Chris Borowski

Writer, Editor, Translator

Chris's bio

Seasoned communicator and manager with leadership experience gathered while running two international bureaus for the world’s biggest news agency.

Social media expert who launched the Twitter account for one of the EU's highest profile agencies, which quickly attracted more than 11 000 followers. Played a key role in the communication strategy of the EU agency at the frontlines of Europe's response to the record number of migrants at its borders.

Developed deep understanding of East European financial markets and the region’s corporate and political scene. Bilingual in Polish and English with writing talent shaped by more than a decade of journalism. Expertise in legal issues gained at one of the top U.S. law schools.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

01 / 2015 Current

Frontex

PR Officer

2014 2015

Freelance

Writer, Editor and Translator

05 / 2007 12 / 2013

Reuters News Agency

Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent

2011 2012

Reuters News Agency

Bureau Chief, Poland

2010 2011

Reuters News Agency

Chief Correspondent, Finland

2006 2007

The Seattle Times

Journalist

01 / 2002 06 / 2005

Reuters

Correspondent, Netherlands

03 / 1999 12 / 2001

Reuters

Correspondent, Poland

11 / 1998 03 / 1999

Bloomberg

Intern

06 / 1997 10 / 1998

TVN

Assistant to Chief Financial Officer

10 / 1995 05 / 1997

The Washington Post

Newsaide, Foreign Desk

01 / 2015 Current

Frontex

PR Officer

I document what's going on at one of the most visible EU agencies that has been in the spotlight because of the unprecedented numbers of migrants crossing European borders. I helped launch and run Frontexs official Twitter account to share the latest news, figures, photos and videos on migration and other topics linked with Europe's borders. Within a week the profile gained more than 2000 followers and is continuing to grow in popularity.

2014 2015

Freelance

Writer, Editor and Translator

Prepare materials for various clients on corporate issues, especially in media and technology sectors

05 / 2007 12 / 2013

Reuters News Agency

Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent

2011 2012

Reuters News Agency

Bureau Chief, Poland

Managed the day-to-day operations of the top central European bureau with a staff of 20
Coordinated news coverage of one of Europes most vibrant economies
Oversaw news planning for major events, including the Euro 2012 championship, shale gas adventure

2010 2011

Reuters News Agency

Chief Correspondent, Finland

Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the vibrant Helsinki office, including the coverage of cellphone giant Nokia. Also covered general news topics, including the rise of the populist True Finns party and Finland's increasingly conservative approach to financial assistance to troubled EU members.

2006 2007

The Seattle Times

Journalist

Prepared materials about topics in Washington DC affecting the Seattle area, including immigration policy and regulation, technology and the effect on politics and business giants Microsoft and Amazon.

01 / 2002 06 / 2005

Reuters

Correspondent, Netherlands

- Lead the coverage of major corporate news in the Netherlands on companies such as KLM, VNU, KPN, and UPC
- Support coverage of large technology companies such as Philips and ASML
- Wrote articles on general news topics, such as the UN Yugoslavia Tribunal, International Criminal Court and the Dutch royal family

03 / 1999 12 / 2001

Reuters

Correspondent, Poland

- Broke numerous stories about companies such as Elektrim, BIG
BG, PZU
- Led and coordinated coverage of telecom and technology companies in Eastern Europe

11 / 1998 03 / 1999

Bloomberg

Intern

- Wrote articles on equities, macroeconomic statistics, fixed-income markets
- Assisted in the day-to-day maintenance of the Warsaw bureau
operations

06 / 1997 10 / 1998

TVN

Assistant to Chief Financial Officer

- Oversaw border clearance of equipment ahead of launch of
Polands No. 2 private TV broadcaster
- Researched and maintained various financial databases
- Served as general trouble shooter in the technical and news
departments

10 / 1995 05 / 1997

The Washington Post

Newsaide, Foreign Desk

- Researched materials for foreign correspondents and editors
- Collected and delivered Pulitzer Prize entries for the newspaper

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

2005 2007

Northwestern University School of Law

Law and Journalism

Survived law school, loved the challenge. Improved analytical skills, gained valuable knowledge about the law and media. Learned a lot more about web hosting, broadcasting, new media.

1993 1997

Georgetown University

Government, Computer Science

Learned about politics, computers and life. Fell in love with Washigton and The Hill.

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Social Media

Media Relations

Storytelling

Journalism

Blogging

News Writing

Corporate Communications

Telecommunications

New Media

Politics

Editing

Strategic Communications

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Lucas van Grinsven

ASML Head of Communications (VP)

Chris is not only a smart, professional and pleasant colleague to work with, he is also a warm and caring person. Loyal almost to a fault, and demanding to himself, he always aims to look at the bright side.

Justyna Pawlak

correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Creative, analytical mind.

Filip Kochan

Account Executive at NBS Communications

Chris is one of the best writers and editors I've ever worked with. Open-minded and critical thinking sort of person always happy to give a hand to anyone who is looking to learn or improve their skills.

Sam Shaw

Head of Insight at Canvas8

Chris has extensive knowledge of Poland's business environment and excellent connections. A very hard and organised worker, when we engaged Chris on an intense project with tight deadlines, he was more than willing to stretch himself to ensure the work was delivered on time. On top of this, Chris is great communicator, providing us with complete visibility on his progress, and responding to emails and calls very quickly. He's was also very helpful after the project was finished (which you don't often get with freelancers!). I would thoroughly recommend Chris for any freelance projects.

Jana Sanchez

Founding Director at CitySavvy

I worked with Chris. He's a brilliant reporter and writer.

Paul Bolding

Visiting Lecturer at City University London

I always found Chris could be relied on to get the story and present it quickly and authoritatively; it was a pleasure to deal with him too. As a desk editor, you don't ask much more of a correspondent.

Contact

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