OUR TEAM

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Izabela Albrycht
Chairperson of the Board

She became Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute in 2010 and has been involved in the public policy discussion and decision-making processes regarding digital transformation and security incl. cybersecurity and energy security. Since 2014, she has been leading the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC.

Between 2016 and 2018, she chaired the Council for Digitization in the Ministry of Digital Affairs, an advisory committee with competence to propose and give opinions on EU and governmental documents on digital transformation, information society, data economy, cybersecurity and emerging technologies (AI, 5G, QC). She is now a member.

In 2017, she became member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. and in 2019 of ComCERT S.A.

Izabela has long-standing professional relations within the digital community. Since 2019 she has been a member of Global Future Council on Cybersecurity in the World Economic Forum and a co-founder of Women4Cyber in the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). 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. Since July 2020 she is also a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive 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.

Co-author of reports, publications and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies and international relations. Her research interests cover the EU institutional system, energy policy, strategic challenges related to digital transformation and construction of a cybersecurity system, including public-private cooperation, the educational system, and innovation. She is currently also Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal and was previously Chief Editor of the International Shale Gas & Oil Journal. Izabela Albrycht is a political scientist, graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She has also completed a post-graduate programme in Public Relations at the Tischner European University and a course for Members of Supervisory and Management Boards certified by the Ministry of Treasury as well as professional training programmes “Decision-Making and Legislative Procedures in the EU” and “The Treaty of Lisbon” in the European Parliament. She is an alumna of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State in the scope of NGO Management.

Contact:
e-mail: izabela.albrycht_at_ik.org.pl


Jarosław Kożuch
Vice-chairman of the Board

A graduate of Ukrainian Philology at the Jagiellonian University, Jarosław is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. He specialises in research on the Ukrainian culture in the 20th century.

Contact:
e-mail: jaroslaw.kozuch_at_ik.org.pl


Tamara Garlej
Member of the Board

 

TEAM

MANAGERS AND COORDINATORS

Robert Siudak
Non Executive Director 

Expert in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity market, manager of the CYBERSEC HUB. Robert is a PhD candidate at the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University and an author of numerous scientific papers, including two monographs. He studied and conducted his research at Tel-Aviv University and Trinity College Dublin.

Contact:
e-mail: robert.siudak_at_ik.org.pl


Barbara Sztokfisz
CYBERSEC Programme Director, Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal

Barbara has worked in the Kosciuszko Institute since 2017. Before joining the Institute, she worked for the consulting and advisory company dealing with international expansion and cross-border investments with the focus on the CEE market. She is currently CYBERSEC Programme Director and Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal (ECJ). She is graduate of the International Economics and European Studies at the Cracow University of Economics and French language and literature at the Jagiellonian University. She also studied International Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently PhD candidate in Economics at the Cracow University of Economics. Her interests encompass processes of economic change in the context of new technologies, challenges of the ongoing digital industrial revolution, theories of economic growth and international security. She is author of numerous publications in the field of technology and its impact on economies and societies.

Contact:
e-mail: barbara.sztokfisz_at_ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 12 200 23 69, +48 669 614 810


Faustine Felici
CYBERSEC Project Manager

She holds a MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin and also graduated from Grenoble Institute of political studies in European Governance. Her main areas of interest are EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbourhood, energy security and cybersecurity.

Contact:
e-mail: faustine.felici_at_ik.org.pl


Ewelina Kasprzyk
CYBERSEC Project Manager

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_at_ik.org.pl
tel.: +48.783.054.509


Łukasz Gawron
Projects Manager

MA and BA graduate of International Relations at the Jagiellonian University. He has coordinated European Energy Hub project at the Institute of Public Policies. He was responsible for organization of the following conferences: CYBERSEC 2018, CYBERSEC Brussles Leaders’ Foresight nad first in Poland cybersecurity hackathon „CYBERSEC League”. His interests encompass energy policies and international terrorism. He is a football and motorsports enthusiast.

Contact:
e-mail: lukasz.gawron_at_ik.org.pl
tel. :+ 48 663 082 96


Michał Rekowski
Director Strategic Partnerships and Projects

PhD candidate at the Department of National Security, Jagiellonian University. His research is focused on European Strategic Autonomy and technology-security nexus. In 2018 he completed a BlueBook Traineeship at the European Defence Agency. He has studied at Sciences Po (PSIA) and National University of Singapore, and holds an MA in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University. Michał published papers on security issues in South-East Asia and participated in numerous academic conferences.

Contact:
e-mail: michal.rekowski_at_ik.org.pl


ANALYSTS

Kamil Mikulski
Analyst 

Advanced M.A in EU International Relations and Diplomacy at the College of Europe and a holder of LLM degree from the University of Wroclaw. European Leadership Programme and Academy of Young Diplomats’ alumnus. His main areas of interest encompass international relations and trade, disinformation as a socio-political phenomenon, and new technologies.


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.

COMMUNICATION

Dr Anna Maria Trawińska
PR Manager

Doctor of social sciences, expert on place branding (Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw). For years she has been fascinated by the subject of brand creation, including the place brand. Laureate of, among others, the Presidential Expert Programme “Laboratory of Ideas”, winner of the Orange Polska and the Polish Chamber of Commerce competition “Digital Poland 2020”. Interests: branding, storytelling, advertising and marketing, political marketing, cybersecurity. She coordinates the implementation of the concept of the Institute’s creative projects and supervises the coordination of communication and promotion of the Institute in the media..

Contact:
e-mail: anna.trawinska_at_ik.org.pl
tel: +48 663 968 776

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Joanna Świerad-Solińska
Graphic Designer 

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.


Ewelina Lesik
Graphic Designer 

Ewelina is a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in scenic design and from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in environmental protection. In 2017, she was awarded the Medal of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. A winner of many competitions, she has won the Gold Medal in the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) competition.