Edyta Lachowicz-Santos

University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Edyta Lachowicz-Santos

I am the Director of Internationalisation and Accreditation at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, where I have worked for the last 20 years, engaging in diverse activities related to internationalisation. During this time, I have participated in many international projects involving higher education institutions, alumni and employers. Moreover, I cooperate as an external expert and consultant with NAWA Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. 
Since 2002, I have taken an active role at the EAIE conferences sharing my skills and passion as a speaker. In 2015, I was honoured with the EAIE Rising Star Award, which motivated me even more to continue my volunteer work. Since 2012, I have been a member of the Employability Expert Community Steering group (Chair in 2016–2020). In that time, I believe I got to understand the EAIE, its needs, values and goals. 
It would be a great honour to be a member of the General Council as I feel ready and trusted to continue to share my experience and energy.  As there are only a few professionals from Central and Eastern Europe involved in the management of the EAIE, I am convinced I can add fresh approach. I believe that together with colleagues from all over the world we can make a difference.