Director-General Jerzy Bogdan Plewa
Jerzy Bogdan Plewa was appointed Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development on 16 April 2013.
Since 1 January 2012, Mr Plewa, as Deputy Director-General in the same Directorate-General, was responsible for Rural Development and Sustainability Policy.
Between 16 October 2006 and 1 January 2012 he was, also as Deputy Director-General in the same DG, in charge of international affairs.
Born in Poland, Jerzy Bogdan Plewa was hitherto Associate Professor at Warsaw Agricultural University, member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank of Food Economy and Adviser to the President of the National Bank of Poland with responsibility for farm-sector analyses.
From 1997 until July 2004, Mr Plewa was Under-Secretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, where he was responsible for negotiations on agricultural issues with the EU, other countries and international organisations. During that time, Mr Plewa was also chief negotiator of agricultural affairs in the team negotiating Poland’s accession to the European Union.
From 1995 until 1997, Mr Plewa successively held the posts of Director of the unit monitoring foreign agricultural markets and Director of the information and research department in the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Prior to that, Mr Plewa worked as a consultant on programmes for assisting agriculture and was also a member of the Poland/European Union/World Bank Task Force, where he worked on building a strategy for agriculture in Poland.
Mr Plewa was graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (MSc 1978 and PhD 1982) specializing in mathematical modelling of systems and equipment for energy production.