Andrzej Malinowski

Andrzej Malinowski

He graduated from Poznan University of Economics and holds a PhD in economics. Since 2001 he has been the President of Employers of Poland, the oldest and largest organization of employers in Poland, representing over 19 000 companies that employ more than 5 million people in total. He is the Chairman of the Social Dialogue Council.

Andrzej Malinowski held high-level positions in government administration and in 1996 the Prime Minister entrusted him with organizing the Ministry of Economy, where he was later appointed the Secretary of State. He considers co-authoring the concept of and organizing the Ministry of Economy one of his greatest professional achievements in government administration. This office, crucial to Polish economy, operates according to the model he developed.

As a Member of Parliament he was also Vice-President of the Commission of Economic Foreign Relations, a member of the Polish parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and a Vice-President of the Committee for International Economic Relations, Council of Europe. He also held managerial positions in commercial law companies.

As the leader of Polish employers, he chaired BIAC Poland – the Business and Industry Advisory Committee at the OECD. He was a member of the National Council for European Integration and he is a representative of Polish employers in the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2005, he was elected the first Vice-President of the European Organization of Employers of the Public Sector Enterprises. He also represents Employers of Poland in the International Organization of Employers (IOE). In 2013, he was elected Chairman of the International Coordinating Council of Employers’ Unions for 2014-2015. He is the Chairman of the Social Dialogue Council – a Polish social dialogue institution.

Andrzej Malinowski's passion is to promote the idea of entrepreneurship and free market principles. He regards the Poles as very entrepreneurial, something they have proved since 1989. They have quickly learned the market economy, they are able to run their businesses with strong economic intuition and compete with the best.

Andrzej Malinowski has been honoured with numerous distinctions, including: the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He is also a  Knight of the Order of the Smile - awarded by children for actions contributing to the joy of children. He enjoys skiing, tennis and golf.