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Janusz Olszowski

President
Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GIPH)

Janusz OlszowskiPresident of the Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce Janusz Olszowski graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology at the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow. He completed additional post-graduate studies in Aerology at the same Academy and studies in Administration and Management at the Faculty of Law of the Silesian University of Silesia. He continually upgraded his skills on a number of specialized trainings in the field of economics, law and mining. In 1980-1996 he had managerial positions in underground, "Janina"and "Halemba" coal mines, as well as in Central Mines Rescue Station. He served there as chief engineer and participated in rescue operations and visited , as rescue supervisor, all the mines in Poland. In 1996 he was appointed a director of the Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and since 1998 is a President of the Chamber. He manages the activities of the Board of the Chamber , and is also personally involved in analyzing and giving opinions on the current and proposed legislation, representing the Chamber in the works of government and parliamentary committees. Its mandate also includes the issues related to the economic and financial aspects of the operations and restructuring of the fuel - energy sector and matters connected with clean coal technologies.He is the author of numerous publications, expert opinions and papers presented at national and international conferences and symposia. He is also engaged in a number of commissions, committees and other bodies, such as: the Executive Committee of the European Association for Coal and Lignite EUROCOAL, Committee on Occupational Safety in Mining at the Higher Mining Authority, the Social Council of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, the Scientific Council of the Central Mining Instituteand the Scientific Council of the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.Mr Janusz Olszowski is married and has two daughters.

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