Elżbieta Bieńkowska

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Elżbieta Bieńkowska
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Deputy Prime Minister of Poland
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 November 2013
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Minister of Infrastructure and Development
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 November 2013
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by office established
Minister of Regional Development
In office
16 November 2007 – 27 November 2013
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by Grażyna Gęsicka
Succeeded by office abolished
Personal details
Born ( 1964 -02-04) 4 February 1964 (age 50)
Katowice, Silesia, Poland
Political party Civic Platform

Elżbieta Bieńkowska (born 4 February 1964 in Katowice) is a Polish politician. She served as the Minister of Regional Development in the Cabinet of Donald Tusk from 16 November 2007 to 27 November 2013.[1] Since 27 November 2013, she has been serving as the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, as well as the Minister of Infrastructure and Development .

Education[edit]

Bieńkowska received a master's degree in oriental philology from Jagiellonian University in 1989.[1] She also holds a post-graduate diploma from the Polish National School of Public Administration and an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Bieńkowska began her administrative career working in the Business Department of the Silesian Voivodeship, where she was involved in the local application of the EU's Phare programme.[1]

Career in politics[edit]

Currently, Bieńkowska is the Minister for Infrastructure and Development of Poland, and was appointed Deputy Prime Minister at the end of 2013. She describes herself as a technocrat.[2]

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