Paweł Szefernaker

Secretary of State, Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Age 30, Poland
for being a vocal advocate of the new media & digital campaigning
public administration

About Paweł Szefernaker

As the social media Tsar of Polish politician Andrzej Duda's presidential campaign this spring, Paweł Szerfernaker brought a youthful and tech-savvy edge to a political party not famed for its modernity, blending Facebook videos and Twitter posts with traditional methods that ultimately saw Andrzej Duda win most votes among young Poles on his way to securing the Presidency. Mr. Szerfernaker then repeated the trick in a general election six months later, helping his Law and Justice party -- of which he is chairman of the Youth wing -- secure a sweeping majority victory.