Blazej Moder is the Director of the New Center of Lodz Authority where he is responsible for coordination, implementation, and development of the largest urban development program in Central Europe – the New Center of Lodz. The main aim of the program is revitalization of one hundred hectares of downtown Lodz, Poland’s third largest city with a population of 720,000. The program portfolio consists of over fifty different projects worth over one billion Euro.
Prior to joining the New Center of Lodz Authority, Blazej served as a member of the Management Board for the Lodz Infrastructural Company, overseeing the company’s projects and funds. For three years, from 2008 to 2011, Blazej worked as the President of the Management Board for the Lodz Regional Development Agency, which provides financial support for local business initiatives; he was responsible for over 200 projects worth 200 million Euro.
Blazej is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics and holds an MA in International Relations and Political Studies from the University of Lodz. He was featured as a European Young Leader in 2014.
Blazej is a member of the Board of Directors at Civil Development Forum – the largest libertarian think tank based in Poland which was established by Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, an author of free-market reforms in Poland in early 1990s. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and Society of Polish Economists.