PKN ORLEN S.A. (“Company”) announces that the Company’s Supervisory Board following its meeting on 21 May 2020, has appointed following persons to the Company’s Management Board:
- Mr Armen Artwich to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Mr Adam Burak to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Ms Patrycja Klarecka to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Mr Zbigniew Leszczyński to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Mr Michał Róg to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Mr Jan Szewczak to the position of Member of the Management Board,
- Mr Józef Węgrecki to the position of Member of the Management Board,
for the common three year term of office, starting from the day coming after the day of termination of the current common term of office of the Company’s Management Board, i.e. after the day of the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting that will approve financial statement for 2019.
All persons appointed today hold the position of Members of PKN ORLEN Management Board in the current term of office.
Mr Armen Artwich
Mr Armen Konrad Artwich is a Member of Management Board of PKN ORLEN since September 1st 2018.
Armen Konrad Artwich is a legal counsel. He graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, as well as from the Warsaw School of Economics, where he majored in finance and accounting. He also studied corporate law and commercial law at the University of Sheffield, School of Law. He completed his legal counsel apprenticeship at the Warsaw Bar Association.
From January to August 2018, Mr Artwich served as Head of the Legal Department of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Earlier, between 2016 and 2018, as Deputy Director of the Department for Improvement of Economic Regulations at the Ministry of Development, Mr Artwich was responsible, among others, for legislative projects in economic law and for supervision of the Central Office of Measures and the Polish Centre for Accreditation. At the same time, in 2016-2018, Mr Artwich served as member of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (a representative of the minister in charge of economy).
Between 2011 and 2016, Armen Artwich worked in the Legal Area at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., where he was in charge of legal services for investment banking in the Global Banking & Markets Division. Mr Armen Artwich is a graduate of the 18th School of Civil Society Leaders. For his pro publico bono activity, he received, among other distinctions, the Gold Cross of Merit and the Polcul Foundation award.
Armen Artwich also serves as Chairman of the ORLEN Group Board and also as a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Organisation for Petroleum Industry and Trade.
Mr Adam Burak
Mr Adam Burak holds a degree in international relations from the University of Wrocław as well as an MBA degree, and has completed a postgraduate course in journalism and public relations at the Tischner European University in Kraków.
At the ORLEN Group, Mr Burak is responsible for the implementation of a consolidated strategy in corporate and marketing communication, and also for the development of digital communication channels in Poland and abroad.
From February 2018, Mr Burak was appointed as Executive Director for Corporate Communication at PKN ORLEN, supervising the implementation of the ORLEN Group’s external and internal communication strategy, as well as the development of the structures and business model of a media agency established in partnership with PZU S.A.
Prior to that, he had worked in the fuel and energy industry as well as the financial sector. His roles included that of Communication and Marketing Director at the largest Polish companies, creating and implementing corporate, marketing and sponsorship communication strategies.
He also has extensive experience in sports marketing and journalism. In 2012–2016, he was Marketing and PR Director as well as press officer for the Wrocław Stadium, and from 2008 to 2012 he worked as a journalist for Telewizja Polsat. Mr Burak has sat on the supervisory boards of UNIPETROL A.S., ORLEN Południe S.A. and currently PZU Zdrowie S.A.
He is a jury member of an industry contest ‘Golden Paperclips’, a member of the judging panel of the ‘50 Most Creative People in Business’ programme, organised by the BRIEF magazine, and a speaker at the Public Relations Professionals Congress.
Ms Patrycja Klarecka
Ms Patrycja Klarecka has been a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board since June 24th 2018. She graduated from the Poznań University of Economics and Business in Economic Policy and Corporate Strategy.
As Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board, she has been responsible, among others, for retail sales and retail chain development. Her remit also covers innovation and CSR, IT as well as infrastructure and information security.
In 2016–2018, Ms Patrycja Klarecka served as President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Poland’s largest government agency supporting the development of SMEs.
Ms Klarecka has professional experience in the financial, media and education sectors, including 18 years of working in managerial positions at various companies, including the Warsaw Stock Exchange (2014–2016), Bank Zachodni WBK (2010–2014), Telewizja Polska (2004–2010), and PZU (2002–2004). Earlier in her career, she was a lecturer at the Melchior Wańkowicz School of Journalism in Warsaw and a consultant at the Poznań School of Banking.
Ms Klarecka chaired the supervisory board of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH (in 2018–2019), served on the supervisory boards of the WSE Foundation and IAB Polska, and was on the management board of the PZU Charitable Foundation. She represented the Polish Television in the Crossmedia Group at the European Broadcasting Union.
Mr Zbigniew Leszczyński
Mr Zbigniew Leszczyński has been a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board since February 8th 2016.
Zbigniew Leszczyński graduated from the Warsaw University, the Faculty of Accounting and Finance. He also completed the following postgraduate courses: EU Business Management at the Warsaw School of Economics, Computer Networks Design and Operation at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, and Project Management at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw.
Mr Leszczyński has extensive managerial experience in the fuels industry. During his more than a decade long career with the ORLEN Group, he was responsible for such areas as logistics, construction and development of the service station chain, wholesale of refinery and petrochemical products and development of the wholesale business. He has also implemented many strategic projects for the Company. In addition to his roles at PKN ORLEN, Mr Leszczyński also served as President of the Management Board of Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Opolu Sp. z o.o., President of the Management Board of Rynex Sp. z o.o., President of the Management Board of Wisła Płock S.A., and Sales and Marketing Director at Kompania Węglowa S.A. He also ran his own business providing project management, supervision and advisory services.
Mr Leszczyński has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Board of Unipetrol, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ORLEN Paliwa.
At present, Zbigniew Leszczyński serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, and member of the Board of the European Petroleum Refiners Association.
Mr Michał Róg
Mr Michał Róg has been a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board responsible for Wholesale and International Trade since September 1st 2018. He is also responsible for Logistics Area and Supply Chain Management in the whole Corporation.
Michał Róg is a graduate of the Cracow University of Economics, where he majored in management and marketing, and of the Canadian International Management Institute and Harvard Business School. He has completed the Executive MBA programme run jointly by the Cracow University of Technology and Central Connecticut State University.
Mr Róg has over 20 years of professional experience gained working for TELE-FONIKA KABLE S.A., where he served as: Vice President for Sales – Distribution and Power Generation Sector, Director for Sales and Development of High and Medium Voltage Products, Director for Sales on the Balkan Market, Director for Sales in the Home Market, and Head of the Home Market Office.
From March to August 2018, he was a management board member for trade at ORLEN OIL Sp. z o.o. of Kraków. From April to August 2018, he was additionally a management board member at Paramo a.s. based in Pardubice, the Czech Republic.
Mr Jan Szewczak
Mr Jan Szewczak is a lawyer, business analyst and an expert in finance, financial law, banking and macroeconomy. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and completed doctoral studies at the Department of Finance and Financial Law. He also completed academic internships in Amsterdam and Prague.
For many years Mr Szewczak had been a faculty member and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the Vistula University. He has gained extensive experience in the financial sector.
He has sat on the Management Board of PZU Tower, served as Chief Economist of Kasa Krajowa SKOK (credit union), Member of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) of the 8th term, Chairman of the Standing Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, and Deputy Chairman of the Public Finance Committee and member of the Digitisation Committee of the Sejm. He is an economic journalist and the author of numerous opinions and expert reports on business processes and ownership transformations. Its interests include economic history and privatisation processes in Poland and abroad.
Mr Józef Węgrecki
Mr Józef Węgrecki is a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board since March 23rd 2018. Between February 5th and March 23rd 2018 a Member of the Supervisory Board temporarily delegated to perform the duties of the PKN ORLEN Management Board Member responsible for Investments and Procurement.
He is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Mining and Metallurgical Machines.
Mr Węgrecki holds qualifications to serve on the supervisory boards of companies in which the Polish State Treasury has interests.
In 1978-1990, Józef Węgrecki worked at Zakład Remontowy Energetyki Kraków, where he held the position of Member of the Management Board, Chief Technical Officer. In 1990-1993, Mr Węgrecki served at employee-owned company Remak Opole as its Vice President. From April 1993 to June 2017, he was President and Member of the Management Board of Remak-Krak Sp. z o.o.
In 2017, Mr Węgrecki was appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Energa Wytwarzanie S.A., where his management responsibilities covered water and wind turbine operation, photovoltaic farms, cogeneration and coal-fired power plants, innovation, heating asset acquisitions and setting development directions.
On February 5th 2018, Mr Węgrecki was delegated to temporarily serve as Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board for Investment and Procurement, and then in April he was appointed Member of the Management Board, Chief Operating Officer.
He is interested in monitoring and analysing the latest technical solutions in the field of power generation: alternative energy sources and their potential industrial applications.
Mr Józef Węgrecki has received a number of awards, including the Galicia Construction Grand Award for his contribution to the advancement of the construction industry, a Badge of Merit for exceptional services to the construction industry, a Gold Medal for long service, and an Honoris Gratia badge for charity and community service.
All of the newly elected members of the PKN ORLEN Management Board have declared that upon joining the Management Board of PKN ORLEN they will not be involved in any activity that competes with PKN ORLEN; will not be a partner of any competing company; and will not be members of any board of a competing incorporated company. All of the newly elected members of the PKN ORLEN Management Board are not on the List of Insolvent Debtors kept on record on the National Court Register Act.
See also: regulatory announcement no 23/2020 as of 22 April 2020.