Poland’s Medal of Honor, the highest civilian honor in the country, is awarded each year by the President of the Republic of Poland to a select number of individuals. We are pleased to inform you that nine AmCham members were presented this award for their significant contributions to Poland's political and economic transformation. The ceremony was held November 3, 2014 at the Presidential Palace and the awards were presented by Minister Olgierd Dziekoński, Secretary of State at the President’s Chancellery.
Please join us in congratulating the following for this significant achievement:
Krzyż Komandorski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski – Jacek Siwicki
Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski – Piotr Freyberg, George Osypowicz, Jerzy Thieme
Krzyż Oficerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski – David Mitzner, Roman Rewald
Krzyż Oficerski Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej – George Handy
Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Zasługi Rrzeczypospolitej Polskiej – Tony Housh
Złoty Krzyż Zasługi – John Lynch
This momentous recognition showcases the important role AmCham members and their entrepreneurial spirt played in building a thriving and successful Polish economy since 1989. American companies were pioneers in Polish investment and still represent the strongest international investors in Poland today. Over the past 25 years AmCham member companies have invested over 30 billion dollars in Poland, and created over 200 thousand jobs. This success has lead to 70% of U.S. businesses reinvesting in Poland by opening an additional branch, factory, or business center in Poland. All of this is a testament to the vital work our members do here in Poland.
Here is to the next 25 years! With your help the next 25 will be just as groundbreaking.
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