Barbara Nowakowska – Managing Director of PSIK, the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Barbara Nowakowska has been managing PSIK for 14 years, working for promotion and development of private equity/venture capital industry in Poland and representing interests of the Polish private equity community. Barbara Nowakowska served as an expert on the Polish private equity and venture capital at the European Commission. Prior to joining PSIK in 2003, Barbara Nowakowska was a board member of an independent Polish telecom operator El-Net S.A. She gained experience in private equity industry at Enterprise Investors. At the beginning of transformation, she worked at the Ministry of Privatisation. Barbara Nowakowska holds an MA degree in economics.