Meet new Agricultural Advisor Poland: Anna Galica
We would like to welcome and introduce to you, the new Agricultural Advisor at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Warsaw: Anna Galica. Anna started working at the agricultural team of the embassy on the 1st of November and will enforce our team for the coming year. Welcome Anna!
Anna works at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Warsaw, Poland, on the position of Agricultural Advisor.
She deals with policies, market and trade developments in the field of agriculture, food quality, nature, and veterinarian issues.
Anna graduated from the Law Faculty at the University in Wroclaw (Poland) and from the English Philology Faculty at the University in Zielona Gora (Poland). She also completed the postgraduate studies on European Integration at the University in Warsaw (Poland).
She has worked since 2002 in the EU and Foreign Cooperation Office of the General Veterinary Inspectorate, originally as an expert, than promoted to the position of the director, being actively involved in the accession of Poland to the European Union in 2004. Since then she was responsible for coordinating Polish position in the EU in the veterinary field at the level of Chief Veterinary Officers, also during the Polish presidency in the Council of the European Union in 2011.
Anna actively participated in the development of bilateral cooperation with non-EU countries in the veterinary field, coordinating international negotiations with those countries on export conditions for animals and products of animal origin from Poland (among others China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India, USA, Canada, Australia, Algeria, Republic of South Africa, Brazil, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan).
Anna has had also working experience in management and coordination of EU and Polish Development Aid funded project concerning the strengthening the capacities of veterinary services both in Poland and third countries.
Besides Polish, she speaks fluent English, basic Russian and French and intends to learn Dutch.