Mr Igor Ostrowski started his professional career in 1989 at the Permanent Representation of the European Communities in Warsaw, where he supported the Commission's staff in the work related to the implementation of the first projects of economic reform in Poland, financed under the PHARE program.
Since 1992, he worked in the Department of Mass Privatisation within the Ministry of Privatisation. He participated in the work of a legal team to prepare a the Mass Privatisation Programme. In 1994-1996 he was an associate in the law firm White & Case, responsible for issues of mergers and acquisitions within the team dealing with the privatisation of the state enterprises. From 1997 to 2003, he co-founded one of the leading Polish law firms, and in March 2003, he returned to White & Case as a partner responsible for the Department of Telecommunications-Media-Technology.
Igor Ostrowski was one of the first lawyers in the country specializing in the law regulating telecommunications activities, the functioning of electronic media and use of modern technology. He has extensive experience in advising clients representing those industries. Igor Ostrowski provided consultancy services for the Europe's leading broadcasters, TV and radio programs. He has also advised international telecommunications operators and IT companies in the their core business activities in Poland.
In March 2009 he joined the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Poland, where he focused on issues of social capital and implementation of the “Digital Poland” programme. He participated, among others to develop the strategy Poland 2030. He co-founded the Digital Center: Project Poland, the institute dealing with issues of development of the digital society. He is co-author of the report Roadmap Open Government, issued by the Centre.
Igor Ostrowski is graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University. He is a legal advisor.