Joana Smolik is a director of the Strategic Relations Department in the BGK, Polish Development Bank. She has worked at BGK since 2010. At first as a specialist and expert in the Structural Financial Department and then, since 2014, as a director of the structural financial team – energy, transport and municipial sector. In 2020 she has taken up a position as a director of the difficult transactions structuring team, which deals with early restructuring of enterprises. Since April 2021, she has been a director of the Strategic Relations Department, which main task is to support Poland’s sustainable socio-economic development by providing financial solutions and comprehensive banking service for a key economic entities.
At BGK, she is also a director of the Strategic Security program. Its aim is to develop and implement financial solutions responding to the market needs in the area of energy, fuel sector and cybersecurity.
Apart from working at BGK, she gained her professional experience, among others, at TFI Energia SA, where she was a director of the Private Assets Management Office and also fund manager. She holds a master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics and in Economics from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Privately, she enjoys spending her free time actively and is also interested in interior design.