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Professor Marek Belka served twice as Deputy Prime Minister and from May 2004 to October 2005 he was a Prime Minister of Poland. On 10 June 2010, Professor Belka was approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Poland as President of the National Bank of Poland and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Council.
From November 2011 to October 2015, he had chaired the World Bank/IMF Development Committee. In January 2011, he was elected a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board.
Professor Belka has also held numerous high-ranking positions within the international community. He served as Chairman of the Council for International Coordination for Iraq and as Director of Economic Policy in the Coalition Provisional Authority (2003-2004). From 2006 to 2008, he held office in the United Nations as Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. In November 2008, he assumed office as Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund.