Ambassador Marek Szczygieł has served in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1993. He worked as Desk Officer for South-Eastern Europe and for Nordic Countries, Desk Officer for Conflict Prevention, Head of OSCE Unit and Deputy Director of the Security Policy Department. He was Second Secretary for Political Affairs at the Polish Embassy in Stockholm and Deputy Head of Polish Mission to OSCE and UN Office in Vienna. From 2011 to 2015, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Romania. Since December 2016, he has been Ambassador-at-large in the Security Policy Department and International Cybersecurity Policy Coordinator at the Polish MFA. Ambassador Szczygieł has been appointed as Chair of the The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) for the period 2017-2018. He is Polish National Representative/Member of the Steering Board of the European Center of Excellence on Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki (since April 2017) and Member of Government Advisory Board of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). Ambassador Szczygieł has M.A. degrees in International Relations and Law. In 2015, he was decorated with Grand Cross of the National Order of Faithful Service of Romania.