Paweł Lewandowski is a manager with experience in regulation, innovation and digital policy. He has graduated from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Warsaw School of Economics and the Polish Institute of International Affairs. In addition, he completed the Executive MBA programme offered by Stanford Research Institute International and Queen Hedvig Academy in Innovation Management.
From 2017 to 2020, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, responsible for national and EU legislation, audiovisual policy, digitisation and creative industries.
His work focused on protecting freedom of speech; he amended the Press Law Act, which liberalised the obligation to authorise quoted statements by abolishing criminal provisions on this issue. In addition, he represented Poland in developing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. He contributed, among other things, to the introduction of provisions guaranteeing the possibility for ordinary users to continue to share content on social networking sites. He also presented the Polish position on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which aimed to harmonise the law on making content available on online platforms and in traditional media.
He was a member of the Committee of the Council of Ministers for Digitalisation. He coordinated the Ministry’s and subordinate institutions’ activities in implementing tasks arising from Operational Programme Digital Poland (OPDP). At that time, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage was implementing projects worth approximately PLN 320 million concerning, among others, the digitisation of cultural collections and the use of artificial intelligence for this process.
From 2021 to 2022, he was chief executive officer at KGHM Polska Miedź, responsible for strategic projects. Led KGHM to establish cooperation with NuScale, a global leader in the so-called small modular reactor (SMR) technology – the agreement is expected to result in the launch of the first reactor in Poland in 2029.