Mateusz Szczurek, PhD is a member of the European Fiscal Board, the Lead Economist for Central and Eastern Europe at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and an adjunct professor at University of Warsaw. He served as the Polish Minister of Finance in the governments of successive prime ministers Donald Tusk and Ewa Kopacz from 2013 to 2015. Named CEE Minister of Finance of the Year 2014 by Euromoney and Europe’s Finance Minister of the Year 2015 by The Banker magazine. He co-chaired the finance ministers’ EPP group in 2015. From 2011, Mateusz Szczurek was ING Bank’s chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe and for Poland 1997–2011. He taught at Sussex, Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw University. Was an expert on CASE research foundation, and the Polish representative to the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. Born on 11 August 1975, he holds a doctorate from the University of Sussex, Masters of Arts from Sussex and University of Warsaw as well as an undergraduate degree from a joint programme of Warsaw and Columbia University in the City of New York.