Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wojciech Gerwel is a career diplomat. As of August 2018, he was ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Prior to becoming ambassador, he was the first Strategic Analysis Counselor in the Department of Foreign Policy Strategy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held the position of "fellow" at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Previously, among other things, he headed the desk for non-European markets in the Foreign Ministry's Department of Economic Cooperation, and held the position for non-European markets with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. From 2007 to 2014, he served as Economic Counselor at the Polish Embassy in Hanoi. Prior to joining Polish diplomacy, he worked as an analyst at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C., and worked with other Washington think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (a project of the U.S.-EU-Poland Action Commission under the supervision of Zbigniew Brzezinski).
His professional experience also includes consulting for an association of seven Indian tribes in Canada (Treaty 8 Tribal Association - Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research). He holds a two-year master's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (Center for German and European Studies) and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
He also studied at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (social and international sciences - one-year program), at Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, Canada, and at the 3rd Naval High School in Gdynia. He is married and has a daughter. He speaks English and French, and to a limited extent German and Russian.