Olaf Osica (1974) is a former senior fellow of the Natolin European Centre (2005-2010) and chairman of the advisory board of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) - a Warsaw based research institute - where he previously served as executive director (2011-2016). He is member of the International Advisory Board of Centrum Balticum in Turku (Finland). In 2016 he worked as a Key ENP Expert at a EU sponsored project “E-Platform for Neighbourhood” in College of Europe Natolin Campus.

Olaf Osica has over 15 years’ record of working at the junction of the public/governmental and think-tanks sectors where he provided decision-makers with foreign policy analysis, and managed analytical teams. He holds a PhD in social and political science from European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Former visiting fellow of the US State Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France and of the GFPS-Polska. In 2015 he was awarded Knight's Cross Order of Polonia Restituta from President of Poland.