Former Warsaw mayor named business ombudsman in Ukraine

Święcicki (pictured) will take over his role from Algirdas Semeta, a former EU taxation commissioner and Lithuanian finance minister. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

Marcin Święcicki, a Polish economist and former mayor of Warsaw, has been named business ombudsman by the Ukrainian government. He will start in his new role in October.

The ombudsman acts on the basis of an agreement between the Ukrainian government, international financial institutions and Ukrainian business organisations, Święcicki said on his Facebook account.

The ombudsman deals with entrepreneurs' complaints against government agencies, intervenes on behalf of them and prepares systemic recommendations for the government, Święcicki also wrote.

Święcicki will take over his role from Algirdas Semeta, a former EU taxation commissioner and Lithuanian finance minister.

Święcicki was the mayor of Warsaw in 1994-1999.