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Halina Szymańska – Chief of the Chancellery of the President

Halina Szymańska was born on November 9, 1959 in Zary. Her background is in veterinary sciences, she graduated the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Life Science Academy of Wroclaw, then also adding specialisations in epidemiology and hygiene. Moreover, she completed post-graduate studies in administrative and local governments’ law, finally obtaining a doctoral degree in economy at the University of Szczecin.


She was a laboratory manager in a Specialist Clinic in Lobza, then was Director of the Local Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Lobza, the mayor of Lobza and then the administrator of the Lobza District. 


In 2006-2008, she led the West-Pomeranian Regional Office of the Agency for Restructuration and Modernization of Agriculture in Szczecin.


Subsequently, she worked as an auditor in the Municipal Office of Stargard, offering also as an external provider auditing services to municipal and district authorities.


Ms Szymańska has been local governments’ activists from 1998, serving, among others, as a councillor for the West-Pomeranian Regional Assembly.


From 2016 on, served as a Deputy Chair of the Polish Agency for Restructuration and Modernization of Agriculture in Warsaw.


On June 12, 2017, President Andrzej Duda appointed Ms Szymańska Chief of the Chancellery of the President of Poland.


Mrs Halina Szymańska is married, the couple has three daughters.


Minister Halina Szymańska has been put in charge of the following entities:

-   Organizational Support Office to the President,

-   Personal Data Protection Officer, 

-   Information Security Administrator,

-   Audit and Control Team as well as a post for occupational health and safety.


The competences held by Mrs Halina Szymańska as Chief of the Chancellery of the President of Poland in particular include:

1) Planning and carrying out of actions in the field of cooperation between the President of the Republic of Poland, hereinafter called the President, and the Sejm, the Senate, the Council of Ministers, and public administration entities, respectively;

2) Coordination of cooperation with various political groups;

3) Cooperation with the Sejm, the Senate and the Council of Ministers as well as public administration entities;

4) Supervision and coordination of organizational support to the President, in particular in the field of correct implementation of the visits and meetings scheduled in the Presidential agenda.


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