Born in 1964. Academic and practitioner in the EU cohesion policy, regional policy and territorial development issues. 30 years of professional experience in design, programming, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of national structural, regional and EU cohesion policies. Former Director of the Department of Structural Policy Coordination in the Ministry of Regional Development, responsible for cohesion policy strategic coordination, monitoring and evaluation as well as preparation of various programming documents regarding EU cohesion policy, national regional, spatial and socio-economic development policy. Currently employee of Warsaw University, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies and Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy of Poland working as a principal advisor in the Department of Strategy (part time job).