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Artur Kucharski
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Appointed to the Supervisory Board on March 14th, 2024

Artur Kucharski has 14 years of experience as an independent supervisory board member, including in public companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. As part of his duties, he chaired Audit Committees in four listed companies, including a bank, and served as a member of Audit Committees in other companies. He has also gained experience as a member of the Risk Committee (in a bank), Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and the Strategy and Development Committee.

With an engineering background, Artur Kucharski possesses seven years of audit experience, seven years of consulting expertise, and 14 years of supervisory experience. He received his ACCA diploma in 2000 and completed an Executive MBA programme in 2011.

Artur Kucharski currently serves on the Supervisory Board of Asseco South Eastern Europe S.A. (since 2016), Budimex S.A. (since 2020), and Asseco Data Sysytems S.A. (since 2022).

Previously, he also served on the Supervisory Boards of Alior Bank S.A. (2017–2023), Prime Car Management S.A. (2015–2019), Grupa Azoty S.A. (2011–2017), Asseco Poland S.A. (2010–2021), Globe Trade Centre S.A. (2010–2013), Kopex S.A. (2010–2012).

From 2002 to 2010, Artur Kucharski worked in the consulting department of PwC Polska Sp. z o.o., and from 1995 to 2002 at PricewaterhouseCoopers Sp. z o.o., as an auditor in the audit department.

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Robert Bednarski
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Appointed to the Supervisory Board on June 4th, 2024

Robert Bednarski boasts over 20 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and management board member in various companies, including those from the refining, chemical, and construction industries. His expertise extends to leading positions in public companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ORLEN S.A., Ciech S.A., Boryszew S.A., Polimex-Mostostal S.A.).

He has served as an independent member of supervisory boards in public companies, including Polwax S.A., Mennica Polska S.A., Comarch S.A., LW Bogdanka S.A. and many other entities operating within the ORLEN, Ciech, Polimex-Mostostal and Boryszew Groups in Poland and abroad. As part of his duties as a supervisory board member, he has also served on or chaired audit committees. He is currently an independent member of the supervisory boards and audit committees of public companies Gobarto S.A. and Protektor S.A.

Throughout his career, he has been extensively involved in securing financing, financial and cost restructuring of companies and groups, as well as in production capacity expansion processes, operational and management integration, and the execution of investment projects.

He holds a degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and has completed postgraduate studies in Company Value Management at the same institution. Additionally, he pursued doctoral studies at the Collegium of Business Administration of the Warsaw School of Economics and has undertaken numerous specialised training courses in finance and management throughout his career. In 2006, he received his ACCA certification.

Currently, Mr Bednarski is developing his own businesses, with a primary focus on the industrial overhaul sector and comprehensive turnkey investment projects, through Spec-Rem S.A.

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Mirosław Sobczyk
Secretary of the Supervisory Board

Appointed to the Supervisory Board on March 14th, 2024

Holds a degree in agricultural economics (graduated in 1983). An entrepreneur since 1991.

Licensed for appointment to Supervisory Boards at State-Owned Companies – Diploma No. 841/2002 dated 2 March 2002. More than 30 years of experience in serving on the Supervisory Boards of limited liability and joint stock companies. During more than 35 years of his professional career, Mirosław Sobczyk has cooperated with many central and local government institutions, businesses and social organisations.

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Robert Kapka
Member of the Supervisory Board

Elected by the Company’s employees. He has served as a Member of the Supervisory Board since June 3rd 2013. Appointed to the Supervisory Board of the 11th term on June 29th 2020. He has served as Secretary of the Supervisory Board since May 13th 2021.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology from the Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology. He also completed postgraduate programmes: Master of Business Administration at the WSB University in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Polymer Chemistry and Technology at the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Rzeszów University of Technology. He completed numerous courses in management, financial statement analysis, and other fields.

He has been involved with Grupa Azoty S.A. since 1999. Since December 2014, he has been Head of the Plastics Production Unit in Tarnów, Plastics Business Segment. In his previous roles, he served as Head of Plastics Production and Head of the Caprolactam Polymerisation Department at the Tarnów-based company. In 2016–2017, he was Chair of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH. In 2021–2024, he was Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty S.A.

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Piotr Marciniak
Member of the Supervisory Board

Appointed to the Supervisory Board on March 14th, 2024

Attorney-at-law. LLM. Graduate of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Completed legal training as an attorney-at-law at the Regional Bar Council in Kraków. Passed the bar examination in 2011.

Graduate of the School of American Law Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Jagiellonian University.

Completed the following postgraduate courses: LLM in International Commercial Law at Kozminski University in Warsaw, New Technology Law at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and Cyber Security in Practice at the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications of the AGH University of Science and Technology of Kraków.

Lecturer at the Regional Bar Council in Kraków and the Kraków University of Technology courses on “Transportation and Logistics” and “Public Procurement”.

An expert of the Al LAWTECH Foundation.

From 2017 to 2020, member of the legislative committee at the General Council of the Bar in Warsaw.

Piotr Marciniak specializes in business law. As part of his law practice, he has been providing advisory services for the logistics and chemical industry businesses for many years. He also advises businesses on their key infrastructure investment projects. His professional experience spans both the private and public sectors.

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Janusz Podsiadło
Supervisory Board Member elected by employees

Elected by the Company’s employees. Appointed to the Supervisory Board of the 11th term on November 15th 2021.

He holds a Master’s degree in Organisation and Management. He also completed a postgraduate programme in Finance and Accounting at the Cracow University of Economics. He completed numerous courses, including a course for chief accountants run by the Kraków Branch of Accountants Association in Poland, and courses in corporate restructuring, strategic analysis, budgeting and management reporting systems.

He has been involved with the Grupa Azoty Group since 2009. At present, he serves as Head of the Settlements and Payments Accounting Department at Grupa Azoty S.A. In his previous roles he served as Chief Financial Officer at Zakłady Azotowe S.A. in Tarnów, Project Manager of the Shared Services Centre at Grupa Azoty S.A., and Chief Financial Officer at Grupa Azoty Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki Siarkopol S.A. He was Vice President of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer at Grupa Azoty Koltar Sp. z o.o.

In 2016–2017, he served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of LGM S.A. (a start-up), and in 2010–2012 he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Zakład Narzędziowy Sp. z o.o. of Sędziszów Małopolski.

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Roman Romaniszyn
Member of the Supervisory Board

Elected by the Company’s employees. He has served as a Member of the Supervisory Board since July 5th 2016. Appointed to the Supervisory Board of the 11th term on June 29th 2020.

He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, with a major in electrical power engineering, from the AGH University of Science and Technology. He also completed post-graduate programmes in business fundamentals and energy auditing at the Kraków University of Economics and AGH University of Science and Technology, respectively. In addition, he has attended various executive management courses.

He has been involved with Grupa Azoty S.A. since 1996. Since 2003, has been working Head of the Power Supply and Security Division at the Power Centre. Earlier, he held the positions of Deputy Head of the Power Supply and Security Division at the Power Centre and independent process engineer at the Tarnów plant’s Electrical Department. In addition, he volunteers as Member of the Board of the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, Branch No. 3 in Tarnów, and Member of the Qualification Committee of the Polish Association of Chemical Engineers, Tarnów Branch.

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Artur Rzempała
Member of the Supervisory Board

Appointed to the Supervisory Board on March 21st, 2024

Artur Rzempała holds a PhD in Economics and has extensive experience in corporate management and supervision, primarily gained from his work for the Grupa Azoty Group.

In 1998–2016, he was employed at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., holding various managerial roles from 1999. In 1998–2012, he worked in the corporate governance area, and in 2012–2016 he led infrastructure management.

In 2014–2016, he was a member of several teams and the leader of the initiative aimed at optimising plant overhaul and maintenance management as part of Grupa Azoty S.A.’s operational excellence programme Azoty Pro.

He specialises in finance management, enterprise value management, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting.

He holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin.

He has completed various postgraduate studies and courses, including enterprise value management at the Warsaw School of Economics, accounting at the Poznań School of Banking, project management at the University of Szczecin, and property management. He has completed numerous training courses in financial management, enterprise value management, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

He serves as a researcher at the Department of Management and Logistics at the Maritime University in Szczecin. Author of dozens of scientific publications in the fields of corporate governance, restructuring, value management, and financial management.

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The Audit CommitteeSee more

Composition of The Audit Committee:

  • Piotr Marciniak – Chairman of the Committee, 
  • Artur Kucharski – Member of the Committee,
  • Janusz Podsiadło – Member of the Committee.

Strategy and Development CommitteeSee more

Composition of Strategy and Development Committee:

  • Artur Rzempała – Chairman of the Committee,
  • Robert Kapka – Member of the Committee.

Corporate Governance CommitteeSee more

Composition of Corporate Governance Committee:

  • Mirosław Sobczyk – Chairman of the Committee,
  • Artur Rzempała – Member of the Committee,
  • Roman Romaniszyn – Member of the Committee.

Restructuring CommitteeSee more

  • Robert Bednarski - Chairman of the Committee,
  • Artur Kucharski - Member of the Committee,
  • Janusz Podsiadło - Member of the Committee,
  • Artur Rzempała - Member of the Committee.

The Supervisory Board reportsSee more

2017
Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the separate financial statements of Grupa Azoty S.A. for the 12 months ended December 31st 2017 and the Management Board’s proposal on the allocation of net profit for 2017 PDF (263.71 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the consolidated financial statements of the Grupa Azoty Group for the 12 months ended December 31st 2017 PDF (154.91 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the Grupa Azoty Group’s consolidated report on payments to governments in 2017 PDF (236.04 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the Directors’ Report on Grupa Azoty S.A.’s and the Grupa Azoty Group’s operations in the 12 months ended December 31st 2017, including the report on entertainment expenses, legal costs, marketing costs, public relations and social communication expenses, and management consultancy fees PDF (229.82 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the Company's fulfilment of the disclosure obligations relating to compliance with the corporate governance principles adopted by the Company in the period January 1st–December 31st 2017 PDF (261.59 KB) Activities of the Supervisory Board and its committees and the assessment of the work of the Management Board in the period January 1st−December 31st 2017 PDF (454.82 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the Company’s position, including evaluation of its internal control, risk management and compliance systems as well as internal audit function in the period January 1st−December 31st 2017 PDF (387.15 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of reasonableness of the Company's policy concerning sponsorship, charitable and similar initiatives in the period January 1st–December 31st 2017 PDF (289.46 KB) The Audit Committee’s report PDF (214.38 KB) Report of the Supervisory Board on the assessment of the Management Board’s non-financial statement of the Grupa Azoty Group for 2017 PDF (247.42 KB)
Independence See more

Mr. Hubert Kamola, Mr. Artur Kucharski, Mr. Mirosław Sobczyk, Mr. Piotr Marciniak, Mr. Artur Rzempała and Mr. Robert Bednarski fulfill the criteria of being independent referred to in the Act of 11 May 2017 on Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Supervision and those supervisory board members who have no actual and material relations with any shareholder who holds at least 5% of the total vote in the company.

update date: 18.06.2024

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