Adam Lipiński

Deputy Governor

Deputy Governor

Born in Głubczyce, Opolskie voivodship, in 1956.

Graduated from the Faculty of National Economy of the Oskar Lange Academy of Economics (presently Wrocław University of Economics and Business), with an M.A. in Economics, in 1979.

Mr. Lipiński worked in several banking institutions. In 1981, he was appointed head of the Publishing House of the Lower Silesia Regional Board of Solidarity. Towards the end of the 1970s, he was an activist of anti-communist and pro-democratic movements (Student Committee of Solidarity, Committee for Social Self-defence). After martial law was declared in 1981, he went into hiding and was active in the underground Solidarity (Regional Strike Committee) and anti-communist organisations (Social Movement of Solidarity). He founded several monthlies and samizdats. Following the “Round Table” talks, he was one of the co-founders and President of the Democratic Centre association, then a founder of the Centre Alliance and of the Law and Justice party. In 1991, Adam Lipiński was elected to the Sejm of the 1st term, then of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th term.

He was chairman, vice-chairman and member of several parliamentary committees, including the Constitutional Committee of the National Assembly, the Privatization Committee, a sub-committee for the fundamentals of the political and socio-economic system, the State Treasury Committee, a standing sub-committee for financial institutions and the capital market, an extraordinary committee to consider a government bill on lobbying, the Contact with Poles Abroad Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee (including a standing sub-committee for Eastern Partnership, whose aim was to strengthen cooperation between the EU, including Poland, and countries emerging from former republics of the Soviet Union, such as Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia).

His fields of interest during his work in the Sejm included issues related to contact with Poles living abroad and support to members of the anti-communist opposition in former Eastern Bloc countries which have not managed to complete the political and economic transition (Cuba, Belarus).

On 4 November 2005, he was appointed Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. In 2006–2007, he was Head of the Political Cabinet of Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński, where he was responsible for the government’s cooperation with parliament and the policy to support democracy in post-communist countries.

He coordinated missions of election observers to Ukraine (among others, of the most numerous group of approx. 1,500 observers during the so-called Orange Revolution); organised media projects for Belarus; and was one of the authors of the Act on the Pole’s Card that grants special rights to Poles living in the East and outside Poland.

His last government job was the position of Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Government’s Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment (from October 2016 to 12 November 2019) and the Government’s Plenipotentiary for Civil Society.

He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the nationwide socio-political and economic weekly “Nowe Państwo”.

On 14 September 2020, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, at the request of the Governor of Narodowy Bank Polski, appointed Adam Lipiński a member of the NBP Management Board as of 4 November 2020.