Paweł Kotowski assumed the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2021. Between 2017 – 2021 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C. Previously he was a member of the policy planning staff (Department of Foreign Policy Strategy) at the MFA. His portfolio included transatlantic relations, European and transatlantic security, U.S. foreign policy and energy security.
A career diplomat, he served in various positions at the Polish diplomatic mission in Washington D.C. between 2000-2004 and 2006-2012 (chief of the Political Department). In 2004-2006 he served as U.S. desk officer in the MFA’s Department of the Americas. An alumnus of the GMF Marshall Memorial Fellowship program of 1999. A graduate from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and The National School of Public Administration in Warsaw, he joined the diplomatic service in 1998. Paweł Kotowski is fluent in English, French and Polish (mother tongue)