|Minister of Interior|
25 February 2013 – 22 September 2014
|Prime Minister||Donald Tusk|
|Preceded by||Jacek Cichocki|
|Succeeded by||Teresa Piotrowska|
29 July 1961 |
|Political party||affiliated with Civic Platform|
|Alma mater||Jagiellonian University|
Early life and education
Sienkiewicz participated in Cracow’s opposition movement in the early 1980s. In 1990, he co-established the Office for State Protection and the Centre for Eastern Studies, a think-tank organization. He served as the deputy director of the center for eight years, specifically from 1991 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2001. In the early 2000s, he left the state administration and began to work in private sector, founding a firm on the investment risk and analysis of the competitive environment (ASBS Othago, then "Sienkiewicz and Partners").
On 25 February 2013, Sienkiewicz was appointed by President Bronisław Komorowski as interior minister to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Sienkiewicz replaced Jacek Cichocki in the post.
Sienkiewicz was one of the politicians at the centre of the tape scandal that occurred in Poland in the summer of 2014 when many of the key figures of the Polish political scene were covertly recorded in private. He was recorded during a conversation with Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, during which they discussed possible change of the fnance minister.
Sienkiewicz is married and has four children.
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|Interior Minister of Poland
2013 – 2014