Pilsudski Institute Corporate Catalyst Award

The Jozef Pilsudski Institute of America is proud to announce that for the first time it honored leading companies for their continued and pioneering investment in Poland with the Corporate Catalyst Award during a ceremony held in Warsaw. The fact that the honored American companies choose to operate in Poland is another example of the strong ties that bind the Polish Diaspora and America together; a value that the Institute holds dear. Therefore the Institute chose to bestow this prestigious award in Poland.  Over the years similar awards have been granted to Citi Group and International Paper among others although never has the award been granted within Poland. This time Coca-Cola HBC Polska and Coca-Cola Poland Services were honored with the award.

Nikos Kalaitzidakis - General Manager Coca-Cola HBC Polska, Iwona Korga, Magda Kapuścińska, Anna Jakubowski - General Manager Coca-Cola Poland ServicesThe Institute presented the Pilsudski Institute’s 2016 Corporate Catalyst Award at an invitation only ceremony in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. The Award is an element of the public affairs platform for The Campaign for the Future an international initiative aimed at ensuring sustainability for continuing the Institute’s mission to preserve and promote Polish national heritage as well as its history and culture in the USA.

During the ceremony Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jan Dziedziczak presented our retiring President Magda Kapuscinski with “Bene Merito” Award, given by Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski to Polish citizens and citizens of foreign countries for their accomplishments that strengthen position of Poland in the world.

The presentation occurred during the special event called The Great Polish Dream, hosted by the Institute and attended by over 100 guests from international commerce, philanthropy and government. Among the guests were: Paul Jones Ambassador of the USA in Poland, Nikos Kalaitzidakis Chairman of the Board & General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC, Anna Jakubowski General Manager of Coca-Cola Poland Services, Adam Bielan Deputy Marshal of Senat RP, Maria Koc Deputy Marshal of Senat RP, Barbara Dolniak Deputy Marshal of Sejm RP.
We thank participants of the panel discussion: Tony Haush Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce, Ryszard Szuster Deputy Minister of Ministry of Sport, Adam Hamryszczak Deputy Ministry of Ministry of Development, Krzysztof Chacinski Mayor of Radzymin, dr Karzysztof Mazur, president of Jagiellonian Club and Anna Jakubowski and Nikos Kalaitzidakis from Coca-Cola Company for their engaging discussion about current economic and social state of foreign investment in Poland.

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