Beata Baran-Wesołowska

Beata is a Certified Compliance Officer. At BKB, she supervises cases related to compliance, whistleblowing, harassment, and internal inquiry procedures. She also specialises in disciplinary procedures and due diligence audits. She regularly advises corporate clients in the banking & finance, pharma, retail, TSL, and gas & oil sectors. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, and previously lectured at the Faculty of Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. She also earned a doctorate at the Jagiellonian University. She is an expert at the Office of the Ombudsman for Rights and Values of the Jagiellonian University, and a member of the Senate at the Jagiellonian University in the terms 2016-2020 and 2020-2024. She is a member of the 21st Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the 4th Forum on Minority Issues of the UN Human Rights Council (Geneva). She has participated in academic fellowships at the Carls-Ruprecht Universität Heidelberg, St. Kliment Ohrydzsky University in Sofia, and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev and Sofia. She is a graduate of the School of Ukrainian Law of the Jagiellonian University, of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She also completed cultural studies, majoring in Ukrainian culture, at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. She is the author of over 50 academic publications and numerous popular science publications on compliance, whistleblowing, and internal investigation procedures published in Polish, English, and Ukrainian. Some of her latest publications include “Disciplinary proceedings in cases of members of Police services. Models and Principles” (Wolters Kluwer, 2021), “Ochrona sygnalistów” (The Protection of Whistleblowers) (Wolters Kluwer, 2021) and “Postępowanie dyscyplinarne w sprawach funkcjonariuszy Służby Więziennej” (Disciplinary Proceedings in Cases of Prison Guard Officers” (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). She actively supports young scientists’ organisations (The Association of Lecturers of the Jagiellonian University, the National Representation of Doctoral Students) and law students (European Law Students Association – ELSA). Member of Cracow Bar Association. She conducts legal projects in Polish, English, and Ukrainian. Takes part in: