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Tobiasz Adam Kowalczyk

Tobiasz Adam Kowalczyk

Head of Legal | Volkswagen

Tobiasz Adam Kowalczyk is the Head of Legal at Volkswagen Poznan. In addition to being an in-house lawyer, Kowalczyk is active on the development of mediation and arbitration. As part of his pro bono activities, he is Counselor to the President and Regional Director in the National Chamber of Mediators and Arbitrators. He also expects to become included in the list of mediators at Poland’s Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Wielkopolska Development Fund, and, as a senior expert in the Center for Research and Analysis at the Employers of Poland (the largest Polish confederation of employers), he conducts research on the socio-economic effects of the actions of public authorities and social partners on the socio-economic situation, in particular in the enterprise sector in Poland and Europe. He is an author of many articles on the law and economics and is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences and seminars.

Kowalczyk won the “Rising Stars 2014” award co-organized by LexisNexis and the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (an opinion-forming Polish legal and economic daily newspaper) to honor successful top lawyers who are the future of the legal sector. He gained his professional experience, among others, in government agencies, leading global and domestic law firms, and legal departments of multinational corporations. 

He shares a passion for community service and friendship serving as a Secretary and Board Member of Rotary Club Poznan-Starowka, where he’s responsible for international youth exchange.

He is a graduate of the Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun and graduated from the Comparative Law program organized in collaboration with Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. He also studied European Law at the University of Miskolc in Hungary and at the European Academy of Diplomacy.