Bogdan BRUNON WENTA
MEP, EPP, PL, Member DEVE/CULT Committee
Born in 1961 in Szpęgawsk, Poland. He is a former handball player and coach and played in handball clubs such as Wybrzeże Gdańsk, Bidasoa Irun, FC Barcelona, TuS Nettelstedt-Lübbecke and SG Flensburg-Handewitt, and in his career appeared in seven European Cup finals.
After his successful playing career, he coached the Polish national team (2004-2012), German club SC Magdeburg (2006-2007) and Polish club Vive Targi Kielce (2008-2014). After retiring as a coach, he became manager of a club from Kielce; however he left the position due to his involvement in political activity.
In February 2007, he was honoured with the Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta by President Lech Kaczyński for his contribution to the development of Polish sport.
Mr Wenta is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014