Piotr Taracha – CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Piotr Taracha has graduated from The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski). In 1993 after completing law studies, he received a master’s degree in law. In 2001 he completed the MBA program at Leon Koźmiński School of Business and Management (Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania im. Leona Koźmińskiego) receiving a diploma with a distinction for the best advisory project. Since 1994 he has taught at the Department of Civil Law at the Catholic University of Lublin. Since 1997 he has been the Supervisory Board Chairman in the company AUTO-EURO S.A, since 2008 the Supervisory Board Vice-Chairman in the company PEPEES S.A., since 2009 the Supervisory Board Vice-Chairman in a potato processing plant “Lublin” Sp. z o.o (Zakłady Przemysłu Ziemniaczanego “Lublin” Sp. z o.o ), and since 2011 the Supervisory Board Vice-Chairman in The Potato Industry Company “Bronisław” Sp. z o.o (Przedsiębiorstwo Przemysłu Ziemniaczanego “Bronisław” Sp. z o.o). From 1998-2002 he was the Director of the Lublin Region of the Polish Post (Okręg Poczty w Lublinie PPUP Poczta Polska). Since 2003 Mr. Piotr Taracha has been Chairman of the Board in company Intrograf Lublin S.A.
Piotr Cyburt – VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Piotr Cyburt is a graduate of the SGH – Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa). He graduated in 1980 with a master’s degree in Economic Sciences. In 1987 he received the Ph.D. degree in Economic Sciences at the Institute of National Economy (Institut Gospodarki Narodowej), Piotr Cyburt was a scholar at Georgetown University and Harvard University as well as an academic teacher at the Institute of National Economy. He has many years of experience in banking and real estate financing which he has gained in the major financial institutions on the Polish market. From 1995 to 1998 Piotr Cyburt was Vice-President of the Board of the Polish Bank of Development (Polski Bank Rozwoju). From 1992 to 1995 he had worked in managerial positions for PBK SA (The Polish Commercial Bank Plc.), from 1994 as a Board Member and Director. He was also on supervisory boards of many Commercial Companies including the Warsaw Stock Exchange. At the moment Piotr Cyburt is Chairman of the bank mBank Hipoteczny, a position he has held since 1999 when RHEINHYP-BRE Bank Hipoteczny, BRE Bank Hipoteczny (now: mBank Hipoteczny SA) – the first specialized mortgage bank in the post-war Poland was founded. Piotr Cyburt is a Council member of The Polish Bank Association (Związek Banków Polskich) as well as Vice-Chairman of the Program Council of the Mortgage Loan Foundation. Since 2002 he has also been on the Supervisory Board of the company Hochtief Polska SA. Mr. Piotr Cyburt has performed duties of a Supervisory Board Member since April 2016.
Maciej Grabski – MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Graduate of Catholic University of Lublin in 1992, department of law and social sciences (economy section). He is an experienced investor of companies in early development stage. In the nineties he has realized the investments in the automotive and tourist branches. He was the first investor and co-creator of internet portal Wirtualna Polska. He has negotiated obtaining of strategic investors, e.g. INTEL or Prokom. He is one of founders of Angel Seedfund, the seed capital fund, investing in the innovative projects of start-up type in IT and biotechnological branches. Mr. Maciej Grabski is a member of Company Supervisory Board since January 2007.
Since 2010 Mr. Maciej Grabski as an investor realizes the investment consisting in creating the modern office complex in Gdańsk known as “Olivia Business Centre”. That investment develops dynamically by obtaining either Polish and international companies of solid market position and respected reputation.
Stefan Grabski – MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Stefan Grabski graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology (Politechnika Gdańska), at the Department of General Engineering and obtained the degree of a designing engineer in 1974. Earlier in 1967 he had learned the trade of a vessel equipment technologist in the Post-Secondary School “Conradinum” and started to work as a technician for Industrial Installations Company (Przedsiębiorstwo Instalacji Przemysłowych) in Gdańsk. Until 1980 he worked for company Instal in Gdańsk, more recently for several years he ran as a Building Team Manager a so-called Start-up Group, which conducted a start-up of technological installations in industrial plants in North Poland. Since 1989 Stefan Grabski has been running a business called AutoEuro Stefan Grabski which rents its own facilities, provides technological consulting and runs car washes, among other things. In 1998 he became a member of the Gdańsk City Council and served as Vice-President of the Council and at the same time Chairman of the Interim Committee of Trade, Craft and Services. During the 2006 – 2010 term in the Gdańsk City Council he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Apart from that, since 2002 Stefan Grabski has been a member of supervisory and management bodies of commercial companies, among other things, being a Member of the Supervisory Board of The Center of Modern Technologies plc. (“Centrum Nowoczesnych Technologii” SA) since 2004.
Ryszard Hubert Klimczyk – MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Graduate of University in Gdańsk in 1998, department of law and administration, specialization of law, M.Sc. of law. In 2005 he has finished solicitor’s training in District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Gdańsk. He started his career as a political assistant of secretary of state in Political Office of Minister of Justice in years 1998-1999. In years 1999-2008 he was working as a lawyer in law office Żelaznowski & Głowiński s.c. in Sopot. Since June 2005 Mr. Ryszard Klimczyk has his own law office. In years 2006-2008 he was a member of supervisory board of Sea Port Management Gdańsk S.A. company, and in years 2007-2008 of International Warranty Corporation LLC in Warsaw. Since 2002, besides his law practice, he performs also functions in the supervisory and managing bodies of commercial law companies. Mr. Ryszard Hubert Klimczyk is a member of Company Supervisory Board since August 2010.
Marcin Szpak – MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
A graduate of the University of Gdańsk, in 1995 he graduated from the Faculty of Management, in 2003 he obtained a PhD in economics. A graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the IESE Business School University of Navarra. Founder and long-term president of the DS Consulting consulting company specializing in strategic, financial and investment consulting. For 5 years he was Gdańsk’s Vice President for Economic Affairs, responsible for strategy, management of the entire investment program, economic development. For 9 years at Energa Group, he was responsible for strategic investment programs, strategy, development, M&A. Member of the supervisory boards of many commercial law companies. Expert in financing infrastructure of the United Nations Development Program.
Lesław Marek Kula – MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
A graduate of the University of Warsaw, in 1985 graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of History. In 1982 he started working at the Center for Documentation and Social Studies as a scientific secretary. He gained his experience at the NOVUM Publishing Institute and the SONOR Publishing Institute. He worked in managerial positions, including as the President of the Management Board of POLARTIS S.A. and EMIASTA.PL S.A. In the past, an employee of the Supervisory Board in: ZARAT S.A., Zakłady Mięsne NISKO S.A., PZL HYDRAL S.A., ELANA S.A., AGPOL S.A., PONAR Wadowice S.A., RELPOL S.A., Ośrodek Doskonalenia Kadr RS NOT sp.z o.o., WEALTH BAY S.A., ASSETUS S.A. From 2004, he was associated with WSZECHNICA POLSKA University in Warsaw, he was, among others, the head of Postgraduate Studies, project secretary: “Active Strategies for labor market entities” and the Rector’s representative in the field of project management: “Professional counseling”. From 2002 lecturer, among others: basics of law, introduction to jurisprudence, administrative law, basics of civil law, study of the state and law, administrative legislation and professional ethics, and since 2003 also a member of the Senate of this institution. For two years, the liquidator at WFTS POLLENA PP, in the years 1994–2007 a trustee and court supervisor at the Warsaw Commercial Court, between 2000 and 2008 he cooperated with the Ministry of the Treasury in the promotion and privatization of State Treasury companies. Currently, from 1997 the President of the Management Board of VARENA GROUP sp.z o.o. dealing with consulting and comprehensive legal services for business entities, among others: registration of business entities, transformation of business activities, conducting court cases, financial acquisition and debt collection. Mr. Lesław Marek Kula took part in the Study of Debt Enterprise Advisors organized by the Rome-London Development Law Institute. Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board from July 2019.