Maciej Szczęsny has been the President of the Management Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund since May 22, 2024. He oversees the Department of Analysis and Early Warning, the Security Department, the Human Resources Department, the Support Monitoring and Claims Recovery Department, the Legal Department, the Treasury Department, the Internal Audit Office, and the Management Board Office.

From January 19 to May 21, 2024, he served as Chairman of the BGF Council.

He has been associated with the banking sector for over 20 years. He began his career in 1997 at BRE Corporate Finance, where, as a consultant, he participated in teams dealing with mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, and corporate restructurings. In 2000, he started working at the Polish brokerage office of ABN AMRO as a junior banking analyst for Central Europe, Turkey, and South Africa. In 2003, he was transferred to the ABN AMRO office in London to the position of junior analyst for Iberian banks.

From 2004, he worked as a banking sector analyst at Morgan Stanley in London, where he was responsible for preparing analytical reports for banks in Turkey, Central Europe, Austria, Greece, South Africa, and Kazakhstan.

In 2007, he took on the role of head of the banking sector team for emerging EMEA markets at Lehman Brothers in London, where he created an analytical product for institutional clients from scratch. After the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, he continued his work at Nomura International, which took over the European team of the failed bank. In 2011, he moved on to become the head of the EMEA banking sector analyst team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. The team he led achieved a top position in the Institutional Investors ranking.

In 2014, he started working at the investment fund Pioneer Investments in London as Director of the Analysis Department responsible for the financial sector in global emerging markets. After the fund was taken over by Amundi Asset Management, he continued his role until 2022.

He graduated with a degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) license awarded by the American CFA Institute.