Beata Szydło

Beata Szydło
Beata Szydło

Deputy Prime Minister


Deputy Prime Minister, Chairwoman of the Social Committee of the Council of Ministers. 

She was born on 15 April 1963 in Oświęcim. She has been a deputy to the Sejm of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th term.

In 1987, she graduated from the Department of Ethnography at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and two years later she completed post-graduate museum studies at the same university. Between 1989 and 1995, she was a PhD student at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the Jagiellonian University. She also completed post-graduate studies in management: in 1997 at the Warsaw School of Economics and in 2001 at the Academy of Economics in Kraków.

She worked in cultural institutions in Małopolska. Between 1986 and 1995, she worked at the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. In 1998, she was appointed a mayor at her family province of Brzeszcze – the youngest mayor in Małopolska. Between 1998 and 2002, she was also a councillor of the Oświęcim poviat. In 2002, she was appointed a councillor in the regional assembly of Małopolskie Voivodeship.

In 2005, she joined the Law and Justice party and was elected a deputy to the Sejm of the 5th term. Poles trust her a lot, which why she receives record-high amounts of votes in each elections. In 2005, she entered the Sejm with the highest number of votes in the Chrzanów constituency (with 14,447 votes). However, in the parliamentary election of 2015, she received the second best result in the country among Law and Justice’s candidates (with 96,127 votes).

In 2010, she became the Deputy President of the Law and Justice party. Between November 2015 and December 2017 she has been the Prime Minister. Then, she became Deputy Prime Minister and Chairwoman of the Social Committee of the Council of Ministers.

She is married and has two sons.