Professor Krzysztof Narkiewicz is the head of the Hypertension Unit, Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland. He has published over 300 papers mainly in the areas of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders (total Impact Factor >650, total number of citations > 10000). He is the editor of Blood Pressure – journal endorsed by the European Society of Hypertension. Between 2003 and 2014 he was a Polish national consultant in clinical management of hypertension. He is a president-elect of the Polish Society of Hypertension (starting term in 2014). He was the President of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension (2009-2011). He was a member of the Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) preparing the 2007 and 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension.