OUR TEAM

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Izabela Albrycht
Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute and the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC Organising Committee

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 of this Council in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and in the Advisory Team for the development of evaluation assumptions for knowledge and technology transfer at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Since July 2020 she is also a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.

Izabela has long-standing professional relations within the digital community. In 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). 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. In 2017, she became member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. and in 2019 of ComCERT S.A.

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


Maciej Styczyński
Member of the Board


Dominik Skokowski
Member of the Board


Ziemowit Wroński
Member of the Board

 

TEAM

MANAGERS AND COORDINATORS

Michał Rekowski
Research Director, CYBERSEC Programme Director

Before joining the Institute in 2018, Michał completed a Blue Book Traineeship at the European Defence Agency in Brussels. A PhD student at the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University, Michał researches European Strategic Autonomy, strategic aspects of EU policies, Common Security and Defence Policy, digital sovereignty and technology-security nexus. Principal Investigator in the research project “The role of the institutions of the European Union in the building of the European Strategic Autonomy” funded by the National Science Centre as a part of the Preludium-19 scheme. In 2020 Michał received the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship (of the Tokyo Foundation). Recipient of numerous grants and scholarships, including for research visits to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universität Heidelberg and Universität Salzburg. Graduate in International Relations from the Jagiellonian Univeristy, Michał also studied at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs) and National University of Singapore. Frequent participant in international academic conferences in political science and an author of publications in security studies and geopolitics. An initiator, editor and co-author of “Geopolitics of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.

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


Ewelina Kasprzyk
CYBERSEC Project Manager, Executive Editor of the 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_at_ik.org.pl
tel.: +48.669.614.810

Łukasz Opoka
PR & Media Communication Manager 

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


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


Tomasz Piekarz
Partnerships Manager | Analyst

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.


Kamil Mikulski
Analyst 

Kamil holds a Master in International Relations and Diplomacy of the European Union from the College of Europe and Law from the University of Wrocław. His bachelor degrees were earned at the European Leadership Program and the Academy of Young Diplomats. He is interested in issues related to international relations and trade, disinformation as a political and social phenomenon, as well as 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.


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.


Dagmara Jagodzińska
Graphic Designer