Waldemar Pawlak ( listen) (born 5 September 1959 in Model, Masovian Voivodeship) is a Polish politician. He twice served as Prime Minister of Poland, briefly in 1992 and again from 1993 to 1995. Since November 2007, he has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy. Pawlak is the only person who held the office of Prime Minister twice during the Third Republic (i.e. since 1989), and he remains Poland's youngest Prime Minister to date.
He is also a long-time commander of the Polish Volunteer fire department, holding the rank of Brigadier General.
Pawlak was born in the village of Model, Masovian Voivodeship. He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology. While he was a student and during martial law he actively participated in strikes.