EFFE Awards Salon Speakers
Pawel Potoroczyn is diplomat, author, theatre, opera, film and music producer. From 2008 to 2016 he was the Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland. Graduated from the Institute of Philosophy at University of Warsaw, he also read history at the same university. He begun his public service in 1992 as President of the Polish Information Agency, his diplomatic career took him to Los Angeles where he was Consul for Cultural Affairs for the Republic of Poland.
In 2000 he established the Polish Cultural Institute in New York City and was its very first Director. In 2005 he was appointed Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in London. He is also a founding member of Lincoln Center Global Exchange (New York). Author of the NIKE nominated novel “Ludzka Rzecz”, he published extensively in Forbes, Playboy, Tygodnik Powszechny, Rzeczpospolita, Brief, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung among others. Between 2016 and 2018 he served as the President of SWPS University in Warsaw, the only private university in Poland. Currently he is pursuing his literary career.