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For 13 years I have been providing consultancy services for companies on effective acquisition and compliance of EU grants (i.a. for new investments, technology innovations, research and development or environment-friendly projects), tax incentives in Special Economic Zones (SEZ), and other forms of co-financing from state sources.

In the years 2002-2009 I supervised and directly managed consulting projects, in which PLN 995 million of EU grants for companies were acquired. I directly managed over 200 consulting projects involving the preparation of application documents and compliance of granted funds (EU grants, domestic grants and tax incentives in SEZs).

Between 2007 and 2009 as the Managing Director of PNO Consultants, I designed and implemented the strategy of PNO development in Poland. I created and managed the team of consultants that obtained PLN 765 millions of EU grants for companies in the years 2008-2009 only and achieved the second place in Forbes ranking of EU grant consultants in Poland “Consultants and EU funds” (October 2009). I also acquired extensive experience by working in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, where I created EU grants’ business lines and teams of consultants (PLN 230 millions of grants acquired between 2002-2007).

I have cooperated with international and domestic investors from many sectors, i.a. aviation, automotive, construction materials, furniture, IT, chemical, refinery, petrochemical, power engineering, renewable energy sources.

I have wide experience in acquiring EU grants for large investments (innovative and environment-friendly projects). As the only EU grants consultant in Poland I acquired grants for companies for large investments in all 13 consecutive application rounds between 2002 and 2009 in the following programs: measure 4.4. of the Innovative Economy Operational Program (years 2008-2009), sub-measure 2.2.1. of the Sectoral Operational Program - Increase of the Competitiveness of Enterprises (2004-2007) and under the Act on Financial Support of Investments (prior to Poland’s accession to the EU, in the years 2002-2003).

For many years, I have chaired many conferences, seminars and workshops for companies on practical aspects of using EU grants and tax incentives in Special Economic Zones, incl. a series of conferences held by Gazeta Prawna “EU funds 2007-2013” under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Regional Development.

Author of numerous press publications on EU grants for the development of enterprises in Poland, among others in Gazeta Prawna, Rzeczpospolita, Fundusze Europejskie, Puls Biznesu, Gazeta Wyborcza or Warsaw Business Journal.

A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice (“Finance and investment”) and post-graduate managerial studies of MBA at the University of Gdańsk, GFKM and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Jacek Kachel, MBA
tel: (+48) 500 353 075