Slawomir Lachowski is the CEO and founder of Bank SMART. He is a long-time financial services entrepreneur. Previously Slawomir developed mBank, the first internet bank in Poland, which swiftly became successful in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slawomir also restructured BRE Bank and improved its organisation to the extent that BRE Bank won the award for Best Financial Institution in Poland in 2008. Furthermore Slawomir was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit (Poland) for an outstanding contribution to the transformation of the Polish banking sector.