He won the award for his consistency and iron discipline in the creation of the largest Polish private financial group - both through the launch of new projects such as the Idea Bank or PF Leasing and the takeover of the GMAC Bank Poland and the MW Trade listed company. The award was presented together with Puls Biznesu (Pulse of Business).
She won the award for the unusual combination of love for the arts and business gifts, and this resulted in a magical place - Stary Browar. The award was also presented for her active patronage over Polish culture and financing its development, and also for inspiring lots of generations of Polish and worldwide artists with a dialogue.
He won the award for his undisputed, creative contribution to the evolution of a market economy, the construction of Polish position in the international arena and economic rationalism. The award was also presented for managing the best interests of the state and its citizens in his twenty-year public service.
He won the award for his significant contribution to the development of the Polish oil and gas mining. The award was also presented for his long-term, crowned with success, efforts to upgrade and modernize the industry and knowledge, and skills that have been serving our economy for over four decades.
He won the award for his business success, for building a firm of the established renown and a solid financial foundation. The award was also presented for undertaking to implement a variety of even the most difficult investment, and for his active participation in the development of Polish ferry shipping and liner.
He won the award for proving that a good, true art can be a great business, also for his professional management of the enterprise called „theatre”. The award was also presented for his effectiveness in attracting sponsors and funds for Polish culture to support its young artists, and also for charity work.
He won the award for the unique achievements in the field of innovative medicine, and for belonging to the elite group of the most eminent geneticists in the world of oncology. The award was also presented for his enthusiasm for research, implementation and commercialization of knowledge to detect and prevent cancer.
It won the award for the unique role it has been playing for more than five decades in Polish intellectual life, as well as in political, social and cultural life. The award was also presented for the influential, objective journalism, and continuing to present a coherent world view and a clear system of values.
He won the award for his persistence, determination to work and his managerial excellence, as well as for the successful restructuring of PKP Cargo; this should be a model for other railway companies. The award was also presented for his ambitious program of investment and business expansion abroad, and also for his dialogue and respect for the social partners.