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Tomasz Hinc
Tomasz Hinc
President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
directing the work of the Management Board corporate management corporate supervision HR internal audit communication, PR, sponsorship and CSR Compliance legal support representing Grupa Azoty S.A. vis-à-vis its Stakeholder, including shareholders, governing bodies, and state and local government authorities and institutions

Appointed President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. since December 1st, 2020

Education:

Graduate of the University of Szczecin.

Professional experience:

  • since December 1st 2020 - President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A.,
  • since March 5th 2018 – November 29th 2020 - Szczecin Province Governor,
  • 2016–2018 - Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A,
  • since 2007 - Advisor to the Management Board of Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o. of Warsaw, and later Head of the company’s Szczecin Branch; 2008 – acting Head of the Zielona Góra Branch; since 2013 – Head of the Koszalin Branch,
  • 1997–2007 - lecturer at various universities and colleges in Szczecin, specialising in organization and management, human resources management, social studies, and public relations,
  • 2006–2018 - Member of the Szczecin City Council for three consecutive terms; from 2014 – Deputy Chairman of the Council,
  • 2015–2018 - representative of Szczecin in the Pomerania Euroregion Council,
  • 2013–2015 - member of the Szczecin Council for Public Benefit Activities,
  • 2007–2014 - member of the Security and Public Order Committee of the Mayor of Szczecin,
  • 2003–2018 - member of the Social Council of the Regional Oncological Hospital in Szczecin - West Pomeranian Oncology Centre.

Additional information:

  • Awarded a distinction in the final of the 7th edition of Polish National Sales Awards 2015,
  • Finalist of the 6th edition of Polish National Sales Awards 2014. 
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Mariusz Grab
Mariusz Grab
Vice President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
management of procurement processes management of ICT processes safety and cybersecurity management raw materials and intermediate products integration President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Police

Appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. on May 17th, 2018; President of the Managment Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. since 22th October - November 30th, 2020

Education:

  • 2006–2015 PhD programme at the Faculty of Computer Science of the West Pomeranian University of Technology
  • 2003–2004 Postgraduate programme in pedagogy at the Szczecin University of Technology
  • 1994–1999 MSc programme at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Szczecin University of Technology
  • 1992–1994 School of Computer Science in Jelenia Góra

Professional experience:

  • Since December 1st 2020 - Vice-president of Grupa Azoty S.A.
  • Since October 22nd 2020 - November 30th 2020 - President of Grupa Azoty S.A.
  • Since May 17th 2018 – October 21st 2020 - Vice-president of Grupa Azoty S.A.
  • Since May 23rd 2016 - February 14th 2021 – President of the management board of Grupa Azoty Police Serwis sp. z o.o.
  • April 1st 2016 to May 22nd 2016 – Sole commercial proxy at Żegluga Szczecińska sp. z o.o.
  • May 8th 2012 to May 22nd 2016 – Deputy CEO at Żegluga Szczecińska sp. z o.o.
  • July 9th 2010 to November 30th 2011 – Member of the management board and CFO of Polskie Radio – Regionalna Rozgłośnia w Szczecinie S.A. (regional branch of the Polish state radio broadcaster)
  • April 21st 2010 to July 8th 2010 – President of the management board of Polskie Radio – Regionalna Rozgłośnia w Szczecinie S.A.
  • March 30th 2007 to April 20th 2010 – Vice President of the management board of Polskie Radio – Regionalna Rozgłośnia w Szczecinie S.A.
  • July 7th 2006 to March 29th 2007 – Member of the management board of Polskie Radio – Regionalna Rozgłośnia w Szczecinie S.A.
  • 2001–2006 – Head of the Student Apprenticeship Programme at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Szczecin University of Technology, responsible for building relations between the university and business
  • 2001–2006 – Owner of the company Art Media
  • 1999–2008 – Assistant at the Systems Research Unit, Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Methods Institute, of the Faculty of Computer Science of the Szczecin University of Technology.

Other experience:

  • Experience in managing construction projects.
  • Experience in public procurement.
  • Experience in implementing EU-funded projects – PHARE, RPO, INTERREG.
  • 2013–2016 Implementation of investment projects, including as project owner representative (mainly construction projects).
  • 2013–2016 Implementation and accounting for two projects co-financed under the Regional Operational Programme for Żegluga Szczecińska sp. z o.o.
  • 2012–2016 Management of municipal real property and industrial sites (port).
  • 2012–2015 Advisor to Creative Minds Group.
  • 2008 – Representation of 17 regional radio stations of Polskie Radio in successful renegotiation of contracts with TP Emitel sp. z o.o., leading to cost reductions at 17 state-owned companies.
  • 2007–2011 Accountability experience under the European Commission’s EURANET (European Radio Network) Project (consortium of broadcasters from 18 member states), budget planning, negotiating with and contacting the project funder, and training.
  • Author of more than ten scientific papers on modern financial instruments, information management in the European Union, modern valuation and risk mitigation technologies in economic markets, delivered in 1999–2008 at conferences in Poland and abroad. A series of studies on mass real estate appraisal for the purposes of introducing cadastral tax in Poland.
  • From 2004 - 2018 – Member of the Programming Board of the Szczecin Branch of Telewizja Polska.
  • From 2003 – Member of the Community Council of the Szczecin Provincial Emergency Medical Service Station, responsible for evaluating the budget, financial statements as well as financial and investment plans of the Station, which reported to the Marshal's Office of the Province of Szczecin.
  • 2001 – Participation as a research team member in the PHARE PL 9704–01–13 (Component C) project ‘Concept of agricultural information system for the needs of the CAP’ – development of a system for sharing agricultural information between Poland and EU countries – co-creator of the system design presented to the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2000 – Derivatives analyst and valuation specialist at Poznańska Giełda Towarowa (commodity exchange).
  • 1999–2006 – Organiser of seminars with representatives of Poland’s largest IT companies at the Szczecin University of Technology, ongoing cooperation with largest IT companies in Szczecin.
  • 1997–1999 – Member of the Tender Committee of the Szczecin University of Technology.
  • 1997–1999 – Delegate of the Students' Parliament of the Republic of Poland.
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Filip Grzegorczyk
Filip Grzegorczyk
Vice President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
Energy Transition & New Green Deal Regulations & Public Affairs Corporate Risk Management Logistics

On December 4, 2020, the Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Filip Grzegorczyk as a member of the Management Board of the Company as of December 15, 2020 and entrusted him with the position of the Vice President of the Management Board.

A manager with many years’ experience as a management board member and director at large companies. He has gained his professional experience at industrial companies and parent companies of holding structures in the energy, fuels and public sectors.

Education:

  • 2018 – École de management de Normandie/AESE Business School/Cracow University of Economics, Executive Master of Business Administration;
  • 2013 – Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Doctor Habilitatus of Law;
  • 2011 – entered in the register of attorneys-at-law of the Regional Bar Association in Kraków;
  • 2006 – Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Doctor of Law, specialisation: Community (EU) Law;
  • 2005 – Jagiellonian University, Department of International and Political Studies, a Master’s degree in International Relations, specialisation: Europe;
  • 2002 – Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, a Master’s degree in Law.

Professional experience:

  • November 2016 – July 2020 President of the Management Board of TAURON Polska Energia S.A.
  • November 2015 – November 2016 Ministry of the State Treasury, Undersecretary of State, Member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers
  • March 2014 – December 2014 Corporate Affairs Director at Przedsiębiorstwo Obrotu Energią i Paliwami EGW sp. z.o.o. (currently Węglokoks Energia sp. z.o.o.)
  • October 2011 – February 2013 Management Board Representative for Power Development at Kompania Węglowa S.A.
  • March 2007 – March 2008 Vice President of the Management Board, Corporate Governance Director at TAURON Polska Energia S.A.
  • June 2006 – March 2007 Ministry of State Treasury, counsel to the Minister
  • October 2002 – present Professor at the Cracow University of Economics, Department of Regulatory Policy, Institute of Public Policy and Administration, College of Economy and Public Administration.

Selected courses and training: 

  • 2018 – ICAN Institute Harvard Business Review Polska, Personal Leadership Academy;
  • 2005 – University of London, King’s College London, Centre of European Law,  Summer Course in European Union Law;
  • 2003 – Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law/Jagiellonian University,  International Business and Trade Summer Law;
  • 2002 – Université d’Orléans/Jagiellonian University of Kraków, École de droit français;
  • 2002 – University of Cambridge, Certificate in Advanced English, C1 level;
  • 2002 - Institut Français de Pologne à Cracovie – Diplôme d'études en langue française, B2 level.
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Tomasz Hryniewicz
Tomasz Hryniewicz
Vice President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
sales management in the Agro and Plastics segments customer service quality management product portfolio management President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Puławy

Appointed Member of the Management Board on June 12th. On 05.07.2019 appointed by the Supervisory Board as a Vice President of Grupa Azoty.

Education and training:

  • 2017 – 2019 WSB University in Wrocław; Master of Business Administration,
  • 1995 – 2000 Opole University of Technology; engineering degree in computer-controlled electronic systems,
  • 1991 – 1995 Vocational Secondary School in Opole; installation of electronic devices,
  • 2019 - The Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper and Wrocław University of Economics, Lubin; Finance for non-finance professionals,
  • 2018 - Dale Carnegie Training; High Impact Presentation,
  • 2018 - FranklinCovey Licensed Workshops – Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results,
  • 2018 - European Advisory Group; course for candidates to supervisory boards of stateowned companies,
  • 2018 - The Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper and Wrocław University of Economics, Lubin; Finance for non-finance professionals,
  • 2017 - Langas Group; Training course: The Commercial Companies Code and the Civil Code in corporate practice.

Professional experience:

  • since 2020 - President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Puławy S.A., 
  • since 2019 - Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A.,
  • 2017 - 2019 MERCUS LOGISTYKA Sp. z o.o. (KGHM Group), Polkowice – President of the Management Board,
    2016 PGNIG SERWIS Sp. z o.o., Lublin – President of the Management Board,
  • Since 2016 JUDO MIZUKA Sp. z o.o., Opole – President of the Management Board (volunteer),
  • 2014 – 2018 ESTATE Sp. z o.o., Opole – President of the Management Board,
  • 2011 – 2016 CHAMELEON S.A., Opole – President of the Management Board,
  • 2008 – 2011 CHAMELEON Sp. z o.o., Kępa – Vice President of the Management Board,
  • 2006 – Jan 2020 Tomasz Hryniewicz, Opole – Owner (investment advisory services, corporate restructurings, rental of own real estate)
  • 2006 – 2012 ESTATE Sp. z o.o., Opole – President of the Management Board,
  • 2000 – 2004 COMAR Sp. z o.o., Opole – Vice President of the Management Board.
  • 1998 – 1999 COMAR Marcin Symowanek, Opole – Marketing and Sales Manage

Organisational/management skills:

  • Building and growing a business – a successful manager with over 20 years of experience as President and Vice President of the Management Board and Commercial Proxy at commercial-law companies, as evidenced by excellent performance and numerous awards received in recognition of accomplishments in the private and state-owned business sectors (Gazela Biznesu and Forbes
    Diamonds 2015 for Chameleon, a privately-owned company). The winner of Forbes Diamonds 2019 in the category of companies with over 250m in revenue that have delivered the fastest value growth in recent years (Mercus Logistics of the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group). Strong sense of responsibility for words, acting in conformity with established principles and ethics.
  • Performance-oriented, determination and consistency in implementing budget discipline, repeated success in delivering performance and profitability targets for businesses under management, deep understanding of the legal aspects of running a business.
  • Optimisation, restructuring and modernisation of structures – successful restructurings and business upgrades, formation of organisations and their structures, creativity in searching for new ways to reach customers, building quality standards from scratch, expanding market share.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in communication with trade unions and coworkers, gained during work in managerial positions at state-owned and other companies.
  •  Experience in forging international relationships gained as a long-serving manager of a leading importer in its industry.
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Grzegorz Kądzielawski
Grzegorz Kądzielawski
PhD – Vice President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
research and development, intellectual and industrial property protection, technology transfer and cooperation with universities and other institutions on innovations investment projects at Grupa Azoty S.A. monitoring of investment project implementation across the Grupa Azoty Group social dialogue strategic planning and monitoring of strategy implementation management of strategic projects, excluding energy transition projects ensuring compliance with New Green Deal and Circular Economy requirements (other than in the power generation area) across the Grupa Azoty Group

Appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. on June 20th, 2017

Education:

  • 2011–2017 Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, doctoral student at the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations, majoring in law; title of degree: PhD in law (with honours);
  • 2011–2012 Diplomatic Academy of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, Foreign Policy Studies;
  • 2007–2010 Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, field of study: Administration (master’s programme);
  • 2004–2007 State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów, Institute of Administration and Economics, major: Public Administration (bachelor’s programme);
  • 2000–2004 Kazimierz Brodziński General Secondary School in Tarnów.

Professional experience:

  • 2017 – Grupa Azoty S.A. - Vice President of the Management Board;
  • 2021 - Future Industry Platform - chairman of the Council;
  • 2020 - Fertilizers Europe / Brussels - Vice President of the Management Board;
  • 2019 – WSB University  – assistant professor at the Department of Management at the Faculty of Applied Sciences;
  • 2018 - H. Cegielski Poznań S.A. - Member of the Supervisory Board;
  • 2017 Expert of ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) at the Foundation for the Development of the Education System
  • 2016 - Zakłady Górniczo-Metalowe ZĘBIEC w Zębcu S.A. Member, of the Supervisory Board;
  • 2015 – 2017 Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • 2015 - 2016 the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology;
  • 2015 - 2017 Member of the Programme Board at Polskie Radio w Warszawie RDC S.A.
  • 2014 – 2015 the Lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament
  • 2013 – 2018 Lecturer at Łazarski University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Administrative Law
  • 2011 – 2014 Teacher at State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów, Institute of Administration and Economics;
  • 2007 – 2014 - administration employee

Training and courses:

Completed numerous courses and trainings, incl. in the field of construction project management; project management "PRINCE2® Foundation" (Projects In Controlled Environments); Effective management of the R&D department. Practical solutions, new technologies; Innovation management; Implementation and management of R&D projects; Intellectual property law;

Other experiences:

  • Member of the Sectoral Council for Competence in the Chemical Industry at the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development;
  • Member of the Product Development and Management Association Central Europe;
  • Member of the Global Compact Network Poland Program Council;
  • Member of the College of Advisors of the Łukasiewicz Research Network (Chairman of the Council of the New Syntheses Institute in Puławy; Chairman of the Council of the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials; Member of the Council of the Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibers);
  • Member of the Association of Chemical Engineers and Technicians;
  • Member of the Tarnów Scientific Society;
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Marek  Wadowski
Marek Wadowski
Vice President of the Management Board
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
financial management and accounting policies monitoring of budget implementation planning, budgeting and controlling M&A

Appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. since 18th May, 2021

Marek Wadowski is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics in Katowice. He holds a Mastère Spécialisé en Banque et Ingéniere Financière post-graduate diploma from École Supérieure de Commerce Toulouse and also completed an Executive MBA programme at the Kozminski University in Warsaw

He has experience in managing financial, controlling and accounting processes in the industry sector (power generation, mining, metallurgy), as well as in capital project financing and international commercial transactions.

In 2016–2021, Mr Wadowski served as Vice President of the Management Board of TAURON Polska Energia S.A. responsible for the financial management, controlling, accounting and tax management, market analysis and transactions, procurement and administration, trading, fuel trading, and portfolio management functions.

In 2008–2015, he worked for the Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW) Group. In 2008−2009, he held the position of Vice President of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, of Polski Koks S.A., a subsidiary of JSW, responsible for structuring commercial transactions, implementing the currency risk hedging policy, implementing measures to reduce finance costs, and liquidity management. In 2009–2012, as Vice President of the Management Board for Economic Affairs at JSW, he participated in the company's IPO process (introduction of International Accounting Standards, upgrade of the management information system, preparation of the prospectus, investor communication). In 2012–2015, as Vice President of the Management Board, Chief Economist, of Spółka Energetyczna Jastrzębie S.A., a subsidiary of JSW, he was engaged in implementing the Energetyka 2016 investment programme, including preparing the business plan and structuring and securing financing from a bank syndicate under a bond issue programme. He also implemented interest rate risk, carbon credit and energy origin certificates management procedures as well as developed and implemented a liquidity management policy.

In 2005–2008, Mr Wadowski worked for Huta Cynku Miasteczko Śląskie S.A. as a representative of the Management Board for restructuring, Chief Financial Officer and Economist, member of the Management Board – Chief Financial Officer and Economist, and President of the Management Board – Chief Executive Officer.

In 1999−2005, he worked as an adviser at BRE Corporate Finance S.A., responsible for due diligence and company valuation projects.

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Zbigniew  Paprocki
Zbigniew Paprocki
Member of the Management Board, Director General
Competences in Grupa Azoty:
Director General management of integration and coordination of production processes at the Fertilizers, Plastics, Catalysts and Power Generation Business Units management of maintenance of production assets, including shutdowns, repair and overhauls management of critical infrastructure ensuring plant, fire and environmental safety

Member of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. since May 18th, 2021

Education:

  • 2011 - 2012 – Completed an Executive MBA post-graduate programme at the Institute of Business Studies, Tadeusz Kościuszko Kraków University of Technology
  • 1989 - 1994 – Completed a master’s programme in environmental engineering at the Hugo Kołłątaj University of Agriculture in Kraków

Professional experience:

Since 1994 an employee of Grupa Azoty S.A. (formerly: Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.):

  • 2012 - 2021 – Head of Production Management and Coordination Office, Deputy Head of Corporate Production Coordination and Plant Safety Department
  • 2007 - 2012 – Deputy Chief Production Coordination Engineer
  • 1997 - 2007 – Deputy Head of the Power Engineering Department
  • 1994 - 1997 – Shift Foreman at the Water Treatment Unit

Membership of Supervisory Boards:

  • 2010 - 2021 – employee-elected Member of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. (in 2015 appointed as Secretary of the Supervisory Board)
  • 2008 - 2011 – Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ELZAT Sp. z o.o.
  • 2000 - 2008 – Chair and then Member of the Supervisory Board of PROREM Sp. z o.o.
  • 2000 - passed exam for members of the supervisory boards of state-owned companies

Additional information:

  • Since Junuary 2021 – Chair of the Board of the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów
  • 2019 - 2020 – member of the Board of the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów
  • Since 2019 – member of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
  • 2010 - 2021 – Chair of Board of the Tarnów Branch of the Polish Association of Chemical Industry Engineers and Technicians, member of the Executive Board of the Polish Association of Chemical Industry Engineers and Technicians
  • 1998 - 2010 – Member of the Pilzno Town Council

 

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Update date: 18.05.2021

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