Iwo Byczewski

Iwo Byczewski (born 29 February 1948, in Poznań) is a Polish diplomat. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister (1991–1995), Ambassador to Belgium and Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Iwo Byczewski
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Iwo Byczewski (2009)
3rd Poland Ambassador to the European Union
In office
Preceded byJan Truszczyński
Succeeded byMarek Grela
Poland Ambassador to Belgium
In office
Preceded byJan Wojciech Piekarski
Succeeded bySławomir Czarlewski
Poland Ambassador to Tunisia
In office
Preceded byKrzysztof Olendzki
Succeeded byLidia Milka-Wieczorkiewicz
Personal details
Born (1948-02-29) 29 February 1948 (age 75)
SpouseAnna Nehrebecka
Alma materAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
ProfessionDiplomat, jurist
AwardsPOL Polonia Restituta Komandorski BAR.svg POL Polonia Restituta Oficerski BAR.svg


He is a law graduate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and studied at the College of Europe (1971–1972, Dante Alighieri promotion) in Bruges.[1] He has a doctorate from the Institute of State and Law of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1972. Between 1977 and 1982 he was working for the Ministry of Justice. He has been Solidarity member. As active dissident he was taking part in Polish Round Table Agreement negotiations.[2]

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990 when Poland became independent, serving as vice minister from 1991 to 1995. Then, he worked in business since the mid 90s. In 2001, he was appointed Permanent Representative of Poland to the European Union. From 2002 to 2007, he served as Ambassador to Belgium.[2] From 2012 to 2016 Byczewski served as Ambassador to Tunisia.[3][4]

He is married to Anna Nehrebecka.



  1. ^ Dieter Mahncke, Léonce Bekemans, Robert Picht, The College of Europe. Fifty years of service to Europe, College of Europe, Bruges, 1999. ISBN 9080498319.
  2. ^ a b "Encyklopedia Solidarności". www.encysol.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  3. ^ "Ambasador". archive.is. 2015-12-16. Archived from the original on 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  4. ^ "Postanowienie nr 110.10.2016 Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 2 czerwca 2016 r. w sprawie odwołania Ambasadora Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej". prawo.sejm.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  5. ^ "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 3 lutego 1995 r. o nadaniu orderu". prawo.sejm.gov.pl (in Polish). 1995-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  6. ^ "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 14 września 2009 r. o nadaniu orderów i odznaczeń". prawo.sejm.gov.pl (in Polish). 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2020-04-26.