As a diplomat on secondment from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs she supports the Secretary General in all areas of her activity including development and implementation of strategic plans, identification of critical areas of collaborative international projects with various stakeholders, formulation of proposals on initiatives and advise on strategies for promoting and supporting democratization processes across the globe.
Prior to her appointment as Chief-of-Staff, Ms. Gawrońska served as specialist for the Community of Democracies at the Department of the United Nations and Human Rights at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2012). During her professional career she also worked for the Council of Europe (2009), Boston Consulting Group (2008), and the Warsaw University of Technology Business School (2005-2007).
Ms. Gawrońska has also been engaged in activities supporting and promoting democracy through election observation with the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, teaching Emerging Democracies
at the Vistula University and cooperation on democracy-related matters with the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation.
In January 2014 Ms. Gawrońska participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program for current and emerging foreign leaders.
Ms. Gawrońska holds the title of Master of Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. She speaks fluent Polish, English and French, currently also learning German and Spanish.
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