Izabela Albrycht

Chair, Kosciuszko Institute

Since 2006, I have been professionally connected with the Kosciuszko Institute, a think tank specialising in issues related to economic and energy security as well as cybersecurity, and I have been Chair of the Institute since 2010. Since 2014, I have also been Chair of the Organising Committee of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC. Since 2019 I am a Member of the Council for Digitization in its 3rd term, in the 2nd term (2016-2018) I was its Chair. I am an expert and author of articles in Forbes as well as Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal – a specialised quarterly publication devoted to cybersecurity. In the years 2013-2014, I was Chief Editor of the International Shale Gas & Oil Journal at Claeys & Casteels Law Publishers B.V. Co-author of reports, publications and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies and international relations. My research interests cover the EU institutional system, energy policy, strategic challenges related to digital transformation and construction of the cybersecurity system, including public-private cooperation, the educational system, and innovation. In 2005, I was awarded an MA in Political Science at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 2007, I 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 at the Consulting and Training Institute. In 2010, I completed professional training programmes “Decision-Making and Legislative Procedures in the EU” and “The Treaty of Lisbon” in the European Parliament, and in 2014, I participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State in the scope of NGO Management. Since January 2017, I have been a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. and from June 2019 also of ComCERT. In 2017 I was listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. In 2018, I became the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Congresses for organizing a congress of international significance. In 2019, I became a Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO).