Management

Witold Szczypiński – Vice President of the Management Board, Director General

Appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. since 2008. On the Management Board is responsible for integration of production, the Agro Segment and the Plastics Segment.
Education:
Graduate of the Production Organisation Faculty of the Silesian University of Technology. Completed studies in industry organisation and management (specialisation: chemical industry), MSc (Eng) in industry organisation.

Training and courses:
Training course for candidates for supervisory board members, training course for management staff based on the course for candidates to supervisory boards, ‘BEST MANAGER’ series of seminars preparing managers for ownership transformations.

Specialist courses in work organisation, process safety, and investment projects.

Professional experience:
  • 1979–1987 Foreman, Process Engineer and Senior Process Engineer at the Synthesis Plant of Zakłady Azotowe im. F. Dzierżyńskiego w Tarnowie (later renamed Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.)
  • 1987–1990 Manager of Silicon Department at the Synthesis Plant of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1991–1999 Manager of the Synthesis Plant of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 1999–2001 Director of Plastics Centre of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 2002–2007 Director responsible for Technology and Development at Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 2007–2008 Member of the management board of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • 2008 Acting President of the management board of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
  • Since 2008: Vice President of the management board of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. (currently Grupa Azoty S.A.)


Representative of Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. (currently Grupa Azoty S.A.) on the supervisory boards of Przedsiębiorstwo Innowacyjno-Wdrożeniowe UNISIL Sp. z o.o. (1997–1999), Tarnowskie Wodociągi Sp. z o.o. (2007–2008), Biuro Projektów Zakładów Azotowych BIPROZAT Sp. z o.o. and subsequently Grupa Azoty PKCh Sp. z o.o. (2008–2016), Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH (2011–2013 and since 2015), Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. (2012–2016), and Grupa Azoty Siarkopol S.A. (2013-2016).

Additional information:
  • Member of the Chemical and Process Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2011−2015),
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the ‘Advanced power generation technologies’, a strategic scientific research and development programme of the National Centre for Research and Development (2012−1015),
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Blachownia Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis of Kędzierzyn-Koźle (2011−2015),
  • Chairman of the management board of SITPChem Branch of Tarnów (2007−2010),
  • Author and co-author of nearly 40 implemented specialist improvement concepts (including six patent protected) for the manufacturing of ammonia, hydrogen, food-grade carbon dioxide, polyoxymethylene, polycrystalline silicon and catalysts; and for energy infrastructure.

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