Michał Cieślak


Michał Cieślak
Michał Cieślak

Minister – Member of the Council of Ministers

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Born on 9 December 1974 in Dąbrowa Tarnowska – Polish politician, local government member, and deputy to the Sejm of the eighth and ninth term.

Michał Cieślak graduated from the University of Agriculture in Krakow, where he was awarded a scholarship in 1999 and the degree of Master of Science Engineer in agricultural economics in 2000. In 2017, he obtained his diploma of Master of Business Administration. He was a member of the Economic Committee, Agricultural Committee, Deregulation Committee, Maritime Economy Committee, National Minority Committee, Constitutional Accountability Committee, Standing Subcommittee for SMEs and Extraordinary Committee for Public-Private Partnership Act.

On 30 September 2020 he was appointed by the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as Minister in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

In 2014, seeking to win a councilor seat in the Regional Assembly of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, he presented the concept of creating Local Government Investment Zones.

In 2015, during the “Thinking: Poland” Programme Convention, Michał Cieślak also presented the assumptions for the food trade reform - he believed that it was necessary to oblige retail chains to buy agricultural products and food from local producers. The aim of the proposal is to ensure food security during the pandemic and the resulting restrictions on the movement of goods, services and persons.

In the years from 2008 to 2014 Michał Cieślak was a member of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers in Warsaw, where he represented Polish organisations in national and international bodies, e.g. he was  a representative of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers in the Copa-Cogeca Committee in Brussels and an expert in the Advisory Group of the Directorate-General for Agriculture of the European Union in Brussels.

In the years from 2003 to 2004, Michał Cieślak, along with MFWiL, trained advisors responsible for the future implementation of EU programmes. In 2001, he worked for the BezPol group, and then he conducted his own business activity. He has a farm, which consists of orchards and a nursery. Michał Cieślak was also the Chairman of the District Council of the Agricultural Chamber in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in Busko Zdrój.