President of the Management Board
Przemysław Gdański has been the CEO of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. since November 1, 2017, and serves as Territory Head for all BNP Paribas Group companies in Poland.
Przemek graduated from the University of Gdańsk (MSc in Economics) and completed a one-year program in international banking and finance at Loughborough University in the UK. He participated in several professional and executive development programs at leading business schools around the world, such as IESE Business School (Advanced Management Program), Harvard Business School, London Business School, the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, Ashridge–Hult International Business School, HEC, Columbia Business School and INSEAD.
He has over 30 years of international banking experience. He has worked at leading banks in Poland and abroad, and since 2006 served on the management boards of banks Calyon (as CEO), BPH, Pekao SA and mBank.
Since 2019, he has been deputy president of Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan and a member of the advisory boards of Digital University. Since 2021, he has served as a+ member of the UN Global Compact Network Poland Programme Committee. The same year, he became a member of the advisory board of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and a partner in the prestigious international G100 Denim Club, an organization comprising leaders promoting gender parity and equality. He has chaired the council of the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2017.
In 2021, he was distinguished with the Market Visionary Award, granted by the IT@BANK conference. In 2019, he was named CEO of the Year by The Heart Warsaw, and Bank Manager of the Year 2018 by Gazeta Bankowa. In 2018, he won the title of Digital Shaper from the Digital Poland Foundation for outstanding contribution to digital transformation.
He has a proven record of supporting diversity, gender equality and women’s entrepreneurship. In March 2018, he was awarded Male Champion of Change accolade presented by Success Written with Lipstick Foundation.
A chess player with FIDE Master title, years ago member of the Polish national junior team, former president of the Polish Chess Federation.