Grzegorz Brona appointed as the new director of the Polish Space Agency


On March 13th the Rzeczpospolita daily paper stated that the new director of POLSA had been selected. Dr Grzegorz Brona was chosen to led the agency.

At the end of September 2017 already the fourth call for the director of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) was announced. Previous calls were not resolved.

In the fourth call only Polish nationals could apply, having a PhD and known scientific background related to the Agency’s activities and 3 years of experience in a leading position or a Master degree with a 3 years of experience in a leading position and 6 years of experience in the technology sector. The candidate was required to have a broad knowledge of issues related to agency leading and have a very good knowledge of English.

Earlier, on the 9th of November 2017 at the Public Information Bulletin of the Prime Minister’s Office a document was published naming three finalists of the fourth call: Jacek Borkowski, Grzegorz Brona and Adam Sowa.

Since November the decision on the final selection of was delayed for many months. The main reason for this was the governmental reconstruction as well as the new balance between individual ministries. Dr Brona’s nomination was recommended by the Polish Space Agency Council on the 21st of February.

The information on the nomination published by the press was soon confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology. On March 13th prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided to appoint dr Brona as the director of POLSA. Brona, born in 1980, is a known person in the Polish space industry. Previously he was the CEO of Creotech Instruments, which is working on several space projects such as satellite platforms (Hypersat) or building the EO data repository DIAS.

Dr Brona is also a lecturer on the Physics Faculty of the University of Warsaw. He authored and co-authored over 300 scientific papers published in such journals as “Physical Review Letters”, “Nuclear Instruments and Methods” and “Nature”. Between 2009-2011 he was employed at CERN.

(RP, MPiT)

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