President of the Polish Clusters Employers' Association
President of the Silesian Aviation Cluster
Vice-president of the Employers of Poland
Vice President of the European Clusters Alliance
Krzysztof Krystowski, for many years now, is a manger in the aviation and defense industry. He specializes also in issues related to economic innovativeness and competitiveness. He possesses many years of experience in managing business entities from both the state and private sectors gained in i.a. international concerns.
He has also served important roles in public administration and organizations consociating entrepreneurs. Currently he is the President of the Polish Clusters Employers' Association, the President of the Silesian Aviation Cluster, and the Vice-president of the Employers of Poland (the oldest association for employers in Poland).
In the years 2015-2018 Krzysztof Krystowski was appointed as the President of the Board and Managing Director of PZL-Świdnik, and since January 2016 he was the Vice-president of the Leonardo Helicopter Division. In the years 2012-2013 he was the President of the Board at the Bumar Group and later the Polish Defense Holding, the biggest defence group in CEE countries.
In the years 2006-2011 he has worked as a manager of the Avio Group – a global company in the aviation industry. He was also a member of the Main Board at PKPP Lewiatan, the National Ecology Board of the President of Poland, as well as the Industrial-Defense Board of the Minister of National Defense.
In the years 2004-2006 he was the President of the Board at the Foundation Innovation Centre FIRE which deals in helping small and medium sized innovative companies.
In the years 2003-2006 he was the Vice-minister at the Ministry of Economy, Labor, and Social Policy (later the Ministry of Economy and Labor). He was then responsible for the competitiveness and innovativeness of the economy, supervision over research and development units, and the Polish Patent Office, but also for restructuring the Polish defense and aviation industries, as well as offset.