Minister of the Interior
Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz was born on 29 July 1961. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the Jagiellonian University
In the early 1980s, he was an active participant in the Kraków’s opposition movement. In 1990, he co-founded the Office for State Protection. In the 1990s, he co-created the Centre for
Eastern Studies and was its Vice President for Programme Affairs for eight years (1991–1993, 1996–2001). At the beginning of the 2000s, he left the state administration and founded an
analytical company dealing with estimations of the investment risk and analysis of the competitive environment (ASBS OTHAGO, then “Sienkiewicz i Wspólnicy”).
Moreover, he was advisor to the Speaker of the Sejm Maciej Płażyński (2003–2005), lecturer at the National Defence University, publicist and commentator dealing with the issues of the East
and security. Recently, he has been member of the Programme Board of the Polish Institute of International Affairs and Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Eastern Studies, as well as member
of the Board of the Internal Security Agency Central Training Centre.
He is married and has three sons and a daughter.