Krzysztof Dyl appointed UTK Chairman

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Krzysztof Dyl. Photo UTK.

Today the Urzad Transportu Kolejowego (UTK, Office of Railway Transport) announced* that Krzysztof Dyl has been appointed its chairman. Mr Dyl has been acting chairman of UTK since 5 January 2012, when his predecessor Krzysztof Jaroszynski was sacked on the orders of the Prime Minister.

Mr Jaroszynski was sacked for ‘soliciting for EU funds behind the back of the responsible minister’ which somehow does not seem a very credible explanation. For three months, no moves were made to appoint a permanent replacement and then, on 3 March, two passenger trains collided head on at speed near Szczekociny. As opposition politicians stormed that the UTK had been made toothless by political sackings of its senior inspectorate, the new transport Minister, Slawomir Nowak, announced that a competition would be held to choose Jaroszynski’s successor. Now, three months later the result has been announced.

Krzystof Dyl has an MA in electronics and telecommunications from the College of Technology and Agriculture (now University of Technology and Life Sciences) in Bydgoszcz. In 2000, he started work in the Ministry of Communications as principal specialist in the Department of Multimedia Policy and Regulation. He was one of the authors of ePolska, a programme for the development of the information society in Poland. He was also a member of a team working on a national strategy for the deployment of information and telecommunications technology.

He was then recruited by an independent government office working on the demonopolisation and regulation of the Polish telecommunications market. In the period 2001-2002 He worked for the Office of Telecommunications Regulation, and subsequently, in the years from 2002 to 2006, in the Office of Telecommunications and Postal Services Regulation.

From 2006 to 2011 he worked in the Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UTE, Office of Electronic Communication). For the first 3 months he was the acting Deputy Director of the Wholesale Market for Electronic Communication, and he was then appointed to the position of Deputy Chairman of UKE with responsibility for telecommunication and postal matters.

On 18 January 2011, he was appointed vice Chairman of UTK, by Cezary Grabarczyk, the former Minister of Transport.

Pursuant to paragraph 11 on page 12 of the Railway Transport Act of 28 March 2003 (Journal of Laws of 2007 No. 16, pos. 94, as subsequently amended.) the result of the recruitment is announced:

1) The name and address of the [government] office:

The Office of Railway Transport, ul. Chałubińskiego 4, 00-928 Warsaw;

2) the position for which the enrolment was held:

The Chairman of the Office of Railway Transport;

3) the name of the selected candidate and his place of residence within the meaning of the Civil Code:

Mr Krzysztof Dyl, Ząbki.

* The UTK announcement. Translation BTWT.

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