OUR TEAM

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Jarosław Kożuch
Chair of The Kościuszko Institute

Graduate of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University. Coordinator of many international projects in cooperation with expert organizations in Ukraine, observer in Ukrainian presidential elections in 2004 during the Orange Revolution.

Associated with Kościuszko Institute for almost 20 years. Manager with many years of experience, business practitioner. He is interested in using new technologies in business.

Contact:
e-mail: jaroslaw.kozuch@ik.org.pl


Ziemowit Wroński
Member of the Board


PROXY

Marietta Gieroń
Proxy | Operations Manager

While studying at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, she simultaneously completed the Academy of Capital Companies. She also completed the Data Protection Inspector Course, as she is convinced that the implementation of RODO minimizes the risk of data leakage incidents, which in the time of accelerated technological progress is a sensitive resource more than ever. On a daily basis, she applies her knowledge of labor, financial and business law and is responsible for RODO implementation policies.

Contact:
e-mail: marietta.gieron@ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 530 922 551


PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT

Izabela Albrycht
Chair of the Programme Committee of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC

Since 2014 has been leading the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC which she also co-founded. In 2021 she held the position of Chair of the Programme Committee. She chaired the Kosciuszko Institute from 2010 to 2021.

In July 2020 she was appointed by NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive Technologies. In December 2021 she became a member of the Advisory Group to the President of the Republic of Poland on security and defence issues. Between 2016 and 2018, she chaired the Council for Digitization in the Ministry of Digital Affairs and she is now its member in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

In 2017, she became member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. and in 2019 of ComCERT S.A. In 2020 she started a two-year term as a Member of the Executive Board in DIGITAL EUROPE representing Polish National Trade Associations: Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji – PIIT, Związek Cyfrowa Polska, KIGEiT – Krajowa Izba Gospodarcza Elektroniki i Telekomunikacji. Between 2019-2020 she was a member of Global Future Council on Cybersecurity in the World Economic Forum. She is a co-founder of Women4Cyber in the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland.

Izabela is a political scientist, graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She is a co-author of reports, publications and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies, international relations, cybersecurity and digital technologies. In 2017 listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. She was ranked as one of “50 leading European Women in Cybersecurity for 2019” on the list developed by SC Media UK.

Contact:
e-mail: izabela.albrycht@ik.org.pl


Ewelina Kasprzyk
CYBERSEC Project Manager, Executive Editor w European Cybersecurity Journal

She holds MA in American Studies and MSc in International Relations (speciality: Strategic Studies), earned at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University. Her research interests were developed through both of her theses regarding respectively the impact of social media in shaping the political environment and Internet governance in the age of cyber warfare. After hours, she enjoys learning new languages and drawing.

Contact:
e-mail: ewelina.kasprzyk@ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 669 614 810


Maciej Góra
CYBERSEC Project Manager

Maciej Góra is a Project Coordinator of the Kosciuszko Institute. He studied National Security at the Jagiellonian University, Cybersecurity at the AGH University of Science and Technology (both in Krakow) and International Relations at the Charles University, Prague. His research and professional interests include digital and cyber issues on a micro (reducing digital footprint, personal online safety) and macro scale (geopolitical dimension of cybersecurity, cybersecurity management, social processes related to digitalization, futurology).

Contact:
e-mail: maciej.gora@ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 694 000 298


Michał Krawczyk
Analyst

Graduate of National Security Studies at the Jagiellonian University, where he focused on the correlation between media and terrorism. He is a disinformation and information space analyst at the Kosciuszko Institute. His interests include media and propaganda phenomenon in the socio-political context, and international relations.

Contact:
e-mail: michal.krawczyk@ik.org.pl


PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT

Tomasz Piekarz
Partnerships Manager

Graduate of 1st and 2nd – degree studies in the field of international relations and 1st-degree studies in the field of management at the Jagiellonian University. Co-founder and former chairman of the Students’ Association of Geopolitical Thought at the Jagiellonian University. Founder and chairman of Łańcut Smog Alert. Associated with the Kościuszko Institute since July 2019, currently responsible for cooperation with the private sector. Co-author of expert publications of the Institute, incl. reports “Geopolitics of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies” and “Europe vs Disinformation”. Interested in the influence of new technologies on international relations, geopolitics, economy and energy of the future, as well as ecology. Privately, a person deeply concerned with the state of humanity and the environment, actively working to mitigate it.

Contact:
e-mail: tomasz.piekarz@ik.org.pl


Paulina Górska
Junior Partnership Specialist

A second-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. Her dissertation is devoted to new technologies and their influence on international politics. She is currently in charge of dealing with business partners. A huge fan of oat milk lattes, Twin Peaks, Egon Schiele’s works, and French literature.

Contact:
e-mail: paulina.gorska@ik.org.pl


Maja Nosewicz
Junior Partnership Specialist

Contact:
e-mail: maja.nosewicz@ik.org.pl


COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Joanna Świerad-Solińska
Creative Director

Joanna is a graduate of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in graphic arts. Her passion is printmaking. She has participated in numerous Polish and international exhibitions. Her works have been awarded at the 10th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints in Japan.

Contact:
e-mail: joanna.swierad@ik.org.pl


Iwona Prószyńska
Spokeswoman

A graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw and The French and European Law Centre at the University of Warsaw and the University of Poitiers. Coordinator of many communication and PR projects with profound experience gained in the European Commission and public administration incl. the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Finance, where she acted as a spokeswoman.

Contact:
e-mail: iwona.proszynska@ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 668 177 780


Łukasz Opoka
PR & Media Communications Manager 

He specializes in creating and implementing communication strategies, building brand image, organizing events, as well as developing projects and new solutions on the market. He has worked with many brands associated mainly with the event and technology industries. In previous years he was responsible for PR and communication of ICE Krakow and HackYeah, as well as organisation of business events such as FxCuffs (currently InvestCuffs).

In 2014 he completed a course in Castelsardo and obtained the Internacia Janulara Festivalo certificate issued by Education and Culture DG Lifelong Learning Programme. He is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow with a degree in IT Project Management. Periodically appears as a mentor/juror at industry events helping participants in the development of their business ideas.

Passionate about football, media, voice work (radio, event host, training) and ambitious technology projects.

Contact:
e-mail: lukasz.opoka@ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 663 968 776


Kacper Bączkowski
Junior Communications Specialist

Contact:
e-mail: kacper.baczkowski@ik.org.pl


Dagmara Jagodzińska
Graphic & UX Designer 

A graduate of the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Specialist in development, prototyping and testing of user interfaces and digital products. She gained her broad design and business experience while working with advertising agencies and large e-commerce brands. Passionate about the Canary Islands, yoga and podcasts.

Contact:
e-mail: dagmara.jagodzinska@ik.org.pl


Wiktoria Konieczniak
Graphic Designer

A student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In March 2022 defends her diploma in the Digital Publications Studio, where she creates an application for teenagers to facilitate the acquisition of reliable knowledge on sex education. At the Institute, she creates graphics for social media posts, typeset publications and assists in creating and modifying websites. Privately, a person who loves animals, detective and psychological books and good tea.

Contact:
e-mail: wiktoria.konieczniak@ik.org.pl


FINANCIAL MANAGER

 

Małgorzata Miernik
Financial Manager 

Contact:
e-mail: malgorzata.miernik@ik.org.pl
tel.: + 48 12 200 23 69 | 606 78 05 85