Management

Witold Szczypiński, Vice-President of the Management Board

Appointed Vice-President of the Company's Management Board of the tenth term of office under the Supervisory Board's resolution of January 9th 2015.With effect from March 2014 appointed Director General of Grupa Azoty S.A. of Tarnów.

Prior to the appointment: Vice-President of the Company's Management Board of the ninth term of office appointed under the Supervisory Board's resolution of October 20th 2011; Vice-President of the Company's Management Board of the eighth term of office appointed under the Supervisory Board's resolution of March 18th 2011, ; Vice-President of the Company's Management Board of the seventh term of office appointed under the Supervisory Board's resolution of June 11th 2008; Vice-President of the Company's Management Board of the sixth term of office appointed under the Supervisory Board's resolution of March 11th 2008.

At Grupa Azoty S.A., Mr Szczypiński is responsible for product integration as well as the Agro and Plastics Segments.


Competence and responsibility

The role of the Director General is to initiate and coordinate activities related to the day-to-day operational management of Grupa Azoty S.A. together with the other Vice-Presidents and the Managing Director. President Szczypiński is responsible for managing and coordinating production processes, planning overhauls and maintenance shutdowns, and initiating development and investment projects. He also manages the core businesses area and the Parent support area, supervises the operations of the Plastics Business Segment as well as other organisational units, oversees and coordinates the restructuring processes being implemented in the Company, and approves reports and other documents related to the areas under his supervision at Grupa Azoty S.A. Hi is also responsible for  sponsorship activities.

Education

A graduate of the Production Organization and Industry Management Department at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

Selected Trainings and Qualifications

  • A course for members of supervisory boards
  • A course for the managing bodies of the companies based on the programme of supervisory boards
  • Series of Seminars “Best Manager” preparing the managers for the privatization
  • Specialized courses concerning work organization, safety and investment projects.


Work Experience

  • Since 2008 until now Vice-President of the Management Board of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. ( currently Grupa Azoty S.A.)
  • 2008-2008 Performing duties of the President of the Management Board of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 2007-2008 Board Member of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 2002-2007 Technical and Development Director, Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1999-2001 Plastics Unit Director, Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1991-1999 Manager of synthesis Unit, Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1987-1990 Manager of silicon section of the synthesis unit, Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1979-1987 Production foreman, technologist, technology specialist at the synthesis department, Zakłady Azotowe im. F.Dzierżyńskiego w Tarnowie (later Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.)



Furthermore, representing the company in the supervisory boards:
2012 -2016 Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. 
2011-2013 ATT Polymers GmbH
2008-2016 Biuro Projektów Zakładów Azotowych “BIPROZAT” sp. z o.o.,  PKCh sp. z o.o.
2007-2008 Tarnowskie Wodociągi sp. z o.o. 
1997-1999 Przedsiębiorstwo Innowacyjno-Wdrożeniowe UNISIL sp. z o.o.

Additional Information 

  • Since 2011 until now  Member of the Chemical and Process Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2012 until now  Member of the Steering Committee  of the strategic programme dealing with scientific research and development activities under title “Advanced Technologies of Power Generation” in the National Centre for Research and Development  
  • 2011-2015 now  Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis “Blachownia” in Kędzierzyn Koźle
  • 2007-2010 Chairman of the Board of SITPChem (its branch in Tarnów)
  • the author or the co-author of almost 40 specialized technology improvement designs, including those covered by the patent protection, including ammonia, hydrogen, food-grade carbon dioxide, polyoxymethylene, polysilicon, catalysts production and energy infrastructure.


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