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Mr Piotr Woźniak − President of the Management Board

Piotr Woźniak graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in geology. In 1990 and 1991, he advised the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Industry. He was the Trade Commissioner of the Republic of Poland in Canada in 1992−1996. In 1998−2000, Piotr Woźniak was an adviser on infrastructure to the Polish Prime Minister. He worked in PGNiG between 1999−2002 on various positions: as member of Supervisory Board and Vice President of the Management Board from June 2000. In the 2002−2006 term, he was a member of the Warsaw City Council. Between 2005 and 2007 he was the Minister of Economy, and from December 2011 to December 2013 – the Deputy Minister of Environment and Chief State Geologist. He is a lecturer at the Łazarski University and the Warsaw School of Economics, and a member of the Council of the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. Since 2009 he has served as Chairman, and since March 2014 as Deputy Chairman, of the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).

On December 19th 2016, Piotr Woźniak was reappointed President of the Management Board of PGNiG S.A. for the three-year term of office beginning December 31st 2016.

President of the Management Board:

  • manages the work of the Management Board and coordinates the work of Management Board members in all areas of the PGNiG Group’s activity,
  • supervises and coordinates the Company’s operations, including with respect to:
    • internal control and audit functions,
    • HR strategies, payment schemes and working time, employment and payroll policies,
    • protection of classified information, protection of personal data, protecting and defending the Company’s facilities,
    • corporate governance within the PGNiG Group and optimisartion of the PGNiG Group’s structure,
    • policy, objectives and programmes related to hydrocarbon exploration and production in Poland and abroad, overseeing all licensing processes related to hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and production, as well as storage of waste matter in rock mass and non-reservoir storage of substances,
    • formulation of assumptions and technical regulations, norms and standards applicable in the area of oil drilling, operation and safety of production systems and underground storage facilities, standardisation and oversight of uniform quality systems,
    • acquisition of foreign upstream assets,
    • planning, and IT systems development and operation, as well as IT development,
    • comprehensive legal support protecting PGNiG’s legal interests, uniform application of general law, issuance of official orders and circulars for the Company,
    • operations of the Geology and Hydrocarbon Production Branch, the PGNiG Branches in Odolanów, Sanok and Zielona Góra, Well Mining Rescue Station in Kraków, and the Company’s foreign branches – operations of the Company’s representative office in Moscow.

Radosław Bartosik − Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

He graduated from the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. He also completed a number of post-graduate courses, e.g. in business management, marketing and electricity, heat and gas market. Radosław Bartosik holds an MBA degree and passed the examination for candidates for members of the supervisory boards of state-owned companies. He is a qualified technical supervisor of mining operations. Including a four-year break, he has been with the PGNiG Group since 1997. First, he worked for the PGNiG Zielona Góra Branch, in oil and gas production facilities where he gained experience and developed his career, starting as a Marketing Specialist and then head of the Contract and Tender Department. In 2006, he was appointed Economic and Commercial Director. Three years later he became Deputy Director of PGNiG’s Branch Operator Systemu Magazynowania (currently Gas Storage Poland sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of PGNiG S.A.) in Warsaw. He was also Chief Specialist for EU Funds at the PGNiG Head Office. Until the end of 2016, Radosław Bartosik was Deputy Economic Director at the Warsaw Branch of PSG.

On December 19th 2016, he was appointed Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, for the three-year term of office beginning December 31st 2016.

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, supervises and coordinates the Company’s operations, including with respect to:

  • corporate social responsibility (CSR),
  • the Company’s and the PGNiG Group’s procurement strategy,
  • management of the Company’s assets, excluding network assets, extraction assets and underground gas storage facilities,
  • management of the Company’s non-production assets, including property,
  • creation and implementation of the sponsorship policy and the Company’s image in Poland and abroad,
  • cooperation with transmission and distribution system operators.

 

Łukasz Kroplewski – Vice President, Development

Mr Łukasz Kroplewski holds master’s degrees in law and in administration. He also complete executive MBA courses. He gained professional experience by serving in public administration. At the Koszalin University of Technology, he taught intellectual property law. He has close ties with the HR industry, where he worked from 2005 holding managerial positions. He has provided legal and business consultancy support to corporations. From 2009 to 2017, he was a member of the Local Government Board of Appeals. He is one of the founders of the Mediation Centre at the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs in Koszalin, where he works as a mediator. Łukasz Kroplewski is a member of the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane. In July 2016, he was appointed Vice President of the Chamber of the Natural Gas Industry, an association of gas industry operators, and became the Chamber’s CEO in 2017. Thanks to Łukasz Kroplewski’s efforts, PGNiG joined the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane
(ICE-CMM), where he chairs the Presiding Committee. In 2017, he became a member of the Scientific Council of the Aviation Institute for the term of office from 2017 to 2021. In the same year he became a legal counsel at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

On December 19th 2016, he was appointed Vice President for Development, for the three-year term of office beginning December 31st 2016.

The Vice President for Development supervises and coordinates such areas as:

  • innovation and growth projects involving PGNiG,
  • analysing and monitoring opportunities to obtain EU funding for the Company’s operations,
  • oversight of standardisation activities at the Company,
  • development of technical assumptions, rules, norms and standards for the gas area,
  • oversight of the Central Measurement and Testing Laboratory and of the PGNiG foreign representative offices in Kiev and Vysokoye.

Michał Pietrzyk – Vice President, Finance

He is a graduate of Finance and Banking at the Kraków University of Economics. He also completed a post-graduate course in law for managers at the Kozminski University. He started his professional career in 1995 in the banking sector. With the PGNiG Group since 2003, he first worked as Head of the Treasury Department of PGNiG and from 2006 to 2016 as Deputy Head of the Economic Department. In February 2016, Mr Pietrzyk became the Head of PGNiG’s Economic Department.

On December 19th 2016, he was appointed Vice President for Finance, for the three-year term of office beginning December 31st 2016.

The Vice President for Finance supervises and coordinates such areas of the Company’s operations as:

  • of the Company’s strategic economic and financial objectives,
  •  preparation and implementation of the Company’s Business Plan,
  • economic and financial evaluations and analyses of growth and investment projects, planning and overseeing financial aspects of the investment policy, monitoring of the use of financial resources allocated to production, investment and repair work,
  • PGNiG’s internal settlement procedures and financing operations,
  • cash flows of the PGNiG Group, budgeting and control of the Company’s costs and revenue, its credit policy, tax policy and tax liabilities,
  • financial risk management, economic and financial analyses of new capital projects,
  • implementation and development of accounting procedures,
  • defining the rules of and overseeing the preparation of financial statements,
  • investor relations.

 

Maciej Woźniak – Vice President, Trade

Maciej Woźniak is a graduate of the Cracow University of Economics (Master Degree) and the National School of Public Administration. He also completed a post-graduate course in property valuation at the Warsaw University of Technology. He is a member of the Polish Civil Service Corps. In 2011, he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Programme run by the US Department of State. In 2003−2008, he worked at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Economy, as head of the Oil and Gas Department at the latter. And was responsible for implementation of the act on emergency stocks of oil, gas and fuels and for securing Poland’s accession to OECD’s International Energy Agency based in Paris. After it joined the IEA, he represented Poland at IEA Governing Board meetings a number of times. He coordinated preparations ahead of implementation of the second package of the EU gas market liberalisation legislation and participated in the EU’s work on the third package. In 2008−2010, he was chief adviser on energy security and secretary of the Prime Minister’s interdepartmental energy security policy team. He represented Poland in the V4 High-Level Group on Energy and the EC’s Group for the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan. He supervised the preconstruction phase of the LNG Terminal project. He was on the team negotiating the intergovernmental gas supply contract between Poland and Russia. He resigned from the position of Prime Minister’s adviser after the contract was signed in November 2010. In 2011−2013, he advised the Minister of the Environment and Chief State Geologist on the geological and mining law reform. He sat on the Supervisory Boards of Operator Logistyczny Paliw Płynnych and Wielkopolska Spółka Gazownictwa and served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management of Warsaw.

On December 19th 2016, he was reappointed Vice President for Trade, for the three-year term of office beginning December 31st 2016.

The Vice President for Trade supervises and coordinates the functioning of the Company, including with respect to:

  • developing a regulatory policy in consultation with government authorities, EU authorities and industry organisations,
  • planning and implementing the Company’s trade policy, particularly in respect of natural gas and electricity sales, gas, electricity and other products sales policy,
  • guiding the development of the gas market, natural gas import policy, also with respect to supply diversification,
  • establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with foreign companies, international organisations and foreign government authorities with respect to trade relations, monitoring and analysis of foreign markets,
  • collaboration with GAZ-SYSTEM, Polskie LNG, the Maritime Office in Szczecin and the Management Board of Porty Morskie Szczecin i Świnoujście in respect of importing LNG to Poland,
  • planning, executing and settling contracts for the provision of gas transmission and distribution services for PGNiG,
  • preparing periodic gas fuel balance reports, periodic settlements of gas deliveries, information services, including the receipt of information on events and crises in all areas of the Company’s business,
  • the Company’s tariff policy, liaising with the Energy Regulatory Office in respect of preparing draft tariffs and prices of PGNiG’s products and services, and licences,
  • the Company’s information policy and corporate communication,
  • operations of the Wholesale Trading Branch and operations of the Company’s foreign representative office in Brussels.

Magdalena Zegarska – Vice President of the Management Board

Magdalena Zegarska graduated from the University of Environmental Sciences in Radom. She completed an MBA oil and gas course and holds a certificate of completion of studies in Management of Large Enterprises from the School of Management and Marketing of the Business Initiatives Association in Warsaw. She completed numerous training programmes and courses in psychology of team management, as well as a course for supervisory board members, completed with a passed exam before the State Treasury Commission. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Secretary of the Employee Council of the second term of office, and from 2010 to 2014 as Secretary of the Coordination Committee of the NSZZ Solidarność trade union at PGNiG. In 2014−2017, she served as a Member of the PGNiG Supervisory Board, as the Board’s Secretary and as Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee.

She joined PGNiG in 1998 as an employee of Mazowiecka Spółka Gazownictwa and then worked at the Mazovian Trading Division. From 2013, she held various positions at the Retail Trading Department, Infrastructure Department and Asset and Administration Department of the PGNiG Head Office. At the Asset and Administration Department she was Deputy Director. Since January 2016, she has been Representative of the PGNiG Management Board for the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE)
Management System. From April 2016 to March 2017, she served as Deputy Director of the QHSE Department, delegated to direct the work of the Department.

On March 6th 2017, Magdalena Zegarska was appointed as Vice President of the Management Board. Until March 6th 2017, the position had been held by Waldemar Wójcik.

The Vice President of the Management Board elected by employees Company supervises and coordinates the Company’s operations in such areas as:

  • occupational health and safety, fire safety,
  • cooperation with trade unions, the Employee Council and other employee organisations where their operations relate to the Company and the PGNiG Group,
  • issue of shares to eligible Company employees.

Division of powers between members of the PGNiG Management Board is regulated under Resolution No. 347/2017 of the Management Board of PGNiG, dated June 26th 2017.