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Joanna Krawczyk

Leaders Europe 2023


Deputy Managing Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States





Joanna Krawczyk is a media and civil society organization expert and leader who builds socially impactful development strategies and projects, with over 15 years of experience in media management and philanthropy. She was head of news partnerships at the biggest legacy newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and the president of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation where she established the first Investigative Reporting Grant Scheme in Poland, the Local Media Development Program, and initiated the European-scale Ukrainian Media Fund. Under her leadership, the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award. Currently she is a deputy managing director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she focuses on the Modern Marshall Plan for Ukraine development and implementation and strengthening democracy and security in Central and Eastern Europe.