WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former president of Poland, has joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council. Kwaśniewski guided Poland’s transformation during the critical years following the fall of communism.
“President Kwaśniewski is the quintessential strategist statesman,” says APCO president and chief executive Margery Kraus. “He brings deep understanding of contemporary politics and the challenges that face our global society.”
Before becoming president in 1995, Kwaśniewski played an important role as a negotiator in the Round Table Agreement in 1989, which led to a peaceful transfer of power and cleared the way for a democratic Poland. During his 10-year presidency, he led Poland through the delicate transition from communism, the adoption of a new national constitution, and the campaign for Poland’s admission to NATO and the European Union.
Since completing his second presidential term in December 2005, Kwaśniewski has lectured around the world, particularly at American universities.