Rafał Szmytke

Rafał Szmytke – the President of the Polish Tourism Organisation

Rafał Szmytke is a manager with many years of experience who has been involved in the tourism industry for decades. He previously worked with the Polish Tourism Organisation, during the years 2001-2016, from 2008 to 2016 as its president. Rafał is a graduate of the University of Physical Education in Warsaw and of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, as well as having an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. 

Rafał gained his management experience working at various posts in the Office of Physical Culture and Tourism, at the Ministry of Health, and as an academic staff member at the University of Physical Education in Warsaw. Most recently, he worked as the Prorector of the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw.  

He was also Hotel Project Manager at the Polski Holding Nieruchomości real estate group, as well as chairing the supervisory boards of the Polish Tourism Development Agency and the Centre for Tourism Education, while also acting as plenipotentiary of the Minister of the State Treasury at the Institute of Tourism.

Rafał is committed to tourism not only in its professional aspect, but also as a social phenomenon. He is among other things the co-organiser of the national Palmira Rally and has chaired the Sports Survival and Exploration Centre. He is the author of numerous publications on qualified and adventure tourism.

Mr. Szmytke is a sports instructor as well, training in athletics, swimming, judo, survival, sport shooting, and self-defence. He is a licenced yacht captain, paraglider pilot, and 2nd degree CMAS and PADI diver.


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Anna Salamończyk-Mochel – Vice President of Polish Tourism Organisation

Anna Salamończyk-Mochel is a manager boasting impressive experience in executing the management process: resource planning, utilisation and organisation, team management, steering and impacting interpersonal relations, as well as deliverables control. In recent years she has served as President of the Warsaw Stock Exchange Foundation and Head of the Erasmus+ Programme National Agency. Earlier she gained experience at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as head of the minister’s office. Before joining the civil service, she was involved in the training industry as a coordinator of projects targeted at the travel sector, such as “Green Company” and “Training Flavours”.

Salamończyk-Mochel has many years of experience in projects focused on building international cooperation between educational and training institutions in the context of implementing learning mobility opportunities - educational and scholarship tourism.

Anna Salamończyk-Mochel holds an MBA degree in management from Łazarski University and a master’s degree in Romance studies from Pedagogical University of Kraków. She also completed post-graduate studies in public relations and human resource management at Tischner European University in Kraków.

Marcin RóżyckiMarcin Różycki – Vice President of Polish Tourism Organisation

Marcin Różycki from 2018 to 2021 was holding the position of Deputy Mayor of Kielce.  He was responsible for tasks in the field of tourism, sports, education, culture and health. For many years his career was connected with the hotel industry, for five years he was the deputy director of one of the largest hotel complexes in Kielce.

Różycki is a PHD student and lecturer at the Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce. He obtained MBA degree at Warsaw Management University. He is also a graduate of the Pedagogical University in Kielce in the field of Management and Marketing.

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