Shareholder Meeting, Supervisory Board and Management Board

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Shareholder Meeting

The Shareholder Meeting is PZU’s highest corporate body. The general operational principles and the rights of the Shareholder Meeting are laid down by the Commercial Company Code and the Articles of Association.

The Articles of Association are available on PZU’s corporate website in the “Investor relations” section, under the “Company info” tab.

The Shareholder Meeting has not adopted its rules and regulations.

The Shareholder Meeting is a body authorized to make decisions concerning issues related to the organization and operations of the Issuer. Resolutions of the Shareholder Meeting are adopted by an absolute majority of votes, except in cases provided for in the Commercial Company Code or the Articles of Association.

The powers of the Shareholder Meeting, in addition to those specified in the Commercial Company Code or the Articles of Association, include the adoption of resolutions concerning the following:

  • examination and approval of the Management Board’s report on the Company’s activity and the financial statements for the previous financial year and granting a discharge to individual members of the Company’s corporate bodies on the performance of their duties;
  • reviewing the Management Board’s report on representation expenditures and expenditures for legal, marketing, public relations and public communication services and management consulting services;
  • distribution of profits or coverage of losses;
  • decisions on claims to remedy damages incurred during the incorporation of the Company or in its administration or oversight;
  • selling or leasing a business or an organized part thereof or establishing a limited right in rem thereon;
  • redemption of shares or issue of bonds;
  • establishing reserve capital accounts and making decisions on their allocation or manner of allocation;
  • splitting the Company, merging the Company with another company, winding up or dissolving the Company;
  • appointing and dismissing members of the Supervisory Board, subject to the right granted to the State Treasury to appoint and dismiss one member of the Supervisory Board;
  • establishing the rules for remunerating members of the Supervisory Board;
  • purchase or sale of real estate, perpetual usufruct or a share in real estate or perpetual usufruct the gross value of which exceeds the equivalent of EUR 30.0 million (thirty million euros), subject to § 18a of the Articles of Association.

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Shareholder Meeting’s approval is required for:

  • isposal of non-current assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994 (Journal of Laws of 2016, items 1047 and 2255) classified as intangible assets, property, plant and equipment or long-term investments, including contribution to a company or a cooperative – if the market value of those assets exceeds 5% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements; and also handing those assets over for use to another entity for a period longer than 180 days in a calendar year based on a legal act, if the market value of the subject matter of the legal act exceeds 5% of total assets, whereas the handing over of assets for use in the case of the following:
  • lease, rental and other agreements to hand over an asset for use to other entities against payment, the market value of the subject matter of a legal act is defined as the value of benefits for:
    •  one year – if the asset was handed over under agreements signed for an indefinite term
    • the entire term of the agreement – in the case of agreements signed for a definite term
  • lending for use agreements and other agreements to hand over an asset to other entities for gratuitous use, the market value of the subject matter of a legal act is defined as the value of benefits that would be due if a lease or rental agreement was executed instead, for:
    • one year – if the asset is handed over under an agreement signed for an indefinite term,
    • the entire term of the agreement – in the case of agreements signed for a definite term,
  • purchase of non-current assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, with the value exceeding:
    • PLN 100 million or
    • 5% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements,
  • subscription or acquisition of shares in another company, with the value exceeding:
    • PLN 100 million or
    • 10% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements,
  • disposal of shares in another company, with the value exceeding:
    • PLN 100 million or
    • 10% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements.

Shareholder Meeting resolutions concerning the following issues require a three-fourths majority of votes:

  • amendments to the Articles of Association;
  • decrease in the share capital;
  • selling or leasing a business or an organized part thereof or establishing a limited right in rem thereon.

A majority of 90% of votes at the Shareholder Meeting is required to pass resolutions relating to the following:

  • preference shares;
  • Issuer’s business combination by transferring all its assets to another company;
  • merger by forming a new company;
  • dissolving the Company (also as a result of moving its registered office or the head office abroad);
  • liquidation, transformation or reduction in the share capital through the redemption of a portion of shares without a concurrent capital increase.

A Shareholder Meeting is held:

  • as an Ordinary Shareholder Meeting which should be held within six months from the end of each financial year;
  • as an Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting which is convened in cases specified in the generally applicable law and the Articles of Association.

Shareholder Meetings are held in Warsaw and convened by placing an appropriate announcement on

PZU’s website in accordance with the method for providing current information specified in the Act on Public Offerings, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organized Trading and Public Companies of 19 July 2005, i.e. in the form of current reports.Such announcement should be made not later than twenty-six days before the date of the Shareholder Meeting. From the date of convening the Shareholder Meeting, the announcement with materials presented to shareholders at the Shareholder Meeting are available on PZU’s corporate website (www.pzu.pl) in the “Investors relations” section under the “Shareholder Meeting” tab. A duly convened Shareholder Meeting is deemed valid regardless of the number of attending shareholders. Resolutions are passed in an open ballot. A secret ballot is ordered in elections or on motions to dismiss members of the Issuer’s corporate bodies or liquidators, in matters concerning their personal liability to the Issuer as well as in other personal matters or, excluding cases when voting by open ballot ensues from a statute, at the request of at least one of the shareholders attending or represented at the Shareholder Meeting. The rights of the shareholders and the method of exercising thereof at the Shareholder Meeting are specified in the Commercial Company Code GLOSSARY and the Articles of Association. Only persons who were shareholders of the issuer sixteen days prior to the date of the Shareholder Meeting have the right to participate in the Meeting (date of registration of attendance at the Meeting). Shareholders may attend the Shareholder Meeting and exercise the right to vote in person or through a proxy. The proxy document to participate in the Shareholder Meeting and exercise the voting right must be granted in writing or electronically. One PZU share gives the right to a single vote at the Shareholder Meeting, subject to restrictions with respect to exercising the voting rights described in the Company’s Articles of Association. A shareholder may vote differently from each of the shares held by it.

During the Shareholder Meeting, each shareholder may provide draft resolutions concerning items on the agenda.

In accordance with the Commercial Company Code, detailed procedures concerning participation in the Shareholder Meeting and exercising the voting rights are always presented in an announcement of the Shareholder Meeting published on the date of convening the Shareholder Meeting on PZU’s corporate website (www.pzu.pl) in the “Investors relations” section under the “Shareholder Meeting” tab.

Composition, powers and functioning of the Supervisory Board

Composition

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Supervisory Board is composed of seven to eleven members. The numer of Supervisory Board members is specified by the Shareholder Meeting.

Members of the Supervisory Board are appointed by the Shareholder Meeting for a joint term of office which lasts three consecutive full financial years. At least one member of the audit committee appointed by the Supervisory Board must hold qualifications in accounting or financial audit within the meaning of the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Supervision. Furthermore, in accordance with the said Act, the majority of the audit committee members should meet the statutory independence criteria (independent member) concerning, without limitation, professional or family ties, especially to managers or supervisors of PZU or PZU Group entities.

The independent member is required to present a written statement that he/she satisfies all the independence criteria provided for in the Articles of Association and is required to inform the Company if such criteria are no longer satisfied. In addition, the Articles of Association give the State Treasury the right to appoint and dismiss one member of the Supervisory Board by way of a written statement submitted to the Management Board. This right will expire if the State Treasury ceases to be a Company shareholder. A candidate for a Supervisory Board member named by the State Treasury should meet the requirements set forth in Article 19 of the Act of 16 December 2016 on Rules for Managing State Property.

As at 1 January 2017, the following persons sat on the PZU Supervisory Board:

  • Paweł Kaczmarek – Supervisory Board Chairman
  • Marcin Gargas – Supervisory Board Deputy Chairman
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Supervisory Board Secretary
  • Marcin Chludziński – Supervisory Board Member
  • Eligiusz Krześniak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Alojzy Nowak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Jerzy Paluchniak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Piotr Paszko – Supervisory Board Member
  • Radosław Potrzeszcz – Supervisory Board Member

On 8 February 2017, Eligiusz Krześniak tendered his resignation from membership in the Supervisory Board effective as of 8 February 2017. On 8 February 2017, the PZU Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting dismissed Marcin Gargas, Piotr Paszko and Radosław Potrzeszcz from the Company’s Supervisory Board effective as of 8 February 2017. At the same time, on 8 February 2017, the Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting appointed Agata Górnicka, Łukasz Świerżewski, Paweł Górecki and Bogusław Banaszak to the PZU Supervisory Board.

Accordingly, as of 8 February 2017, the composition of the PZU Supervisory Board was as follows:

  • Paweł Kaczmarek – Supervisory Board Chairman
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Supervisory Board Secretary
  • Bogusław Banaszak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Marcin Chludziński – Supervisory Board Membery
  • Paweł Górecki – Supervisory Board Member
  • Agata Górnicka – Supervisory Board Member
  • Alojzy Nowak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Jerzy Paluchniak – Supervisory Board Member
  • Łukasz Świerżewski – Supervisory Board Member

On 14 March 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board entrusted the function of Chairman of the PZU Supervisory Board to Paweł Górecki, the function of Deputy Chairman of the PZU Supervisory Board to Łukasz Świerżewski and the function of Secretary of the PZU Supervisory Board to Alojzy Nowak.

On 23 March 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board decided to second PZU Supervisory Board Member Marcin Chludziński to temporarily act as the President of the PZU Management Board.

On 12 April 2017, effective as of 12 April 2017, the Minister of Development and Finance, acting pursuant to § 20 Section 7 of the PZU Articles of Association, dismissed Jerzy Paluchniak from the position of PZU Supervisory Board Member. At the same time, effective as of 12 April 2017, the Minister of Development and Finance, acting pursuant to § 20 Section 7 of the PZU Articles of Association, appointed Aneta Fałek to the position of PZU Supervisory Board Member. On 12 April 2017, Łukasz Świerżewski tendered his resignation from membership in the PZU Supervisory Board, effective as of 12 April 2017. On 12 April 2017, effective as of 12 April 2017, the PZU Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting dismissed Paweł Kaczmarek from the Company’s Supervisory Board and appointed Robert Śnitko and Katarzyna Lewandowska to the PZU Supervisory Board.

On 13 April 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board entrusted the function of being the PZU Supervisory Board Chairman to Katarzyna Lewandowska and the function of PZU Supervisory Board Deputy Chairman to Aneta Fałek.

Accordingly, after the changes in the composition of the PZU Supervisory Board made on 12 April 2017 and the changes in the composition of the presidium of the PZU Supervisory Board made on 13 April 2017, the composition of the Supervisory Board was as follows:

  • Katarzyna Lewandowska – Supervisory Board Chairwoman
  • Aneta Fałek – Supervisory Board Deputy Chairwoman
  • Alojzy Nowak – Supervisory Board Secretary
  • Bogusław Banaszak – Supervisory Board Membery
  • Marcin Chludziński – Supervisory Board Member
  • Paweł Górecki – Supervisory Board Member
  • Agata Górnicka – Supervisory Board Member
  • Robert Śnitko – Supervisory Board Member
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Supervisory Board Member

The current term of office of the PZU Supervisory Board started on 1 July 2015 and will end after the elapse of three full financial years. 2016 was the first full financial year of this term of office. The mandates of members of the Supervisory Board will expire not later than on the date of the Shareholder Meeting approving the financial statements for the last full financial year of their term.

The PZU’s Supervisory Board composition as at 31 December 2017

Name and surnamePZU Supervisory Board member’s period of holding office
Katarzyna LewandowskaSupervisory Board Chairwoman since 13 April 2017 (in the Supervisory Board since 12 April 2017)
Aneta FałekSupervisory Board Deputy Chairwoman since 13 April 2017 (in the Supervisory Board since 12 April 2017)
Alojzy NowakSupervisory Board Secretary since 14 March 2017 (in the Supervisory Board since 30 May 2012)
Bogusław BanaszakSupervisory Board Member since 8 February 2017
Marcin ChludzińskiSupervisory Board Member since 7 January 2016
Paweł GóreckiSupervisory Board Member since 8 February 2017
Agata GórnickaSupervisory Board Member since 8 February 2017
Robert ŚnitkoSupervisory Board Member since 12 April 2017
Maciej ZaborowskiSupervisory Board Member since 7 January 2016

On 8 January 2018, Aneta Fałek tendered her resignation from membership in the PZU Supervisory Board effective as of 8 January 2018. On 8 January 2018, effective as of 8 January 2018, pursuant to § 20 Section 7 of the Articles of Association, the Prime Minister appointed Maciej Łopiński to be a PZU Supervisory Board Member. On 9 January 2018, due to his demise, the mandate of Bogusław Banaszak as a Supervisory Board Member expired.

On 9 January 2018, the PZU Supervisory Board entrusted the function of Chairman of the PZU Supervisory Board to Maciej Łopiński and the function of Deputy Chairman of the PZU Supervisory Board to Paweł Górecki.

On 9 March 2018 PZU’s Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting appointed Robert Jastrzębski to the Supervisory Board as of 9 March 2018.

Accordingly, after the changes in the composition of the PZU Supervisory Board made on 8 January 2018 and 9 March 2018, the changes in the composition of the presidium of the PZU Supervisory Board made on 9 January 2018 and the expiration of the mandate of Bogusław Banaszak, the composition of the Supervisory Board is as follows:

The PZU’s Supervisory Board composition as at 14 March 2018

Supervisory Board, including: 
Maciej ŁopińskiSupervisory Board Chairman since 9 January 2018 (in the Supervisory Board since 8 January 2018)
Paweł GóreckiSupervisory Board Deputy Chairman since 9 January 2018 (in the Supervisory Board since 8 February 2017)
Alojzy NowakSupervisory Board Secretary since 14 March 2017 (in the Supervisory Board since 30 May 2012)
Marcin ChludzińskiSupervisory Board Member since 7 January 2016
Agata GórnickaSupervisory Board Member since 8 February 2017
Robert JastrzębskiSupervisory Board Member since 9 March 2018
Katarzyna LewandowskaSupervisory Board Member since 12 April 2017
Robert ŚnitkoSupervisory Board Member since 12 April 2017
Maciej ZaborowskiSupervisory Board Member since 7 January 2016

Maciej Łopiński

Supervisory Board Chairman, On the Supervisory Board since 8 January 2018

Graduate of the University of Gdańsk. Editor-in-Chief of Tygodnik Gdański, a journalist of Głos Wybrzeża and Tygodnik Czas, among others. A member of parliament in the 7th term of office. Secretary of State in the Office of President Lech Kaczyński in 2005- 2010 and in turn in the Office of President Andrzej Duda in 2015-2016. He has many years of experience in company law and corporate governance also gained in supervisory bodies in commercial law companies, among others, KGHM Poland Miedź SA, PZU Asset Management SA, Telewizja Polska SA.

Paweł Górecki

Supervisory Board Deputy Chairman, In the Supervisory Board since 8 February 2017

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wroclaw. He received the degree of Doctor of Law. He was a legal advisor trainee and a court trainee and has been entered in the registry of legal advisors. A university lecturer. He has authored several dozen peer-reviewed papers on the subject of law published by Polish and international journals and has authored numerous unpublished legal opinions. He has been an active participant of conferences organized by Polish academic centers. He specializes in the providing legal services to companies and applying administrative, fiscal and court-and-administrative procedures.

Alojzy Nowak

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 30 May 2012

Professor ordinary at the University of Warsaw, a graduate of the Department of Foreign Trade of the Central School of Planning and Statistics. Completed, among others, economics studies at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign in the United States and completed studies in banking, finance and capital markets at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Head of the Department of National Economy at the Management Faculty of the University of Warsaw, Director of the European Center of the University of Warsaw, Dean of the Management Faculty of the University of Warsaw. Member of the National Development Council at the President of the Republic of Poland, adviser to the Prime Minister. He has extensive experience in corporate governance, gained, among others, while serving as a member of the supervisory boards of PTE WARTA S.A., PKO BP S.A. and JSW S.A.

Marcin Chludziński

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 7 January 2016

Graduate of the European Regional and Local Studies and the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences of the University of Warsaw.From 2004, associated with Invent Grupa Doradztwa i Treningu. From 2009, President of the Management Board of Urbino sp. z o.o., a licensed coach and consultant specializing in strategic and organizational planning and project management.He has been working for the University of Warsaw, the Collegium Civitas and the Łazarski University as a lecturer. Has gained extensive experience in corporate governance in companies with a State Treasury shareholding and municipal companies. Author of articles on public management.

Agata Górnicka

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 8 February 2017

Graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw and. She has obtained a post- graduate diploma in media management from the Kozminski University in Warsaw. From 2006 to 2012 she was professionally associated with Telewizja Polska S.A., in 2012-2013 she was a Project Coordinator at the Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. Foundation, in 2013- 2014 she was an Assistant to the President of the Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. Management Board. From 2014 to 2015, she was the Manager of the Office of the Management Board and Supervisory Board at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. Since December 2015, she has served as the Director of the Political Office at the Ministry of Development.

Robert Jastrzębski

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 9 March 2018

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2001 he obtained the academic degree of doctor of legal sciences in the law, and in 2009 he obtained the academic degree of a habilitated doctor. He is the author of more than 80 academic publications. Winner of awards and distinctions, including, among others, an Award from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw for outstanding academic achievement. Employed since 2001 by the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Since 2015 Head of the Workshop on 20th century Polish law. Member among others of the program council of the magazine Przegląd Ustawodawstwa Gospodarczego (2010) (Business Legislation Review), editorial team of the magazine Zeszyty Naukowe Biura Analiz Sejmowych (2016) (Research Bulletin of the Parliamentary Research Office).

Katarzyna Lewandowska

In the Supervisory Board since 12 April 2017, she served as the Supervisory Board Chairwoman from 13 April 2017 to 8 January 2018.

Graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. From 1996 to 2017, an employee of the State Treasury Ministry where she gained extensive experience in exercising corporate governance in companies operating in the defense industry, operating in the coal mining industry, managing sea ports and exercising the State Treasury’s monopoly in number games and cash lotteries. From March 2017 Deputy Director of the State Treasury Department in the Prime Minister’s Office. Member of the Supervisory Board of the LOTOS S.A. Group. Acting Director of the State Treasury Department.

Robert Śnitko

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 12 April 2017

Graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Faculty of Economics at the Radom Technical University. Holder of a Scholarship awarded by the Minister of National Education (Minister of Science and Higher Education), the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and non-governmental organizations from the United Kingdom and the United States. Ph.D. in economics obtained from the Warsaw School of Economics. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Maciej Zaborowski

Supervisory Board Member, In the Supervisory Board since 7 January 2016

Graduated from the Law and Administration Department at the University of Warsaw. Completed post-graduate studies in intellectual property law and postgraduate studies in evidence law. Graduate of the Center for American Law Studies, Leadership Academy for Poland. Advocate and professional mediator of the Mediation Center at the Polish Bar Council. Lecturer of advocate training at the Bar Association in Warsaw. Currently, he runs his own legal practice and is a Managing Partner at the law firm Kopeć Zaborowski Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni sp.p. He has acquired experience in corporate governance as a member of the supervisory boards in various companies.

Powers

The Supervisory Board continuously oversees the Company’s business in all areas of its operation. In accordance with the Articles of Association, the powers of the Supervisory Board include:

  • evaluating the Management Board’s report on the Company’s activity and the financial statements for the previous financial year for compliance with the accounting ledgers and documents as well as the facts,
  • evaluating the Management Board’s motions to distribute profit or cover loss,
  • submitting a written report to the Shareholder Meeting on the results of the evaluation referred to in the foregoing items and submitting a concise annual evaluation of the Company’s standing with an assessment of its internal control system and the system for managing significant risks to the Company, and an annual report on the Supervisory Board’s work;
  • executing, terminating and amending agreements with Management Board members and setting the rules for their compensation;
  • appointing, suspending and dismissing the President of the Management Board, Management Board members or the entire Management Board and making decisions to discontinue such suspension;
  • granting consent to transferring an insurance portfolio in whole or in part;
  • accepting motions submitted by the Management Board to purchase, subscribe to or sell ownership interest and shares in companies and on the Company’s participation in other entities – the Supervisory Board may define the maximum amount, the terms and conditions and the procedure that the Management Board may use to conduct the foregoing activities without the obligation to obtain approval from the Supervisory Board, except in cases where the decision in this respect is made by the Shareholder Meeting pursuant to § 18a of the Articles of Association;
  • seconding members of the Supervisory Board to perform temporarily the functions of members of the Management Board who have been dismissed, resigned or cannot perform their functions for other reasons,
  • accepting instructions for the Company’s representatives to vote at Shareholder Meetings of PZU Życie SA in the following matters: increasing or decreasing the share capital, issuing bonds, selling or leasing PZU Życie SA’s enterprise or establishing a usufruct right on the enterprise, splitting PZU Życie SA, merging PZU Życie SA with another company, liquidating or dissolving PZU Życie SA;
  • selecting an entity authorized to audit financial statements to audit the Company’s annual financial statements;
  • establishing the consolidated text of the amended Articles of Association;
  • approving the Company’s long-term development plans and annual financial plans devised by the Management Board;
  • approving of the rules and regulations of the Management Board;
  • examining and issuing opinions on matters submitted by the Management Board for deliberation at the Shareholder Meeting

Moreover, one of the the Supervisory Board’s powers its to give consent to the following:

  • acquisition or disposal of real property, perpetual usufruct or share in real property or in perpetual usufruct with a value exceeding the equivalent of EUR 3.0 million;
  • executing a material agreement, as construed by the the Regulation on Current and Periodic Information, by the Company with its related party, except for standard agreements executed by the Company on an arm’s length basis as part of its operating activities;
  • executing an agreement with an underwriter of the kind referred to in Article 433 § 3 of the Commercial Company Code;
  • paying out an interim dividend;
  • creating and shutting down regional or foreign branches;
  • executing an agreement to provide legal, marketing, public relations and public communication services or management consulting services if the total net fee to be paid for such services is greater than PLN 500 thousand annually;
  • amending an agreement to provide legal, marketing, public relations and public communication services or management consulting services by increasing the said fee above and beyond the net amount of PLN 500 thousand annually;
  • executing an agreement to provide legal, marketing, public relations and public communication services and management consulting services which do not specify the maximum amount of the fee;
  • executing a donation or other agreement having a similar effect, the value of which exceeds PLN 20 thousand or 0.1% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements;
  • executing a debt forgiveness or other agreement having a similar effect, the value of which exceeds PLN 50 thousand or 0.1% of total assets within the meaning of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, determined on the basis of the most recent approved financial statements.

Mode of operation

The Supervisory Board adopts the Rules and Regulations of the Supervisory Board which define its organization and manner of acting. The Rules and Regulations of the Supervisory Board were adopted by its Resolution of 14 November 2017, specifying the composition of the Supervisory Board and the way in which its members are appointed, the tasks and the scope of its activities and the manner of convening its meetings and conducting debates.

The Articles of Association stipulate that the Supervisory Board should meet at least once every quarter. The Supervisory Board may delegate its members to fulfil specific supervising activities on their own and to this effect appoint temporary committees. The scope of responsibility of a delegated member of the Supervisory Board and the committee is specified in a resolution of the Supervisory Board.

The Supervisory Board adopts its resolutions by an absolute majority of votes. In the event of a voting tie, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board has the casting vote. Resolutions of the Supervisory Board may be adopted using means of direct remote communication and circular vote. Additionally, the Articles of Association stipulate that a vote may be cast in writing through another member of the Supervisory Board.

Resolutions of the Supervisory Board are adopted in an open ballot, except for resolutions concerning the appointment of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson or the Secretary of the Supervisory Board, delegation of members of the Supervisory Board to temporarily fill in for members of the Management Board and for resolutions on appointing, suspending and dismissing the President, members of the Management Board or the entire Management Board as well and making decisions to stop such suspension, which are adopted in a secret ballot. Moreover, a secret ballot may be held at the request of a member of the Supervisory Board.

The Supervisory Board elects from among its members the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson and may also elect the Secretary from among its members.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Supervisory Board, apart from appointing the audit committee and the nomination and compensation committee, provided for in the Articles of Association to properly perform its supervision, the Supervisory Board may appoint other permanent advisory and consultative committees whose competencies, composition and manner of operation are laid down in the rules and regulations of the committee in question adopted by the Supervisory Board.

The Rules and Regulations provide for the possibility for the Supervisory Board and its appointed committees to use the services provided by experts and consulting firms.

Members of the Management Board, PZU employees involved in the issue under consideration selected by the Management Board and other persons invited by the Supervisory Board may take part in Supervisory Board meetings without voting rights. In specific cases, the Supervisory Board may also invite members of the management board or supervisory board of other PZU Group member companies. Moreover, members of the Supervisory Board, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, may select no more than one advisor authorized to take part in the meetings of the Supervisory Board devoted to reports and financial statements and give their advice, provided that such a person adheres to the rules of confidentiality and signs a confidentiality undertaking.

At present, the following committees operate as part of the PZU Supervisory Board:

  • audit committee;
  • nomination and compensation committee;
  • strategy committee.

The Articles of Association provide for the appointment of an audit committee by the Supervisory Board. The committee is composed of three members. Pursuant to the Act of 21 June 2017 on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Supervision, at least one member of the audit committee appointed by the Supervisory Board should hold qualifications in accounting or financial audit. Furthermore, the majority of the audit committee members should meet the statutory independence criteria (independent member) concerning, without limitation, professional or family ties, especially to managers or supervisors of PZU or PZU Group entities. The detailed tasks and terms and conditions of appointing members of the audit committee and its operation are specified in a resolution of the Supervisory Board which takes into account the relevant competencies and experience of candidates for members of the committee.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the audit committee adopted by a resolution of the Supervisory Board, the audit committee is an advisory and consultative body to the Supervisory Board and is appointed to improve the effective supervision of the correctness of financial reporting and the effectiveness of internal control, including internal audit and risk management, exercised by the Supervisory Board. Moreover, the audit committee may request the Supervisory Board to commission the performance of specific control activities in the Company, and such commissioned control activities may be performed by an internal unit or an external entity.

The Supervisory Board appointed the Audit Committee on 3 June 2008. Composition of the audit committee as at 1 January 2017:

  • Piotr Paszko – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Jerzy Paluchniak – Committee Member.

Marcin Chludziński and Jerzy Paluchniak were indicated by the Supervisory Board as independent members within the meaning of Article 86 Section 4 of the Act on Statutory Auditors and their Self Regulation, Entities Authorized to Audit Financial Statements and Public Supervision, holding accounting or financial audit qualifications.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 23 February 2017 the PZU Supervisory Board resolved that the audit committee will be composed of 3 persons and established the following composition of the committee:

  • Bogusław Banaszak – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Jerzy Paluchniak – Committee Member.

Due to the change in the composition of the committee, Bogusław Banaszak was additionally indicated by the Supervisory Board as a member of the audit committee satisfying the requirements provided for in Article 86 Section 4 of the Act on Statutory Auditors and their Self Regulation, Entities

Authorized to Audit Financial Statements and Public Supervision.

On 13 April 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board supplemented the composition of the audit committee to include Robert Śnitko as a Committee Member. Following this change, the composition of the audit committee was as follows:

  • Bogusław Banaszak – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Robert Śnitko – Committee Member.

On 18 September 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board changed the composition of the audit committee to the following:

  • Bogusław Banaszak – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Committee Member.

Bogusław Banaszak and Maciej Zaborowski were indicated as independent members within the meaning of Article 129 Section 3 of the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Supervision, and Marcin Chludziński was indicated as a member holding accounting or financial audit qualifications.

As at 31 December 2017, the composition of the committee was unchanged.

On 9 January 2018, due to his demise, the mandate of Bogusław Banaszak as the Committee Chairman expired.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Supervisory Board, once PZU’s shares are listed on a regulated market within the meaning of the Financial Instruments Trading Act of 29 July 2005, the Supervisory Board may appoint a nomination and compensation committee.

In accordance with the Articles of Association, detailed responsibilities and the method of appointing members of the nomination and compensation committee, the manner of its operation and remunerations are defined by a Supervisory Board resolution. The committee should include at least one independent member. If the Supervisory Board includes five members elected in a vote, the nomination and compensation committee is not appointed and its tasks are carried out by the entire Supervisory Board.

According to the regulations of the nomination and compensation committee adopted by a resolution of the Supervisory Board of 4 April 2013, the committee is an advisory and consultative body to the Supervisory Board and is appointed to improve the effectiveness of the Supervisory Board’s oversight activities related to establishing the management structure, including organizational issues, the remuneration system and principles and the selection of properly qualified staff.

Composition of the nomination and compensation committee as at 1 January 2017:

  • Radosław Potrzeszcz – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Gargas – Committee Member;
  • Paweł Kaczmarek – Committee Member;
  • Eligiusz Krześniak – Committee Member.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 23 February 2017 the PZU Supervisory Board resolved that the nomination and compensation committee will be composed of 3 persons and established the following composition of the committee:

  • Agata Górnicka – Committee Chairwoman;
  • Paweł Górecki – Committee Member;
  • Paweł Kaczmarek – Committee Member.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 13 April 2017 the PZU Supervisory Board resolved that the nomination and compensation committee will be composed of 3 persons and established the following composition of the committee:

  • Aneta Fałek – Committee Chairwoman;
  • Paweł Górecki – Committee Member;
  • Katarzyna Lewandowska – Committee Member.

As at 31 December 2017, the composition of the committee was unchanged.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 9 January 2018 the PZU Supervisory Board resolved that the nomination and compensation committee will be composed of 3 persons and established the following composition of the committee:

  • Paweł Górecki – Committee Chairman;
  • Agata Górnicka – Committee Member;
  • Katarzyna Lewandowska – Committee Member.

On 14 March 2018 Maciej Łapiński joined to the nomination and compensation committee.

The committee is dissolved once five members of the Supervisory Board are elected by group voting, following which its powers are taken over by the whole Supervisory Board.

According to the rules and regulations of the strategy committee adopted by a resolution of the Supervisory Board of 4 April 2013, the committee is an advisory and consultative body to the Supervisory Board and is appointed to improve the effectiveness of the Supervisory Board’s oversight activities related to issuing opinions on all strategic documents presented by the Management Board (in particular, the Company’s development strategy) and providing the Supervisory Board with recommendations on planned investments that materially impact the Company’s assets.

Composition of the strategy committee as at 1 January 2017:

  • Alojzy Nowak – Committee Chairman;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Marcin Gargas – Committee Member;
  • Piotr Paszko – Committee Member;
  • Radosław Potrzeszcz – Committee Member;
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Committee Member.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 23 February 2017 the PZU Supervisory Board resolved that the strategy committee will be composed of 6 persons and established the following composition of the committee:

  • Alojzy Nowak – Committee Chairman;
  • Bogusław Banaszak – Committee Member;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Agata Górnicka – Committee Member;
  • Łukasz Świerżewski – Committee Member;
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Committee Member.

In connection with the changes in the PZU Supervisory Board, on 13 April 2017 the PZU Supervisory Board supplemented the composition of the strategy committee to include Robert Śnitko as a Committee Member. Following this change, the composition of the strategy committee was as follows:

  • Alojzy Nowak – Committee Chairman;
  • Bogusław Banaszak – Committee Member;
  • Marcin Chludziński – Committee Member;
  • Agata Górnicka – Committee Member;
  • Robert Śnitko – Committee Member;
  • Maciej Zaborowski – Committee Member.

As at 31 December 2017, the composition of the committee was unchanged.

On 9 January 2018, due to his demise, the mandate of Bogusław Banaszak as a Committee Member expired.

On 14 March 2018 Robert Jastrzębski joined to the strategy committee.

Management Board

Composition

In accordance with PZU’s Articles of Association, the Management Board is composed of three to seven members appointed for a joint term of office of three consecutive full financial years.

Management Board Members, including the President of the Management Board, are appointed and dismissed by the Supervisory Board. Such appointment takes place following a recruitment procedure aimed at verifying and evaluating the qualifications of the candidates and selecting the best candidate, for a joint term of office of three consecutive full financial years. The President of the Management Board of the new term of office appointed before the current term elapses has the right to submit a motion to the Supervisory Board requesting appointment of the remaining Management Board members of the new term of office before the current term elapses.

A Management Board Member must fulfill all of the following conditions:

  • holds a graduate degree or a graduate degree received abroad and recognized in the Republic of Poland pursuant to separate regulations,
  • has at least 5-year employment period based on an employment agreement, appointment, selection, nomination, cooperative employment agreement or provision of services on the basis of another contract or conducting business activity on one’s own account,
  • has at least 3 years of experience on managerial or independent positions or arising from conducting business activity on one’s own account,
  • in addition to the above requirements, meets other requirements arising from separate regulations, in particular is not in breach of any restrictions or prohibitions for holding an executive position in commercial companies.

A Management Board Member may not be a person who fulfills at least one of the following conditions:

  • acts as a social associate or is an employee of an MP’s office, senator’s office, MP-senator’s office or office of a member of European Parliament pursuant to an employment agreement or provides work on the basis of a mandate agreement or other similar agreement,
  • is a member of a body of a political party that represents the political party externally and is authorized to incur liabilities,
  • is employed by a political party pursuant to an employment agreement or provides work on the basis of a mandate agreement or other similar agreement,
  • is an elected official of a company trade union or a company trade union in a group company,
  • his/her public or business activity raises conflict of interest with the Company’s business.

On 22 March 2017, effective as of 22 March 2017, the PZU Supervisory Board dismissed Michał Krupiński from the position of President of the PZU Management Board and from membership in the Management Board. On 23 March 2017, effective as of 23 March 2017, the Supervisory Board seconded PZU Supervisory Board Member Marcin Chludziński to temporarily act as the President of the Management Board until the President of the Management Board is appointed, for a period of up to 3 months.

Accordingly, from 23 March 2017 the Management Board composition was as follows:

  • Marcin Chludziński – temporarily seconded to discharge the function of President of the Management Board;
  • Roger Hodgkiss – Management Board Member;
  • Andrzej Jaworski – Management Board Member;
  • Tomasz Kulik – Management Board Member;
  • Maciej Rapkiewicz – Management Board Member.

On 13 April 2017, effective as of 13 April 2017, the Supervisory Board withdrew the secondment of Supervisory Board Member Marcin Chludziński to temporarily act as the President of the Management Board. At the same time, on 13 April 2017, effective as of 13 April 2017, the Supervisory Board appointed Paweł Surówka to the Management Board and entrusted him with acting in the capacity of

President of the Management Board.

Accordingly, from 13 April 2017 the Management Board composition was as follows:

  • Paweł Surówka – President of the Management Board;
  • Roger Hodgkiss – Management Board Member;
  • Andrzej Jaworski – Management Board Member;
  • Tomasz Kulik – Management Board Member;
  • Maciej Rapkiewicz – Management Board Member.

On 29 May 2017, Andrzej Jaworski tendered his resignation from the function of Management Board Member effective as of 29 May 2017.

Accordingly, from 30 May 2017 the Management Board composition was as follows:

  • Paweł Surówka – President of the Management Board;
  • Roger Hodgkiss – Management Board Member;
  • Tomasz Kulik – Management Board Member;
  • Maciej Rapkiewicz – Management Board Member.

On 12 June 2017, effective as of 13 June 2017, the Supervisory Board appointed Małgorzata Sadurska to the Management Board and entrusted her with acting in the capacity of Management Board Member.

Accordingly, from 13 June 2017 the Management Board composition was as follows:

  • Paweł Surówka – President of the Management Board;
  • Roger Hodgkiss – Management Board Member;
  • Tomasz Kulik – Management Board Member;
  • Maciej Rapkiewicz – Management Board Member;
  • Małgorzata Sadurska – Management Board Member.

As at 31 December 2017, the Management Board composition was unchanged.

The current term of office of the PZU Management Board started on 1 July 2015 and will last until the end of three consecutive financial years. The mandates of the Management Board members will expire no later than on the date of the Shareholder Meeting approving the financial statements for the most recent full financial year of the discharge of their functions.

The Management Board exercises any and all rights related to managing PZU which are not otherwise reserved by law or the provisions of the Articles of Association to the Shareholder Meeting or the Supervisory Board. Two Management Board members acting jointly or one Management Board member acting with a commercial proxy are authorized to represent the Company. The Management Board adopts its bylaws which are subject to approval by the Supervisory Board. The Rules and Regulations of the Management Board were adopted by the Management Board on 2 October 2012, amended by Resolution of the Management Board of 8 April 2013 and approved by Resolution of the Supervisory Board of 16 April 2013.

The Rules and Regulations of the Management Board define:

  • the scope of the Management Board’s powers and activities that require approval or confirmation by the Supervisory Board;
  • powers the President of the Management Board and other Management Board members;
  • principles and organization of the Management Board’s activities, including its meetings and decision-making procedures;
  • rights and obligations of Management Board members upon dismissal.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Management Board, resolutions of the Management Board are especially required for:

  • adoption of a long-term plan for the Company’s development and operations;
  • adoption of an action and development plan for the PZU Group;
  • adoption of an annual financial plan and a report on its implementation;
  • approval of the financial statements for the previous financial year and the Management Board’s report on the Company’s activities;
  • approval of a motion to distribute profit or cover loss;
  • determination of premiums in compulsory and voluntary insurance and the general terms and conditions of voluntary insurance;
  • determination of the scope and size of outward reinsurance and the tasks for inward reinsurance;
  • adoption of an annual audit and control plan and a report on its implementation with conclusions;
  • determination of the terms and conditions of investment, prevention and sponsoring activities;
  • granting sureties and guarantees (excluding insurance operations) and contracting or providing credit facilities or loans by the Company (excluding credit facilities and loans granted from the Company Social Benefits Fund);
  • appointment of a commercial proxy. 

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations, meetings of the Management Board are held at least once a fortnight. The work of the Management Board is headed by the President of the Management Board whose powers include in particular:

  • defining the scope of responsibility of each member of the Management Board;
  • convening meetings of the Management Board;
  • setting the agenda of meetings of the Management Board;
  • applying to the Supervisory Board for appointing or dismissing members of the Management Board;
  • designating a person to administer the work of the Management Board during the absence of the President of the Management Board.

The work of the Management Board is headed by the President of the Management Board who defines the scope of responsibility for each member of the Management Board.

The Management Board prepares and presents to the Shareholder Meeting a report on representation expenditures and expenditures for legal, marketing, public relations and public communication services and management consulting services.

Resolutions of the Management Board are adopted only in the presence of the President of the Management Board or a person designated to head the work of the Management Board during the President’s absence.

Resolutions of the Management Board are adopted by an absolute majority of votes; in the event of a voting tie, the President has the casting vote. The Management Board, with the consent of the President, may adopt resolutions in writing, on paper or in electronic form (i.e. using means of remote communication and a qualified electronic signature). The Articles of Association also provide that meetings of the Management Board may be held using means of direct remote communication.

The President of the Management Board makes decisions in the form of orders and official instructions. Other members of the Management Board administer the operations of the Company within the scope specified by the President.

PZU’s Articles of Association do not provide for any special rights of the Management Board concerning decisions on issuing or redeeming shares.

Presented below are the scopes of responsibility of the Management Board members in office as at the end of 2017:  

Name and surname (composition of the Management Board at the end of 2017)In the PZU GroupResponsibilities (as at the end of 2017)
Paweł SurówkaPresident of the PZU Management Board since 13 April 2017 /President of the PZU Życie Management Board since 23 June 2016 to 13 April 2017management and corporate governance in the PZU Group, corporate management, internal audit, administration, strategy and development, innovation, compliance, reinsurance
Roger HodgkissPZU Management Board Member since 19 January 2016 /PZU Życie Management Board Member since 29 January 2016mass non-life insurance (sales and sales network management, products and tariffs), corporate non-life insurance (sales and sales network management, underwriting, financial insurance), direct sales
Tomasz KulikPZU Management Board Member since 14 October 2016 /PZU Życie Management Board Member since 19 October 2016finance, investments, actuarial affairs
Maciej RapkiewiczPZU Management Board Member since 22 March 2016 /PZU Życie Management Board Member since 25 May 2016risk management
Małgorzata SadurskaPZU Management Board Member since 13 June 2017 /PZU Życie Management Board Member since 19 June 2017bancassurance and strategic partnership programs, real estate, supervision over the PZU Group’s foreign companies
Roman PałacPresident of the PZU Życie Management Board since 26 April 2017 /PZU Group Director since 15 February 2016life insurance (products and tariffs, management of sales and agency and corporate sales channels), management of the PZU Branch network, health insurance, claims handling, benefits and remote channels
Aleksandra AgatowskaPZU Życie Management Board Member /PZU Group Director since 25 March 2016procurement
Tomasz KarusewiczPZU Życie Management Board Member /PZU Group Director since 29 January 2016IT, non-life and life operations
Bartłomiej LitwińczukPZU Życie Management Board Member /PZU Group Director since 19 August 2016security, legal services, HR management
Dorota MaciejaPZU Życie Management Board Member /PZU Group Director since 15 March 2017marketing, customer relationship management,corporate communication

Paweł Surówka

President of the PZU Management Board since 13 April 2017/ President of the PZU Życie Management Board since 23 June 2016 to 13 April 2017

Graduate of Universitẻ Paris I Panthẻon Sorbonne, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Ludwig Maximilian Universität (LMU) in Munich. From 2007 to 2013, he held the position of financial advisor with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2013 to 2015 he served as a Management Board Member in Boryszew SA, Director of the Automotive Sector Development Department and CEO of subsidiaries in the automotive sector. Until January 2016, he was an advisor to the CEO of PKO Bank Polski SA and Director of Corporate and Investing Banking for Germany, he was responsible for opening the first international corporate branch of PKO Bank Polski as well as for advisory and financial services for PKO Bank Polski’s top corporate clients.

Roger Hodgkiss

PZU Management Board Member since 19 January 2016 / PZU Życie Management Board Member since 29 January 2016

Roger holds an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool University and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom. From 1998 to 2007, he worked for GE Capital where he held various managerial positions in finance and operations. From 2007 to 2008 he was the CEO of AAS Balta – the largest insurer in Latvia. From 2008 to 2009 he was the Commercial Director in Intouch Insurance Group, the Joint Venture established by the RSA Group and DIFI to establish Direct Insurance businesses in Emerging Markets. From 2009 he was CEO of LINK4 Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A. He received the prestigious “Man of the Year” award from Gazeta Ubezpieczeniowa in 2014.

Tomasz Kulik

PZU Management Board Member since 14 October 2016 / PZU Życie Management Board Member since 19 October 2016

He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also completed MBA studies at the University of Illinois and the Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA program. A member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Through most of his professional career, he was associated with the Aviva Group (former Commercial Union). Prior to his appointment to the PZU Management Board, he served as the Director of the Planning and Controlling Department. He prepared the PZU Group’s strategy for the years 2016- 2020 and the PZU Group’s capital and dividend policy. Member of the TFI PZU SA Management Board in charge of finance, risk, operations and IT. In his capacity as Member of the TFI PZU SA Management Board, he was also responsible for the corporate area.

Maciej Rapkiewicz

PZU Management Board Member since 22 March 2016 / PZU Życie Management Board Member since 25 May 2016

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź and completed post-graduate studies in business insurance at the Kraków Academy of Economics, MBA Finance & Insurance at the Łódź University of Technology / Illinois State University, and Ph.D. studies at the Economics Faculty of the Finance, Banking and Insurance Institute of Łódź University. In 2006-2009, Member and then Vice President of the TFI PZU SA Management Board. Since 2015, he has been working for TFI BGK S.A., where he has been discharging the function Management Board Member. President of the ŁSSE S.A. Management Board, Member of the Morizon S.A. Supervisory Board (in 2015- 2016), Chairman of the Dom Invest Sp. z o.o. Supervisory Board (since 2016).

Małgorzata Sadurska

PZU Management Board Member since 13 June 2017 / PZU Życie Management Board Member since 19 June 2017

Graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and completed a post- graduate course in Organization and Management. From 2002 to 2005, she was a Member of the Puławy County Board. From 2005 to 2015, she was a member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland (of the 5th, 6th and 7th terms). She worked in the Committees on the European Union, Internal Affairs, Special Committee for changes in legal codes, where she acted as the deputy chairwoman of the Committee for two terms of office. She was also member of the

National Council of the Judiciary of Poland, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the ZUS Social Insurance Institution. In 2007, she was the Secretary of the State on labor and social policy at the Prime Minister’s Office. In 2015-2017, she served as Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.

Roman Pałac

President of the PZU Życie Management Board since 26 April 2017/ PZU Group Director since 15 February 2016

Graduated in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and completed MBA studies at the London Business School. Gained extensive experience working for Polish and foreign financial institutions. In 2003- 2007, he worked as Project Manager at the World Bank in charge of the preparation and coordination of loan programs aimed at implementing policies intended to improve energy efficiency in countries of Central and Eastern Europe. From 2009 to 2016, he was associated with The Boston Consulting Group where he was responsible for the provision of insurance and banking advisory services related to motor insurance claims handling, business strategy development and sales activation. He also participated as an expert in several bank merger deals.

Aleksandra Agatowska

PZU Życie Management Board Member / PZU Group Director since 25 March 2016

Graduate of the Jagiellonian University majoring in Economic Sociology and Market Research. She gained her professional experience working for ING Życie, ING Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne and ING Spółka Dystrybucyjna. She also collaborated with the team of the Public Policy Evaluation and Analysis Center. For HDI (currently Warta S.A.), she managed the product marketing team, developing and executing sales support campaigns. Then she headed the Marketing Intelligence team at Sony Europe. At Philips S.A. she manager the Marketing and Business Intelligence team in 17 countries of the region. As an external consultant, she advised among others Aviva on the implementation of distribution channel projects.

Dorota Macieja

PZU Życie Management Board Member / PZU Group Director since 15 March 2017

Graduate of Polish philology at the University of Warsaw. Associated with the PZU Group since 2016. As a director, she supervised prevention and sponsoring activities at PZU and PZU Życie SA. In 2010-2016, she coordinated and managed publishing and film production projects. In 2008-2010, she served as deputy director and director of Channel 1 of Telewizja Polska SA. Earlier, in 2007, she headed TVP1’s News program. For many years, a journalist working for Tygodnik Solidarność, Wprost and Radio Free Europe. During martial law in Poland, she was associated with the underground publishing house “Wola”.

Tomasz Karusewicz

PZU Życie Management Board Member / PZU Group Director since 29 January 2016

Graduate of the Department of Economic Sciences and Management at Szczecin University. Certified internal auditor. In 2006-2008, he worked for the Ciech Group. He served as a member of the Ciech S.A. Supervisory Board and was also Deputy Director of the Corporate Governance Department. A member of the supervisory boards of Zakłady Chemiczne Alwernia S.A. and Ciech Polfa Sp. z o.o. In 2007- 2009, the deputy director of the Foreign Investment Department at PZU. In 2010-2012, he worked for Telewizja Polska S.A., initially as Deputy Director of the Management and Corporate Department, then as Director of the Internal Audit and Control Department. He also served as a member of the supervisory boards of Enea S.A. and Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.

Bartłomiej Litwińczuk

PZU Życie Management Board Member / PZU Group Director since 19 August 2016

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Advocate at the Bar Association in Warsaw. Practiced as an advocate specializing in civil law. He combines the knowledge of business with extensive experience resulting from his provision of legal assistance services in cases related to commercial company law, copyright law, administrative law and criminal law. He also served as an advisor to the Extraordinary Committee of the Sejm for changes in legal codes. He has acquired experience in corporate governance serving as a member of supervisory bodies of commercial law companies.

 

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