Ilona has been a part of ClientEarth for a decade. Prior to assuming the role of President, Ilona spearheaded the efforts of the Polish Fossil Fuel Infrastructure team. During her tenure, Ilona and her team conducted legal campaigns against prominent entities such as the Ostrołęka Power Plant, the Bełchatów complex, Złoczew open pit mine, Północ Power Plant, and Nord Stream 2. They have also authored numerous energy market analyses and interventions focusing on renewable energy deployment, state aid, and natural gas.


Before she became team leader Ilona had the position of communications and policy manager for the Energy Poland team. Prior to it, she worked as policy officer for the Polish Climate Coalition (the association of NGO’s working on climate protection). She focused mostly on renewable energy, energy efficiency and low-carbon economy transition. She also worked for Polish and Georgian non-governmental organisations being involved in development aid, educational and human rights projects in both Poland and South Caucasus.

In recognition of her impactful work, Ilona was honoured as a 2022 Obama Leader in Europe by the Obama Foundation and was named one of the 25 Sustainability Leaders by Forbes Women.


Ilona completed her Masters in sociology at the University of Warsaw and her postgraduate course in Foreign Policy at Collegium Civitas and the Polish Institute of International Affairs. She is currently doing her PhD in political science and administration at the Warsaw School of Economics. Ilona has graduated from the School of Political Leaders.

I am passionate about making change in our reality. I want our economy to be green and low-emission and our air and water to be clean. I believe law can significantly trigger this change and that's why I find ClientEarth's work so important and unusual. I am happy to be part of it.