Maciej Woźniak is a graduate of the Cracow University of Economics (holding a master’s degree in Economics) and the National School of Public Administration. He also completed a post-graduate course in property valuation at the Warsaw University of Technology. He is a member of the Polish Civil Service Corps. In 2011, he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program run by the US Department of State.
In 2003−2008, he worked at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Economy, where he led the Oil and Gas Department and was responsible for implementation of the act on mandatory oil, gas and fuels stocks and for securing Poland’s accession to OECD’s International Energy Agency based in Paris. After it joined the IEA, he represented Poland at IEA Governing Board meetings a number of times. He also coordinated preparations ahead of implementation of the second package of the EU gas market liberalisation legislation and participated in the EU’s work on the third package.
In 2008−2010, he was Prime Minister’s chief adviser on Energy Security and Secretary of the Prime Minister’s interdepartmental Energy Security Policy Team. He represented Poland in the V4 High-Level Group on Energy and the EC’s Group for the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan. He supervised the pre-construction phase of the Świnoujście LNG Terminal project. He was on the team negotiating the intergovernmental gas supply contract between Poland and Russia. He resigned from the position of Prime Minister’s adviser only after the contract was signed in November 2010.
In 2011−2013, he advised the Environment Minister and Chief Geologist on the geological and mining law reform.
He sat on the Supervisory Boards of Operator Logistyczny Paliw Płynnych and Wielkopolska Spółka Gazownictwa and served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management of Warsaw.