Mr. Andrzej Szumański
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Independent Member)
Andrzej Szumański is an attorney-at-law, full professor from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Department of Private Business Law. One of the three authors of the Polish Commercial Companies Code of September 15th 2000. He was involved in the work to draft the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, 1999. As an expert of the Association of Stock Exchange Issuers, he prepared a draft of the Rules of the Corporate Governance Committee, enabling implementation of the principles of Corporate Governance for Public Companies adopted by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Currently, he chairs the Expert Group on Corporate Law of the Corporate Governance Reform Commission at the Polish Ministry of State Assets.
Since 1995 he has been an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, and since 2015 – a member of the Court’s Arbitration Council. He has been President of the Exchange Court at the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2007. From 2005 to 2011, he served two terms as President of the Arbitration Court at the Lewiatan Polish Confederation of Private Employers. He participated in numerous restructuring and privatisation projects. He sat on the Supervisory Boards of Południowy Koncern Energetyczny S.A. of Katowice, Małopolska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. of Kraków, and Polimex-Mostostal S.A. of Warsaw, among others. He prepares legal expert reports in the fields of private business law, contract law and arbitration law. He has authored textbooks and commentaries on the companies and securities law, as well as numerous articles, glosses and reviews in the field of commercial law. He was involved in legislative work on an amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies of March 2020 regarding the online form of meetings held by corporate bodies and an amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure of 2019 regarding corporate arbitration.