Hanna Suchocka was the first female Prime Minister of Poland and served from 1992 to 1993.
Hanna Suchocka was born in 1946. Suchocka specialized in constitutional law at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, from which she graduated in 1968. She undertook a PhD in Constitutional Law in West Germany in 1975. She lectured in law there and at the Catholic University of Lublin.
Hanna Suchocka was Poland’s Ambassador to the Holy See between 2001 and 2013 and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican. In 2014, she was appointed to Pope Francis’ Pontifical Commission on the Protection of Minors.
In 1995 Suchocka was Member of the Board of Governors of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam and from 1996 to 1997 she was Chair of the Polish-Ukrainian Forum. In 1994 Suchocka was one of the founders of a liberal and social-democratic Liberal Union party. Between 1997 and 2000 she served as the Minister of Justice in a coalition government. The former Prime Minister is also a member of the Club of Madrid.
In addition to these roles, Suchocka is also a specialist in Constitutional Law and currently serves as a professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.