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Michał Szaniawski

The President of Polish Space Agency

Mr. Michal Szaniawski was appointed as President of POLSA on October, 2019.

President Szaniawski has long experience in industrial aerospace matters and has managed commercial companies for several years.  More recently, he served as Vice President of the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) and Advisor to the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Republic of Poland (MPiT).  During this time, he was responsible for preparing the Space Technologies Support Program for Poland and for negotiations concerning Poland’s accession to the European Union initiative regarding the Framework for Space Surveillance and Tracking Support (EU SST).  He has been a member of the Council of POLSA since November 2018.

President Szaniawski graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and from the University of Warsaw.  He also completed specialized courses organized by the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg and by Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna.

Aleksandra Bukała

The Head of Strategy and International Cooperation Department

Mrs. Aleksandra Bukała graduates from the Warsaw School of Economics in 2001, the Faculty: Management and Marketing. PhD in the area of the Management in 2014. She completed also 1 year post-graduate course in the field of Automation at Warsaw Technical University in 2008.

Mrs. A. Bukała has over 15 years of experience as a Project- and Program Manager in the area of aerospace with a focus on automation and robotics for space applications, as well as space security and safety. Among others, she gathered her experience from research and science entities: Industrial Institute of Automation and Measurements (PIAP) and Warsaw Technical University. She worked for SENER Poland as: Business Development Manager and CEO. Then she took over the position of CEO at Creotech Instruments SA from the space electronics domain. Mrs. A. Bukała takes part in different associations, working groups and committees, like for example: National Centre for Research and Development, CAPTECH EDA GEM3, NATO, Horizon 2020 as an evaluator of applications.

With POLSA from October 2019.

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