WOCCU Board Member Named One of Poland's Most Influential People
Madison, WI—Poland's national weekly
Przeglad (Review) named Grzegorz Bierecki, World
Council of Credit Unions board member and CEO of
National Association of Cooperative Savings and
Credit Unions (NACSCU) as one of the most
influential people in Poland. Ranked number nine
on the prestigious list of the 101 Most
Influential People in the country, Bierecki's
leadership has brought credit unions to the
forefront in Poland.
A testament to the importance of the credit
union movement in Poland, Bierecki is rated
higher on the list than people such as the
Foreign Minister, the Spokesmen of the Upper and
Lower Houses of the Parliament, the leader of
the main opposition party (who appears several
times a day on the news), the only Polish EU
Commissioner, the President of the National TV,
the Mayor of Warsaw and front page
Pawel Grzesik, head of NACSCU's Warsaw office
commented, "This indeed is good news personally
for Grzegorz, but equally, if not more
important, for all credit unions, members,
employees and volunteers of SKOK (the credit
union system) in Poland, and for our global
credit union family."
Grzegorz Bierecki will be a keynote speaker
the World Credit Union Conference in Calgary,
Canada, July 29-August 1, 2007.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.