Izabela Albrycht

Izabela Albrycht

Chair, The Kosciuszko Institute; President, Organising Committee of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC

Political scientist, graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2010, she has been Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute; since 2014, also Chair of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, and since 2016, Chair of the Council for Digitization in its 2nd term. She is also Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal. Since January 2017, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. and since June 2019 a member of the Supervisory Board of ComCERT.

In 2017 listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. In 2018, she became the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Congresses for organizing a congress of international significance. In 2019, she became a Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). Since July 2020 she is also a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.

Co-author of reports, publications and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies and international relations. Her research interests cover the EU institutional system, energy policy, strategic challenges related to digital transformation and construction of a cybersecurity system, including public-private cooperation, the educational system, and innovation. She is an alumna of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State in the scope of NGO Management.