DAWID ZIELIŃSKI - International Climate Summit TOGETAIR 2023
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Prezes Columbus Energy

Founder and president of Columbus Energy – the largest Polish company in the modern energy and RES sector. A graduate of electrical engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, he also earned an MBA degree from the Krakow University of Technology. He gained his managerial experience working for such companies as Heidelberg Technology Centre in Heidelberg, Air BP in London and MARS Poland.
He has been an entrepreneur since 2009.  From the beginning, he focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, betting on innovation in his start-ups. In 6 years of operation, Columbus Energy has led the development and transformation of a NewConnect-listed company, which is now valued by investors in the billions of zlotys, achieving spectacular business success. Through Columbus, Dawid Zielinski invests in innovative start-ups, including Nexity, a company related to the electromobility market, and Saule Technologies, a Polish company developing perovskite solar cell technology. He is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Saule S.A. and Saly S.A.
A respected expert in the modern energy industry, member of the RES Power Program Council and the TOGETAIR Expert Council, winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 competition in the New Technologies/Innovation category, winner of the “Teraz Polska” Emblem, he was included in the list of 200 people who create the Polish economy (according to a ranking by RMF FM, Money.pl and 300Gospodarka).
Charismatic leader and visionary, lover of out-of-the-box solutions and mountain climbing. He lives by the values that are also the DNA of Columbus: pace, talent, care, technology. His vision, which he is pursuing through the Carbon Footprint Foundation, among others, is to neutralize the carbon footprint.