Piotr Borkowski is the Executive Director of the European State Forest Association (Eustafor) since 2012. Before holding this position, Mr Borkowski worked for three years as a forestry expert in DG Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission. After graduating from the Forestry Faculty of Warsaw Agricultural University in 1993 he started his career at the Polish State Forests in one of the forest districts in the Warsaw region. After this, he focused on international forest policy as chief specialist in the Forestry Department in the Ministry of Environment of Poland where he served between 2001 and 2003. In the following three years Mr Borkowski was assigned Head of the Liaison Unit of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), before he took on the role as the Head of the Foreign co-operation department of the General Directorate of State Forests in Warsaw in 2008.