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Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)


Poland - Platforma Obywatelska (Poland)

Date of birth : , Lublin

Curriculum vitae Janusz LEWANDOWSKI

Original version : PL

Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 04/02/2020

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1974 : University, economics: Master's degree in economics
  • 1984 : University, economics: Doctorate in economics

Professional career

  • 1974-1984 : Other, assistant lecturer at the University of Gdańsk
  • 1984-1991 : Private sector, Polish Ocean Lines (Polskie Linie Oceaniczne), consulting

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 1980-1989 : Member of the Solidarity trade union
  • 1989-1994 : Liberal Democratic Congress (KLD) party
  • 1994-2000 : Freedom Union (UW) party – member of the executive
  • 2000-... : Civic Platform (PO) party

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 1991-1993 : Chairman of the Committee on Privatisation

Offices held in a national government

  • 1991 : Minister of Privatisation
  • 1992-1993 : Minister of Privatisation

Offices held in an international political party organisation or an international trade union organisation

  • 2004-... : Member of the European People's Party

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 2004-2007 : Member of the European Parliament (Chair of the EP Committee on Budgets)
  • 2009-2014 : Member of the European Commission with responsibility for the budget
  • 2014-2019 : Member of the European Parliament (Chair, Delegation for relations with Iran; Head of the Polish delegation to the EPP Group)
  • 2019-2024 : Member of the European Parliament (First Vice-Chair of the EP Committee on Budgets)

Other activities

  • 1993-... : Chair of the Policy Board of the Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics
  • 2000-... : Chair of Sopot Athletics Club


  • Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2009)