Deputy Director General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Professional experience in the European Institutions: As from 16 April 2016: Deputy Director-General – Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR); 01/2011 – 11/2015: Deputy Secretary-General - European External Action Service (EEAS) - Responsible for Common Security and Defence Policy, security policy and conflict prevention, development policy, human rights and democracy, relations with European Parliament. Additional responsibilities: member of the Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy, chair of the Tasking Committee of the European Satellite Centre, chair of the international Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (2014-2015), chief negotiator of the institutional framework EUSwitzerland. ; 09/2009 – 01/2011: Head of Cabinet of European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek . ; 01/2008 – 08/2009: Director – former Directorate-General DEV Responsible for policy coherence, aid effectiveness, aid financing, relations with other donors, public communication.
Professional experience before joining the European Institutions: 04/2003 – 1/2008: Ambassador - Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU, Brussels, Representative of Poland to the Political and Security Committee (PSC); 09/2001 – 01/2008: Minister Plenipotentiary (until 04/2003), Deputy Head of Mission Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU, Brussels; 09/1999 – 09/2001: Deputy Director, Director of the EU department, MFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland; 12/1993 – 09/1999: Second Secretary, First Secretary, Counsellor Representation of Poland to the EU, Brussels; 06/1992 – 08/1992: Diplomatic trainee Embassy of the Republic of Poland, The Hague; 03/1991 – 12/1993: Junior diplomat Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland; 02/1988 – 02/1991:
Assistant teacher, University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Academic qualifications: 10/1983 – 06/1988: MA degree in German and Dutch language and literature University of Wroclaw - Wroclaw, Poland; 12/1991 - 05/1992: Diplomatic Training Course, Aus- und Fortbildungsstätte des Auswärtigen Amtes, Bonn; 03/1991 – 06/1991: Postgraduate Foreign Service Training, Polish Institute for International Relations (PISM) - Warsaw, Poland; 10/1989 – 02/1990: DAAD scholarship, German Faculty of the University of Siegen.