Institute

About us

President of the Management Board of the Foundation

Sławomir Rybicki
Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk. Already at the age of 17 he became engaged in anti-communist opposition in the Baltic Sea region; he was a member of the Young Poland Movement and participant of the August strike in the Gdańsk Shipyard. During the martial law active in the solidarity underground. Close associate of Lech Wałęsa. Member of the first Solidarity movement. In free Poland — the closest associate of Maciej Płażyński.

In 2001–2012 member of parliament of the Republic of Poland. From 2012 Minister, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, where he was responsible for contacts with the government, parliament and political parties. In 2013 he became Deputy Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland responsible for all domestic affairs of the President of the Republic of Poland. In the elections of 2015 he became a senator representing the Civic Platform.

Council of the Foundation

Jacek Michałowski
Graduate of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Warsaw, Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Program Director of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, General Director at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Director of the Senate Bureau for Studies and Analyses, clinical psychologist. Currently, president of the Professor Roman Czernecki EFC Educational Foundation.

Tadeusz Zielniewicz
Graduate of the Institute of History of Arts at the Adam Mickiewicz University and of the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw Technical University. Historian of arts, conservator of historical monuments, manager. Former General Conservator of Historical Monuments and the author of the reform of conservation services in 1990. Since 2010 director of the Łazienki Królewskie Museum. Member of the Council for Protection of Historical Monuments at the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and of the Polish National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites — ICOMOS.

Olgierd Dziekoński
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław Technical University and Salzburg Seminar; he was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was deputy mayor of Warsaw as well as undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction. He co-founded and was president of the Agency for Communal Development. Undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Infrastructure. In 2010–2015 he was secretary of state at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.