At a congress held on November 24-25th 1989, a number of employers’ organizations established – based on the bill regulating the functioning of associations – the Confederation of Polish Employers (KPP). Senator Andrzej Machalski was appointed as its first President.
KPP was an independent, apolitical organization defending the interests or employers; ensuring long-term, peaceful growth; shaping the conditions for cooperation with other actors in the business environment, as well as initiating legislation and safeguarding social peace through maintaining balanced and harmonious tripartite relations.
Since 1990, the KPP has represented the interests of Polish employers in the International Labour Organization. At the same time, it joined the International Organization of Employers in Geneva, where it remains the only representative of Polish employers.
A major achievement of the newly-established organization, unions and state administration was the signing of the “Pact for state companies in a time of transition” in February 1992, which was also an opening for the development of social dialog in Poland. In 1993, Andrzej Wilk took over as the President of the KPP, followed by Wojciech Kornowski in 1997. In August 2001, Andrzej Malinowski was elected, with subsequent re-elections in 2005, 2009. 2011 and 2016.