Prof. LESZEK PAWŁOWICZ, Ph.D., Uniwersity of Gdańsk
Chairman of the supervisory board
Professor at the University of Gdańsk, Vice-President of the Institute for Market Economics (IBnGR), Director of Gdańsk Banking Academy (GAB), as well as Head of the Department of Banking at the Faculty of Management of the University of Gdańsk. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Gdański, and sat on the Scientific Council of Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej S.A. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Giełda Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (Warsaw Stock Exchange) and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Boards at Bank Pekao S.A. and PKN Orlen S.A. Member of the Committee on Financial Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and arbitrator of the Conciliatory Court at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). He is the author of numerous publications on economic topics.
Leszek Pawłowicz don't meets the independence criteria referred to in Principle II.Z.4 of the "Code of Best Practice for WSE-Listed Companies for 2016".
He graduated Economics at the University of Gdańsk and has been awarded a doctoral degree by that university in 1977. Between 1987 and 1993 he worked in foreign scientific institutions, including University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Charles University in Prague (CERGE), ICESAD in Kitakyushu (Japan) and HIID (Harvard USA). He worked at numerous international organizations including the World Bank, United Nations, and the European Union and consulting companies.
After returning to Poland in 1998 he worked as a macroeconomist for the Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics. In 1999 he began cooperation with the Center for Social and Economic Research(CASE) in Warsaw where he managed several research projects concerning macroeconomic analyses and economic forecasts for Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. He advised governments of Bulgaria, Turkmenistan, and Slovakia. He is an author and coauthor of numerous publications, including several books.
Between 2000 and 2003 he was the Chief Economist at Bank Millennium S.A. and later advised different institutions including the Goldman Sachs bank. He served as the Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Marek Belka between 2004 and 2005. In 2010 he was nominated by President Lech Kaczyński to serve as a member of the National Development Council. Since 2005 he has been working as an independent consultant.
Mirosław Gronicki meets the independence criteria referred to in Principle II.Z.4 of the "Code of Best Practice for WSE-Listed Companies for 2016".
Prof. DARIUSZ FILAR, Ph.D., University of Gdańsk
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Graduate of the Faculty of Transport Economics at the University of Gdańsk, specializing in foreign trade. He earned a doctorate in economics in 1976, and in 1989 he became a doctor habilitatusand was appointed an associate professor. Three years later he became professor extraordinarius of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdańsk. Between 1992 and 1995, he taught at the University of Michigan. He was the chief economist of Bank Pekao S.A., the director of the Bureau of Macroeconomic Analysis and a member of the Monetary Policy Council of the Polish National Bank. At present, he is an independent member of the Supervisory Board of PZU S.A., Supervisory Board of BGŻ S.A. and Economic Council of Poland's Prime Minister.
Dariusz Filar meets the independence criteria referred to in Principle II.Z.4 of the "Code of Best Practice for WSE-Listed Companies for 2016".
A graduate of the Production Economics Department of the University of Gdańsk. In the years 1975-1979 he worked at the Gdańsk Sanitary Installations, followed by employment at Malborskie Zakład Przemysłu Maszynowego Leśnictwa PEMAL between 1979-1988, including serving as chief accountant since January 1982. In the years 1988 - 2002 he was the chief accountant in the MORENA Housing Cooperative in Gdańsk.
In 1987 he obtained the title of a Certified Accountant, entitling him to audit financial statements. Since 1992, he holds qualifications of a chartered statutory accountant.
For the last 22 years (until 31.01.2018) he was an employee of the audit company Deloitte Poland, where from 2003 he held a position of Director in the Audit Department. At that time he was in charge of auditing, in accordance with the provisions of the Accounting Act and in accordance with IAS/IFRS, the fineancial statements of many domestic entities and companies forming part of international capital groups.
Since 1999 he has been involved in the activities of the statutory auditors' self-government bodies. He served as a member of the National Council of Statutory Auditors for two terms. He was also a member of the Standardisation Committee for services provided by statutory auditors. Member of the Ethics Committee and the Group for the implementation of the International Educational Standard No. 8 operating at the National Council of Statutory Auditors.
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Economist and publicist. Graduate of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the University of Economics in Prague (Vysoká škola Ekonomická), and a doctoral programme at Warsaw University of Technology.
Successfully involved in many investment and privatisation projects in Poland and abroad, member of management boards of, inter alia, Deutsche Bank Polska SA, Bankers Trust Company in London, HSBC Investment Banking, Polish Investment Company and the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency. Managed a number of privatisation projects in the banking and industrial sector, including IPOs and secondary offerings, for both shares and debt. Between 1983 and -88, Department Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Previously associated with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), where, as Industrial Development Officer, he was involved in advisory mission for 22 countries around the world . Holds parallel functions as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Cognor SA and MediaCap SA, and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Pelion SA and BEST TFI SA.
Graduate of Lodz University of Technology. Since 1994, licensed securities broker and CFA (CFA Institute, USA, 2002). He also completed a number of training courses in financial analysis, accounting and investment consulting.
Between 1995 and 1996, worked at Daewoo Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeniowe SA in the Capital Investments Department as Securities Dealer and Financial Analyst. In 1996-1998, Financial Analyst at the Brokerage House of the bank PKO BP. 1998 to 2002, worked at Commercial Union, Investments Department at Commercial Union Polska – Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie SA, and after that at Commercial Union Investment Management (Polska) SA. Long-time Member of the Supervisory Board at LPP S.A., Grupa KĘTY S.A., VRG S.A. and many more. Held parallel functions as Member of the Supervisory Board at Drop S.A., MLP Group S.A., BBI Development S.A., ZPC Otmuchów S.A., Atende S.A. and Libet S.A.