European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the European Commission, President Jean-Claude Juncker.
In 2007–2013, the Minister of Regional Development of the Republic of Poland and from 2013 to 2014 also the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Development in the Government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
As the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Regional Development and Minister of Infrastructure and Development, she was responsible for development policy, transport policy, including supervision and management of transport infrastructure (roads, railways, aviation, maritime transport), housing, construction and the use and investment of structural funds with EU budgets for 2004–2006 and 2007–2013, as well as for the development of a system for the implementation of EU funds from the budget for 2013–2020.
In the years 1999–2007 she worked in the Provincial Office and the Marshal’s Office of the Śląskie Voivodeship.
A graduate of the Jagiellonian University and the National School of Public Administration.