OUR TEAM

MANAGEMENT BOARD

 

Izabela Albrycht
Chairperson of the Board

Political scientist, graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2010, she has been Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute; since 2014, also Chair of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, and since 2016, Chair of the Council for Digitization in its 2nd term. She is also Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal. Since January 2017, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. In 2017 listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. In 2018, she became the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Congresses for organizing a congress of international significance. In 2019, she became a Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). 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 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

 

Dr Joanna Świątkowska
CYBERSEC Programme Director

Joanna holds a number of important roles at the Kosciuszko Institute. She is CYBERSEC Programme Director, Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal and a Senior Research Fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute.  Joanna has been involved in a plethora of high-profile, national and international cybersecurity initiatives. In 2014, she took part in the Sino-European Cyber Dialogue held in Geneva and Beijing. She often cooperates with Polish public institutions such as NBS. As part of the National Forum of Security organised by NBS, she contributed to the cyber doctrine of Poland. Joanna Świątkowska authored numerous cybersecurity articles, reports and analyses. She often speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2016, she participated in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) in Cybersecurity and Government Interoperability. In 2017 she was listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. Joanna Świątkowska holds a PhD degree in political science. As a person responsible for substantive cooperation, Joanna initiates and supervises activities undertaken within the Institute’s individual programme areas.

Contact:
e-mail: joanna.swiatkowska_at_ik.org.pl


MANAGERS AND COORDINATORS

 

Robert Siudak
Director of Advocacy and Projects

At the Kosciuszko Institute, Robert is an expert in innovation and cybersecurity investments. He is also editor-in-chief of European Cybersecurity Market and a coordinator of CYBERSEC Startup Days, a project run as part of the European Cybersecurity Forum. 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 also 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 Deputy Director, Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and International Relations at the Cracow University of Economics. She is a graduate of International Economics at the Cracow University of Economics and French Philology at the Jagiellonian University. She also studied International Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her interests encompass processes of economic changes in the context of new technologies, theories of economic growth and international security.

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


Łukasz Gawron
Event 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 has been working at the Kosciuszko Institute for over a year, during which 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
Strategic Partnerships Manager

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.

 

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

 

Edyta Talik
Office Manager

Contact:
e-mail: office_at_ik.org.pl
tel: +48 12 632 97 24

 

COMMUNICATION

 

Aneta Urban
Communications Manager

Graduate in American Studies from the Jagiellonian University and a graduate in Political Science / Political Journalism. As part of the student exchange, she was studying Political Communication at the Tel Aviv University. Aneta takes great interest in advertising, marketing, political marketing as well photography and visual arts. At the Institute, she is in charge of coordinating the execution of creative concepts underpinning the Institute’s projects and coordinating the promotion and communication of the Institute in media.

Contact:
e-mail: aneta.urban_at_ik.org.pl
tel: +48 663 968 776

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

 

Joanna Kaczor
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. She likes hiking in the Tatra Mountains, cooking, travelling by train and listening to rock music.


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.