Mr Alojzy Nowak in 1984 graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics; earned a Ph.D. in 1991 and Habilitation in 1995. Moreover in 1992 – as part of an annual scholarship from the A. Mellon Foundation – he studied economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; in 1993, as a scholarship holder of the United Kingdom Government under the Know-How Fund, he studied banking, finance and capital markets at the University of Exeter; in 1996, as part of a semester scholarship from the German Government, he studied economics at Freie Universitat in Berlin, and in 1997 as part of a semester scholarship of the Belgian Government, he studied international economics at the RUCA University in Antwerp. In 2002 he became Professor of Economics.
He has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Rector’s Award for Scientific Achievements (annually since 1997), Award of the Minister of Education for the book “Integracja europejska. Szansa dla Polski?” and the book „Banki a gospodarstwa domowe – dynamika rozwoju”. Member of many scientific organizations and professional editorial boards of periodicals, among others “Foundations of Management” (member of the editorial board), “Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics” (editor-in-chief), “Yearbook on Polish European Studies”, “Mazovia Regional Studies”, “Gazeta Bankowa” and a reviewer in PWE SA Warszawa publishing company. For many years committee member of “Teraz Polska” Award and scientific council member of “Studia Europejskie”. Author of over 300 publications in Poland and abroad.
He gained his professional experience working among others as Head of the International Business Relations Section at the Management Faculty, University of Warsaw, Head of National Economy Chair at the Management Faculty, University of Warsaw, Director of European Center at the University of Warsaw, Deputy Dean in charge of foreign cooperation at the Management Faculty, University of Warsaw, Dean at the Management Faculty, University of Warsaw and Vice-Rector for Research and Liaison, University of Warsaw. Since June 2020 he has become the rector of Warsaw University, elected for the 4-year term of office. He is a lecturer at the University of Warsaw, and also in France, UK, USA, Russia, China and Korea.
Further, he worked as: advisor to the Prime Minister, to the Minister of Agriculture, CEO of the University Sports Association in Poland and at the University of Warsaw, member of the NewConnect advisory committee at the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, member of the Council of the Foundation of the National Bank of Poland, chairman of the Scientific Council of the National Bank of Poland.
Over the years he sat on supervisory boards of various institutions, including among others: PZU S.A, PTE WARTA S.A., PKO BP S.A., JSW S.A., Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board in EUROLOT S.A.
He was a member of the National Development Council appointed by President Andrzej Duda. Since December 2018 he has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of New Structural Economics at the University of Beijing, where he is among 22 outstanding scientists from around the world, including 4 Nobel laureates in the field of economic sciences.
Since 26 March 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Millennium S.A.