General Director of the Polish Film Institute between 2005 and 2015.
Born in 1974 in Katowice. Graduate and employee of the Academy of Economics (Akademia Ekonomiczna) in Krakow.
From January 1, 1998 to July 2, 2004, vice-president of the Art Institute Association (Stowarzyszenie Instytut Sztuki) in Kraków. Artistic director of the Student Song Festival. Longtime artistic director (until 2003) of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Contemporary Chamber Music. Wrote and co-wrote television programme and concert scripts, produced over 20 television programmes and concerts.
From 2001, member of academic staff at the Chair of Commerce and Market Institutions of the Academy of Economics in Krakow. Lecturer in sales analysis, territorial marketing, and culture management. On September 1, 2002, appointed as Representative of the University Chancellor for the Creation of the Centre for Development and Promotion (CRIP) and as Director of the Centre for Development and Promotion of the Academy of Economics in Krakow.
Appointed as Representative of the Minister of Culture for Structural Funds on June 3, 2003. Responsibilities included programming and legislation within the framework of structural funds, and negotiations with the European Commission regarding the use of structural funds for investing in culture and public aid. Wrote and co-wrote scientific papers and books. Member of the preparation team for the National Strategy for the Development of Culture.
Appointed as secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture on August 2, 2004. Responsibilities included legal and economic issues, European cooperation, copyrights, media and film, budget planning and budget execution, legislation, implementation of the National Strategy for the Development of Culture (NSRK), and structural funds. Responsible for the preparation and parliamentary works on the Bill on Radio and Television Fees, the Act on Cinematography, amendments to the Copyright Act, and amendments to the Bill on Organizing and Executing Cultural Activities, as well as the 2005 budget. All parliamentary works were successful and all bills passed through Parliament.
Appointed by the Prime Minister to the post of Chair of Working Group for Radio and Television Development Strategy on December 15, 2004. The outcome of this working group's efforts was the inter-departmental project of Polish State Strategy in the field of electronic media for the years 2005-2020.
General Director of the Polish Film Institute as of October 3, 2005. Reappointed to this position by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on July 16, 2010 as a result of a two-stage competition process.
Appointed by the National Broadcasting Council to the The Supervisory Board of the Polish Radio on April 29, 2014.
Co-author of various publications in the field of cultural economics.
Received State, ministerial, and regional awards of distinction for significant achievements in the field of culture.