Grzegorz Sielewicz is the new Chief Economist CEE
With one of Coface's priorities being safer trade for companies, the Group is continuing to develop its risk expertise by setting up an international network of economists in strategic regions (based in Hong Kong, Mainz, Istanbul, Sao Paulo and Warsaw). The five economists will work closely with the Group's economic research department in Paris.
The new economists will be the Group's local voice on all economic subjects:
- They will be closer to companies, and bring their local knowledge to the analysis of macro and micro-economic risk by contributing to the Group's economic publications -Panoramas -launched at the end of 2012. They will also enhance the country risk analysis Coface provides to the French state.
- From 2014, they will prepare the launch of local Panoramas dedicated to company defaults and sector analysis.
Well noted publications from the Coface Central Europe Region are the annual listing of theCoface CEE Top 500companies, theCoface Insolvency Reportor theCoface Country Essentials. One of the main responsibilities of the Chief Economist is to provide further in-depth sector, insolvency and economic publications and forecasts on countries of the region.
Grzegorz Sielewicz is appointed Chief Economist for the Central Europe Region and will be based in Warsaw. Before joining Coface he worked in the Polish Ministry of Finance for the last 9 years and before that he gained experience at Deutsche Bank and UniCredit Group.
The 33-year-old graduated from the prestigious Warsaw School of Economics and is also alumnus of the Purdue University in Indiana, USA.
“Grzegorz Sielewicz is a well-trained analyst of the economic development in the region and therefore brings skills and expertise, which are valuable for Coface. The economic situation in Emerging Europe is still volatile and complex but nevertheless a region of great business opportunities. To permanently monitor the further development of the region and to keep our stakeholders updated about changes with studies is one of the main targets of this new position”,states Katarzyna Kompowska, Coface Executive Manager Central Europe.
“Thepresence of economists in major regions of the world will firstly enhance our economic analysis, by placing it closer to the risks, particularly in a micro-economic dimension. Each economist will be the local voice of Coface in their region, aiming to explain all of the Group's analyses and also produce local publications for our key markets. Through their contribution, Coface's view of economic risk will be more accessible to our clients and business partners, thus extending the work begun with our Panoramas which were launched a year ago”,explains Yves Zlotowski, Chief economist of Coface.
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