Andrzej Sadowski

Adam Smith Research Center

Andrzej Sadowski born in 1963. He is the founder and president of the Adam Smith Research Centre, the first independent think tank in Poland, established in 1989. A. Sadowski was also one of the founders of the Research Team for Conservative and Liberal Thought at the University of Warsaw from 1984 to 1989, as well as the Adam Smith Economic Studies Team from 1986 to 1989. In addition to his academic and think tank work, Sadowski was involved in various economic organizations and initiatives. He was a co-founder and board member of the Economic Society in Warsaw from 1986 to 1989 and a co-founder, along with Mirosław Dzielski and Aleksander Paszyński, of the Economic Action in 1988-1989. A. Sadowski was also a co-founder and board member of Transparency International Poland, an organization focused on promoting transparency and combating corruption, from 1996 to 2003. He served as a member of the first National Development Council under the President of Poland from 2009 to 2010 and as a member of the Scientific Council of the Research Center for Entrepreneurship of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development from 2009 to 2015. Sadowski has received several awards for his contributions. In 2014, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of Poland for promoting entrepreneurship.

In 2021, he was honored with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for his anti-communist opposition activities during the martial law period in Poland. In 2023, on the occasion of the 4th Nationwide Entrepreneurship Day, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his outstanding contributions to the development of the Polish economy and his social activities. Currently, as of 2023, A. Sadowski serves as a member of the Social Advisory Board to the President of the Supreme Chamber of Control in Poland.