knowledge Index.

Janaki “Janny” Weiden

Global Operations Director bei Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, GUT MBA Advisory Board


A people orientated business leader serving over 850 people around the world in 13 manufacturing sites, Janny is passionate about how we can all make a big difference to ourselves, colleagues, customers and communities. He is a key player in transforming his organisation to meet the challenges of the future through building customer centric, autonomous and agile teams. Beginning in 2004 as an engineer designing solutions for customer projects, Janny expanded his influence through various regional and global commercial leadership roles and now holds a global manufacturing directorship. A husband and father of two children, Janny balances family life, a love of Asian food and German “Kölsch” beer and Carnival – with long distance running activities at the weekend.

Alain Heureux

Trainer in Creativity, Innovation and Change, Brussels, Expert in EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Workgroup from European Commission (DG Grow), GUT MBA Advisory Board


Passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity but moreover about people and their talent development. Currently is also a CEO of Brussels Creative and Partner at the Virtuology-Academy. Founder and Shareholder of The Egg, Founder and Board member of the Creative Ring as well as Little Hearts – an orphanage in Cambodia, Founder of the Action Parkinson Association in Brussels. Teacher of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to work with new tools (business model canvas and pimentomap), to use new techniques (design thinking) and to rethink their strategies as staying competitive. His great source of pleasure and joy are teaching, advising, mentoring and coaching those people. Privately likes very much cooking, food and a good wine (table culture).

Tomasz Radziewicz

Artists, Sculptor – the Witcher character designer, creature designe concept 


Tomasz Radziewicz graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and obtained his diploma in the studio of Prof. Stanisław Radwański in 2003. Scholarship holder at the Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe in the studio of Prof. Stephan Balkenhol. This versatile artist boasts both monumental projects and abstract sculptures perfectly blending into contemporary public spaces. The Monument to Józef Piłsudski in Gdańsk, the Neptune Fountain in the courtyard of the Quarter of the Tenement House in Gdańsk, the Monument of the John Paul II in Przemyśl, unveiled by the late President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, or the Monument of Kazimierz Deyna in Warsaw are just some of the many realizations of Radziewicz’s artistic works.

Participant of numerous international sculptural plain-air workshops in France, Germany and Israel. His abstract stone sculptures can be seen today in such cities as Rechovot near Tel Aviv, Montauban, Marc-la-Tour or Grasse near Cannes in France.

Participant of both individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

Tomasz Radziewicz is also a concept artist, character and creature designer developing characters for film and games industry. He cooperates with such recognizable brands as CD Projekt Red, the creators such games as The Witcher, or Platige Image, for whom he designs unique projects. He is also the author of the collector’s figure for the last part of The Witcher – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

In 2015-2016 he collaborated with Platige Image developing the figures for an animated film Fatima. In 2015 he realized a project for Neville Page, the creator of the characters for such films as Avatar, Super 8, Watchmen, Star Trek, and TRON.


Prof. Julia Wasilczuk

Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics Gdańsk University of Technology


Prof. Julita Wasilczuk is a graduate of the University of Gdańsk, who has been professionally associated with the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Gdańsk University of Technology since its foundation, and is currently an associate professor. Her research interests focus on issues concerning entrepreneurship and management of small companies and she has participated in many projects related to this field. She has supervised the Survey on Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Student projects and lectured on entrepreneurship. She is a founder member of the Education for Entrepreneurship Association (for two terms in the Supervisory Board), which supports educational activities in Poland, and an expert in the quality and curricula of the Polish Accreditation Committee. Additionally, she is the supervisor of the Entrepreneurship and Marketing specialization at the second-cycle studies and Member of the Examination Board for MBA studies. Since 2012, Prof. Wasilczuk has been Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics and Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Law. Appointed as domestic Vice-President of the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Anna Grosiak

Head of Business Development, Sustainability Officer, Siemens, GUT MBA Advisory Board


Experienced business development director, engaged with digital transformation and organizational change management. Started her career with chemical and pharmaceutical market at Bayer company, proven achievements in vary integration and change management projects in Poland and abroad organizations (UAE, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic). In her role of Sustainability and Diversity Officer she initiates activities that support diversity and sustainable business. Passionate of sports, travel and slow food.

Barbara Stepnowska, PhD

 MBA GUT Director


Founder and director of MBA Programme at Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics. She has extensive experience in the implementation and management of international projects, both in banking and in the public sector.

Author of articles related to comprehensive quality management of TQM and project management for non-business projects, including artistic ones.
Her current research interests are, among others, creative industries, with a particular emphasis on culture and art.

Ambassador of the Royal Society of Arts in London and a member of the Institute for Creative Economy Research at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Expert in EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Workgroup from European Commission (DG Grow).

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