Irena Lichnerowicz-Augustyn is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Cyprus.
Ambassador Lichnerowicz-Augustyn graduated from the Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń (English Philology), French Université d’Angers (Lettres et Sciences Humaines) and did her MA at British University of Bath (European Studies-Euromasters programme). In 1999 she started her career at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, initially as an expert in the Foreign Affairs Office and then senior expert in the Presidential Protocol Division. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in 2005. As the Director of Protocol Division (since December 2014), she was organizing and coordinating the events of the highest international rank (including NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016, World Youth Days, Commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of End of WWII with participation of world leaders, several dozen of incoming and outgoing high level visits as well as multilateral meetings).
She was awarded Silver Cross of Merit (2012), Officer’s Cross of the Order of Leopold II (Belgium, 2004) Cross of Merit with Ribbon of the Order of Merit (Germany, 2005), Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland (2015), Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium 2015), Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (2015), Commander’s Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (2016), Grand Commander of the Order of Macharios III (2021), Gold Badge of Merit for the National Revenue Administration (2022) and the Medal of the Centenary of Regained Independence (2022). She speaks English, French and Italian, and has a basic knowledge of German and Russian. She is married and has one daughter.
(Original Source: https://www.gov.pl/web/cyprus/ambassador)
Letter of acceptance to become honorary member: