The Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU) is a statutory organisation of industry self-government.
It was established in 1990 and represents all insurance companies operating in Poland.
PIU supports the legislator in shaping insurance law and conducts a multilateral dialogue for the development of the insurance sector in our country. It issues opinions on legal acts and submits their drafts. It represents the market in legislative work.
PIU cooperates with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), the Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG), the Financial Ombudsman, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), the Polish Chamber of Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers, the Polish Society of Actuaries, the Polish Chamber of Insurance and Financial Intermediaries, AIDA (International Association for Insurance Law), the Polish Bank Association and other chambers, unions and associations.
PIU exchanges information and cooperates with foreign institutions and works towards community law. It operates the PIU office in Brussels.
The Polish Chamber of Insurance promotes good market practices and supports insurer initiatives (e.g. preventive initiatives). It increases public awareness about insurance. It disseminates knowledge about insurance in its handbooks and numerous publications.
In order to preserve the high quality and the image of the Polish insurance market, as a representative of the insurers, the Polish Chamber of Insurance makes every effort to protect and improve the conditions of their operations. The Polish Chamber of Insurance is managed by a management board, whose work is supervised by the Audit Committee. The Chamber’s tasks are performed via the office, which is a competence centre of the industry’s self-government. The office organises the work of technical committees, carries out projects supporting legislative processes
and supervises cooperation with the market and other institutions. Factual support for the management board and PIU members is provided
by permanent committees, subcommittees, teams and working groups. They comprise employees from insurance companies.
Jan Grzegorz Prądzyński, President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Insurance
Until 2007, he was President of the Management Board of the Polskie Biuro Podróży Orbis Travel (Orbis Travel – Polish Travel Bureau). He was also a member of supervisory boards of Canal Plus Cyfrowy and PBP S.A. He was a member of the supervisory board of Robyg S.A. He also held managing positions in professional organizations and associations.
He was, inter alia, a vice president of Polish Association of Tourism, a member of the French Association of Commerce in Poland, and vice-president of the board of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers PKPP Tourism in “Leviathan.” From 1981 to 1998 he lived abroad (in England and France), where he directed transport and tourism companies.
Jan Grzegorz Prądzyński studied at the School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (now Warsaw School of Economics). Since 1998, he has been a licensed insurance broker. He is fluent in English and French.
Andrzej Maciążek, Vice President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Insurance
Since 2000 he has been professionally involved in the Polish Chamber of Insurance. Before becoming a member of the Board, he was the Director of the Office of the PIU. From 1996 to 1999 he served as a chairman of the board with TUiR Gwarant. He was one of the initiators of ATU – Travel Insurance Company SA – the first insurance company established as a joint-stock company under the Law on Insurance Business in 1990. With ATU, he was originally a member of the supervisory board and a vice president of the management board. After the takeover of the company by the new owner, in the years 1995-1996, he was a member of the board with GERLING Polska S.A. In 1994-1996 he was a member of the supervisory board of the International School of Management (now Kozminski University).
Andrzej Maciążek is a physicist, he graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, at the University of Silesia in Katowice. He gained his knowledge on insurance market at the College of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw. He speaks English and Russian.
Anna Włodarczyk – Moczkowska – Chairwoman
Aneta Podyma – Vice-chairwoman
Piotr Zadrożny – Vice-chairman
Beata Kozłowska – Chyła