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Biography

Polish nationality.

  • 2013 - present

    Director-General - European Commission, Directorate-General (DG) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • 2012 - 13

    Deputy Director-General responsible for rural development and sustainability policy - European Commission, Directorate-General (DG) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • 2006 - 11

    Deputy Director-General responsible for international affairs - European Commission, Directorate-General (DG) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • 1997 - 2004

    Deputy-Minister, responsible for negotiations on agriculture issues with the EU, other countries and international organisations - Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

    Chief negotiator for agricultural affairs in the team negotiating Poland’s accession to the European Union.

  • 1995 - 97

    Director, foreign agricultural market monitoring unit, and Director, information and research department - Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • 1982-1995

    Numerous roles in the field of agriculture, including as a consultant on programmes for assisting agriculture and as a member of the Poland/EU/World Bank Task Force.

  • 1982

    Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (M.Sc 1978 and Ph.D 1982), specialising in mathematical modelling of systems and equipment for energy production.